Greatness Quotes

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

Responsibility is the price of greatness.

Winston Churchill

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.

Zadok Rabinwitz

Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.

Blaise Pascal

To be simple is to be great

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great man is always willing to be little.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The greatest man in history was the poorest

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.

Henry Ward Beecher

The greatest man is he who forms the taste of a nation; the next greatest is he who corrupts it

Joshua Reynolds

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

William Allen White

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

William Hazlitt

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.

G.K. Chesterton

To be great is to be misunderstood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.

T. Alan Armstrong

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness--great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

Jim Rohn

Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.


It is yet a higher speech of his than the other, It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.

Francis Bacon

It is important, therefore, to hold fast to this: that poetry is at bottom a criticism of life; that the greatness of a poet lies in his powerful and beautiful application of ideas to life to the question: How to live.

Matthew Arnold

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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