Greatness Quotes

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

Charles de Montesquieu

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.î

Buck Rodgers

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

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

William Hazlitt

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

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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