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1. "Observe this fact: in the history of mankind, every ruler who has lacked personal greatness has been forced to compensate for the deficiency by setting up the executioner at his right hand like a guardian angel"
Author: Alfred De Vigny
2. "Russell observes that "the merits of democracy are negative: it does not ensure good government, but it prevents certain evils," such as the evil of a small group of individuals achieving a secure monopoly on political power. The chief peril for the politician, Russell insists, is love of power. And politicians can easily yield to the love of power on the pretense that they are pursuing some absolute good."
Author: Bertrand Russell
3. "I do not admire the excess of a virtue as of valour, except I see at the same time the excess of the opposite virtue, as in Epaminondas, who had the greatest valour and the greatest kindness. For otherwise it is not to rise, it is to fall. We do not display greatness by going to one extreme, but in touching both at once, and filling all the intervening space."
Author: Blaise Pascal
4. "To be of use in even a single burst of flame and sound is worth more than a lifetime of achieving nothing."
Author: Brandon Sanderson
5. "We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed."
Author: Brother Lawrence
6. "When you meet an extraordinary person, it's like they get inside you, under your ribs, and shuffle everything inside you around until they find space for greatness to grow. But extraordinary people always get away. And when they leave, they take that little part of you with them. Suddenly you find yourself with a gap in your chest that you don't know how to live with. Suddenly you're frightened of being yourself without them."
Author: Chloe Rattray
7. "If you work hard in real life, people tend to get in your way - either from inertia or prejudice - and they stop you achieving things. It's the worst thing about real life compared with sports, where you generally get what you deserve: if you're the fastest guy, you win; there are no other games being played."
Author: Daley Thompson
8. "I strongly feel that it is only when there is a deep understanding of one's own religious beliefs and commitments that progress can be made in achieving true understanding and respect for the religious values and beliefs of others. Engaging in interfaith dialogue does not in any way mean undermining one's own faith or religious tradition. Indeed, interfaith dialogue is constructive only when people become firmly grounded in their own religious traditions and through that process gain a willingness to listen and respect the beliefs of other religions. (by Cilliers, Ch. 3, p. 48-49)"
Author: David R. Smock
9. "Often they descended to their grave with an ironic smile – for what was there left of them to bury! Only the dross, refuse, vanity, animality that had always weighed them down and that was now consigned to oblivion after having for long been the object of their contempt. But one thing will live, the monogram of their most essential being, a work, an act, a piece of rare enlightenment, a creation: it will live because posterity cannot do without it. In this transfigured form, fame is something more than the tastiest morsel of our egoism, as Schopenhauer called it: it is the belief in the solidarity and continuity of the greatness of all ages and a protest against the passing away of generations and the transitoriness of things."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
10. "The tension of the soul in unhappiness, which cultivates its strength; its horror at the sight of the great destruction; its inventiveness and bravery in bearing, enduring, interpreting, exploiting unhappiness, and whatever in the way of depth, mystery, mask, spirit, cleverness, greatness the heart has been granted - has it not been granted them through suffering, through the discipline of great suffering?"
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
11. "Oh, what can you do with a man like that? What can you do? How can you dissuade his eye in a crowd from seeking out the cheek with acne, the infirm hand; how can you teach him to respond to the inestimable greatness of the race, the harsh surface beauty of life; how can you put his finger for him on the obdurate truths before which fear and horror are powerless? The sea that morning was iridescent and dark. My wife and my sister were swimming--Diana and Helen--and I saw their uncovered heads, black and gold in the dark water. I saw them come out and I saw that they were naked, unshy, beautiful, and full of grace, and I watched the naked women walk out of the sea."
Author: John Cheever
12. "We feel unsatisfied until we know ourselves akin even with that greatness which made the spots on which it rested hallowed; and until, by our own lives, and by converse with the thoughts they have bequeathed us, we feel that union and relationship of the spirit which we seek."
Author: Jones Very
13. "The dream is the destination, but the vision is everything involved in achieving the dream."
Author: K.M. Logan
14. "Why fear feedback? Why stigmatize failure in the workplace when it's bringing you closer to achieving your organizational goals."
Author: Kevin Kelly
15. "There is a kind of greatness which does not depend upon fortune;It is a certain manner that distinguishes us, and which seems to destine us for great things;It is the value we insensibly set upon ourselves;it is by this quality,that we gain the deference of other men,and it is this which commonly raises us more above them,than birth,rank,or even merit itself."
Author: La Rochefoucauld
16. "I think achieving a higher fiscal stability is also a very important condition for restoring an environment which is conducive to growth."
Author: Lucas Papademos
17. "Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service."
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
18. "The pursuit of greatness means that laziness has no place in your life."
Author: Pat Conroy
19. "If you begin feeling beaten, you will achieve nothing. If you fight, you will perhaps have a chance of achieving something."
Author: Raymond Aubrac
20. "?Everyone has problems which are usually results of their environment. The key to greatness is to have the ability to rise above all of it and contributing one's energy to help better our world?"
Author: Timothy Pina
21. "I believe "Leadership" is creating the environment for the greatness in people to emerge."
Author: Ziad K. Abdelnour

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