Great Quotes: Inspiring Excellence and Achieving Success
Unleashing the Power of Greatness
Greatness resides within each of us, waiting to be unleashed. It is the relentless pursuit of excellence, the unwavering commitment to one’s passions, and the ability to rise above challenges. In this article, we delve into the realm of greatness and present a collection of inspiring quotes that ignite the spark of ambition, encourage perseverance, and inspire us to achieve extraordinary things.
Greatness is not limited to a select few; it is a mindset, a choice to push beyond limits and strive for the extraordinary. It is the culmination of dedication, hard work, and an unwavering belief in one’s abilities. By embracing greatness, we can unlock our full potential, make a positive impact, and leave a lasting legacy.
Words of Inspiration: Quotes that Ignite Greatness
Throughout history, visionaries, innovators, and trailblazers have shared their insights and wisdom to inspire greatness in others. Their quotes encapsulate the essence of ambition, resilience, and the pursuit of success. Below, we present a collection of great quotes that motivate us to reach for the stars, persevere in the face of adversity, and embrace the power within us to achieve greatness.
Life seeks life and loves life. The opening of a catkin of a willow, in the flight of the butterfly, in the chirping of a tree-toad or the sweep of an eagle – my life loves to see how others live, exults in their joy, and so far is partner in their great concern.
Edward Everett Hale
The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations.
J. Paul Getty
Spending time outdoors makes you feel great.
At forty-five degrees, the sky will burn. Fire to approach the great new city; in an instant, a great scattered flame will leap up, when one will want to get evidence from the Normans.
I think journalism is a great way to do public service, to have an impact on your community.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
I was a very good tennis player in Ottawa, Canada – nationally ranked when I was, like, 13. Then I moved to Los Angeles when I was 15, and everyone in L.A. just killed me. I was pretty great in Canada. Not so much in Los Angeles.
A visit to Marrakesh was a great shock to me. This city taught me color.
Yves Saint Laurent
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
An unexamined faith is not worth having, for fundamentalism and uncritical certitude entail the rejection of one of the great human gifts: that of free will, of the liberty to make up our own minds based on evidence and tradition and reason.
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don’t have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough.
Fashion and music are two great artistic forms that can be molded by the youth culture – our taste and our passion for evolving things in our limited time on earth allows us to look at things with fresh eyes.
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
I’ve had the privilege of working with Bono for the past few years in the One Campaign to fight AIDS and hunger and disease around the world. Bono is an Irishman and a great humanitarian. And I remember him telling me of his admiration for America.
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.
The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.
Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.
James Russell Lowell
France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they’ve forgotten all about it. I’m afraid that the American culture is a disaster.
Great industries are never made from single companies. There is room in space for a lot of winners.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
Great companies are built on great products.
Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
The great tragedy of science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.
The great object is that every man be armed.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
There is nothing better than getting shot at and missed. It’s really great.
The world is starving for new ideas and great leaders who will champion those ideas.
Ironing is a great diversion from the reality you don’t want to face.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
I’ve gotten to travel all over the world and meet all kinds of people and do all kinds of great things, so it’s, like, surreal. It just lets you know how time flies, especially when you’re having fun. It seems like time keeps going by faster as I get older.
The idea behind fast food is great – people want convenience.
Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that’s the foundation for everything great.
I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.
Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind. Be found of me, Lord, so that in all things I may act only in accordance with Thy holy will.
Francis of Assisi
A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
I’m not a hunter, but I’ve been around guns all my life. I’m a great shot.
God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.
I’m surrounded by nothing but great people. I’ve been blessed with that, so really, I’ve got no choice but to be an all-around good person.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.
A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.
Bryant H. McGill
The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it.
Hussein of Jordan
A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
We are all one – or at least we should be – and it is our job, our duty, and our great challenge to fight the voices of division and seek the salve of reconciliation.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything – meals, jobs, clothing.
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.
You have to come to your closed doors before you get to your open doors… What if you knew you had to go through 32 closed doors before you got to your open door? Well, then you’d come to closed door number eight and you’d think, ‘Great, I got another one out of the way’… Keep moving forward.