Greatness Quotes

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

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.

Nelson Boswell

All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.

James F. Cooper

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to 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.

Gandhi

An instant's visitor the godhead shone. On life's thin border awhile the Vision stood And bent over earth's pondering forehead curve. Interpreting a recondite beauty and bliss In colour's hieroglyphs of mystic sense, It wrote the lines of a significant myth Telling of a greatness of spiritual dawns, A brilliant code penned with the sky for page.

Sri Aurobindo

It is better to deny God, than to defy God. Sometimes our weakness is considered strength, and we take delight in borrowed greatness. To profess to be a lover of God and then to be dishonest to God, to the world and to himself, is unparalleled hypocrisy. Difficulties give us the opportunity to prove our greatness by overcoming them.

Meher Baba
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