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The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.

There is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country

The joy of being the master of senses is far greater than being their slave.

The three great elements of modern civilization Gun powder Printing and the Protestant religion.

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both but by too much prudence may pass between them at too great a distance to reach either.

No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.

Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.

Great and good are seldom the same man.

The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake we will show the world that we will pass the test.

The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment is a secret which but few discover.

Mr. Chairman delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America. I do so with humility deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility.

But friendship is precious not only in the shade but in the sunshine of life and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.

One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.

War contributes greatly to global warming which shouldn't surprise us. All those bombs going off all those rockets all those planes and helicopters. All that fuel of various kinds being used. It pollutes the air and water of this very fragile and interconnected planet.

Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great.

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.

The great thing about being a print journalist is that you are permitted to duck. Cameramen get killed while the writers are flat on the floor. A war correspondent for the BBC dedicated his memoir to 50 fallen colleagues and I guarantee you they were all taking pictures. I am only alive because I am such a chicken.

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

This Sunday School has been of help to me greater perhaps than any other force in my Christian life and I can ask no better things for you than that you and all that shall come after you in this great band of workers for Christ shall receive the same measure of blessedness which I have been permitted to have.

If thou art a man admire those who attempt great things even though they fail.

For a competitive junkie like me golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you have accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.

There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.

The Stones also still have a huge following. Mick Jagger leaps around like a crazy dude. And Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts are playing great too.

What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.

Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him but you know he will strangle you with his panic.

The only medicine for suffering crime and all other woes of mankind is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.

To enjoy the things we ought, and to hate the things we ought, has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.

The sensitivity of men to small matters and their indifference to great ones indicates a strange inversion.

Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.

I consider myself to have one of the greatest voices in the industry.

There is no medicine like hope no incentive so great and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.

But when I hear a great song I can't help but be inspired by it, regardless of whatever genre that song falls under.

The greater the difficulty the greater the glory.

It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself who care little for his pursuits and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.

The only history is a mere question of one's struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander to do.

Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense and great expense may be an essential part in true economy.

Some are made modest by great praise others insolent.

Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.

To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it, those who have fear it.

It is the strange fate of man that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.

Better a little which is well done than a great deal imperfectly.

Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.

Faith in ourselves and faith in God this is the secret of Greatness for God is Love.

The three great problems of this century, the degradation of man in the proletariat the subjection of women through hunger the atrophy of the child by darkness.

Every reign must submit to a greater reign.

Great ideas originate in the muscles.

Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol but every human thought has its page in that vast book.

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.

Her great merit is finding out mine -- there is nothing so amiable as discernment.

Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.

The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling, save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.

Oscar Wilde

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.

No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration.

He who has great power should use it lightly.

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.

There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man really is so, but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.

I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.

Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing and must therefore be treated with great caution.

Human life is precious sublime and meaningful. But by involvement in purely worldly pursuits the greatness of human birth is forgotten.

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless and the other half discreditable.

There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.

There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great great powers and I would say we only have learnt a very very small part of what it can do.

Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.

Yes Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.

The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.

The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is poetry prophecy and religion all in one.

It is for us to pray, not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire, forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.

A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.

For him to just call me and tell me what a great game it was and how proud of me he is meant more to me than the 81 points. That means more to me than even the game itself because I idolized him as a kid.

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.

Like me the great majority of Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and lesbians.

The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.

The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance your prayers your sacrifice and he most humbly asks this of you.

The greatest thing about being a comedian is knowing other comedians. And you get to talk to them. Its the most fun.

Jerry Seinfeld

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.

The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.

Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.

Wealth is well known to be a great comforter.

With a genuine keenness or readiness to serve others one can attain happiness in any group or community and the very eagerness to serve others will endow you with the power and skill necessary for the required service.Nowadays we tend to regard it as derogatory to serve but there is great worth in service.

Men are only as great as they are kind.

Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.

No one can possibly have lived through the Great Depression without being scarred by it. No amount of experience since the depression can convince someone who has lived through it that the world is safe economically.

Lamar is such a great facilitator he takes a load off my shoulders so I don't have to facilitate I can just focus on putting the ball in the basket.

Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution. And whether the cause is justice for the persecuted compassion for the needy and the sick or mercy for the child waiting to be born there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action.

We need a great president.

Great indebtedness does not make men grateful but vengeful, and if a little charity is not forgotten it turns into a gnawing worm.

I grow daily to honour facts more and more and theory less and less. A fact it seems to me is a great thing, a sentence printed if not by God then at least by the Devil.

The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts it is still the greatest city in the whole world.

To live alone is the fate of all great souls.

We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city or a new love affair.

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.

A great production of a black comedy is better than a mediocre production of a comedy of errors.

There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.

The Old and New Testaments are the Great Code of Art.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.

Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul as clemency and readiness to forgive.

I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.

Well for us in history where goodness is a rare pearl he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.

Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.

Bertrand Russell

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

In this age which believes that there is a short cut to everything the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is in the long run the easiest.

For cycling and the community it's a big step. This would be a great way to bring kids into the sport and have them around coaches that are constantly observing them. I hope it happens.

The more tranquil a man becomes the greater is his success his influence his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.

We should seek the greatest value of our action.

If you have a great manager you want to pay him very well.

Tell me why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?

To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.

The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy.

Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.

The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first therefore to seek them blindfold and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses.

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.

And my dad you're a great actor but you're a better father.

Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime and departing leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.

This (Westminster Abbey) great Magazine of Mortality

A lot of Jews are great friends of mine.

Greatness lies not in being strong but in the right using of strength, and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.

If a man can bridge the gap between life and death if he can live on after he's dead then maybe he was a great man.

To my great disappointment it appears that the politics of division are making a big comeback. Many Americans share my disappointment - especially those who were filled with great hope a few years ago when then-Senator Obama announced his candidacy in Springfield Illinois.

To love one that is great is almost to be great one's self.

Samuel Johnson

The greatest of faults I should say is to be conscious of none.

My greatest environments in which I can grow or grow up is in personal romantic relationships with a man.

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid because freedom is on the march.

I had faith in Israel before it was established I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it - not just another sovereign nation but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.

It is not well to make great changes in old age.

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.

I don't know what my calling is but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels in the deepest sense about what is being photographed.

Bypasses are devices that allow some people to dash from point A to point B very fast while other people dash from point B to point A very fast. People living at point C being a point directly in between are often given to wonder what's so great about point A that so many people from point B are so keen to get there and what's so great about point B that so many people from point A are so keen to get there. They often wish that people would just once and for all work out where the hell they wanted to be.

Argumentation cannot suffice for the discovery of new work since the subtlety of Nature is greater many times than the subtlety of argument.

The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other.

I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.

I think it's really great when you stand up for something that you really believe even if you get heat for it.

Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.

I believe that the great painters with their intellect as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.

You speak of Lord Byron and me, there is this great difference between us. He describes what he sees I describe what I imagine. Mine is the hardest task.

It's great to beat your goals -- and it's not that sports goals are bad but this one was much better ... This combines my two main passions in life outside of my children.

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.

There are two great forces. God's force of good and the devil's force of evil, and I believe Satan is alive and he is working, and he is working harder than ever and we have many mysteries that we don't understand.

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This and not much else is the essence of leadership.

The great question is not whether you have failed but whether you are content with failure.

We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift also its greatest curse is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.

Every adversity every failure every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.

Life has been bestowed not for just eating and digesting and roaming and reclining but for a far greater purpose - the realization of Divinity in us in all that exists around us and even beyond all things that strike our senses. To waste such a life in vain pursuits and in mere senses of pleasures is not the sign of an intelligent person.

Commerce is so far from being beneficial to arts or to empire that it is destructive of both as all their history shows for the above reason of individual merit being its great hatred. Empires flourish till they become commercial and then they are scattered abroad to the four winds.

The small courtesies sweeten life, the greater ennoble it.

Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.

The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.

I was born in '74 so I missed out on all the great early '60s and early '70s.

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.

I like all kinds of music. I listen to Abigail Washburn the Punch Brothers and Marc Johnson the great clawhammer player. I also listen a lot to Sirius Radio there's a lot of bluegrass there.

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

Great things are done when men and mountains meet, This is not done by jostling in the street

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society, and any eminent departure from it under any circumstances lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.

Practice yourself for heaven's sake in little things and then proceed to greater.

There is the good and the bad the great and the low the just and the unjust. I swear to you that all that will never change.

Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world but if they don't play together the club won't be worth a dime.

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers who can cut through argument debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.

What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again from zero.

One of the great cosmic laws I think is that whatever we hold in our thought will come true in our experience.

The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order symmetry and limitation, and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful.

Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.

The great art of life is sensation to feel that we exist even in pain.

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson.

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work Stick-to-itiveness and Common sense.

He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause, to an ardent generous perhaps an immoderate passion for fame, a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.

It's great. It's bigger than the sport because we're looked up to by so many young people out there. It's great.

Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.

It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes, but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.

In time it will become clear to everyone that support for the policies of pre-emptive war and interventionist nation-building will have much greater significance than the removal of Saddam Hussein itself.

Reagan won because he was real. He believed in America. He told people he was gonna make it great again coming out of a disastrous four years of Jimmy Carter and Watergate before that.

Many great kings emperors saints and seers have left without taking anything. When you are born you don't bring anything with you. Render service in divine awareness.

Something made greater by ourselves and in turn that makes us greater.

There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

Being a Barrymore didn't help me other than giving me a great sense of pride and a strange spiritual sense that I felt OK about having the passion to act. It made sense because my whole family had done it and it helped rationalise it for me.

Going back to Georgiana Drew and John Drew and my great-grandfather Maurice Barrymore and it was such a sort of circus of odd interesting people that loved acting.

Drew Barrymore

I've made some great mistakes in my life but you know they were honest mistakes.

I look forward to leading this team and attempting to give the great folks at Discovery a yellow jersey. I'm more motivated than ever.

I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

She was a sister-friend to me, we called each other 'children sisters.' She was a great wife, obviously, and a wonderful mother, and a great woman, a great American. When I think of great Americans, she's one of the people I think of.

The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person.

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.

Nothing great is created suddenly any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom then bear fruit then ripen.

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that and live that way you are really a wise man.

When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets.

I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed.

It doesn't really seem like we're overly jumping for joy but it is a great accomplishment for us. We came from last season when we didn't make it. This season nobody expected us to make it and here we are.

The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error.

Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants.

In reading the lives of great men I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first.

We are becoming slaves to the process of birth and death. We should not allow ourselves to become slaves to this process. We should make an attempt to become one with the great effulgent spirit.

You hear a lot about God these days: God the beneficent, God the all-great, God the Almighty, God the most powerful, God the giver of life, God the creator of death. I mean we're hearing about God all the time so we better learn how to deal with it. But if we know anything about God God is arbitrary.

Utility is the great idol of the age to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined - to strengthen each other - to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

He was a great patriot a humanitarian a loyal friend, provided of course he really is dead.

Study the lives of our great women who were models of patience, fortitude, compassion and sacrifice. I desire that you should take up the reins of leadership and bring peace and prosperity to the nation by leading ideal lives.

It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself.

It's a great feeling to do it here at Staples Center in front of our fans kind of an early Christmas present to them.

Truly it is an evil to be full of faults, but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.

So for example a country was into recession right after I was sworn in a dot-com bust had taken place. Then the attacks of September the 11th and then of course the great financial meltdown in the -the fundamental question facing any presidency is how do you deal with the hand you're dealt?

We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.

They made a great read defensively. Lawrence Frank sent out all smalls so they were able to switch everything. That kind of took the play away from us.

Let us develop the resources of our land call forth its powers build up its institutions promote all its great interests and see whether we also in our day and generation may not perform something worthy to be remembered.

The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.

What greater reassurance can the weak have than that they are like anyone else?

It is no great art to say something briefly when like Tacitus one has something to say, when one has nothing to say however and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.

Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

Our greatest lack is not money for any undertaking but rather ideas If the ideas are good cash will somehow flow to where it is needed.

Do not dismayed daughters at the number of things which you have to consider before setting out on this divine journey which is the royal road to heaven. By taking this road we gain such precious treasures that it is no wonder if the cost seems to us a high one. The time will come when we shall realize that all we have paid has been nothing at all by comparison with the greatness of our prizes.

To do a great right, do a little wrong.

The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.

Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while.

Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.

My kids are doing just great.

The arts of peace are great And no less glorious than those of war.

So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America.

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.

Riches have never fascinated me unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction.

Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader.

The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.

Early in my school career I turned out to be an incorrigible disciplinary problem. I could understand what the teacher was saying as fast as she could say it I found time hanging heavy so I would occasionally talk to my neighbor. That was my great crime I talked.

Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but while their companions slept they were toiling upward in the night.

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.

To me acting is the most logical way for people's neuroses to manifest themselves in this great need we all have to express ourselves.

God is only a great imaginative experience.

I try not to think about it that much because I just try to stay in the moment as much as possible. That being said I still appreciate greatly and feel very blessed and very fortunate with what's going on.

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.

The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist, it is by the ideal that we live.

Marriage is a great institution.

They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.

That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings.

Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.

President Barack Obama has stood watch over the greatest job loss in modern American history. And that, my friends, is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this President throughout history.

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation but rather in her ability to repair her faults.

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie deliberate contrived and dishonest but the myth persistent persuasive and unrealistic.

The search after the great men is the dream of youth and the most serious occupation of manhood.

A son has no greater duty, no higher good, than serving his parents.

Great countries are those that produce great people.

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.

Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours which we love so much will find dignity and greatness and peace again.

Noel Coward

Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children.

The great mystery of our consciousness is beyond our grasp.

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!

Anne Frank

The greatest friend of truth is Time her greatest enemy is Prejudice and her constant companion is Humility.

The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.

By imposing too great a responsibility or rather all responsibility on yourself you crush yourself.

All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy and great things in that which is small.

Let the day dawn for you and others with thought of the Almighty the Compassionate and the Omnipresent self-knowing God. What greater service can you do to yourself and others? This will give you health and happiness.

And the American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking innovative risk-taking God- loving family-oriented American people.

Mitt Romney

President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.

It's a great thing when you can show that you've been successful and that you've made a lot of money and that you've employed a lot of people.

Donald Trump

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought and attended to my answer.

Go forth a conqueror and win great victories.

Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.

Great men are like eagles and build their nest on some lofty solitude.

Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man, his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.

Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation plan carefully before making a move and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.

Silence is a source of great strength.

Lao Tzu

They never fail who die in a great cause.

No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

Thomas Carlyle

Well your greatest joy definitely comes from doing something for another especially when it was done with no thought of something in return.

The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

Paul McCartney

The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.

Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.

Woodrow Wilson

from a business perspective it's great for the NBA... Notoriety sells.

There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either.

Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.

There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

When Religion and Royalty are swept away the people will attack the great and after the great they will fall upon the rich.

You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration

The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way.

The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.

The great American novel has not only already been written it has already been rejected.

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