Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
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.
Our destiny is greatness and we must return to its fulfillment.
Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.
France cannot be France without greatness.
When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness.
Responsibility is the price of greatness.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
Pathetic attitudes are not in keeping with greatness
Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness but it is greatness.
Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique
Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting.
Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim.
It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.
Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity of a usual quality grafted upon a common man.
He who comes up to his own idea of greatness must always have had a very low standard of it in mind
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
It is a mistake to imagine that potentially great men are rare. It is the conditions that permit the promise of greatness to be fulfilled that are rare. What is so difficult to
achieve is the cultural background that permits potential greatness to be converted into actual greatness.
No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
An ignorance of means may minister To greatness, but an ignorance of aims Make it impossible to be great at all.
Catching a glimpse of your own greatness can be one of the most unsettling experiences imaginable.
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.
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.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.