The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.
William Shakespeare
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.
Albert Camus
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
Hyman Rickover
Great people are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Albert Einstein
Great men never make bad use of their superiority. They see it and feel it and are not less modest. The more they have, the more they know their own deficiencies.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.
Alexis Carrel
Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions,
Benjamin Disreali
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
John Milton
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Thomas Carlyle
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
Benjamin Franklin
The great must submit to the dominion of prudence and of virtue, or none will long submit to the dominion of the great.
Edmund Burke
It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.
There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be.
Robert Collier
The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself.
Billy Mills
If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.
Abraham Lincoln
Greatness is a practice, not a status.
Jeffrey Benjamin
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Stewart Udall
All my life I have always known I was born to greatness.
Oprah Winfrey
If you want to achieve greatness, you must believe in your dreams.
Scottie Somers
His achievements further cement the Hull family legacy of hockey greatness.
Gary Bettman
The greatness of a craft consists firstly in how it brings comradeship to men.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Greatness is not a birthright.Strap on your armor and fight.Failure is not an option despite.Its your story and book to write.
Scottie Somers
Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.
William Arthur Ward
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
It brings no glory to man if he is tied helplessly to the wheel of birth and death. His glory and greatness consist in disentangling himself from that revolving wheel.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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 are big men, men of intellect, intellectual men, men of talent and men of action; but the great man is difficult to find, and it needs /apart from discernment /a certain greatness to find him.
Margot Asquith
A prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding. If his own prowess fails to compare with theirs, at least it has an air of greatness about it.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life – not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving — not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness — not by our seeming greatness.
William Arthur Ward
Confirm your character; address your dreams, being vigilant and ready to change direction immediately. Prepare for greatness family, for a new year is coming and your opportunity to succeed is now. Living The Dream Foundation.
Scottie Somers
Happiness and strength endure only in the absence of hate. To hate alone is the road to disaster. To love is the road to strength. To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe.
L. Ron Hubbard
Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.
Charles Simmons
I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Abraham Lincoln
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.
Albert Camus
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France
Put all your eggs in one basket and watch that basket.
Andrew Carnegie
Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Don’t wait until you’re a man to be great. Be a great boy.
One man may hit the mark, another blunder but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.
Greatness of name in the father oft-times overwhelms the son; they stand too near one another. The shadow kills the growth: so much, that we see the grandchild come more and oftener to be heir of the first.
Ben Johnson
Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions.
Benjamin Disreali
The sensibility of man to trifles, and his insensibility to great things, indicates a strange inversion.
Blaise Pascal
Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.
Brian Tracy
Everything we think of as great has come to us from neurotics. It is they and they alone who found religions and create great works of art. The world will never realize how much it owes to them, and what they have suffered in order to bestow their gifts o
Buck Rodgers
Creativity means believing you have greatness.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
A great man’s greatest good luck is to die at the right time.
Eric Hoffer
True greatness is the most ready to recognize and most willing to obey those simple outward laws which have been sanctioned by the experience of mankind.
There would be no great ones if there were no little ones.
George Herber
To those who charge that liberalism has been tried and found wanting, I answer that the failure is not in the idea, but in the course of recent history. The New Deal was ended by World War II. The New Frontier was closed by Berlin and Cuba almost before it was opened. And the Great Society lost its greatness in the jungles of Indochina.
George Stanley McGovern
America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused ??” preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.
George W. Bush
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.
Grover Cleveland
Well, I wouldn’t say that I was in the great class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great.
Harry S. Truman
Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded.They are not extraordinary -they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Since most of us spend our lives doing ordinary tasks, the most important thing is to carry them out extraordinarily well.
Henry David Thoreau
Let us consider the nature of true greatness in men. The people who can catch hold of men’s minds and feelings and inspire them to do things bigger than themselves are the people who are remembered in history. . . . those who stir feelings and imagination and make men struggle toward perfection.
Henry Eyring
Greatness does not approach him who is forever looking down.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
Horace Mann
This was a great year for preventive worrying. Seldom in recent history have so many people worried about so many things that didn’t happen in the end.
James Barrett Scotty Reston
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness–great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Jim Rohn
Marriage teaches you loyalty, forbearance, self-restraint, meekness, and a great many other things you wouldn’t need if you had stayed single.
Jimmy Townsend
So when a great man dies For years beyond our ken The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men.
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
Great crisis produce great men and great deeds of courage.
John F. Kennedy
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.
Joseph Addison
Those who give too much attention to trifling things become generally incapable of great things.
La Rochefoucauld
The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning.
Lewis Thomas
I don’t confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow isthe higher achievement.
Lois McMaster Bujold
I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
Lou Holtz
To achieve great things we must live as if we were never going to die.
Marquis de Vauvenargues
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
Marya Mannes
The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.
There is a time for some things, and a time for all things a time for great things, and a time for small things.
Miguel de Cervantes
I’d rather be a great bad poet than a good bad poet.
Ogden Nash
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Oprah Winfrey
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden
Humor is not a postscript or an incidental afterthought it is a serious and weighty part of the world’s economy. One feels increasingly the height of the faculty in which it arises, the nobility of things associated with it, and the greatness of services it renders.
Oscar W. Firkins
Greatness after all, ion spite of its name, appears to be not so much a certain size as a certain quality in human lives. It may be present in lives whose range is very small.
Phillips Brooks
Every great man is unique.
Ralpho Waldo Emerson
The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you’re really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you’ve been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Richard Milhous Nixon
A desire for bigness has hurt many folks. Putting oneself in the limelight at the expense of others is a wrong idea of greatness. The secret of greatness rather than bigness is to acclimate oneself to one’s place of service and be true to one’s own convictions. A life of this kind of service will forever remain the measure of one’s true greatness.
Richard W. Shelly, Jr.
Let us be very careful not to fall into the trap of the world. The world views things only relative to man and to self. The Word of God views things relative to the Father, Son, and Spirit. Mankind is not the center of all things. No matter how great anyone’s name might become, it is still far behind His. Our name comes from His life the name of our Lord comes from the resurrection–the event unique to Him. The world has a problem it seeks to honor, uphold, exonerate and generally praise itself. Our place and the place of the entire world system is to praise and exalt God. When people of the Bible caught a glimpse of Him, their lives were changed. Perhaps our lives remain stagnate because we do not spend enough time looking at Him.
Roger Anderson
When many work together for a goal, Great things may be accomplished. It is said a lion cub was killed By a single colony of ants.
Saskya Pandita
Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness. . . . For you see, greatness is a measure of one’s spirit, not a result of one’s rank in human affairs.
Sherman Finesilver
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
What are numbers knit By force or custom? Man who man would be, Must rule the empire of himself; in it Must be supreme, establishing his throne On vanquished will, quelling the anarchy Of hopes and fears, being himself alone.
Steve Wozniak
If we are to be really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill.
Theodore Roosevelt
A great man will not trample upon a worm, nor sneak to an emperor.
Thomas Fuller
It isn’t always necessary to achieve great things. Sometimes, just surviving is a great achievement.
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
Victor Hugo
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh
Fortune is a great deceiver. She sells very dear the things she seems to give us.
Vincent Voiture
It’s asking a great deal that things should appeal to your reason as well as your sense of the aesthetic.
W. Somerset Maugham
Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.
Warren Bennis
There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.
William F. Halsey
I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capil
William James
In my stars I am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
William Thackeray
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