Top Greatness Quotes

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1. "There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility."
Author: Abu Bakr
2. "Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images, the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire: that is MUHAMMAD. As regards all the standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask IS THERE ANY MAN GREATER THAN HE?"
Author: Alphonse De Lamartine
3. "The seed of greatness is at work in me! I am protected on every side;I am a Success."
Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
4. "The chief proof of man's real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
5. "-"What do you think people want, if it's not greatness and to be remembered for all time?"-"Mostly? I believe people want to eat a good lunch, and then take a good piss."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
6. "Be careful not to mistake insecurity and inadequacy for humility! Humility has nothing to do with the insecure and inadequate! Just like arrogance has nothing to do with greatness!"
Author: C. JoyBell C.
7. "A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition."
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
8. "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
9. "In mythos and fairy tales, deities and other great spirits test the hearts of humans by showing up in various forms that disguise their divinity. They show up in robes, rags, silver sashes, or with muddy feet. They show up with skin dark as old wood, or in scales made of rose petal, as a frail child, as a lime-yellow old woman, as a man who cannot speak, or as an animal who can. The great powers are testing to see if humans have yet learned to recognize the greatness of soul in all its varying forms."
Author: Clarissa Pinkola Estés
10. "Who do you want to surround yourself with? People who can pull you up to their level of greatness? Or people who will happily pull you down to theirs?"
Author: Dan Pearce
11. "I use pain to push me to greatness"
Author: Eric Thomas
12. "My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it—all idealism is mendaciousness in the face of what is necessary—but love it"
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
13. "It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases."
Author: Friedrich Schiller
14. "Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
15. "Amy made me believe I was exceptional, that I was up to her level of play. That was both our making and undoing Because I couldn't handle the demands of greatness. I began craving ease and averageness."
Author: Gillian Flynn
16. "By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character."
Author: Grenville Kleiser
17. "Multiply your potentials with your plans and it will be equal to your purpose of existence. Your potentials are your seeds of greatness."
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
18. "True greatness, true leadership, is achieved not by reducing men to one's service but in giving oneself in selfless service to them."
Author: J. Oswald Sanders
19. "Passing my motorcycle theory test gave me a disproportionate feeling of greatness."
Author: James McAvoy
20. "Beauty could be defined simply as 'that which pleases.' But there is another aspect to art, and that... is the sublime. Like the mushroom cloud of the atom bomb, or the vastness of space as projected to us by satellite... the greatness of the experience goes beyond your ethical and aesthetic judgment, cutting you free from the binding ego of yourself. With the diminishment of your ego, the less there is of you, the more you see the sublime."
Author: Jen Wang
21. "Daughter! Get you an honest man for a husband, and keep him honest. No matter whether he is rich, provided he be independent. Regard the honor and moral character of the man more than all other circumstances. Think of no other greatness but that of the soul, no other riches but those of the heart. An honest, sensible, humane man, above all the littleness of vanity and extravagances of imagination, laboring to do good rather than be rich, to be useful rather than make a show, living in modest simplicity clearly within his means and free from debts and obligations, is really the most respectable man in society, makes himself and all about him most happy."
Author: John Adams
22. "The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the nation's greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable."
Author: John F. Kennedy
23. "The charge of blasphemy is loaded. The point is to pack a wallop behind the charge that in our worship services God simply doesn't come through for who he is. He is unwittingly belittled. For those who are stunned by the indescribable magnitude of what God has made, not to mention the infinite greatness of the One who made it, the steady diet on Sunday morning of practical how-to's and psychological soothing and relational therapy and tactical planning seem dramatically out of touch with Reality - the God of overwhelming greatness."
Author: John Piper
24. "Unk shook his head vaguely. He could think of no apt condensation of his adventures for the obviously ritual mood. Something great was plainly expected of him. He was not up to greatness. He exhaled noisily, letting the congregation know that he was sorry to fail them with his colorlessness. ‘I was a victim of a series of accidents,' he said. He shrugged. ‘As are we all,' he said. The cheering and dancing began again."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
25. "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
26. "If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?"
Author: Lee Strasberg
27. "You and I, we must carry on, Gemma. I cannot afford the luxury of love. I must marry well. And now I must look after you. It is my duty.""If you wish to suffer, you do so of your own free will, not on my behalf. Or Father's or Grandmama's or anyone's. You are a fine physician, Thomas. Why is that not enough?""Because it isn't," he says with a rare candor. "Only this and the hope of nothing more? A quiet respectability with no true greatness or heroism in it, with only my reputation to recommend me. So you see, Gemma, you are not the only one who cannot rule her own life."
Author: Libba Bray
28. "Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness."
Author: Livy
29. "It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home - it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love."
Author: Margaret Truman
30. "Finished crap can be edited. Unfinished greatness languishes forever. The only bad writing is the thing you didn't write!"
Author: Margarita Gakis
31. "Let your life be guided by greatness"
Author: Matthew Kelly
32. "I'm either on the cusp of greatness or the edge of insanity."
Author: Meb Bryant
33. "We have a knowledge of harmony, anchored deep within. It is this knowledge that enables us, at every instant, to apprehend quality in our lives and, on the rare occasions when everything is in perfect harmony, to appreciate it with the apposite intensity. And I am not referring to the sort of beauty that is the exclusive preserve of Art. Those who feel inspired, as I do, by the greatness of small things will pursue them to the very heart of the inessential where, cloaked in everyday attire, this greatness will emerge from within a certain ordering of ordinary things and from the certainty that all is as it should be, the conviction that it is fine this way."
Author: Muriel Barbery
34. "Greatness is nothing unless it be lasting"
Author: Napoleon
35. "I am a reflection of who you are. What you see in me, is in you. Not in me. What I see in you, is greatness!I believe in you, and I will never doubt you, I will always encourage youI will always love youI live in your life time and among you, So I say again, I am a reflection of you.And to me you are the greatest."
Author: Naweed Rahmani
36. "The pursuit of greatness means that laziness has no place in your life."
Author: Pat Conroy
37. "I never once approached greatness, but toward the end of my career, I was always in the game."
Author: Pat Conroy
38. "I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges that face us and to restore America's greatness."
Author: Paul Tsongas
39. "But how to explain suffering because of a man? It's not explainable. With that kind of suffering, a person feels as if they're in hell, because there is no nobility, no greatness - only misery."
Author: Paulo Coelho
40. "Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success."
Author: Philip Guedalla
41. "The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatness, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
42. "Your greatness is revealed not by the lights that shine upon you, but by the light that shines within you."
Author: Ray Davis
43. "Great is the LORD , and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. – Psalm 145:3"
Author: Robert J. Morgan
44. "The greatest heroes in life are those that never give up on someone. They stick it out and make it work. They sacrifice things in their life, in order to help others grow. They give up what they want because someone needs it more. They work hard and overcome adversity. They fail for a moment, but get back up on their feet to show others they don't have to stay down. They show their loved ones that love is not "proved" by conformity. They teach others that having a voice is a sign of courage, and they will not stay silent to make people feel comfortable. They are fearless and will do whatever it takes to bring about the greatness in the ones they love because doing so brings them peace. Their name is---MOM."
Author: Shannon L. Alder
45. "Make daily small deposits... Our lives are defined by small acts of greatness."
Author: Steve Gutzler
46. "We have an internal check and balance system. By design we are so filled with possibility, opportunity, with greatness that when we live small, within the bottom of our capability, we innately know we should be living greater than that, and it creates a disconnect inside that leads us to feeling empty, unhappy, maybe even depressed."
Author: Steve Maraboli
47. "Patriotism is proud of a country's virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country's virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, "the greatest", but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is."
Author: Sydney J. Harris
48. "A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men."
Author: Thomas Carlyle
49. "Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much."
Author: Walter Savage Landor
50. "Science, in all its greatness, is still subject to human creativity. It starts the first moment a child tries to reach up and grab at the clouds. Soon, the child learns that his own hands cannot reach the sky, but his hands are not the limit of his potential. For the human brain observes, considers, understands, and adapts. Locked within the mind is infinite possibility."
Author: Yukito Kishiro

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