Great Quotes

I had rather attempt something great and fail, than to attempt nothing at all and succeed

Robert H. Schuller

It really is strange the way I work for success but when I get there cannot appreciate it. I enjoy the road to success and the struggle even when it gets hard. But when I achieve my goal, I feel suddenly and totally stressed. Only in retrospect can I begin to enjoy the moment and admit just how great it was.

Sarah Brightman

To paraphrase the great poet Dante, the heavens swirl above us and our eyes are still cast to the ground.

Vanna Bonta

Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.

Coretta Scott King

In conditions of great uncertainty people tend to predict the events that they want to happen actually will happen.

Roberta Wohlstetter

Many of the great achievements in history that are commonly attributed to one geo-cultural domain often owe a great debt to those of others. In this sense, some of the greatest achievements of human civilisation have been collective efforts and are part of the same human story.

Nayef Al-Rodhan

Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.

Jacques Barzun

Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs

Leonardo da Vinci

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.

Dante Alighieri

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.

Isaac Newton

Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.

Alexander Graham Bell

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.


It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The practical politics of all the philosophers, no matter how-great their theoretical differences, were the same. They practiced an art of writing that appealed to the prevailing moral taste of the regime in which they found themselves, but which could lead some astute readers outside of it to the Elysian Fields where the philosophers meet to talk.

Allan David Bloom

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.

Mark Twain
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