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Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.
No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.
It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
John W. Gardner
Our nation was created in ways that allow human potential to prosper, and it created the greatest nation for people in the history of humanity. Now Obama is dismantling it, because he has no appreciation for our greatness. In fact, he resents it. He blames this country for whatever evils he sees around the world.
The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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.
Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.
All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
If you only believe that you're an artist when you have a big advance in your pocket and a single coming out, I would say that's quite soulless. You have to have a sense of your own greatness and your own ability from a very deep place inside you. I am the one with the litmus test in my hands of what people need to hear next.
We must not measure greatness from the mansion down, but from the manger up.
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.
We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation's greatness.
France cannot be France without greatness.
Charles de Gaulle
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.
It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
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.
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.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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