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Greatness Quotes


These are some of the best 'Greatness' quotations and sayings.

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A contemplation of God's works, a generous concern for the good of mankind, and the unfeigned exercise of humility - these only, denominate men great and glorious.

A great man stands on God. A small man stands on a great man.

A great mind may change its objects, but it cannot relinquish them; it must have something to pursue; variety is its relaxation, and amusement its repose.

A great ship asks deep water.

A great, a good, and a right mind is a kind of divinity lodged in flesh, and may be the blessing of a slave as well as of a prince: it came from heaven, and to heaven it must return; and it is a kind of heavenly felicity, which a pure and virtuous mind enjoys, in some degree, even upon earth.

A really great man is known by three signs - generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.

A solemn and religious regard to spiritual and eternal things is an indispensable element of all true greatness.

A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.

A white wall is the fool's paper.

All great men come out of the middle classes.

Born of the sun they travelled a short while towards the sun And left the vivid air signed with their honour.

Calmness is always Godlike.

Difficulty is a nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who rocks her foster children roughly, but rocks them into strength and athletic proportions. - The mind, grappling with great aims and wrestling with mighty impediments, grows by a certain necessity to the stature of greatness. See quote detail

Distinction is the consequence, never the object of a great mind.

Do continue to believe that with your feeling and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate in yourself this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.

Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.

Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.

Everything great is not always good, but all good things, are great.

Few great men would have got past personnel.


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