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Greatness Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Greatness

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

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

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The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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.

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It is incumbent upon us to understand our greatness
and believe in it so that we do not cheapen and profane ourselves.
- Meir Kahane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.
- Abu Bakr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!
- Robert Ley

The only greatness for man is immortality.
- James Dean

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

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

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.
- Thomas Starr King

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

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

Greatness is a spiritual condition.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity,
but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- John Buchan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

France cannot be France without greatness.
- Charles de Gaulle

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

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

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

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

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

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination.
Yes, sir.
Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.
- Lester Maddox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Steve Case

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

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

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


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