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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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth,
and he will find both.
- Horace Mann

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

France cannot be France without greatness.
- Charles de Gaulle

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

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

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

Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies
of man's greatness and establish a dialogue between
civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked.
- Vincente Fox

Every person seems to acknowledge his greatness.
He blends together the profound politician with the scholar.
- William Pierce

Greatness is a spiritual condition.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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

Some people have greatness thrust upon them.
Very few have excellence thrust upon them.
- John W. Gardner

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

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

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

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

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

Think like a queen.
A queen is not afraid to fail.
Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
- Oprah Winfrey

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

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

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great
calamities with cheerfulness,
not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
- Aristotle

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.
- Horace Mann

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There's a greatness in this country many of the kids today don't know.
- Jack Scalia

Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.
- Edwin Louis Cole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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