[You Differ From A Great Man In Only One Respect: The Great Man Was Once A Very Little Man, But He Developed One Important Quality: He Recognized The Smallness And Narrowness Of His Thoughts And Actions. Under The Pressure Of Some Task That Meant A Great Deal To Him, He Learned To See How His Smallness, His Pettiness Endangered His Happiness. In Other Words, A Great Man Knows When And In What Way He Is A Little Man. A Little Man Does Not Know He Is Little And Is Afraid To Know. He Hides His Pettiness And Narrowness Behind Illusions Of Strength And Greatness, Someone Else's Strength And Greatness. He's Proud Of His Great Generals But Not Of Himself. He Admires An Idea He Has Not Had, Not One He Has Had. The Less He Understands Something, The More Firmly He Believes In It. And The Better He Understands An Idea, The Less He Believes In It.]

Author: Wilhelm Reich Quotes

Related Authors

Reggie Jackson Quotes

"Please God, let me hit one. Ill tell everybody you did it."

Cedric Nye Quotes

"I have to get stronger, harder, and faster. The only way to get hard enough to walk the Apocalypse Road is in the crucible of battle."

Donald Kagan Quotes

"We, to some degree, are like what we are because we inherited certain things from the Greeks and the Romans. One of them thats so striking is the whole area of politics."

John Boehner Quotes

"Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution."

Richard Whately Quotes

"Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth."

Kathryn E Livingston Quotes

"Before yoga, my life was filled with regret about choices Id made in the past, and fears about choices Id make in the future. Yoga teaches us how to be present in the present. Once you learn how to live in the now, you realize that the past is a memory and the future doesnt exist. Yoga will help anyone facing anxiety issues, separation and attachment issues (moms, Im talking to you here!), or serious illnesses such as cancer and depression. Its a practice that slims your body while expanding your heart."

Adi Alsaid Quotes

"Whats so great about writing?" "You can make anything true"

Melanie Benjamin Quotes

"Marriage breeds its own special brand of loneliness, and its far more cruel. You miss more, because youve known more."

Frederick L Coxen Quotes

"When facing a decision that stands a 50/50 chance of being correct, the choice made will be wrong 80% of the time. Rick Coxen"

Red Army Faction Quotes

"What was achieved under Nazi-fascism through bloody terror against the organized workers movement and the people is to be achieved again today in West Europe through the "information society"

Related Topics

Quotes About Recon

"To be human is, primarily, to embrace that we are human with strengths and weaknesses, and that our humanity is preordained to seek the Truth, Good and Beauty as part of our humanity. To be human is to be an agent of peace, justice, and reconciliation in our community or society. To be human is to be heroic and generous in an unobtrusive way, free from any selfish motive, with no media to show the litany of our good deeds. To be human is to have time to listen to the story of a grieving soul, to give hope to the hopeless, to give love to the unloved.(Danny Castillones Sillada, A reason to be Human: Human Pathos and Compassion)" - Author: Danny Castillones Sillada

Quotes About Berzelius

"Those who are unacquainted with the details of scientific investigation have no idea of the amount of labour expended in the determination of those numbers on which important calculations or inferences depend. They have no idea of the patience shown by a Berzelius in determining atomic weights; by a Regnault in determining coefficients of expansion; or by a Joule in determining the mechanical equivalent of heat." - Author: John Tyndall

Quotes About Mackay

"To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupils soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion." - Author: Muriel Spark

Quotes About Famous Finances

"He might be famous (local newspaper or television) for finding it, true—but if fame takes away the thing it celebrates, then Sebastien would prefer the inspired silence. Were all famous in our own hearts anyway." - Author: Simon Van Booy

Quotes About Similes

"We come to the New Testament, where again a host of imperative verbs is mustered in support of that miserable bondage of free-choice, and the aid of carnal Reason with her inferences and similes is called in, just as in a picture or a dream you might see the King of the flies with his lances of straw and shields of hay arrayed against a real and regular army of seasoned human troops. That is how the human dreams of Diatribe go to war with the battalions of divine words." - Author: Martin Luther

Quotes About A Man And His Car

"But I knew the way the people in the town thought about things. They always had some time left over from their life to bother about other people and what they did. They thought they had to get together to help other people out, like the time they got together about the woman who let a colored man borrow her car and told her the best place for her was up north with all the other nigger lovers, and the time they got the veterans with overseas wives out. If you were different from anybody in town, you had to get out. Thats why everybody was so much alike. The way they talked, what they did, what they liked, what they hated. If somebody got to hate something and he was the right person, everybody had to hate it too, or people began to hate the ones who didnt hate it. They used to tell us in school to think for yourself, but you couldnt do that in the town. You had to think what your father thought all his life, and that was what everybody thought." - Author: John Kennedy Toole

Quotes About January New Year

"Thursday 1st January 00:15TO: chris@christophercheshire.comFireworks from the London Eye are bursting above my head filling the garden with reds, yellows and blues, but I am on my own. I dont know where Daniel is. He promised he would be home by eleven.Happy New Year x" - Author: Robert Bryndza

Quotes About Triathlon Athletes

"Training of female athletes is so new that the limits of female possibility are still unknown." - Author: Katherine Dunn

Quotes About Leer

"Existe una musa, pero no esperes que baje revoloteando y esparza polvos mágicos creativos sobre tu máquina de escribir u ordenador. Siéntate a escribir y a leer muchísimo porque esa es la clave del éxito." - Author: Stephen King

Quotes About Just Being Honest

"Can I just point something out?" Fletcher asked. "That is an awful plan. On a scale of one to ten - the Trojan War being a ten and General Custer verus all those Indians being a one - your plan is a zero. I dont think it is a plan at all. I think its just a series of happenings that are, to be honest, unlikely to follow on from each other in the way in which everyones probably hoping.""Do you have a better plan?" Valkyrie asked."Of course not. Im a man of action, not thought."Valkyrie nodded. "Youre defintely not a man of thought.""Why are you in charge anyway? What do you know about organising something like this?""I have faith," Tanith said."As do I," said Ghastly.Valkyrie smiled at them gratefully. "So you think the plan will work?""God, no," said Ghastly."Sorry, Val," said Tanith" - Author: Derek Landy