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In order to succeed your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

Ernest Hemingway

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other or assumes that the greater the love the greater the jealousy.

Robert A. Heinlein

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.

Moliere

All the great things are simple and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.

Confucius

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

...for the lesser evil is reckoned a good, in comparison with the greater evil, since the lesser evil is rather to be chosen, than the greater...

Aristotle

Half a truth is often a great lie.

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.

Mark Twain

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas A. Edison

A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.

Ronald Reagan

Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.

The greatest gift of life is friendship and I have received it.

Hubert H. Humphrey

I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.

Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.

Oscar Wilde

In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.

Mother Teresa

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.

Brian Tracy

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves or rather loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

Life is full of chances and changes and the most prosperous of men may...meet with great misfortunes.

Aristotle

That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Abraham Lincoln

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.

Michelangelo

The Answer to the Great Question Of.....Life the Universe and Everything.....(is) Forty-two.

Douglas Adams

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.

Mother Teresa

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty - excusable perhaps when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable - should persist after the beauty was gone.

Aristotle

One can measure the greatness and the moral progress of a nation by looking at how it treats its animals.

Mahatma Gandhi

The poor are great! The poor are wonderful! The poor are very generous! They give us much more than what we give them.

Mother Teresa

At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by "I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in."

Mother Teresa

The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.

One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.

Carl Sandburg

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.

I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I am.

Never was anything great achieved without danger.

Niccolo Machiavelli

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently, but he is willing in great crises to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worth-while to live.

Men cling to life even at the cost of enduring great misfortune

The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of introduction

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.

Like all great travellers I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.

If your determination is fixed I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.

The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write.

David Herbert Lawrence

I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.

Dr. Seuss

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts - the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.

Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy.

If many years were added to my life I would give fifty to the study of the Book of Changes and might thereby manage to avoid great mistakes.

Confucius

There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune, it is a certain air which distinguishes us and seems to destine us for great things, it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves.

But what is liberty without wisdom and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils, for it is folly vice and madness without tuition or restraint.

Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you. I believe the greatest characteristic of genius is above all force.

Gustave Flaubert

The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.

Buddha

You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.

France and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster.

Johnny Depp

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

You are doomed to make choices. This is life's greatest paradox.

I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing.

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind, it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose.

Orson Welles

Yes, in all my research the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.

Deepak Chopra

Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage, the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.

Friedrich Nietzsche

In Genesis it says that it is not good for a man to be alone, but sometimes it is a great relief.

The Bible remained for me a book of books still divine - but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously.

Joseph Joubert

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

Only great minds can afford a simple style.

Stendhal

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.

Barbara de Angelis

Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.

I haven't had that one great love which is good. I don't want that to be in the past - I want it to be in the future.

That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it.

Aristotle

The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.

Arthur Schopenhauer

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

Horace

My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.

A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Helen Keller

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.

You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only ever had one.

I don't think that a leader can control to any great extent his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation, if the forces of history are running in another direction.

Richard M. Nixon

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.

The greater the power the more dangerous the abuse.

To my great-grandfather I owed the advice to dispense with the education of the schools and have good masters at home instead - and to realize that no expense should be grudged for this purpose.

Sir my concern is not whether God is on our side, my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.

Oscar Wilde

Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.

All philosophies, if you ride them home, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.

It is strange that the years teach us patience, that the shorter our time the greater our capacity for waiting.

He who learns but does not think is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

Confucius

Great hopes make great men.

Thomas Fuller

All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.

My great concern is not whether you have failed but whether you are content with your failure.

A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force, as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.

Honore de Balzac

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil, show it evidently to be a great evil.

In revolutions the occasions may be trifling, but great interest are at stake.

America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children.

George W. Bush

The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain, and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.

Abraham Lincoln

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

Oscar Wilde

A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.

Because of its tremendous solemnity, death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearances.

I always knew I was destined for greatness.

A great artist is a great man in a great child.

Victor Hugo

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.

For pleasures past I do not grieve nor perils gathering near, My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.

The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.

Great men, or men of great gifts, you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never.

I consider the positions of kings and rulers as that of dust motes. I observe treasures of gold and gems as so many bricks and pebbles. I look upon the finest silken robes as tattered rags. I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of fruit and the greatest lake on Earth as a drop of oil on my foot.

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

William Shakespeare

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

Oscar Wilde

Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.

Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.

During the first period of a man's life, the greatest danger is not to take the risk.

As a child of God I am greater than anything that can happen to me.

Abdul Kalam

The water in a vessel is sparkling, the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear, the great truth has great silence.

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.

Every great person is always being helped by everybody, for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.

The greatest prayer is patience

We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

Abraham Lincoln

Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs.

Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book. No matter what you do somebody always imputes meaning into your books.

Dr. Seuss

The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness, as to earn peace and self-respect.

Thomas Huxley

Fame is the inheritance, not of the dead but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.

It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man I will oblige a great many that are not so.

It's bleak, because I can't - many of us can't - hear her sweet voice, but it's great because she did live and she was ours. I mean African-Americans and white Americans and Asians Spanish-speaking - she belonged to us and that's a great thing.

As human beings our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.

Aristotle

The man who will live above his present circumstances is in great danger of soon living beneath them, or as the Italian proverb says "The man that lives by hope will die by despair".

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much power you have.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Buddha

Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.

W. Clement Stone

The post office has a great charm at one point of our lives. When you have lived to my age you will begin to think letters are never worth going through the rain for.

Jane Austen

I suggest that the great art belongs to all people all the time - that indeed it is made for the people, by the people, to the people.

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The basic quality that any great story must have is a story that illustrates the human condition.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

Abraham Lincoln

Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.

Helen Keller

In counsel it is good to see dangers, but in execution not to see them unless they be very great.

Francis Bacon

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked, a song that's spoke. I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

Aeschylus

A lot of the jewelry that I wear are fan gifts because they're so awesome and they give me great presents.

'Tis not where we lie but whence we fell, the loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell.

All great achievements require time.

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.

Helen Keller

No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness, than disbelief in great men.

The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.

Amelia Barr

The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.

Advertising nourishes the consuming power of men. It sets up before a man the goal of a better home, better clothing, better food for himself and his family. It spurs individual exertion and greater production.

One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.

Washington Irving

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

Benjamin Franklin

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

Lao Tzu

Deny the passport, throw it away and make a great decision that you will not leave this shore until and unless you have liberated all the human beings.

Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

If you are young and you drink a great deal, it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat - in other words, turn you into an adult.

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.

The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.

We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.

Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil and is far from being the greatest of all, too much cleverness and too much learning accompanied with ill bringing-up are far more fatal.

Plato

You are that vast thing that you see far far off with great telescopes.

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones, and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.

Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or woman because it's conditional.

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.

My books are like water, those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.

I always entertain great hopes.

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough, for all life is a dream and dreams themselves are only dreams.

God's love is too great to be confined to any one side of a conflict or to any one religion.

Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue.

Niels Bohr

Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.

Andre Maurois

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

J. K. Rowling

To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.

Benjamin Franklin

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

Of course, to have money is just great because you can do what you think is important to you. I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.

Paulo Coelho

We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.

Jane Austen

In Republics the great danger is that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.

James Madison

Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check.

Baltasar Gracian

His success may be great, but be it ever so great the wheel of fortune may turn again and bring him down into the dust.

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

Neither a man, nor a crowd, nor a nation, can be trusted to act humanely, or to think sanely, under the influence of a great fear.

Sometimes I wonder whether Washington's liberal politicians truly understand the greatness that is America.

Mitt Romney

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.

It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am.

Everything is political. I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me.

If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.

If you have a sick or lonely person at home, be there. Maybe just to hold a hand, maybe just to give a smile, that is the greatest, the most beautiful work.

None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.

Mother Teresa

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness, and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities.

For my part I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty, than the person who has nothing to eat.

Mother Teresa

Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.

I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.

Of all possible debauches traveling is the greatest that I know, that's the one they invented when they got tired of all the others.

Gustave Flaubert

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.

Greatness does not consist in receiving honors but in deserving them.

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Not in his speech, not in his thoughts, I see his greatness only in his actions, in his life.

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

Lao Tzu

I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.

Henry Miller

In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be and one must be wrong.

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store.

Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.

Benjamin Franklin

The greater the state the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.

Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God.

Muhammad Ali

The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter, because some new idea has hit me.

The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.

Death is the only pure beautiful conclusion of a great passion.

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.

John W. Gardner

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.

Pope John Paul II

Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.

I think it's great to put our past behind us and just move on. I think it was important to show the fans.

Kobe Bryant

Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.

No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.

Rainer Maria Rilke

There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.

I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs... the ocean... and love.

William Shatner

We do not hate as long as we still attach a lesser value, but only when we attach an equal or a greater value.

I am a big believer in education, because when I grew up in Austria - when I grew up in Austria I had a great education. I had great teachers.

Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

Benjamin Disraeli

Civil confusions often spring from trifles but decide great issues.

Aristotle

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.

Niels Bohr

Desire is a bonfire that burns with greater fury, asking for more fuel. Desire is the sole cause of sorrow and distress.

It is man that makes truth great. not truth that makes man great.

Confucius

Small debts are like small shot, they are rattling on every side and can scarcely be escaped without a wound: great debts are like cannon, of loud noise but little danger.

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.

However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think they tell more truth to us than to anyone else.

There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.

George Eliot

A man may conquer a million men in battle, but one who conquers himself is indeed the greatest of conquerors.

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.

We take great pains to persuade other that we are happy, than in to think so ourselves.

Confucius

I have great faith in fools, self-confidence my friends call it.

Edgar Allan Poe

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry, to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.

Maya Angelou

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.

Carl Jung

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying and thereby they achieve great results.

A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. An old book smells like ancient Egypt.

Ray Bradbury

Eating meat destroys the attitude of great compassion.

On a long journey of human life faith is the best of companions, it is the best refreshment on the journey, and it is the greatest property.

Buddha

I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself.

I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.

William Congreve

We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.

Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.

The great living experience for every man is his adventure into the woman. The man embraces in the woman all that is not himself and from that one resultant, from that embrace, comes every new action.

David Herbert Lawrence

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events and in the total, of all those acts, will be written the history of this generation.

Robert Kennedy

The fact that you are willing to say "I do not understand and it is fine " is the greatest understanding you could exhibit.

Wayne Dyer

No one knows whether death which people fear to be the greatest evil may not be the greatest good.

The most successful people I've worked with like the Rolling Stones - people of a different kind of legendary caliber - have such great warm energy.

Christina Aguilera

Nature is one great big wood-chipper. Sooner or later everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood bones and hair.

The greatest pleasure of life is love.

Euripides

Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.

Land and sea weakness and decline are great separators but death is the great divorcer for ever.

What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people!

Saint Teresa of Avila

No truly great person ever thought themselves so.

Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees, Just give me a home in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.

R. Buckminster Fuller

To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.

A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes... can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.

There never was any heart truly great and generous that was not also tender and compassionate.

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us but is always the result of a good conscience good health occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.

Thomas Jefferson

There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.

William Shakespeare

I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls.

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.

Defense is a definite part of the game and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling.

John Wooden

In Britain like most of the developed world stem-cell research is regarded as a great opportunity. America will be left behind if it doesn't change policy.

Stephen Hawking

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart you'll know when you find it.

Steve Jobs

There's a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award and a lot of great movies that haven't. You just do the best you can.

Clint Eastwood

Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.

Edward Hopper

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result but the cause of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful, perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.

My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe, I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.

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