Quotes: eminence

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  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
    Jean de la Bruyère
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    A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.
  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
    Nicolas Chamfort
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    Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    I never climbed any ladder: I have achieved eminence by sheer gravitation.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
    Jonathan Swift
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    I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
  • Adam Clarke
    Adam Clarke
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    It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived at any degree of eminence or fame, have written Memorials of themselves, at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.
  • Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
    Abigail Adams
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    Patriotism in the female sex is the most disinterested of all virtues. Excluded from honors and from offices, we cannot attach ourselves to the State or Government from having held a place of eminence.... Yet all history and every age exhibit instances of patriotic virtue in the female sex; which considering our situation equals the most heroic of yours.
    Source: Letter to John Adams, 17 June 1782
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