Quotes by greatness

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  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
    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.
  • Les Brown
    Les Brown
    American motivational speaker, author and radio DJ 1945-
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    Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.
  • 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.
  • Lois McMaster Bujold
    Lois McMaster Bujold
    American speculative fiction writer 1949-
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    I don't confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow is…the higher achievement.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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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.
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass
    African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator and writer 1818-1895
    Frederick Douglass
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    Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.
  • Honoré Gabriel Riqueti Count of Mirabeau
    Honoré Gabriel Riqueti Count of Mirabeau
    French revolutionary and writer 1749-1791
    Honoré Gabriel Riqueti Count of Mirabeau
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    None, but people of strong passion are capable of rising to greatness.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough.
  • 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.
  • Jim Rohn
    Jim Rohn
    American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker 1930-2009
    Jim Rohn
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    Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
  • Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey
    American TV host, Actress 1954-
    Oprah Winfrey
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    All my life I have always known I was born to greatness.
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth Bowen
    Anglo-Irish Novelist 1899-1973
    Elizabeth Bowen
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    All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
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