All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.
Some of us let great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
believe every person is created as the steward of his or her destiny with great power for a specific purpose to share with others, through service, a reverence for life in a spirit of love.
The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept,/ Were toiling upward in the night.
Entertain great hopes.
The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone.
There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration.
The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
For many people,
an excuse is better than an achievement because
an achievement, no matter how great,
leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future
but an excuse can last for life."
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts
rule the world.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves--there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking
Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves
To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.