Greatness Quotes

The ways of the Lord are not comfortable, but we were not created for comfort, but for greatness, for good.

Pope Benedict XVI

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.

John Buchan

The mark of greatness is when everything before you is obsolete, and everything after you bears your mark.

David Khari Webber Chappelle

All greatness is unconscious, or it is little and naught.

Thomas Carlyle

Johnson well says, "He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything." Life is made up of little things. It is very rarely that an occasion is offered for doing a great deal at once. True greatness consists in being great in little things.

Charles Simmons

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

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

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

Mohandas Gandhi

I do not regret my youth and its beliefs. Up to now, I have wasted my time to live. Youth is the true force, but it is too rarely lucid. Sometimes it has a triumphant liking for what is now, and the pugnacious broadside of paradox may please it. But there is a degree in innovation which they who have not lived very much cannot attain. And yet who knows if the stern greatness of present events will not have educated and aged the generation which to-day forms humanity's effective frontier? Whatever our hope may be, if we did not place it in youth, where should we place it?

Henri Barbusse

When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness.

Stephen Vizinczey

France cannot be France without greatness.

Charles de Gaulle

Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.

Charles de Gaulle

Our destiny is greatness and we must return to its fulfillment.

Paul Tsongas

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.

Baltasar Gracian

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and prefer things in measure to things in excess.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated

Mahatma Gandhi

Idleness, women, disorder, a foolish partiality for one's own native place, discontent and timidity are six obstructions to greatness.

Hitopadesa Hitopadesa

America is a great force for freedom and prosperity. Yet our greatness is not measured in power or luxuries, but by who we are and how we treat one another. So we strive to be a compassionate, decent, hopeful society.

George Walker Bush

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

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

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.

Horace Mann

I don't confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow isthe higher achievement.

Lois McMaster Bujold
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