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Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous. He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved greatness before turning 30.
There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report.
Richard Le Gallienne
No one was ever saved because his sins were small; no one was ever rejected on account of the greatness of his sins. Where sin abounded, grace shall much more abound.
We must not measure greatness from the mansion down, but from the manger up.
It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.
Walter Savage Landor
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.
There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.
Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power.
He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later.
Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.
We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.
Big dreams create the magic that stir men's souls to greatness.
I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness.
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.
True greatness consists in being great in little things.
Passing my motorcycle theory test gave me a disproportionate feeling of greatness.
No one who has come to true greatness has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to the people, and what God has given them he gives it for mankind.
If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?
Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height.
Reagan is the Republican FDR, an exemplar of presidential greatness.
I want to be known as 'The Big Shakespeare.' It was Shakespeare that said, 'Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them.'
Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
The British and American literary worlds operate in an odd kind of symbiosis: our critics think our contemporary novelists are not the stuff of greatness whereas certain contemporary Americans indubitably are. Their critics often advance the exact opposite: British fiction is cool, American naff.
I'm one of those people who believes that part of the greatness of the United States is our private sector. It's what we do as private citizens for ourselves and our companies. And our economy is essentially the wonder of the world because, in fact, it's produced so much for us over the years. That's not government that does that.
Movies such as 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' in 1939 to 'Dave' in 1993 portray Washington leaders as the ultimate Everymen - decent people just like you and me, only thrust onto greatness.
When Ke$ha tries to rap like L'Trimm, she sounds like any ordinary lonely teenage girl stuck in a nowhere town, singing along to her radio and dreaming of a party where she's the star. Ke$ha's greatness is that in her voice, you can hear both the loser girl and the star. All hail the Queen of Noi$e!
I am grateful that I didn't let fear get the best of me. It only holds you back from possibilities and greatness.
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
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