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Big dreams create the magic that stir men's souls to greatness.
Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none.
A child does not notice the greatness and the beauty of nature and the splendor of God in his works.
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.
There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them.
John W. Gardner
Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness.
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.
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
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
To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
Edgar Allan Poe
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.
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 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
The only greatness for man is immortality.
Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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