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Greater Quotes and Sayings
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Please enjoy these Greater Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational Unity Oneness Empathy

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Life is greater than you have ever known it.
- Ernest Holmes

There is no neutrality.
There is only greater or lesser
awareness of one's bias.
- Phyllis Rose

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald

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It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

There is a power for good in the universe
greater than you are and you can use it.
- Ernest Holmes

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The self-assured believer is a greater sinner
in the eyes of God than the troubled disbeliever
- Soren Kierkegaard

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

A conversation is greater than
the sum of its participants,
and can take on a life of its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence
than to be surprised at nothing.
- Josh Billings

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
- Edmund Burke

It is like the seed put in the soil -
the more one sows,
the greater the harvest.
- Orison Swett Marden

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes
the greater part of his life getting his living.
- Henry David Thoreau

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
- Edward F. Halifax

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
- Aristotle

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
- Michael Korda

Time extracts various values from a painter's work.
When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten,
and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
- Henri Matisse

Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to
make the world a better place.
- Moliere

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver.
The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver,
the less he demands in slaughter.
- Winston Churchill

I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing
that God ever created on earth -
certainly greater than sex,
although sex isn't too bad either.
- Harold Pinter

I refrained from writing another one,
thinking to myself: Never mind, I will prove that I
am able to become a greater scientist than some of you,
even without the title of doctor.
- Hermann Oberth

What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the
natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture.
When you use natural instruments they have their own resonance.
- John Cale

He's a fool that marries, but he's a greater that does not marry a fool;
what is wit in a wife good for,
but to make a man a cuckold?
- William Wycherley

The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done,
the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
- Benjamin Disraeli

While the debate on the Patriot Act is far from over,
it is important that all Americans continue in this
dialogue and work together to ensure greater security for our nation.
- Jo Bonner

There hardly can be a greater difference between any two men,
than there too often is, between the same man,
a lover and a husband.
- Samuel Richardson

Music is the voice that tells us that the human race
is greater than it knows.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.
- Saint Francis de Sales

He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man,
and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man.
- Mencius

The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death,
because they are greater than anything he finds in himself,
and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.
- Bertrand Russell

Yazoo was Vince's sound ultimately.
At the time Vince and I got together he had only recorded
one album with Depeche and Depeche were to go on to greater things.
- Alison Moyet

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform -
They are sent into the world with bills of credit,
and seldom draw to their full extent.
- Horace Walpole

The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater,
and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area,
and especially to Spain.
- Carroll Quigley

I have now taken a serious task upon myself and I fear
a greater one that is in the power of any man to perform
in the given time-but it is too late to go back.
- Eli Whitney

Therefore, sins of sex are punished in this life to
a greater degree than some other sins.
- Walter Lang

There's probably a little greater case for pessimism than optimism.
But I do not rule out optimism.
- Jim Leach

Nor can the Apostle mean that Eve only sinned;
or that she only was Deceived,
for if Adam sinned willfully and knowingly,
he became the greater Transgressor.
- Mary Astell

As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
- Abdul Kalam

The stiffer the penalty, the greater the message is sent.
- Lou Brock

Greater economic power will be in the hands of too few.
- Robert Ludlum


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