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Jean de la Bruyère
French writer 1645-16960
A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.
French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-17940
Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-19500
I never climbed any ladder: I have achieved eminence by sheer gravitation.
English writer 1667-17450
I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
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.
Wife of John Adams 1744-18180
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