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Greatness Quotes

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The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

Related topics: Values Government Political Leadership

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.

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

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

 

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

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A child does not notice the greatness and the beauty
of nature and the splendor of God in his works.
- Rudolf Otto

A retentive memory may be a good thing,
but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
- Elbert Hubbard

No club that wins a pennant once is an outstanding club.
One which bunches two pennants is a good club.
But a team which can win three in a row really achieves greatness.
- John McGraw

Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.
- Charles de Gaulle

No, our greatness does not come from our government.
- Sonny Perdue

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

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

No university in the world has ever risen to greatness
without a correspondingly great library...
When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable,
and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.
- Matthew Henry

The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
- William Booth

If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary,
it will say Michael Jordan.
- Elgin Baylor

It has to do with the fact that Ford,
for all his greatness, is an Irish egomaniac,
as anyone who knows him will say.
- Henry Fonda

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

The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization
founded on the spirituality of work.
- Simone Weil

Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness -
a harsh nurse,
who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion.
- William C. Bryant

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

True greatness consists in being great in little things.
- Charles Simmons

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

Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us;
ordinary men gain much.
- Walter Savage Landor

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

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation,
but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

You are watching what greatness, is all about.
- Brent Musburger

My fellow Minnesotans join me in mourning the loss
of America's 40th President and celebrating the life
of a man who personified both the greatness and goodness of America.
- Jim Ramstad

Our destiny is greatness and we must return to its fulfillment.
- Paul Tsongas

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can
develop greatness of character.
- Grenville Kleiser

Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds,
soon evaporate.
Action is the dignity of greatness.
- Jose Marti

The line between greatness and obscurity is very,
very small.
- Peabo Bryson

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect,
so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
- Ernst Fischer

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

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

Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
- Walter Scott

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

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

I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL,
and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading
Internet company in the world -
can return to its past greatness.
- Steve Case

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

You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.
- Les Brown

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

No man has come to true greatness who has not felt
that his life belongs to his race,
and that which God gives to him, He gives him for mankind.
- Phillips Brooks

It is strange.
I see all the privileges and greatness of the future.
It already looks grand, beautiful.
Tell them I went lovingly, trustfully,
peacefully.
- Thomas Starr King

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

Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives
his weaknesses and faults,
so a German will not despise the old Germany which
was once a symbol of greatness to him.
- Gustav Stresemann

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

When you close your eyes to tragedy,
you close your eyes to greatness.
- Stephen Vizinczey

Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -
great wealth,
great return, great satisfaction, great reputation,
and great joy.
- Jim Rohn

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

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

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

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

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

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

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit.
We are all the same in this notion: The potential for
greatness lives within each of us.
- Wilma Rudolph

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

When the legends die, the dreams end;
there is no more greatness.
- Tecumseh

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune,
a mark of greatness to steal a crown.
The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
- Friedrich Schiller

Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness
should be waiting for us in our graves -
or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.
- Ayn Rand

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

The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
- James Anthony Froude

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Greatness and goodness are not means,
but ends.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent,
so much as the smallness of his wants.
- William Cobbett


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