Quotations on Greatness

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No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
- Charles Kendall Adams
(Keywords: Success, Greatness, Excellence)

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!
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Greatness, Country, Heaven, Man, Wrath)

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
(Keywords: Greatness, Grace, Sin)

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Greatness, Cheerfulness, Mind, Suffering)

Greatness is a spiritual condition.
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Greatness, Spiritual)

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.
- John Astin
(Keywords: Change, Greatness, Earth, Humanity, Race, Running, Will)

Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.
- Athenaeus
(Keywords: Greatness, Goodness)

Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Greatness, Will)

There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Faith, God, Fear, Greatness, Contentment, Humility)

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
(Keywords: Science, Knowledge, Greatness, Feeling, Reason, Spiritual)

We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Greatness, Negative)

If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary, it will say Michael Jordan.
- Elgin Baylor
(Keywords: Greatness, Will)

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed.
- Peter S. Beagle
(Keywords: Greatness, Heroes)

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.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Greatness, Strength, Being, Glory, Lies, Man, Right)

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
(Keywords: Life, People, Greatness, Being, Day, Living, Potential)

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Keywords: Greatness, Public)

The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
- William Booth
(Keywords: Power, Greatness, Man, Measure, Surrender)

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
- Nelson Boswell
(Keywords: Mistake, Greatness, Difference, Mediocrity)

All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Keywords: Greatness, Want, Youth)

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
(Keywords: Life, God, People, Greatness, Mankind)

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
(Keywords: Life, God, Greatness, Man, Mankind, Race)

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.
- Phillips Brooks
(Keywords: Nature, Greatness, Will)

You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Greatness, Journey)

An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Keywords: Greatness, Ignorance, May)

Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion.
- William C. Bryant
(Keywords: Greatness, Strength, Children, Difficulty)

The line between greatness and obscurity is very, very small.
- Peabo Bryson
(Keywords: Greatness, Obscurity)

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- John Buchan
(Keywords: Leadership, Greatness, Humanity)

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- James Buchanan
(Keywords: Leadership, Greatness, Humanity)

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.
- Julia Margaret Cameron
(Keywords: Men, Soul, Greatness, Duty, Man, Prayer)

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
(Keywords: Greatness, Cunning, Infinite, Man, Unhappiness)

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
(Keywords: Greatness, Company, Internet, Leading, Passion, Past, Pride, World)

There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
- Nicolas Chamfort
(Keywords: Greatness, Melancholy)

Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height.
- George Chapman
(Keywords: Greatness, Spirits)

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Greatness, Responsibility)

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.
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Keywords: People, Greatness, Calamity, Honor, Injustice, Loss, Nation, Safety, Self, Wrong)

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

Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Keywords: Greatness, Visions)

Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Greatness, Goodness)

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
(Keywords: Men, Work, Quality, Greatness, Strength, Ability, Tools)

The aim of literary ambition is to demonstrate one's greatness of soul.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Soul, Greatness, Ambition, Literary)

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.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: Character, Greatness, Existence, Individuality, Man, Mediocrity, Will)

Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
- Noel Coward
(Keywords: Love, Peace, Courage, Greatness, Hope, Country, Day, Dignity, Gallantry, Heaven, Hell, Spirit, Will)

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.
- John Cusack
(Keywords: Greatness, Being, Famous)

The only greatness for man is immortality.
- James Dean
(Keywords: Greatness, Immortality, Man)

Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.
- Frederick Douglass
(Keywords: Greatness, Ability, Man)

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
(Keywords: Men, Greatness, Events, Man, Poets)

Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed.
- Hans Magnus Enzensberger
(Keywords: Politics, Greatness, Mediocrity)

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.
- Henry Fielding
(Keywords: Soul, Greatness, Adversity, Mind, Prosperity, Will)

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
- Ernst Fischer
(Keywords: Greatness, Imperfection, Machines, Man, Will)

It has to do with the fact that Ford, for all his greatness, is an Irish egomaniac, as anyone who knows him will say.
- Henry Fonda
(Keywords: Greatness, Fact, Irish, Will)

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