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William Allen White Quotes and Sayings

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Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity
of a usual quality grafted upon a common man.
- William Allen White

A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who
does not mistake it for a great deal.
- William Allen White

Consistency is the paste jewel that only cheap men cherish.
- William Allen White

Advertising is the genie which is transforming America into a place of comfort,
luxury and ease for millions.
- William Allen White

 

Any appeasement of tyranny is treason.
- William Allen White

I have never been bored an hour in my life.
I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous
thing is going to happen and it happens at fairly regular intervals.
- William Allen White

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today!
- William Allen White

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Reason has never failed men.
Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.
- William Allen White

Liberty is the only thing you can't have unless you give it to others.
- William Allen White

Peace without justice is tyranny.
- William Allen White

The facts fairly and honestly presented;
truth will take care of itself.
- William Allen White

My advice to the women of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias.
- William Allen White

Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses,
it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs.
- William Allen White

Whoever tramples on the plea for justice temperately
made in the name of peace only outrages peace and kills
something fine in the heart of man which God put there when we got our manhood.
- William Allen White

I have tried to teach people there are three kicks in every dollar:
one,
when you make it; two, when you have it.
The third kick it when you give it away -
and it is the biggest kick of all.
- William Allen White

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
- Blaise Pascal

Do not trust people.
They are capable of greatness.
- Stanislaw Lem

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
- Stewart Udall

Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.
- Publilius Syrus

Human relations are built on feeling,
not on reason or knowledge.
And feeling is not an exact science;
like all spiritual qualities,
it has the vagueness of greatness about it.
- Amelia E. Barr

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great,
some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
- William Shakespeare

It is incumbent upon us to understand our greatness
and believe in it so that we do not cheapen and profane ourselves.
- Meir Kahane

The only greatness for man is immortality.
- James Dean

The truest greatness lies in being kind,
the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity,
goodness and truth.
- Leo Tolstoy

Now and then, I had moments of greatness,
but I never knew how to duplicate it consistently.
- Ian Williams

We must not measure greatness from the mansion down,
but from the manger up.
- Jesse Jackson

Every day, people settle for less than they deserve.
They are only partially living or at best living a partial life.
Every human being has the potential for greatness.
- Bo Bennett

Yes, you who called us godless, we found our faith in Adolf Hitler,
and through him found God once again.
That is the greatness of our day, that is our good fortune!
- Robert Ley

The United States is a big country but unfortunately
it seems it has the brain of a little bird not befitting
the greatness of the country.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery -
courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards
and respectable ways of doing things.
- James Robinson

It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
- Jean Anouilh

Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.
- Abu Bakr

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
- Baltasar Gracian

Great men are rare, poets are rarer,
but the great man who is a poet,
transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
- John Drinkwater

I believe in the greatness of our democracy.
- Chen Shui-bian

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which
a little man can himself attain greatness.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Greatness, in order to gain recognition,
must all too often consent to ape greatness.
- Jean Rostand

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help,
the desire to serve.
- Marianne Williamson

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry,
the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness
which does not bow before children.
- Khalil Gibran

An ignorance of means may minister to greatness,
but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

There is greatness in the fear of God,
contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
- Abu Bakr

I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges
that face us and to restore America's greatness.
- Paul Tsongas

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination.
Yes, sir.
Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.
- Lester Maddox

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness;
it is because there is an Infinite in him,
which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.
- Thomas Carlyle

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is
often how an individual views a mistake.
- Nelson Boswell

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness.
An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
- Khalil Gibran

Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes,
but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
- Dorothy Height

Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the
proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.
- Frederick Douglass

There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn,
as in doing it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Some have greatness thrust upon them,
but not lately.
- Frank Dane

Friendship's the privilege of private men;
for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial.
- Nahum Tate

Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness,
riches, honours, and sensual gratifications,
are infinitely worse than none.
- David Brainerd

I want things to be the best they can be.
I want greatness.
- Demi Moore

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity,
but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- John Buchan

Governor, why wouldn't anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance,
unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness?
- Sean Hannity

Goodness does not consist in greatness,
but greatness in goodness.
- Athenaeus

No one who has come to true greatness has not felt
in some degree that his life belongs to the people,
and what God has given them he gives it for mankind.
- Phillips Brooks

Words alone cannot fully convey the realities of the
soul or the greatness of the human spirit.
- William Shirley

Greatness is not manifested by unlimited pragmatism,
which places such a high premium on the end justifying
any means and any methods.
- Margaret Chase Smith

I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who
lay abed late in the morning.
- Jonathan Swift

Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability
of detecting in those they destine for their tools
the exact quality of strength that matters for their work.
- Joseph Conrad

Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves,
for greatness and for height.
- George Chapman

No one was ever saved because his sins were small;
no one was ever rejected on account of the greatness of his sins.
Where sin abounded, grace shall much more abound.
- Archibald Alexander

All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted;
when you find it taken for granted,
you are unnerved.
- Elizabeth Bowen

The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open
himself to all the influences of the places which condense
centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.
- Max Lerner

The Black skin is not a badge of shame,
but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
- Marcus Garvey


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