Great Quotes

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Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” – William Shakespeare
One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” – Winston Churchill
“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali
“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.” – Vince Lombardi
“The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?'” – Sigmund Freud
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. – Maya Angelou
“I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.” – Cyrano de Bergerac
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody. – Mother Teresa
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” – Helen Keller
Laws control the lesser man… Right conduct controls the greater one. – Mark Twain
“A man is great by deeds, not by birth.” – Chanakya


Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert Kennedy
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. – Friedrich Nietzsche
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” – Nelson Mandela
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. – John F. Kennedy
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. – Oprah Winfrey
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. – Socrates
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. – William Arthur Ward
“Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant? – Henry David Thoreau
“Because of a great love, one is courageous.” – Lao Tzu
“The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.” – Thomas S. Monson
“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Theodore Roosevelt
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. – Benjamin Disraeli
Never was anything great achieved without danger. – Niccolo Machiavelli
“A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.” – Elbert Hubbard
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. – Napoleon Hill
The greatest wealth is to live content with little. – Plato
“And the American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking, innovative, risk-taking, God- loving, family-oriented American people.” – Mitt Romney
“As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.” – Abdul Kalam
A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions. – Marcus Aurelius
“Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.” – Saint Augustine
“Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.” – Fran Lebowitz
“Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.” – Henry Ward Beecher
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent Van Gogh
Behind every great fortune lies a great crime. – Honore de Balzac
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


“Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.” – Sallust
Don’t be humble… you’re not that great. – Golda Meir
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness. – Fyodor Dostoevsky
“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Moliere
“Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.” – David Hume
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. – John C. Maxwell
Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things. – Joe Paterno
“A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.” – Bryant H. McGill
“I think what motivates people is not great hate, but great love for other people.” – Huey Newton
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune but great minds rise above them. – Washington Irving
“And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.” – Homer
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. – Demosthenes
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. – Walter Bagehot
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ” – Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. – Jim Carrey
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. – Isaac Asimov
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
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict. ” – Martin Luther King, Jr.”
All great change in America begins at the dinner table. – Ronald Reagan
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. – Albert Einstein
I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. – Rita Rudner
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.”
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed. – Albert Einstein
You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one. – Albert Einstein
“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. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.” – Steve Jobs
“As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.” – Emmanuel Teney
“It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.” – Charles Kingsley
“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” – Abraham Lincoln
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. – John Ruskin
“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” – Mark Twain
“God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.” – Marcus Garvey
“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” – Abraham Lincoln
“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” – John Lennon
Silence is a source of great strength. – Lao Tzu


“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
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
All great achievements require time. – Maya Angelou
“My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.” – Maya Angelou
“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
“The assertion that ‘all men are created equal’ was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.” – Abraham Lincoln
“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
“God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.” – Abdul Kalam
“It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.” – Napoleon Hill
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. – Winston Churchill
“He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.” – Confucius
“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” – Mark Twain
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
“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.” – Aristotle
My books are like water those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water. – Mark Twain
“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” – Oscar Wilde
“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.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.” – Helen Keller
“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca
“A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.” – Oscar Wilde