Great Quotes

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Idleness is the badge of the gentry, the bane of body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness, the stepmother of discipline, the chief author of all mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the cushion upon which the devil chiefly reposes, and a great cause not only of melancholy, but of many other diseases; for the mind is naturally active, and, if it is not occupied about some honest business, it rushes into mischief or sinks into melancholy.

Robert Burton

The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage.

Minnie Fiske

"My thoughts are not your thoughts. For as high as the heavens are the above the earth, so are my thoughts above your thoughts, my ways above your ways." should be written over every pulpit. Because so often we think that God's ways are our ways. God's thoughts are our thoughts. And we created God in our own image and likeness saying, "God approves of this. God forbids that. God desires the other." This is where some of the worst atrocities of religion have come from. Because people have used [it] to give a sacred seal of a divine approval to some of their most worst hatreds, loathings, and fears. Whereas to the great theologians what I found when I was studying for A History Of God the great theologians in all three of the monotheistic religions, Jewish, Christian, Muslim all insisted that yes, God was personal. But God went beyond the personal. You shouldn't speak glibly about God in Judaism you may not speak God's name as a reminder that any human expression of the divine is likely to be so limited as to be blasphemous. But God should challenge your assumptions you shouldn't imagine you've got Him in your pocket.

Karen Armstrong

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.

Samuel Johnson

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.

John Adams

Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.

Jacques Bossuet

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.

William Hazlitt

He is truly great who hath a great charity.

Thomas a Kempis

In the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.

Sherwood Anderson

A great speech is literature.

Peggy Noonan

Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

Albert Einstein

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease

William Osler

The affairs of gold-laden Gyges do not interest me zealousy of the gods has never seized me nor anger at their deeds. But I have no love for great tyranny for its deeds are very far from my eyes.

Archilochus

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