Greatness Quotes

All men can do great things, if they know what great things are.

Samuel Butler

To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.

Charles de Montesquieu

Everything great and intelligent is in the minority

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts rule the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Winston Churchill

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

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

Albert Camus

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

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Edgar Allan Poe

No one ever achieved greatness by playing it safe.

Harry Gray

Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown

Charles de Gaulle

Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success

Philip Guedalla

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.

Stewart Udall

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

William Shakespeare

Greatness is the dream of youth realized in old age.

Alfred Victor Vigny

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

William Hazlitt

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

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle

The mark of greatness is when everything before you is obsolete, and everything after you bears your mark.

David Khari Webber Chappelle

They 're only truly great who are truly good.

George Chapman

There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

He (Martin Luther King) was very pure in mind and heart. He was a lover: a lover not only of his race but a lover of all mankind. His heart was so broad, so great, so magnanimous, and this gave him a most sincere feeling of absolute oneness with everyone. This is what made him so divinely great.

Sri Chinmoy

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

In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts. You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?

Kanye West

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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