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Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.
The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
James Anthony Froude
By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.
True greatness consists in being great in little things.
The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
America was born as a nation of immigrants who have always contributed to its greatness.
Charles B. Rangel
In art, at a certain level, there is no 'better than.' It's just about trying to operate for yourself on the most supreme level, artistically, that you can and hoping that people get it. Trusting that, just because of the way people are built and how interconnected we are, greatness will translate and symmetry will be recognised.
High achievers, we imagine, were wired for greatness from birth. But then you have to wonder why, over time, natural talent seems to ignite in some people and dim in others.
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.
The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.
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.
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.
The true greatness of a person, in my view, is evident in the way he or she treats those with whom courtesy and kindness are not required.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
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.
It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
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
At a certain point, you have to kind of realize that greatness is a messy thing.
Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
France cannot be France without greatness.
Charles de Gaulle
The greatness of Americans is that we are mosaic - we are diverse.
Sheila Jackson Lee
Greatness comes from fear. Fear can either shut us down and we go home, or we fight through it.
Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I can resist everything except temptation.
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