Greatness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Greatness

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


The price of greatness is responsibility.
~By Winston Churchill ~


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


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


He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later.
~By Henry Fielding ~


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


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


Greatness is a spiritual condition.
~By Matthew Arnold ~


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.
~By John McGraw ~


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


People do not always understand the motives of sublime conduct, and when they are astonished they are very apt to think they ought to be alarmed. The truth is none are fit judges of greatness but those who are capable of it.
~By Jane Porter ~


There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report.
~By Richard Le Gallienne ~


Now people all across America are starting to believe in America again. We are coming back, back to the heights of greatness, back to America's proud role as a temple of justice and a champion of peace.
~By Theodore C. Sorensen ~


Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.
~By Charles Simmons ~


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.
~By Theodore C. Sorensen ~


We are running ourselves into a damaged earth. But I am optimistic. I believe that we can change; we must change. As a human race, we are very young and quite primitive. The sooner we learn the greatness of humanity the better off we will all be.
~By John Astin ~


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


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.
~By Jim Ramstad ~


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


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.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


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


No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.
~By William Hazlitt ~


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


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


It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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


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


The only greatness for man is immortality.
~By James Dean ~


When I have had such men before my camera my whole soul has endeavored to do its duty towards them in recording faithfully the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man. The photograph thus taken has been almost the embodiment of a prayer.
~By Julia Margaret Cameron ~


I want our leaders to lead our country to greatness, but President Obama and his misguided policies and ideology have really fundamentally changed our country in the wrong way, more so than any president in our history.
~By Ben Quayle ~


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


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.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors; and laying aside corrupt superstitions, let them acknowledge their Father and Lord, whose excellence cannot be estimated, nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended.
~By Lactantius ~


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


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


All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.
~By James F. Cooper ~


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


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


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!
~By Robert Ley ~


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


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


Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.
~By Abu Bakr ~


In my own sphere I did everything that could possibly be expected of a man who believes in the greatness of his people and who is filled with fanaticism for the greatness of his country, in order to bring about the victory of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist movement.
~By Hans Frank ~


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


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


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


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


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.
~By Gustav Stresemann ~


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


France cannot be France without greatness.
~By Charles de Gaulle ~


The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power.
~By Maimonides ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
~By William Shakespeare ~


Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
~By Robert Kennedy ~


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


I always knew I was destined for greatness.
~By Oprah Winfrey ~


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


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


There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
~By Nicolas Chamfort ~


Halfway through the decade, we realized that we had a great team and that we could do great things, and that we could probably have something here that we believed we had a chance to reach greatness.
~By Franco Harris ~


It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil.
~By James Smithson ~


There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
~By Victor Hugo ~


I believe in the greatness of our people.
~By Chen Shui-bian ~


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


Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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.
~By Max Lerner ~


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


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.
~By Phillips Brooks ~


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.
~By Steve Case ~


The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.
~By Phillips Brooks ~


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.
~By John Cusack ~


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


I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
~By Camille Paglia ~


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


Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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


The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
~By Minoru Yamasaki ~


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.
~By Vincente Fox ~


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


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


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.
~By Amelia E. Barr ~


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


To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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


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


In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys, whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles, blown in the air.
~By John Webster ~


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.
~By Archibald Alexander ~


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


We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.
~By Jean Baudrillard ~


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

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