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Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity of a usual quality grafted upon a common man.
William Allen White
Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.
Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none.
F.D.R. achieved greatness not by means of imposing his temperament and intellect on the world but by reacting to what the world threw at him.
The past always seems somehow more golden, more serious, than the present. We tend to forget the partisanship of yesteryear, preferring to re-imagine our history as a sure and steady march toward greatness.
Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed.
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
I want things to be the best they can be. I want greatness.
I want to be in the big show, and to be in the big show, you have to practice. I have this attitude now that I'm going to take all the greatness I can. Nothing's going to stop me.
Cities can be places that represent the best of our ideals: where Americans of all different backgrounds can come together and, through their interactions, and even through their unity, spawn true American greatness.
Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration; and the outward proof of possessing greatness is that we excite love, interest and admiration.
A lot has been written and said about why he was so great, but I think the best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records. Time has a way of being very unkind to old records, but Elvis' keep getting better and better.
It is strange. I see all the privileges and greatness of the future. It already looks grand, beautiful. Tell them I went lovingly, trustfully, peacefully.
Thomas Starr King
Take a trip to the forest and experience the greatness of getting on your knees and picking your own food and going home... and eating it.
Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.
Greatness can never be over because you can lay it down for a minute.
Greatness comes from fear. Fear can either shut us down and we go home, or we fight through it.
I'm headed towards greatness. I think I'm making history in hip-hop.
I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL, and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading Internet company in the world - can return to its past greatness.
My fellow Minnesotans join me in mourning the loss of America's 40th President and celebrating the life of a man who personified both the greatness and goodness of America.
Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success.
I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges that face us and to restore America's greatness.
A child does not notice the greatness and the beauty of nature and the splendor of God in his works.
Now people all across America are starting to believe in America again. We are coming back, back to the heights of greatness, back to America's proud role as a temple of justice and a champion of peace.
Theodore C. Sorensen
Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives his weaknesses and faults, so a German will not despise the old Germany which was once a symbol of greatness to him.
You can never let anything distract you from your main objective. My only goal is to be great. That's all I want. That's all I ever aspire to be. Greatness is something nobody can ever take away from you, no matter what happens. So I put all my energy and focus into my craft.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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