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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.

John Ruskin

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.

Saint Augustine

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.

Soren Kierkegaard

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.

Rabindranath Tagore

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

Mark Twain

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

John Ruskin

The greatest prayer is patience

Buddha

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

Rabindranath Tagore

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.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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.

William Hazlitt

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.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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.

Maya Angelou

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

George Santayana

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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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".

Joseph Addison

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

Aristotle

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

Oprah Winfrey

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.

Maya Angelou

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.

William Shatner

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

John Ruskin

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.

Tecumseh

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.

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.

Maya Angelou

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

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

Taylor Swift

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

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

All great achievements require time.

Maya Angelou

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.

Winston Churchill

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

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.

Buddha

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Aristotle

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.

P. J. O'Rourke

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.

Samuel Johnson

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.

John Ruskin

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.

Mother Teresa

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.

Alan Watts

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.

Victor Hugo

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

Albert Ellis

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.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Mark Twain

I always entertain great hopes.

Robert Frost

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

Mark Twain

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.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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

Desmond Tutu

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.

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.

Buddha

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.

Oprah Winfrey

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.

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

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.

Buddha

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.

Kahlil Gibran

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.

Oprah Winfrey

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

Muhammad Ali

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.

Bob Marley

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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.

Mother Teresa

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.

Benjamin Franklin

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.

Kahlil Gibran

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.

Plato

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.

E. M. Forster

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.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

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.

Herman Hesse

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.

Abraham Lincoln

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

Ronald Reagan

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

Isaac Bashevis Singer

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.

Leo Tolstoy

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.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

David Herbert Lawrence

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

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.

Woodrow Wilson

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.

Eric Hoffer

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Sai Baba

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.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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.

Buddha

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.

Wilson Mizner

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.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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.

Sun Tzu

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.

Buddha

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.

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

Michel de Montaigne

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.

Ronald Reagan

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

Mark Twain

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.

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.

Doug Coupland

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.

Frederick Douglass

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.

William Hazlitt

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.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

Robert Frost

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.

Joseph Addison

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.

Jim Carrey

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.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

Charles Spurgeon

I think everybody should have a great Wonderbra. There's so many ways to enhance them everybody does it.

Christina Aguilera

It is not enough to have great qualities, We should also have the management of them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A great man is always willing to be little.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One is just an interpreter of what the playwright thinks and therefore the greater the playwright the more satisfying it is to act in the plays.

Vivien Leigh

I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.

Ronald Reagan

The planter the farmer the mechanic and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.

Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.

Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements yet these are in truth very often owing not so much to design as chance.

I've often said the only thing standing between me and greatness is me

Woody Allen

What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men but they do not form a class.

Alexis de Tocqueville

O see what a wonder it is! The doings of the great are strange: they treat wealth as light as a straw yet when they obtain it they bend under its weight.

The tourture we desire is the greatest of all.

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.

Steven Wright

(Through the night) a great many kinds of birds perch on a tree, but in the morning they fly in all the ten directions. Why should we lament for that?

There are 4 billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors rickshaw drivers and others who've historically lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want.

Hillary Clinton

I had some shots that I felt like I should've made, I just didn't make them. I'm not going to shoot the ball great every night.

A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being to risk his body to risk his life in a great cause.

Theodore Roosevelt

Going out and playing football or baseball with the boys when I was a tomboy was a great way to learn about winning and losing and most girls didn't have that experience.

Fortune which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.

Julius Caesar

The reason we wouldn't make a seven-inch tablet isn't because we don't want to hit a price point it's because we don't think you can make a great tablet with a seven-inch screen.

Steve Jobs

Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress and you've seen the devil.

W. C. Fields

The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.

The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification such as sects and cults are founded on but in a momentary stay against confusion.

Robert Frost

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

Carl Jung

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

Elbert Hubbard

Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mothers of those days were women of great piety and noble character.They practiced virtue and set an example to the children! only from the wombs of such noble women were born sons of high character!

Sai Baba

For me great music doesn't just have to fall into one category or one genre and I love appreciating all kinds of music.

Taylor Swift

Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money for that is the miser's passion not the thief s.

William Blake

I want to be the greatest actor that ever lived frankly. I'd love that. But I don't need to be. I just want to be here. That's it.

Jim Carrey

Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.

William Hazlitt

Air power can either paralyze the enemy's military action, or compel him to devote to the defense of his bases and communications a share of his straitened resources, far greater that what we need in the attack.

My message especially to young people is to have courage to think differently courage to invent to travel the unexplored path courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.

Abdul Kalam

There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.

Marlene Dietrich

Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery.

It brings no glory to man if he is tied helplessly to the wheel of birth and death. His glory and greatness consist in disentangling himself from that revolving wheel.

Sai Baba

The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great conscious and the immeasurably great unconscious.

I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.

Thomas Jefferson

Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess we act and think in vain and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.

Joseph Addison

We've been joking with him because he's gotten extremely close in a bunch of games. He's in a great rhythm. He knows where shots are coming from he knows where the assists are coming from how to set the table. It's fun to watch.

If calculus or algebra were required to be a great investor I'd have to go back to delivering newspapers.

I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in.

To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.

We had a great run. Three rings. I think people should leave it the hell alone and move on. ... I understand it's interesting but we also have an interesting game. The game itself tomorrow is interesting.

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.

No man was ever great by imitation.

History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.

What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.

Tension is the great integrity.

Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling the movements of his heart.

Saint Augustine

Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people and I cannot fear the result.

To this day some of my closest friends say 'Gaga you know everything's great. You're a singer, your dreams have come true.' But still when certain things are said to you over and over again as you're growing up it stays with you and you wonder if they're true.

Music the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have below.

Joseph Addison

The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.

There is a great discovery still to be made in literature that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.

That great Cathedral space which was childhood.

Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you and were tender with you and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you and disputed passage with you?

Never open the door to a lesser evil for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.

Of great riches there is no real use except in the distribution, the rest is but conceit

There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.

It is a remarkable comment on our affairs that the former prime minister of a great sovereign state should thus be received as an honorary citizen of another.

Love is the expression of one's values the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.

Ayn Rand

I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting but I cannot suffering as I am do without something which is greater than I am which is my life the power to create.

Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.

As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.

There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence and to deny support for condoms and education on using them. This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people.

Music is either sacred or secular. The sacred agrees with its dignity and here has its greatest effect on life an effect that remains the same through all ages and epochs. Secular music should be cheerful throughout.

Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.

Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.

Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company you please none, If you flatter only one or two you offend the rest.

If you listen to your fears you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.

What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.

The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.

A lot of people feel very good about Mitt Romney and I think he's going to do a great job.

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue the art of speaking well rather than doing well, but their manners should be of the greatest concern.

Great is the difference betwixt a man's being frightened at and humbled for his sins.

Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.

One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able vicariously to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared, for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.

Mother Teresa

Be great in act as you have been in thought.

He pattered with his keys at a great rate / And sweated through his apostolic skin: / Of course his perspiration was but ichor / Or some such other spiritual liquor.

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds.

The greatest beauty aid for women is virtue.

Sai Baba

The way of the Creative works through change and transformation so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.

If I could sell 500 million records every time it would be great. But I've also had the luxury experience of having it when I was a teenager in a very kind of model version of it.

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.

We begin to see therefore the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.

Where the willingness is great the difficulties cannot be great.

Obama has no solutions. Obama has failed the country and its great citizens and they don't like it when somebody such as myself speaks the truth about this - it hurts too much.

Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate and unfortunate in being cured of them.

People who know little are usually great talkers while men who know much say little.

The Super Bowl isn't for kids I had a great time though and it was worth every nickel of it because by doing this lame piece about the game I can put it on my expense account.

To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.

So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish that he did not only sigh but roar.

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

Courage is the greatest of all virtues because if you haven't courage you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.

When I say that human beings are just gene machines one shouldn't put too much emphasis on the word 'just.' There is a very great deal of complication and indeed beauty in being a gene machine.

Richard Dawkins

I played a great horse yesterday! It took seven horses to beat him.

The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.

To prefer evil to good is not in human nature, and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.

Plato

If there is not the war you don't get the great general, if there is not a great occasion you don't get a great statesman, if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace no one would have known his name.

Theodore Roosevelt

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

Out of Ireland have we come great hatred little room maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic heart.

William Butler Yeats

Next to enjoying ourselves the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves or more generally in the acquisition of power.

I think their experience kicked in and overwhelmed us a bit tonight ... We kept fighting back and did some great things with our execution. Our inexperience on defense hurt us as they were spreading the floor extremely well and getting good looks at the basket.

Kobe Bryant

A great fortune is a great slavery.

A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.

In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house.

I am in love - and my God it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already you are wasting your life.

David Herbert Lawrence

In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues.

I had no idea of the enormous and unquestionably helpful part that humbug plays in the social life of great peoples dwelling in a state of democratic freedom.

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