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This is the greatest society in all of human history, the greatest country ever. Many of the decisions being made in Washington today by both parties are threatening that greatness. And if we stay on this road we're on right now, our children are going to be the first Americans ever to inherit a diminished country.
There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
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.
Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them.
John W. Gardner
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!
It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
This is what America is about when it comes to understanding that it is equal opportunity versus equal achievement. Each and every one of us has the opportunity for greatness in this country.
Greatness comes from fear. Fear can either shut us down and we go home, or we fight through it.
Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed.
Peter S. Beagle
Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height.
Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
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.
Who is there that can adequately gauge the greatness of the humility, gentleness, self-surrender, revealed by the Lord of majesty in assuming human nature, in accepting the punishment of death, the shame of the cross?
Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you'll never know. I truly believe what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing.
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness.
Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.
Jean de La Fontaine
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
A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.
Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery - courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things.
James Harvey Robinson
I'd be happy if people said that I did a little bit to raise the dignity and recognition of the greatness of African-American music.
The only greatness for man is immortality.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
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