greatness

Greatness quotes
Greatness
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In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer --the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.

- Taylor, A. J. P.
2.

Politics and the fate of mankind are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness. Men who have greatness within them don't go in for politics.

- Camus, Albert
3.

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.

- Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
4.

Greatness does not approach him who is forever looking down.

- Hitopadesa
5.

...chief proof of man's real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness.

- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6.

Great men always pay deference to greater.

- Landor, Walter Savage
7.

The first element of greatness is fundamental humbleness (this should not be confused with servility); the second is freedom from self; the third is intrepid courage, which, taken in its widest interpretation, generally goes with truth; and the fourth --the power to love --although I have put it last, is the rarest.

- Asquith, Margot
8.

Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

- William Shakespeare
9.

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.

- Poe, Edgar Allan
10.

You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.

- Brown, Les
11.

Nobody's ever the greatest anything.

- Polak, Maralyn
12.

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.

- Daniel J. Boorstin
13.

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.

- Stewart L. Udall
14.

The great man fights the elements in his time that hinder his own greatness, in other words his own freedom and sincerity.

- Nietzsche, Friedrich
15.

Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.

- Stanislaw Lem
16.

This Rock has become an object of veneration in the United States. I have seen bits of it carefully preserved in several towns in the Union. Does this sufficiently show that all human power and greatness is in the soul of man? Here is a stone which the feet of a few outcasts pressed for an instant; and the stone becomes famous; it is treasured by a great nation; its very dust is shared as a relic.

- Alexis DeTocqueville
17.

Experience is the key to greatness.

- Williams, Arthur
18.

Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness --a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.

- Bryant, William C.
19.

The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.

- Plato
20.

Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.

- Hunt, Leigh


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