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I know that two and two make four -- and should be glad to prove it too if I could -- though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.

The system is that there is no system. That doesn't mean we don't have process. Apple is a very disciplined company and we have great processes. But that's not what it's about. Process makes you more efficient.

A little group of willful men representing no opinion but their own have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint its wealth with our wisdom its power with our purpose.

He was as great as a man can be without morality.

Contentment with little or nothing to eat although one may have a great appetite, to awaken instantly although one may be in a deep slumber, unflinching devotion to the master, and bravery, these six qualities should be learned from the dog.

Cloning is great. If God made the original then making copies should be fine.

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.

Like the strawberry wives that laid two or three great strawberries at the mouth of their pot and all the rest were little ones.

Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.

All architecture is great architecture after sunset, perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art like the art of fireworks.

Only by taking responsibility for oneself to the greatest extent possible can one ever be free and only a free person can make responsible choices - between right and wrong saving and spending giving or taking.

It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls seize the opportunities and get back home by six o'clock.

Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies. I owe them a great debt because they redoubled my energies and drove me in new directions.

No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.

The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed seeming to be dragged rather than to march to the intended goal. Something of this sort must I think always happen in public democratic assemblies.

In other words don't expect to always be great. Disappointments failures and setbacks are a normal part of the lifecycle of a unit or a company and what the leader has to do is constantly be up and say 'we have a problem let's go and get it'.

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.

I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope Self.

Every day the people I meet inspire me... every day they make me proud... every day they remind me how blessed we are to live in the greatest nation on earth.

Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised.

I had a great many sex and love cases where people were absolutely devastated when somebody with whom they were compulsively in love didn't love them back. They were killing themselves with anxiety and depression.

An index is a great leveller.

The greatest evil is physical pain.

To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy like the joys afforded by art or life.

Simone Weil

Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive nor yet the greatest of all, but great cleverness and much learning if they be accompanied by a bad training are a much greater misfortune.

However great an intellectual may be however great one may be as a scholar or a man of learning one has also to acquire humanness. Without humanness scholarship and intellectual eminence are of no value.

The price of greatness is responsibility.

A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

Genius begins great works, labor alone finishes them.

Joseph Joubert

It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.

Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.

Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.

And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity the less they are mixed together.

Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.

Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.

It is not one man nor a million but the spirit of liberty that must be preserved. The waves which dash upon the shore are one by one broken but the ocean conquers nevertheless. It overwhelms the Armada it wears out the rock. In like manner whatever the struggle of individuals the great cause will gather strength.

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed for if you merely offend them they take vengeance but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.

Life starts with Love. The sweetness of love coming out of life is the great and unique principle that is at the source of everything. You can put this love in any field of work.

It's a joke to think that anyone is one thing. We're all such complex creatures. But if I'm going to be a poster child for anything anger's a gorgeous emotion. It gets a bad rap but it can make great changes happen.

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary great minds with the ordinary.

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity goodness and truth.

Leo Tolstoy

The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.

The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars nor its great scholars great men.

All great peoples are conservative.

When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.

The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage, and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.

Great souls by instinct to each other turn demand alliance and in friendship burn.

It is not by muscle speed or physical dexterity that great things are achieved but by reflection force of character and judgment.

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.

Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.

WOMEN preserve the culture of this country with greater tenacity and faith. They keep men on the moral path and inspire them to follow spiritual discipline. Their hearts are tender and full of compassion for the hungry and the distressed. That is why in this land women are adored and revered.

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter control or singly cope with.

We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic against any opponent. People know this and steer clear of me at parties. Often as a sign of their great respect they don't even invite me.

Success is a great deodorant.

It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.

Good artists copy great artists steal.

Pablo Picasso

These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.

I am concerned for the security of our great Nation, not so much because of any threat from without but because of the insidious forces working from within.

Douglas MacArthur

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity of the New which carrieth the greater benediction and the clearer revelation of God

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.

Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness, it certainly destroys liberty and it makes some virtues impracticable and others extremely difficult.

Samuel Johnson

To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.

I do have my ducks in line if I want to do it but I'd love to see the Republicans pick somebody that was going to win and take over this country and frankly to use the expression 'Make America great again.'

We know but a few men a great many coats and breeches.

Anyone who stops learning is old whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

The smallest flower is a thought a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole of whom they have a persistent intuition.

To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works necessarily ends by above all stressing their pettiness because it is in their work that they have put the best of themselves.

Simone Weil

I am going to be a great actress.

I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way - I hope it never will.

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

The truest greatness lies in being kind the truest wisdom in a happy mind.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous, it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.

There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them but serviceable vices.

New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent.

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you later not a lesser but a greater thing.

David Herbert Lawrence

In economics hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.

All great empires of the future will be empires of the mind.

I didn't even know the record existed until a couple of days ago. I never in my wildest dreams dreamed of being in such great company like Elgin. There have been a lot of great players in this franchise and I have learned a lot from some of them.

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.

Lao Tzu

The more a man can forget the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo, the more he can remember the more divine his life becomes.

The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.

James Russell Lowell

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.

THOSE who deny God the Supreme Will or the First Cause can give no real satisfactory justification for their stand, nor can those who assert that there is God. Both have to rely on their own experience. After all how can sweetness be denied by one who refuses to taste sugar? How can one be convinced that sugar is sweet until one tastes it? We have to feel the great marvel of energy manipulating both the minutest atom and cell and the vastest most distant star. How else can we understand the Omnipresence and Omnipotence except by accepting God as the Architect of the Cosmos?

It is here my daughters that love is to be found / not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me although we may more often fail and commit small lapses our gain will be incomparably the greater.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Whatever I have tried to do in life I have tried with all my heart to do it well, whatever I have devoted myself to I have devoted myself completely, in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.

Charles Dickens

Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.

There is something great and terrible about suicide.

We are persuaded that good Christians will always be good citizens and that where righteousness prevails among individuals the Nation will be great and happy. Thus while just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government it's surest support.

George Washington

The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.

Gore Vidal

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.

We became pretty sensitive about it. We visited Great Ormond Street Hospital when we were in England to do research and we saw the tremendous need for funds.

I try to read for pleasure whenever I can - it's a great way just to shut it off for a while so your brain doesn't get fried.

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.

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.

Those who occupy their minds with small matters generally become incapable of greatness.

When my mom ran for the Senate my dad was there for her every step of the way. I can still hear her saying in her beautiful voice 'Why should women have any less say than men about the great decisions facing our nation?'

Germany has reduced savagery to a science and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.

However glorious an action in itself it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.

Mankind is made great or little by its own will.

If I don't write to empty my mind I go mad. As to that regular uninterrupted love of writing. I do not understand it. I feel it as a torture which I must get rid of but never as a pleasure. On the contrary I think composition a great pain.

Lord Byron

If you cannot do great things do small things in a great way.

THE greatest formula that can liberate cleanse and elevate the mind is Rama-Name the Name of Rama.

One of the most blissful joys of the English language is the fact that one of its greatest practitioners ever one of the guys on the very top table of all was a jokesmith. Though maybe it shouldn't be that big a surprise. Who else would be up there? Austen of course Dickens and Chaucer. The only one who couldn't make a joke to save his life would be Shakespeare.

Douglas Adams

The willow which bends to the tempest often escapes better than the oak which resists it, and so in great calamities it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.

Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.

To write what is worth publishing to find honest people to publish it and get sensible people to read it are the three great difficulties in being an author.

When death the great reconciler has come it is never our tenderness that we repent of but our severity.

I have total recall. I remember being born. I remember being in the womb I remember being inside. Coming out was great.

The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.

London that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.

The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak that you are a sinner a miserable creature and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.

Swami Vivekananda

There is little for the great part of the history of the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath.

They [Young People] have exalted notions because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations, moreover their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things / and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning / all their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything / they love too much hate too much and the same with everything else.


So Bush certainly wasn't the greatest and Obama has not done the job. And he's created a lot of disincentive. He's created a lot of great dissatisfaction. Regulations and regulatory is going through the roof. It's almost impossible to get anything done in the country.

It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows the greater the harvest.

I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.

Pyrrhus when his friends congratulated to him his victory over the Romans under Fabricius but with great slaughter of his own side said to them "Yes, but if we have such another victory we are undone

Doing is the great thing for if people resolutely do what is right they come in time to like doing it.

Our sight is the most perfect and most delightful of all our senses. It fills the mind with the largest variety of ideas converses with its objects at the greatest distance and continues the longest in action without being tired or satiated . . .

Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time his day his age.

My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.

Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I, it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.

The roaring of lions the howling of wolves the raging of the stormy sea and the destructive sword are portions of eternity too great for the eye of man.

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery of party faction and division of society.

Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.

Being is the great explainer.

There are many people in the world who really don't understand-or say they don't-what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin!

The world itself is a great teacher a constant guide and inspiration. That is the reason why man is surrounded and sustained by the world.

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love are the two greatest proofs not only of goodness of heart but of strength of mind.

William Hazlitt

The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.

The limit of every pain is an even greater pain.

Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.

To be an atheist requires an infinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool, the truest heroism is to resist the doubt, and the profoundest wisdom to know when it ought to be resisted and when it be obeyed.

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover through the detours of art those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.

Albert Camus

I have known Arnold for years and know he'll be a great governor. It is critical to the rest of the nation that California's economic crisis be solved and I think Arnold will get that job done.

Great Men & Fools do often me Inspire But the Greater Fool the Greater Liar.

The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or admired.

Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius who are often too full to be exact and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader rather than be at the pains of stringing the

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.

So great is the modesty of your mind and face Sophronius that I wonder you should ever have become a father

Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.

All things are admired either because they are new or because they are great

No human being however great or powerful was ever so free as a fish.

John Ruskin

When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys.

I have a profound empathy for people who are in the public eye whether they manifest it themselves or whether it happened by accident - it doesn't matter to me. I think there's a great misunderstanding of what it is to be famous.

Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.

Ronald Reagan was the greatest president of the twentieth century.

When I'm traveling on tour one of my favorite things to do is to throw a baseball cap on and go to a Target. The company has always been good to me. They've got such a great creative team.

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.

Charles Dickens

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.

George Orwell

A great mind becomes a great fortune.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is no mistake so great as the mistake of not going on.

William Blake

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

William James

The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.

Your most precious valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You and you alone can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.

W. Clement Stone

Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.

It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before or else estrange them.

Gilbert Parker

I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized and I still had a daughter who I adored and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

J. K. Rowling

People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you you can leave your past behind.

Joel Osteen

The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say 'We did it ourselves.'

Lao Tzu

There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.


The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.

William James

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

Bill Gates

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity it destroys religion it destroys states it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.

Martin Luther

Character in great and little things means carrying through what you feel able to do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Clothes and manners do not make the man, but when he is made they greatly improve his appearance.

Henry Ward Beecher

The greatest wealth is to live content with little for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.


The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.

T. S. Eliot

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.

Thomas Carlyle

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.

Thomas Jefferson

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.

Albert Einstein

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.

John Adams

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature

Joseph Addison

The great dialectic in our time is not as anciently and by some still supposed between capital and labor, it is between economic enterprise and the state.

John Kenneth Galbraith

A man with great talents but void of discretion is like Polyphemus in the fable strong and blind endued with an irresistible force which for want of sight is of no use to him

Joseph Addison

One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.

Joseph Addison

Every normal person in fact is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.

Sigmund Freud

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy much the greatest is the possession of friendship.


One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad coach mentor soldier husband and friend.

Tiger Woods

Of great wealth there is no real use except in its distribution the rest is just conceit.

Francis Bacon

In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work a great head.

Arthur Schopenhauer

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.

Edmund Burke

Great tragedy has come to us and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.

George W. Bush

I look forward to death with great anticipation to meeting God face to face.

We played hard at both ends of the court. It's a great accomplishment for us. I'm excited more than anything.

Kobe Bryant

The soles of Neil Armstrong's boots on the moon made permanent impressions on our souls and in our national psyche. Ann and I watched those steps together on her parent's sofa. Like all Americans we went to bed that night knowing we lived in the greatest country in the history of the world. God bless Neil Armstrong.

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

Francis Bacon

The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death because they are greater than anything he finds in himself and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.

Bertrand Russell

Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth pleasure or honor cannot exist without sin.

Desiderius Erasmus

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke

Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.

Joseph Addison

Whenever at a party I have been in the mood to study fools I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.

Jean Paul

I can't take credit for what's happening out there. I learned it all by watching tapes of Elgin Oscar Robertson and all the great players. I stole everything and incorporated it into my game.

Kobe Bryant

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people but the appalling silence of the good people.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

People of great position are servants times three servants of their country servants of fame and servants of business.

Francis Bacon

States as great engines move slowly.

Francis Bacon

The greatest pleasures are only narrowly separated from disgust.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven't been cut off.

Emile M. Cioran

I've found that good dialogue tells you not only what people are saying or how they're communicating but it tells you a great deal - by dialect and tone content and circumstance - about the quality of the character.

E. O. Wilson

The great thing about suicide is that it's not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean you can always do it later.

Harvey Fierstein

If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.


Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.

John Lennon

Like strawberry wives that laid two or three great strawberries at the mouth of their pot and all the rest were little ones.

Francis Bacon

I just want to be recognized as a great player. That's what we all want. It's about getting the W's (wins) and nothing else. I can't let what people think or say about me bother me.

Kobe Bryant

It was a great day especially with the weather. First the heat then the thunder then the sun again. For the overall standings it is great.

Lance Armstrong

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.

Matthew Henry

The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.

Sigmund Freud

The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta.

Tiger Woods

I am a great friend of public amusements - they keep people from vice.

Samuel Johnson

Our Generation has had no Great war no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.

We executed a lot better in the second quarter. Defensively we did a great job. We played hard. Lamar had a great game.

Kobe Bryant

It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.

Baltasar Gracian

Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life even in one's own character to himself.

Our life is composed greatly from dreams from the unconscious and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.

Anais Nin

Recently there has been a lot of controversy between the countries and I would hope that now the two countries could put all that behind them and start to build on what really has been a great friendship

Woody Allen

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.

Benjamin Franklin

Your decision to be have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.

Brian Tracy

God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires

Francis Bacon

In old times elders used to tell the young children all about the nation's great heroes and saints. Where are such elders today?

Sai Baba

I speak directly to the people and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican young or old.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared and with it none despised.

Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.

Katharine Hepburn

The herd seek out the great not for their sake but for their influence, and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions.

Augustus Hare

The human understanding from its peculiar nature easily supposes a greater degree of order and equality in things than it really finds

Francis Bacon

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Lao Tzu

At sixty I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty but I know a great deal more about folly.

Mason Cooley

A great calamity is as old as the trilobites an hour after it has happened.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.

The greatest mystery of existence is existence itself.

Deepak Chopra

With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration or rather obliterates all consideration.

John Keats

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

Joseph Addison

The Great Depression like most other periods of severe unemployment was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.

Milton Friedman

I exhort you also to take part in the great combat which is the combat of life and greater than every other earthly conflict.

The science of Yoga was assigned great prominence in the past by Indians.

Sai Baba

No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit either in science or in practical life.

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation the greatest pleasures cease to please.


The spacious firmament on high / And all the blue ethereal sky / And spangled heavens a shining frame / Their great Original proclaim.

Joseph Addison

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.

Josh Billings

Thrift is of great revenue.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

In order to effect great change we need to look at how we can help those in our own communities as well as globally.

Christina Aguilera

The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.

Friedrich Nietzsche

What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them.

Henry Ford

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.


What I mean is that none of my talents had a - what's that great word - rubric. A singer an actor a dancer - there was nothing I could really say I was. The writing came much later. And actually thank God because if I had said I'm a singer I would really have just had one thing to do.

Steve Martin

No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.

Theodore Roosevelt

The theoretical understanding of the world which is the aim of philosophy is not a matter of great practical importance to animals or to savages or even to most civilised men.

The Vision of Christ that thou dost see / Is my vision's greatest enemy.

William Blake

If some people say there is no God it only means that they are at too great a distance to be aware of Him.

Sai Baba

Well in order for me to be successful... In order to be a great artist - musician actor painter whatever - you must be able to be private in public at all times.

Lady Gaga

Oh I can't play soccer and I'm not a great swimmer. I won't drown but you won't see me doing laps in a pool.

We are a nation of immigrants. We are the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life the driven ones the ones who woke up at night hearing that voice telling them that life in that place called America could be better.

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence imagination and wonder.

Ronald Reagan

Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.

Miguel Angel Ruiz

One of the great strengths of the United States is... we have a very large Christian population - we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.

Barack Obama

The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.

John Stuart Mill

Once you get into this great stream of history you can't get out.

Richard M. Nixon

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues the most dominating virtues of human society are created strengthened and maintained

Winston Churchill

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains, but like them they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.

Jean Paul

A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions

Marcus Aurelius

If you don't know how great this country is I know someone who does, Russia.

Robert Frost

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind but great actions speak to all mankind.

Theodore Roosevelt

Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.

Mahatma Gandhi

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

Benjamin Disraeli

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.

The United States is not stingy. We are the greatest contributor to international relief efforts in the world.

Colin Powell

Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.

Edmund Burke

That was a great class. A lot of great players came out of that draft. I don't think people are fully aware of the talent that came out of that draft.

Kobe Bryant

If you only believe that you're an artist when you have a big advance in your pocket and a single coming out I would say that's quite soulless. You have to have a sense of your own greatness and your own ability from a very deep place inside you. I am the one with the litmus test in my hands of what people need to hear next.

Lady Gaga

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

In Franklin Roosevelt there died the greatest American friend we have ever known and the greatest champion of freedom who has ever brought help and comfort from the New World to the Old.

Winston Churchill

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


Many great actions are committed in small struggles.

Victor Hugo

It takes a great man to be a good listener.

Calvin Coolidge

Personal identity seems like it's just such an American archetype from Holly Golightly re-inventing herself in 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' to Jay Gatsby in 'The Great Gatsby.' It seems like the sort of archetypal American issue. If you're given the freedom to be anything or be anyone what do you do with it?

Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.

E. M. Forster

The role of the artist I now understood as that of revealing through the world-surfaces the implicit forms of the soul and the great agent to assist the artist was the myth.

Joseph Campbell

The little may contrast with the great in painting but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast, but there are also colors contrary to each other that is which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.


What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It's a great feeling when someone like Bernard Hinault comes up to you on the podium to say 'Welcome to the club

Lance Armstrong

Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.

Samuel Johnson

The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.

Sigmund Freud

Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.

Abdul Kalam
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