Quotes: greatness

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  • A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.

  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

  • Vaclav Havel
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    A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerally of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.

  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
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    A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.

  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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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!

  • William Cobbett
    William Cobbett
    British journalist 1762-1835
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    It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.

  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.

  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe
    American poet, writer and critic 1809-1845
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    To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.

  • Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey
    American TV host, Actress 1954-
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    All my life I have always known I was born to greatness.

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