Greatness Quotes

Guilt, though it may attain temporal splendor, can never confer real happiness; the evil consequences of our crimes long survive their commission, and, like the ghosts of the murdered, forever haunt the steps of the malefactor; while the paths of virtue, though seldom those of worldly greatness, are always those of pleasantness and peace.

Sir Walter

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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

Lois McMaster Bujold

Greatness has nothing to do with results or with success.

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height.

George Champman

In art, and in the higher ranges of science, there is a feeling of harmony which underlies all endeavor. There is no true greatness in art or science without that sense of harmony.

Albert Einstein

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

in my opinion, i believe greatness is measured in ones qualitative contribution on his/her fellow humane, it is more than "knowing what do do", "being able to do", or "charisma". because your praise can only be sang by the people you have help and affected.If therefore your praise must be heard atop the ladder of greatness, you then must help someone climb there, to sing your praise.

GABRIEL OKPE

The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. The song of the voice is sweet, but the song of the heart is the pure voice of heaven.

Kahlil Gibran

Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.

Sir Walter Scott

In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys, whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles, blown in the air.

John Webster

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.

Thomas Carlyle

The origins of disputes between philosophers is, that one class of them have undertaken to raise man by displaying his greatness, and the other to debase him by showing his miseries

Blaise Pascal

No one ever achieved greatness by playing it safe

Harry Gray

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.

Kahlil Gibran

An ignorance of means may minister To greatness, but an ignorance of aims Make it impossible to be great at all.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion.

William C. Bryant

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.

Aristotle

Work to connect yourself to the "allness" of life -- instead of identifying with the smallness of it -- and you'll awaken to a greatness already living within you that is no more bothered by the little things in life than a mountain is made miserable by the rain that falls upon it.

Guy Finley

The character of greatness must be measured in two ways, else the measurement is flawed. First, and by far most popular of all, is by one's ability to succeed in times of trial where others may fail. But of no less importance, and perhaps foundational to any form of greatness, is one's willingness to start over in spite of failure, when success seems farthest away.

Guy Finley

Catching a glimpse of your own greatness can be one of the most unsettling experiences imaginable.

Steve Pavlina

He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the later

Henry Fielding

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

James Buchanan

Greatness consists in trying to be great. There is no other way.

Albert Camus
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