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To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.
The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
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.
Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.
Jean de La Fontaine
The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness.
Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
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.
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.
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.
We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation's greatness.
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.
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.
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.
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
Governor, why wouldn't anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance, unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness?
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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