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Greatness Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Greatness are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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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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

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

 

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

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

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


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

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

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great,
some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys,
whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles,
blown in the air.
- John Webster

Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents.
- R. W. Apple, Jr.

No club that wins a pennant once is an outstanding club.
One which bunches two pennants is a good club.
But a team which can win three in a row really achieves greatness.
- John McGraw

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization
founded on the spirituality of work.
- Simone Weil

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

France cannot be France without greatness.
- Charles de Gaulle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.
- Les Brown

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

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which
a little man can himself attain greatness.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can
develop greatness of character.
- Grenville Kleiser

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

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

Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery -
courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards
and respectable ways of doing things.
- James Robinson

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

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.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friendship's the privilege of private men;
for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial.
- Nahum Tate

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

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

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

The only greatness for man is immortality.
- James Dean

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

Now and then, I had moments of greatness,
but I never knew how to duplicate it consistently.
- Ian Williams

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

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

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


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