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Greatness Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Greatness.

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

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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.

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

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

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

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The greatness of a nation can be judged
by the way its animals are treated.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
- Edmund Burke

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free
people who shared certain moral commitments.
Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
- John W. Gardner

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

Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous.
He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved
greatness before turning 30.
- John Cusack

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

The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched.
A tree does not know itself to be wretched.
- Blaise Pascal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents.
- R. W. Apple, Jr.

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

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

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

If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception
from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices,
we can restore our country to greatness.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens,
or half their greatness goes unnoticed.
- Peter S. Beagle

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

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

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

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

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

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

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity,
but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- James Buchanan

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

Greatness is a spiritual condition.
- Matthew Arnold

Big dreams create the magic that stir men's souls to greatness.
- Bill McCartney

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

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

If we cannot see the possibility of greatness,
how can we dream it?
- Lee Strasberg

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

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

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

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

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

Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised.
Greatness is not needed.
- Hans Magnus Enzensberger

The only greatness for man is immortality.
- James Dean

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

I believe Georgia should aspire to nothing less than greatness.
And I believe greatness is within our grasp.
- Sonny Perdue

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

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to
endure criticism without resentment.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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

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

It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of
a man and the security of a god.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

Some are born great, some achieve greatness,
and some hire public relations officers.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

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

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

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

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

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

Sometimes I wonder whether Washington's liberal politicians
truly understand the greatness that is America.
- Mitt Romney

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

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

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

Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success.
- Philip Guedalla

I always knew I was destined for greatness.
- Oprah Winfrey

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


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