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Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!

Tags: Country, Heaven  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.

Tags: Face, Poverty  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

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

Tags: Born, Great  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Tags: Brainy, Price  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.

Tags: Away, Run  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.

Tags: Journey, Remain  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

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

Tags: Exact, Nature  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.

Tags: Cannot, Him  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Some have greatness thrust upon them, but not lately.

Tags: Lately, Thrust  ✍ Author: Eric Dane

The only greatness for man is immortality.

 ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

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

Tags: Ability, Done  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.

Tags: Happy, Wealth  ✍ Author: Jean de La Fontaine

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

Tags: Judged, Nation  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them.

Tags: Excellence, Few  ✍ Author: John W. Gardner

The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.

Tags: Black, Rather  ✍ Author: Marcus Garvey

France cannot be France without greatness.

Tags: Cannot, France  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.

Tags: Road, Unknown  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

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

 ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

When I think about greatness I just know Ayrton Senna. He was great.

Tags: Great  ✍ Author: Lewis Hamilton

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

Tags: Great, History  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

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

Tags: Goodness, Makes  ✍ Author: Matthew Henry

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.

Tags: Able, Lies  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard
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There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.

Tags: Country, Determined  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

We must not measure greatness from the mansion down, but from the manger up.

Tags: Mansion, Measure  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.

Tags: Changes, Process  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

It is incumbent upon us to understand our greatness and believe in it so that we do not cheapen and profane ourselves.

Tags: Ourselves, Understand  ✍ Author: Meir Kahane

The greatness of Mac Rebennack, alias, Dr. John, also known as John Crieux, rests on his command of the musical use of idiomatic expression. Not a technically well-endowed singer, nor a great songwriter, he leaves his mark through the discipline and control he exerts over all that he touches.

Tags: Control, Great  ✍ Author: Jon Landau

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.

Tags: American, Freedom  ✍ Author: Lester Maddox

Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power.

Tags: Power, Respect  ✍ Author: Maimonides

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

Tags: Great, Himself  ✍ Author: Blaise Pascal

Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.

Tags: Power, Thought  ✍ Author: Blaise Pascal

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.

Tags: Great, Himself  ✍ Author: Edgar Allan Poe

My fellow Minnesotans join me in mourning the loss of America's 40th President and celebrating the life of a man who personified both the greatness and goodness of America.

Tags: America, Life  ✍ Author: Jim Ramstad

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

Tags: Achieve, Die  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.

Tags: God, True  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

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

Tags: Great, Mind  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.

Tags: Good, Mind  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

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

Tags: Road, Rough  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

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

Tags: Simplicity, Truth  ✍ Author: Leo Tolstoy

We feel unsatisfied until we know ourselves akin even with that greatness which made the spots on which it rested hallowed; and until, by our own lives, and by converse with the thoughts they have bequeathed us, we feel that union and relationship of the spirit which we seek.

Tags: Thoughts, Until  ✍ Author: Dziga Vertov

The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.

Tags: True, Work  ✍ Author: Simone Weil

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

Tags: Desire, Help  ✍ Author: Marianne Williamson

I always knew I was destined for greatness.

Tags: Destined, Knew  ✍ Author: Oprah Winfrey

No one was ever saved because his sins were small; no one was ever rejected on account of the greatness of his sins. Where sin abounded, grace shall much more abound.

Tags: Grace, Small  ✍ Author: Jean Alesi

It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.

Tags: Courage, Takes  ✍ Author: Jean Anouilh

Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents.

Tags: Success, War  ✍ Author: R. W. Apple, Jr.

Greatness is a spiritual condition.

Tags: Condition, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Matthew Arnold

There is nothing as special as watching greatness.

Tags: Special, Watching  ✍ Author: Sean Astin

Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.

Tags: Consist, Goodness  ✍ Author: Kemal Ataturk

We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.

Tags: Between, Negative  ✍ Author: Jean Baudrillard

If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary, it will say Michael Jordan.

Tags: Dictionary, Jordan  ✍ Author: Elgin Baylor

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed.

Tags: Goes, Great  ✍ Author: Peter S. Beagle

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.

Tags: Great, Public  ✍ Author: Daniel J. Boorstin

The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.

Tags: Power, Surrender  ✍ Author: William Booth

The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake.

Tags: Between, Often  ✍ Author: Leonard Boswell

All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.

Tags: Granted, Youth  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Bowen

I'm headed towards greatness. I think I'm making history in hip-hop.

Tags: History, Making  ✍ Author: Soulja Boy

Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none.

Tags: Flow, Worse  ✍ Author: John Braine

The line between greatness and obscurity is very, very small.

Tags: Between, Small  ✍ Author: Peabo Bryson

Biographies are no longer written to explain or explore the greatness of the great. They redress balances, explore secret weaknesses, demolish legends.

Tags: Great, Secret  ✍ Author: A. S. Byatt

There is a melancholy that stems from greatness.

Tags: Melancholy, Stems  ✍ Author: Nicolas Chamfort

Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height.

Tags: Free, Worthy  ✍ Author: Duane Chapman

Egypt gave birth to what later would become known as 'Western Civilization,' long before the greatness of Greece and Rome.

Tags: Become, Known  ✍ Author: John Henrik Clarke

It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.

Tags: Him, Makes  ✍ Author: William Cobbett

Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.

Tags: Grandeur, Illusions  ✍ Author: Cheryl Cole

Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.

Tags: Goodness, Means  ✍ Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The aim of literary ambition is to demonstrate one's greatness of soul.

Tags: Ambition, Soul  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.

Tags: Character, Him  ✍ Author: James F. Cooper

Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous. He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved greatness before turning 30.

Tags: Famous, Modern  ✍ Author: John Cusack

F.D.R. achieved greatness not by means of imposing his temperament and intellect on the world but by reacting to what the world threw at him.

Tags: Him, Means  ✍ Author: Maureen Dowd

Great men are rare, poets are rarer, but the great man who is a poet, transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.

Tags: Great, Men  ✍ Author: John Drinkwater

Every orientation presupposes a disorientation.

Tags: Mediocrity, Politics  ✍ Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.

Tags: Become, Perfect  ✍ Author: Ernst Fischer

It has to do with the fact that Ford, for all his greatness, is an Irish egomaniac, as anyone who knows him will say.

Tags: Fact, Him  ✍ Author: Henry Fonda

Movies such as 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' in 1939 to 'Dave' in 1993 portray Washington leaders as the ultimate Everymen - decent people just like you and me, only thrust onto greatness.

Tags: Leaders, Movies  ✍ Author: Alain-Fournier

Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies of man's greatness and establish a dialogue between civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked.

Tags: Between, Human  ✍ Author: Vincente Fox

In my own sphere I did everything that could possibly be expected of a man who believes in the greatness of his people and who is filled with fanaticism for the greatness of his country, in order to bring about the victory of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist movement.

Tags: Country, Victory  ✍ Author: Hans Frank

The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.

Tags: Neglect, Self  ✍ Author: James Anthony Froude

Governor, why wouldn't anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance, unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness?

Tags: Country, Why  ✍ Author: Sean Hannity

Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.

Tags: She, Woman  ✍ Author: Dorothy Height

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.

Tags: Character, Develop  ✍ Author: Yves Klein

The greatness of Americans is that we are mosaic - we are diverse.

Tags: Diverse, Mosaic  ✍ Author: Sheila Jackson Lee

Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.

Tags: Business, Trust  ✍ Author: Stanislaw Lem

The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.

Tags: Himself, Human  ✍ Author: Max Lerner

A president who believed that America's greatness is recoverable and expandable - a chief executive determined to lead us back to national restoration - would reject the crippling notions of national impotency that Obama has embraced.

Tags: America, President  ✍ Author: David Limbaugh

Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.

Tags: Humble, Since  ✍ Author: Kenneth Robert Livingstone

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.

Tags: Both, Truth  ✍ Author: Horace Mann

Reagan is the Republican FDR, an exemplar of presidential greatness.

Tags: Reagan, Republican  ✍ Author: Jon Meacham

I want greatness.

 ✍ Author: Colleen Moore

I want things to be the best they can be. I want greatness.

Tags: Best  ✍ Author: Colleen Moore

You are watching what greatness is all about.

Tags: Watching  ✍ Author: Brent Musburger

I believe Georgia should aspire to nothing less than greatness. And I believe greatness is within our grasp.

Tags: Less, Within  ✍ Author: Sonny Perdue

No, our greatness does not come from our government.

Tags: Government  ✍ Author: Sonny Perdue

You see, greatness for a state doesn't require some huge monument for all to see. It is not a journey to a particular destination - but a commitment to follow a course of constant and never-ending improvement.

Tags: Journey, State  ✍ Author: Sonny Perdue

Every person seems to acknowledge his greatness. He blends together the profound politician with the scholar.

Tags: Seems, Together  ✍ Author: William Pierce

People do not always understand the motives of sublime conduct, and when they are astonished they are very apt to think they ought to be alarmed. The truth is none are fit judges of greatness but those who are capable of it.

Tags: Truth, Understand  ✍ Author: George Porter

Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness.

Tags: Often, Order  ✍ Author: Jean Rostand

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

Tags: Blame, Guilt  ✍ Author: Friedrich Schiller

Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.

Tags: Drinking, Vices  ✍ Author: Walter Scott

I believe in the greatness of our democracy.

Tags: Democracy  ✍ Author: Elisabeth Shue

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