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Positive Quotes about Greatness

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The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

Related topics: Values Government Political Leadership

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.

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

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

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The greatness of a nation can be judged
by the way its animals are treated.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity,
but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- James Buchanan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

Goodness does not consist in greatness,
but greatness in goodness.
- Athenaeus

The only greatness for man is immortality.
- James Dean

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

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

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

I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who
lay abed late in the morning.
- Jonathan Swift

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

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

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

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

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

Governor, why wouldn't anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance,
unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness?
- Sean Hannity

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

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

Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.
- Jean de La Fontaine

There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
- Nicolas Chamfort

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

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

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

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

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

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

I always knew I was destined for greatness.
- Oprah Winfrey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted;
when you find it taken for granted,
you are unnerved.
- Elizabeth Bowen

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

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

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.
- Gustav Stresemann

Greatness is a spiritual condition.
- Matthew Arnold

Greatness and goodness are not means,
but ends.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Jim Ramstad

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

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


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