Greatness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Greatness

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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.
~By Lawrence Clark Powell ~


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


True greatness consists in being great in little things.
~By Charles Simmons ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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.
~By Phillips Brooks ~


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


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 ~


This is what America is about when it comes to understanding that it is equal opportunity versus equal achievement. Each and every one of us has the opportunity for greatness in this country.
~By Allen West ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
~By Titus Livius ~


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 ~


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


Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed.
~By 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.
~By John Drinkwater ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


Just as the British subject loves England despite her faults, so we must insist that all Germans who were part of the old Germany and helped shape her, recognize the greatness and worthiness of present-day Germany.
~By Gustav Stresemann ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!
~By Joseph Addison ~


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


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 ~


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


There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.
~By Eldridge Cleaver ~


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 ~


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


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.
~By Thomas Starr King ~


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


You see, greatness for a state doesn't require some huge monument for all to see. It is not a journey to a particular destination - but a commitment to follow a course of constant and never-ending improvement.
~By Sonny Perdue ~


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.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


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


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


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 ~


Privatizing Social Security doesn't make sense, and it's out of step with the fundamental value of ensuring that after a life spent working hard and contributing to the greatness of our nation, every American should have a secure retirement.
~By Debbie Stabenow ~


Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


The aim of literary ambition is to demonstrate one's greatness of soul.
~By Mason Cooley ~


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 ~


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.
~By Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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


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


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.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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.
~By Bo Bennett ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


We feel unsatisfied until we know ourselves akin even with that greatness which made the spots on which it rested hallowed; and until, by our own lives, and by converse with the thoughts they have bequeathed us, we feel that union and relationship of the spirit which we seek.
~By Jones Very ~


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


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


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


Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.
~By Barack Obama ~


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


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

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