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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bertrand Russell

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.

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.

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

Jonathan Swift

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.

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.

Ray Bradbury

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

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.

Victor Hugo

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.

Samuel Johnson

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

John Keats

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.

Henry David Thoreau

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.

Andrew Jackson

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

Charles Dickens

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.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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.

Chanakya

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?

Chanakya

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.

Kobe Bryant

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.

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.

Hillary Clinton

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.

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.

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.

Winston Churchill

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.

R. Buckminster Fuller

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.

Thomas Carlyle

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.

Victor Hugo

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.

Albert Camus

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.

Kobe Bryant

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.

Bill Gates

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

Calvin Coolidge

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.

Washington Irving

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.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Andy Warhol

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

Henry Ward Beecher

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.

Andrew Jackson

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.

Lady Gaga

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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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.

Virginia Woolf

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?

Walt Whitman

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

Baltasar Gracian

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

Francis Bacon

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

John Keats

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.

Vincent Van Gogh

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

Charles Darwin

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.

Chuck Palahniuk

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.

Jonathan Swift

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

Robert H. Schuller

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.

James Madison

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

Charles Dickens

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.

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.

Alexander Pope

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.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Bertrand Russell

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.

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.

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.

Francis Bacon

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.

A great city whose image dwells in the memory of man is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest, Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem, and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world Art.

Benjamin Disraeli

I'm a great lover I'll bet.

Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.

Pleasant it is when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation, not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.

It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.

Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.

No crime is so great as daring to excel.

With only half a lip you kiss, And half of that I ne'er' should miss, A greater boon of worth untold, Wilt grant me? That whole half withhold.

Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains with no part of yours in peril.

The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.

I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this.

Soren Kierkegaard

In all our contacts it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.

This merger is going to create the greatest consumer products company in the world.

Music is the fourth great material want first food then clothes then shelter then music.

There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous: a fertile soil busy workshops easy conveyance for men and goods from place to place

The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time given me the greatest respect and love for the game.

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high one which sometimes seemed impossible.

Life is thickly sown with thorns and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us.

Voltaire

The greatest gift you and your partner can give your children is the example of an intimate healthy and loving relationship.

Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.

There is no way to be truly great in this world. We are all impaled on the crook of conditioning.

I wanted to only create a great perfume not any perfume that would sell but a great artistic one that the fans would not feel cheated by.

Lady Gaga

The great object is that every man be armed.

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation we must not merely talk, we must act big.

For centuries New York has served as the gateway for millions of people from all over the world in search of the American dream. It only makes sense that it would now serve as a gateway for the world's greatest athletes.

There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake.

Seven hundred and sixteen billion dollars funneled out of Medicare by President Obama. An obligation we have to our parents and grandparents is being sacrificed all to pay for a new entitlement we didn't even ask for. The greatest threat to Medicare is Obamacare and we're going to stop it.

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general the more he contributes in maneuver the less he demands in slaughter.

The greatest cunning is to have none at all.

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes one of his great surprises is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.

The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself or he would cease to be human.

Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres or a little money, and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.

When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.

My great comfort is that the temporary celebrity I have wrung from the world has been in the very teeth of all opinions and prejudices. I have flattered no ruling powers, I have never concealed a single thought that tempted me.

Lord Byron

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities, strong men make them.

He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it.

I do live like a rock star but it's not as great as it sounds. It's a lot of traveling.

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words so lesser minds have a talent of talking much and saying nothing.

You wish to appear Cotta a pretty man and a great man at one and the same time: but he who is a pretty man Cotta is a very small man

It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds though he risk everything.

The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

It's cool to be a part of history having two great coaches go head-to-head.

Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever, no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself, no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.

No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need it performs some great service not for itself but for others, or failing therein it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.

Great thoughts and a pure heart that is what we should ask from God.

What's so great about the kid is that he absolutely doesn't know the word quit. He gave us a real lift today and you had to be impressed with how our team set him up at the end.

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.

Like anything else that happens on its own the act of writing is beyond currency. Money is great stuff to have but when it comes to the act of creation the best thing is not to think of money too much. It constipates the whole process.

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.

Plato

Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.

Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful it does a great deal of harm.

Oscar Wilde

The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it because they have no imagination.

All rising to a great place is by a winding stair

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