Greatness Quotes

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.

George Bernard Shaw

Anything may be betrayed, anyone may be forgiven, but not those who lack the courage of their own greatness.

Ayn Rand

No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library... When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end.

Lawrence Clark Powell

It's time for greatness -- not for greed. It's a time for idealism -- not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action.

Marian Wright Edelman

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Winston Churchill

It's time for greatness -- not for greed. It's a time for idealism -- not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action.

Marian Wright Edelman

No man is truly great who is great only in his own lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.

William Hazlitt

Greatness is the dream of youth realized in old age.

Alfred Victor Vigny

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.

Wilma Rudolph

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

William Shakespeare

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.

Stewart Udall

Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success

Philip Guedalla

Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown

Charles de Gaulle

No one ever achieved greatness by playing it safe.

Harry Gray

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness

Edgar Allan Poe

Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength.

Henry Ward Beecher

There are countless ways of attaining greatness, but any road to reaching one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.

Buck Rodgers

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

Nelson Boswell

Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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.

Charles Kendall Adams

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.

Fred Hoyle

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.

Victor Hugo

He who comes up to his own idea of greatness must always have had a very low standard of it in mind

William Hazlitt

Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity of a usual quality grafted upon a common man.

William Allen White
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