Quotes on Greatness

Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote Details

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The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men. Oliver Wendell Holmes Quote Details

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What we do on some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are; and what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline. Henry Parry Liddon Quote Details

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They're only truly great who are truly good. George Chapman Quote Details

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The price of greatness is responsibility. Sir Winston Churchill Quote Details

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Every day, in every moment, you get to exercise choices that will determine whether or not you will become a great person, living a great life. Greatness is not something predetermined, predestined or carved into your fate by forces beyond your control. Greatness is always in the moment of the decision. Jeff Olson Quote Details

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Great men belong to humanity. They are the incarnation of the truth. Calvin Coolidge Quote Details

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Great hopes make great men. Thomas Fuller Quote Details

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What makes greatness is starting something that lives after you. Ralph Sockman Quote Details

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The truly great man is he who would master no one, and who would be mastered by none. Kahlil Gibran Quote Details

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Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great. John Motley Quote Details

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Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don´t have to have a college degree to serve. You don´t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Quote Details

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The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake. Nelson Boswell Quote Details

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Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. William Shakespeare Quote Details

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Good is the enemy of great. Jim Collins Quote Details

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If you cannot be the best in the world at your core business, then your core business absolutely cannot form the basis of a great company. Jim Collins Quote Details

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Great men cannot be great in a vacuum. The men we respect - who truly deserve our respect - are the men who have accomplished great things in pouring themselves out for others. Meg Meeker Quote Details

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You don't become great by trying to be great. You become great by wanting to do something, and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process. Randall Munroe Quote Details

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It is of dangerous consequence to represent to man how near he is to the level of beasts, without showing him at the same time his greatness. It is likewise dangerous to let him see his greatness without his meanness. It is more dangerous yet to leave him ignorant of either; but very beneficial that he should be made sensible of both. Blaise Pascal Quote Details

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