Quotes and Sayings about Greatness



"Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!"
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Greatness, Country, Heaven, Man, Wrath)

"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."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Greatness, Grace, Sin)

"It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Courage, Greatness)

"Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents."
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Related: Success, War, Greatness)

"Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind."
- Aristotle
(Related: Greatness, Cheerfulness, Mind, Suffering)

"Greatness is a spiritual condition."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Greatness, Spiritual)

"We are running ourselves into a damaged earth. But I am optimistic. I believe that we can change; we must change. As a human race, we are very young and quite primitive. The sooner we learn the greatness of humanity the better off we will all be."
- John Astin
(Related: Change, Greatness, Earth, Humanity, Race, Running, Will)

"Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness."
- Athenaeus
(Related: Greatness, Goodness)

"Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Greatness, Will)

"There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Faith, God, Fear, Greatness, Contentment, Humility)

"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."
- Amelia E. Barr
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Greatness, Feeling, Reason, Spiritual)

"We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Greatness, Negative)

"If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary, it will say Michael Jordan."
- Elgin Baylor
(Related: Greatness, Will)

"Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed."
- Peter S. Beagle
(Related: Greatness, Heroes)

"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
(Related: Greatness, Strength, Being, Glory, Lies, Man, Right)

"Every day, people settle for less than they deserve. They are only partially living or at best living a partial life. Every human being has the potential for greatness."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Life, People, Greatness, Being, Day, Living, Potential)

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Greatness, Public)

"The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender."
- William Booth
(Related: Power, Greatness, Man, Measure, Surrender)

"The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake."
- Nelson Boswell
(Related: Mistake, Greatness, Difference, Mediocrity)

"All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Greatness, Want, Youth)

"Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none."
- David Brainerd
(Related: 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."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Life, God, People, Greatness, Mankind)

"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."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Life, God, Greatness, Man, Mankind, Race)

"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."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Nature, Greatness, Will)

"You must remain focused on your journey to greatness."
- Les Brown
(Related: Greatness, Journey)

"An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Greatness, Ignorance, May)

"Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Greatness, Strength, Children, Difficulty)

"The line between greatness and obscurity is very, very small."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Greatness, Obscurity)

"The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there."
- John Buchan
(Related: Leadership, Greatness, Humanity)

"The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there."
- James Buchanan
(Related: Leadership, Greatness, Humanity)

"It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Nature, Greatness)

"When I have had such men before my camera my whole soul has endeavored to do its duty towards them in recording faithfully the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man. The photograph thus taken has been almost the embodiment of a prayer."
- Julia Margaret Cameron
(Related: Men, Soul, Greatness, Duty, Man, Prayer)

"Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Greatness, Cunning, Infinite, Man, Unhappiness)

"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."
- Steve Case
(Related: Greatness, Company, Internet, Leading, Passion, Past, Pride, World)

"There is a melancholy that stems from greatness."
- Nicolas Chamfort
(Related: Greatness, Melancholy)

"Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height."
- George Chapman
(Related: Greatness, Spirits)

"The price of greatness is responsibility."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Greatness, Responsibility)

"There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: People, Greatness, Calamity, Honor, Injustice, Loss, Nation, Safety, Self, Wrong)

"It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Greatness, Man)

"Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Greatness, Visions)

"Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Greatness, Goodness)

"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."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Men, Work, Quality, Greatness, Strength, Ability, Tools)

"The aim of literary ambition is to demonstrate one's greatness of soul."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Soul, Greatness, Ambition, Literary)

"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
(Related: Character, Greatness, Existence, Individuality, Man, Mediocrity, Will)

"Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again."
- Noel Coward
(Related: Love, Peace, Courage, Greatness, Hope, Country, Day, Dignity, Gallantry, Heaven, Hell, Spirit, Will)

"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."
- John Cusack
(Related: Greatness, Being, Famous)

"Some have greatness thrust upon them, but not lately."
- Frank Dane
(Related: Greatness)

"The only greatness for man is immortality."
- James Dean
(Related: Greatness, Immortality, Man)

"Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Greatness, Ability, Man)

"Great men are rare, poets are rarer, but the great man who is a poet, transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Men, Greatness, Events, Man, Poets)

"Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed."
- Hans Magnus Enzensberger
(Related: Politics, Greatness, Mediocrity)

"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."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Soul, Greatness, Adversity, Mind, Prosperity, Will)

"As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man."
- Ernst Fischer
(Related: Greatness, Imperfection, Machines, Man, Will)

"It has to do with the fact that Ford, for all his greatness, is an Irish egomaniac, as anyone who knows him will say."
- Henry Fonda
(Related: Greatness, Fact, Irish, Will)

"Neither wealth or greatness render us happy."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Greatness, Wealth)

"Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies of man's greatness and establish a dialogue between civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked."
- Vincente Fox
(Related: Greatness, Man, Monuments)

"In my own sphere I did everything that could possibly be expected of a man who believes in the greatness of his people and who is filled with fanaticism for the greatness of his country, in order to bring about the victory of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist movement."
- Hans Frank
(Related: People, Greatness, Victory, Country, Fanaticism, Man, Order)

"The essence of greatness is neglect of the self."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Greatness, Neglect, Self)

"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."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: People, Greatness, Ability, Artist, Deep, Sense)

"President Reagan is now at rest. We mourn his passing, but we are grateful for the gifts he gave us: a safer world, strong economic base, and a renewed belief in America's greatness."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Belief, Greatness, America, Gifts, Now, President, Rest, World)

"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
(Related: Nature, Greatness, Calumny, Evil, Goodness, Human nature, Jealousy)

"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Age, Greatness, Being, Lies, Myth, World)

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Greatness, Animals, Nation)

"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
(Related: People, Greatness, America, Commitment, Freedom, Self)

"Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: People, Greatness, Excellence)

"The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Greatness, Shame, Skin, Symbol)

"France cannot be France without greatness."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Greatness, France)

"Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Greatness, Leading, Road)

"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Wisdom, Greatness, Children, Philosophy)

"Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Greatness, Poverty)

"Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Greatness, Enemies)

"Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success."
- Philip Guedalla
(Related: Success, Greatness)

"Governor, why wouldn't anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance, unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness?"
- Sean Hannity
(Related: Greatness, Country, Want)

"Halfway through the decade, we realized that we had a great team and that we could do great things, and that we could probably have something here that we believed we had a chance to reach greatness."
- Franco Harris
(Related: Greatness, Chance)

"No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: History, Greatness, Man)

"Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals."
- Dorothy Height
(Related: Goals, Greatness, Man, Opposition, Woman)

"Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Greatness, Goodness)

"The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Greatness, Being, Criticism, Lies, Proof, Resentment)

"A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Greatness, Ability, Forget, May, Memory)

"There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: People, Greatness, Country, Man, Numbers)

"We must not measure greatness from the mansion down, but from the manger up."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Greatness, Measure)

"It is incumbent upon us to understand our greatness and believe in it so that we do not cheapen and profane ourselves."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Greatness)

"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: Change, History, Work, Greatness, Events, Will)

"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
(Related: Greatness, Future)

"By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character."
- Grenville Kleiser
(Related: Character, Greatness, Self)

"Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors; and laying aside corrupt superstitions, let them acknowledge their Father and Lord, whose excellence cannot be estimated, nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended."
- Lactantius
(Related: Men, Father, Greatness, Beginning, Errors, Excellence)

"Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Men, Greatness, Being, Gain)

"Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness."
- Stanislaw Lem
(Related: Trust, People, Greatness)

"The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Greatness, Excellence, Man, Open)

"Yes, you who called us godless, we found our faith in Adolf Hitler, and through him found God once again. That is the greatness of our day, that is our good fortune!"
- Robert Ley
(Related: Faith, God, Greatness, Day)

"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."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: History, People, Greatness, Appreciation, Country, Fact, Humanity, Nation, Now, Potential, World)

"Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Greatness, Beginnings, Now, Rome)

"That's part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity."
- Lester Maddox
(Related: Opportunity, Greatness, American, Discrimination, Freedom, Inequality, Man)

"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."
- Maimonides
(Related: Power, Greatness, Existence, Now, Rank, Respect, Space)

"If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Truth, Greatness, Forget, Man, Will)

"Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Truth, Greatness, Will)

"Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Men, Action, Greatness, Deeds, Dignity, Famous, Talk)

"Big dreams create the magic that stir men's souls to greatness."
- Bill McCartney
(Related: Dreams, Men, Greatness, Magic)

"No club that wins a pennant once is an outstanding club. One which bunches two pennants is a good club. But a team which can win three in a row really achieves greatness."
- John McGraw
(Related: Greatness)

"I want things to be the best they can be. I want greatness."
- Demi Moore
(Related: Greatness, Want)

"You are watching what greatness, is all about."
- Brent Musburger
(Related: Greatness)

"Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Power, Greatness, Economy, Military, Nation, Pride, Years)

"A child does not notice the greatness and the beauty of nature and the splendor of God in his works."
- Rudolf Otto
(Related: Beauty, Nature, God, 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."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: History, Beauty, Men, Change, Greatness, Meaning, Nobility, Order, Validity)

"The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Greatness, Man)

"Man's greatness lies in his power of thought."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Power, Thought, Greatness, Lies, Man)

"You see, greatness for a state doesn't require some huge monument for all to see. It is not a journey to a particular destination - but a commitment to follow a course of constant and never-ending improvement."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Greatness, Commitment, Improvement, Journey, Monument, State)

"No, our greatness does not come from our government."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Government, Greatness)

"I believe Georgia should aspire to nothing less than greatness. And I believe greatness is within our grasp."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Greatness, Nothing)

"Every person seems to acknowledge his greatness. He blends together the profound politician with the scholar."
- William Pierce
(Related: Greatness)

"To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Greatness, Man)

"People do not always understand the motives of sublime conduct, and when they are astonished they are very apt to think they ought to be alarmed. The truth is none are fit judges of greatness but those who are capable of it."
- Jane Porter
(Related: Truth, People, Greatness, Judges, Motives)

"No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library... When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end."
- Lawrence Clark Powell
(Related: Civilization, Greatness, End, University, Will, World)

"I want our leaders to lead our country to greatness, but President Obama and his misguided policies and ideology have really fundamentally changed our country in the wrong way, more so than any president in our history."
- Ben Quayle
(Related: History, Greatness, Country, Ideology, Leaders, President, Want, Wrong)

"The United States is a big country but unfortunately it seems it has the brain of a little bird not befitting the greatness of the country."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Greatness, Country, states, United)

"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."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Life, Greatness, America, Goodness, Loss, Man, Mourning, President)

"Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Dream, Greatness, Earth, Heaven, Now, Waiting)

"Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery - courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things."
- James Robinson
(Related: Ideas, Courage, Greatness, Bravery, Old)

"To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Greatness, Will)

"Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Greatness)

"Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Greatness, Wealth, Joy, Reputation, Satisfaction, Service)

"Sometimes I wonder whether Washington's liberal politicians truly understand the greatness that is America."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Greatness, America, Liberal, Politicians, Washington, Wonder)

"Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness."
- Jean Rostand
(Related: Greatness, Gain, Order)

"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us."
- Wilma Rudolph
(Related: Dreams, Power, Greatness, Influence, Potential, Spirit)

"There's a greatness in this country many of the kids today don't know."
- Jack Scalia
(Related: Greatness, Country, Kids, Today)

"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."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Greatness, Blame, Fortune, Guilt)

"Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Greatness, Drinking, Vices)

"There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Greatness, Mind)

"It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Greatness, Road)

"It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Greatness, Excess, Measure, Mind)

"It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: God, Greatness, Man, Security)

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Greatness)

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Greatness)

"Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Happiness, Greatness, May)

"Words alone cannot fully convey the realities of the soul or the greatness of the human spirit."
- William Shirley
(Related: Soul, Greatness, Spirit, Words)

"I believe in the greatness of our democracy."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Greatness, Democracy)

"I believe in the greatness of our people."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: People, Greatness)

"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."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Love, Men, Greatness, End, First, Integrity, Opposition, Practice, Praise, Self, Universe, Will)

"True greatness consists in being great in little things."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Greatness, Being)

"The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Art, Greatness)

"Greatness is not manifested by unlimited pragmatism, which places such a high premium on the end justifying any means and any methods."
- Margaret Chase Smith
(Related: Greatness, End)

"It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil."
- James Smithson
(Related: Happiness, Superiority, Knowledge, Greatness, Animals, Earth, Error, Evil, Ignorance, Loss, Man)

"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
(Related: Peace, People, Greatness, Temple, America, Justice, Now)

"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
(Related: Greatness, Country, Eyes, Self)

"Privatizing Social Security doesn't make sense, and it's out of step with the fundamental value of ensuring that after a life spent working hard and contributing to the greatness of our nation, every American should have a secure retirement."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Life, Greatness, American, Nation, Retirement, Security, Sense, Value)

"If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?"
- Lee Strasberg
(Related: Dream, Greatness, Possibility)

"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."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Father, Greatness, Faults, Germany, Old, Symbol, Will)

"Just as the British subject loves England despite her faults, so we must insist that all Germans who were part of the old Germany and helped shape her, recognize the greatness and worthiness of present-day Germany."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Greatness, EnglFaults, Germany, Old, Present, Worthiness)

"I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Greatness, Man)

"Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Greatness)

"Friendship's the privilege of private men; for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial."
- Nahum Tate
(Related: Friendship, Men, Greatness, Privilege)

"When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness."
- Tecumseh
(Related: Dreams, Greatness, End, Legends)

"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
(Related: Greatness, Ability, America, Being, Faults, Lies, Nation)

"There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Truth, Greatness, Goodness, Simplicity)

"It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home - it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love."
- Margaret Truman
(Related: Home, Love, Greatness, Career, Measure, Pride)

"I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges that face us and to restore America's greatness."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Leadership, Greatness, America, Want)

"Our destiny is greatness and we must return to its fulfillment."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Greatness, Destiny, Fulfillment)

"We have, I fear, confused power with greatness."
- Stewart Udall
(Related: Power, Fear, Greatness)

"We feel unsatisfied until we know ourselves akin even with that greatness which made the spots on which it rested hallowed; and until, by our own lives, and by converse with the thoughts they have bequeathed us, we feel that union and relationship of the spirit which we seek."
- Jones Very
(Related: Greatness, Thoughts, Spirit)

"When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness."
- Stephen Vizinczey
(Related: Greatness, Eyes, Tragedy)

"In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys, whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles, blown in the air."
- John Webster
(Related: Greatness, Boys, Care, Quest)

"The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Work, Civilization, Greatness, Lies, Spirituality)

"From the business point of view, always encouraging the people in our company to own stock in the company, and if we're going to build something great, to have a lot of people share in the benefits of that greatness."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Business, People, Encouraging, Greatness, Benefits, Company)

"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."
- Allen West
(Related: Opportunity, Achievement, Greatness, America, Country, Understanding)

"Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity of a usual quality grafted upon a common man."
- William Allen White
(Related: Quality, Greatness, Man, Quantity)

"The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Related: Wisdom, Greatness, Being, Lies, Mind)

"Now and then, I had moments of greatness, but I never knew how to duplicate it consistently."
- Ian Williams
(Related: Greatness, Moments, Now)

"Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve."
- Marianne Williamson
(Related: Greatness, Desire, Help, Nothing)

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Failure, Greatness, Queen)

"I always knew I was destined for greatness."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: 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."
- Minoru Yamasaki
(Related: Men, Peace, Belief, Greatness, Ability, Beliefs, Cooperation, Dedication, Dignity, Humanity, Living, Symbol, Trade, World)