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Greater Quotes

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Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational Unity Oneness Empathy

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

 

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

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A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald

There is a power for good in the universe
greater than you are and you can use it.
- Ernest Holmes

Life is greater than you have ever known it.
- Ernest Holmes

There is no neutrality.
There is only greater or lesser
awareness of one's bias.
- Phyllis Rose

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

Seeing my glass of life as mostly full
triggers an amazing cycle of transformation
Appreciation for the abundance of life incites gratitude -
which brings on that warm comfortable
feeling of joy and satisfaction with life.
Gratitude for abundance also creates increasing abundance.
Being truly grateful for the abundance that
is now in my life causes an ever greater abundance
to flow in my direction.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
- Michael Korda

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence
than to be surprised at nothing.
- Josh Billings

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
- Aristotle

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
- Edmund Burke

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

It is like the seed put in the soil -
the more one sows,
the greater the harvest.
- Orison Swett Marden

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

The self-assured believer is a greater sinner
in the eyes of God than the troubled disbeliever
- Soren Kierkegaard

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes
the greater part of his life getting his living.
- Henry David Thoreau

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

A conversation is greater than
the sum of its participants,
and can take on a life of its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time extracts various values from a painter's work.
When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten,
and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
- Henri Matisse

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
- Edward F. Halifax

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
- Miguel de Cervantes

My hope is that gays will be running the world,
because then there would be no war.
Just a greater emphasis on military apparel.
- Roseanne Barr

There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you;
no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Is there in all the history of human folly a greater
fool than a clergymen in politics?
- Pat Robertson

The greater the step forward in knowledge,
the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.
- Stephen Gardiner

After doing psychology for half a century,
my passion for all of it is greater than ever.
- Philip Zimbardo

There is no greater impediment to progress in the sciences
than the desire to see it take place too quickly.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a
much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.
- Ellsworth Huntington

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
- Benjamin Franklin

The difficulty of writing a good theatre play set in
new reality was even greater given that the level of
similitude to life that is allowed in a film would not work on the stage.
- Andrzej Wajda

Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things,
but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego.
- John Cheever

We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor.
Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.
- Ronald Reagan

The greater absurdities are, the more strongly they
evince the falsity of that supposition from whence they flow.
- Francis Atterbury

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics.
I can assure you mine are still greater.
- Albert Einstein

In our depths, I think we all feel very small in relation
to the greater universe and God.
- Jessi Colter

Who has suffered? The families of the dead,
no doubt.
But a greater loss was inflicted on Pakistan because,
as I said, we lost the pillars of our society.
- Pervez Musharraf

Obviously, the greater the length of a war the higher
is likely to be the number of casualties in it on either side.
- Douglas Haig

So the books have a greater appeal to a British audience,
but that hasn't stopped them making best-seller lists in places like Brazil,
Japan and at least a dozen other countries.
- Bernard Cornwell

It's an immensely competitive business,
and I can tell you the older you get,
the parts are fewer, and the people who are proven performers are greater.
- John Hurt

The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting
our aim too high and falling short;
but in setting our aim too low,
and achieving our mark.
- Michelangelo

Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain
thought it was only a greater Birmingham.
- Winston Churchill


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