Quotes on Greatness

Quotes on Greatness

To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are. Muhammad Ali


A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men. Thomas Carlyle


It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. Mark Twain

Greatness is a zigzag streak of lightning in the brain. Herbert Asquith


Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers. Daniel J. Boorstin


The first test of a truly great man is his humility. John Ruskin


Few great men could pass personnel. Paul Goodman


No man is truly great who is great only in his own lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history. William Hazlitt


Nothing grows well in the shade of a big tree. Constantin Brancusi


To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


There may now exist great men for things that do not exist. Samuel Burchardt


No great man ever complains of want of opportunity. Ralph Waldo Emerson


The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others. Cicero


Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel. William Hazlitt


It is the gods’ custom to bring low all things of surpassing greatness. Herodotus


The superior man is distressed by his want of ability. Confucius


Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration, and the outward proof of possessing greatness is that we excite love, interest, and admiration. Matthew Arnold


There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their number than the greatness of a man is determined by his height. Victor Hugo


We are both great men, but I have succeeded better in keeping it a profound secret than he has. Bill Nye


To be great is to be misunderstood. Ralph Waldo Emerson


Great men are meteors designed to burn so that the earth may be lighted. Napoleon Bonaparte


Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. Charles de Gaulle


Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it. Winston Churchill

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