Quotes: greater

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  • James Allen
    James Allen
    British philosophical writer 1864-1912
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    The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
    Thomas Jefferson
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    I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
  • Pietro Aretino
    Pietro Aretino
    Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist
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    I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.
  • J. C. Macaulay
    J. C. Macaulay
    American clergyman and author
    J. C. Macaulay
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    It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Rabindranath Tagore
    Indian mystic and poet 1861-1941
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    Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    A ''No'' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ''Yes'' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
  • Nicholas Boileau
    Nicholas Boileau
    French poet and criticus 1636-1711
    Nicholas Boileau
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    A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
    Baruch Spinoza
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    A good thing which prevents us from enjoying a greater good is in truth an evil.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
  • Abdul Kalam
    Abdul Kalam
    Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam better known as A 1931-2015
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    A person with belief never grovels before anyone, whining and whimpering that it's all too much, that he lacks support, that he is being treated unfairly. Instead, such a person tackes problems head on and then affirms, 'As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
    Source: Wings of Fire
  • 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.
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