Quotes: greatness

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  • Zadok Rabinwitz
    Zadok Rabinwitz
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    A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Les Brown
    Les Brown
    American motivational speaker, author and radio DJ 1945-
    Les Brown
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    Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.
  • 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
    William Cobbett
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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
    Joseph Addison
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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-
    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.
  • John W. Gardner
    John W. Gardner
    American Educator, Social Activist 1912-
    John W. Gardner
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    America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.
  • Ernst Fischer
    Ernst Fischer
    Austrian journalist, writer and politician 1899-1972
    Ernst Fischer
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    As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

    Source: Twelfth Night (1601)

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