Words matter. These are the best Great Quotes from famous people such as Edward Everett Hale, J. Paul Getty, Elizabeth Hurley, Nostradamus, Bob Schieffer, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
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.
The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
Each person is an enigma. You’re a puzzle not only to yourself but also to everyone else, and the great mystery of our time is how we penetrate this puzzle.
It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
Efficiency is a great secret that can drop us right into our ideal life path, but it is a hard one to practice and something that takes constant maintenance and work.
It is important to emphasize that guerrilla warfare is a war of the masses, a war of the people. The guerrilla band is an armed nucleus, the fighting vanguard of the people. It draws its great force from the mass of the people themselves.
The great epochs of our life are the occasions when we gain the courage to rebaptize our evil qualities as our best qualities.
To become a great player, you’ve got to show real dedication and commitment to football, and you’ve got to be very humble and hard-working. And, above all, you’ve got to fight to make your dreams come true.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.
I love Australia; it was a really, really nice experience for me. It’s such a beautiful place. The people are beautiful – like, really beautiful – and they are beautiful in terms of their personalities. It’s a great place to be. It’s like you are in a little bit of a dream world.
And so while the great ones depart to their dinner, the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner, racking his brain to record and report what he thinks that they think that they ought to have thought.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
It’s great to have atmosphere at the stadium, but football is all about the players.
My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.
Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.
Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
Tennis is a mental game. Everyone is fit, everyone hits great forehands and backhands.
A sense of the universe, a sense of the all, the nostalgia which seizes us when confronted by nature, beauty, music – these seem to be an expectation and awareness of a Great Presence.
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope.
Courage is managing fear to accomplish what you want to accomplish. And it’s a great demonstration of love. It’s really what love is. It’s finding areas in which other people are more important than you.
For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.
When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
I discovered that no revival comes if we don’t preach the Word of God under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. If we only have the Great Commission and only the Holy Spirit, we have power without purpose, or purpose without power. It is a package deal, and that is what God honors.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
They missed a great opportunity to shut up.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
It is not, of course, complete yet – but some sentences were understood this afternoon… I feel that I have at last struck the solution of a great problem – and the day is coming when telegraph wires will be laid onto houses just like water or gas – and friends converse with each other without leaving home.
The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom… in a clarification of life – not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.
Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother’s womb a fanatic heart.
Politics is dirty. Politics is exciting. Politics is often very, very difficult and disappointing. And I really would rather the world would be a little more like it was when my dad was young, where you knew pretty much where people stood on the great moral issues.
I think bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are great ideas. They should be allowed to be traded freely and used freely to find their appropriate role in the economy.
Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.
I’ve usually used the phrase ‘stay the course’ as one of the great rules of investment success.
Her angel’s face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
I have a lot of great memories, but I can’t imagine anything more exciting than the life I have now.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
Good artists copy, great artists steal.
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end, and the question which now distracts the country will be settled just as surely as all other difficulties of like character which have originated in this government have been adjusted.
Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.
Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover from them, that’s the mark of a great player.
The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God, the herdsman goads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.
There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.
It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.
I’m so lucky to have such a great family. I respect them so much professionally, and they’ve been unconditionally supportive in the choices that I’ve made. It’s been very good having them on my side.
Working with great people makes you great; you learn a lot and it also gives you the experience and confidence to move on with your own career.
To survive and even thrive in a changing world, nature offers another great lesson: the survivors are those who at the least adapt to change, or even better learn to benefit from change and grow intellectually and personally. That means careful listening and constant learning.
Great things come out of being hungry and cold. Once you’re pampered, you get lazy.
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
By people getting together and celebrating this idea of togetherness, great things can happen.
Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did.
I woke up and realized life is great and people are awesome and life is worth living.
Everything is a learning lesson, good and bad, so I am happy with the way things are, and I learned from everything negative. I am in a great space now, so I wouldn’t change a thing!
I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.
The great hope for a quick and sweeping transition to renewable energy is wishful thinking.
It is the experiences, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found. God it’s great to be alive!
Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.
Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted. The whole continent was a garden, and from the beginning, it seemed to be favored above all the other wild parks and gardens of the globe.
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
Don’t believe the hype. I don’t care how many number ones you have at the box office, I don’t care how much they say you’re great, don’t believe it. Just stay in your lane and do what you’re supposed to do.
Great companies start because the founders want to change the world… not make a fast buck.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
I’m a great believer in geography being destiny.
The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money… they don’t know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
The great moral powers of the soul are faith, hope, and love.
I have talked with great men, and I do not see how they differ from others.
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.
Technology… is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.
Waiting is the great vocation of the dispossessed.
Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another’s great tribulation; not because any man’s troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.
Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.
There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.
Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example – I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation.
A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort.
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now.
Life should be great rather than long.
That great Cathedral space which was childhood.
As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.
Cartoons make kids happy, and that’s a great feeling.
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
The greater the effort, the greater the glory.
I’m not a big fan of religion for that reason. But I am a true believer in God, and I have great faith, and I think that a spiritual connection with something is a really important part of our experience. That doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the church.
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
I’m lucky to have a great support system in my friends and some of my family. If you have those people that you trust, go ahead and fall back into them and let them be your hammock and cocoon and let them embrace you.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
Great political leaders risk unpopularity, patiently explain their case and confront prejudice, bigotry and vested interests.
During the Great Depression, African Americans were faced with problems that were not unlike those experienced by the most disadvantaged groups in society. The Great Depression had a leveling effect, and all groups really experienced hard times: poor whites, poor blacks.
I have great genes. Thank you to my mom and dad for that one.
Do not waste time dreaming of great faraway opportunities; do the best you can where you are. Open your petals of power and beauty and fling out the fragrance of your life in the place that has been assigned to you.
I feel like life is really short, and it’s important to enjoy yourself and embrace whatever comes your way, whether it’s a challenging day or a great day, just welcome it with open arms. No matter who you are, you can’t escape challenges; they are part of life.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.
Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children.
My scientific studies have afforded me great gratification; and I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work.
The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
That’s another great thing about getting older. Your life is written on your face.
My father will anticipate everything. He will leave you and me no chance to do a great and brilliant deed.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.
It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do.
It’s a great feeling when your work is appreciated.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
Our political leaders have great responsibilities, but as with many situations in life, people often rise or fall to meet your expectations. Our responsibility as citizens is to expect our leaders to lead and to give them enough support so that they may do so.
Experience is a great teacher.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.
Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.
A great tailor is like a great personal trainer – they tailor that suit to your natural physique.
Show me a great actor and I’ll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you’ve seen the devil.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
Thrift is of great revenue.
I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.
Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock.
Everyone, Republican or otherwise has their own particular part to play. No part is too great or too small, no one is too old or too young to do something.
He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
I am the herald of the Great King.
Miami is one of these great places that is a really sensual, physically beautiful place.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed.
Seeing the world is the best education you can get. You see sorrow, and you also see great spirit and will to survive.
Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
I want a real revolution, a real change in society: society, a great organic mass of well-regulated forces used for the bringing-about a happy life for all.
The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
I’ve been so lucky to work with such great people: people that are such hard workers and have such a respect and appreciation for one another.
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
Great and good are seldom the same man.
The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.
Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.
On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver.
Great loves too must be endured.
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.
There were some great clinicians in the 20th century – great men. Freud was a genius; Jung was a genius, Carl Rogers was a genius – there’s a half-dozen psychologists of the 1950s and humanists of the 1960s.
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.
The target for every great champion is to play for the team.
Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity.
Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.
Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It’s like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
For me, it’s a great thing to tell people anything is possible. When I was 15, people told me ‘You’re not going to be a DJ.’
Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
You don’t build a great castle just all at once.
The great thing about getting older is that you become more mellow. Things aren’t as black and white, and you become much more tolerant. You can see the good in things much more easily rather than getting enraged as you used to do when you were young.
No man was ever great by imitation.
Vanity is great motivation, to be fair.
The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities.
People always tell you, ‘Be humble. Be humble.’ When was the last time someone told you to be amazing? Be great! Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome!
People know if you care about them. How do you show people that you care? By caring for them. By putting their needs first. By sacrificing for them. By serving them. Do that, and you’ll build a great team.
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
Adaptability is a great asset to have because life is so unpredictable, and things can change overnight for any of us.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
I met Pierre Curie for the first time in the spring of the year 1894… A Polish physicist whom I knew, and who was a great admirer of Pierre Curie, one day invited us together to spend the evening with himself and his wife.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.
Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers.
God’s love is too great to be confined to any one side of a conflict or to any one religion.
It’s great to be here. It’s great to be anywhere.
I have Chinese blood in me… I am not ashamed to admit that perhaps the great leaders of our country all have Chinese blood.
If I could talk to my younger self, I would just say that the path to great things is filled with a lot of stumbles, suffering, and challenges along the way. But if you have the right attitude and know that hard times will pass – and you get up each time – you will reach your destination.
Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
I’m an incurable optimist, and I’m a great believer in never looking back. Life is too short, and new challenges are exciting.
You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
Every day I wake up and I lay in bed counting my blessings and saying my prayers for how fortunate I am to have great fans and health and family.
The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon Washington. Unless the great God, who assisted him, shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and almighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail – I shall succeed.
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It’s the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge.
Small aim is a crime; have great aim.
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame.
An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.
Eating is one of the great beauties in life. One of my favorite recreations… eating with friends, the service, the ambience.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
The great and abiding lesson of American history, particularly the cold war, is that the engine of capitalism, the individual, is mightier than any collective.
Music is a really great creative tool for me, for different roles.
What is man without the beasts? For if all the beast were gone, man would die of a great loneliness of the spirit.
True greatness consists in being great in little things.
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.
It’s very corny, ‘never give up’ – but it’s just a great quote that I always follow.
You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well.
Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
When you go to war as a boy, you have a great illusion of immortality. Other people get killed, not you… Then, when you are badly wounded the first time, you lose that illusion, and you know it can happen to you.
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
You’re never too old to start learning, and you’re never too young to aim high and achieve great things.
With the right people, culture, and values, you can accomplish great things.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.
I have a great family, I live an amazing life.
If someone is being bullied or feels like an outsider, and they relate to something that I’ve done, even if it’s just igniting a spark, that’s great. I had that feeling as a kid. I was messed with no end.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.
Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
For everything bad, there’s a million really exciting things, whether it’s someone puts out a really great book, there’s a new movie, there’s a new detective, the sky is unbelievably golden, or you have the best cup of coffee you ever had in your life.
Great journalism will always attract readers. The words, pictures and graphics that are the stuff of journalism have to be brilliantly packaged; they must feed the mind and move the heart.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.
I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.
I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
There is a dark side in all of us. And for us ‘bad’ people, the bad side dominates. I think there is a great sadness in villains, and I have tried to put that across. We cannot stop ourselves doing what we are doing.
I have a great affection for Indian culture and music.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
And the American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking, innovative, risk-taking, God- loving, family-oriented American people.
The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke. Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too.
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
I have a great smile. A lot of people don’t know that.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.
When you play in a great club like Real Madrid, it’s hard to stay here.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Most businesses think that product is the most important thing, but without great leadership, mission and a team that deliver results at a high level, even the best product won’t make a company successful.
When you get to know a lot of people, you make a great discovery. You find that no one group has a monopoly on looks, brains, goodness or anything else. It takes all the people – black and white, Catholic, Jewish and Protestant, recent immigrants and Mayflower descendants – to make up America.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
I was given such a great gift. It’s a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks, every day. Having a wife and daughter gives me a lot more purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I’ll be. I just want to be a better man.
I always believed that when you follow your heart or your gut, when you really follow the things that feel great to you, you can never lose, because settling is the worst feeling in the world.
Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions.
I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.
Life in abundance comes only through great love.
I love being in a city with great weather.
Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love? Great deeds are forbidden me. The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers, and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love.
Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.
People see police officers and think they’re such bad people. We have some who can be some bad people. But we have some great ones out there, that are here to protect us.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
I am a great fan of science, but I cannot do a quadratic equation.
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
One of the great cosmic laws, I think, is that whatever we hold in our thought will come true in our experience. When we hold something, anything, in our thought, then somehow coincidence leads us in the direction that we’ve been wishing to lead ourselves.
I can do small things in a great way.
Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party.
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.
And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.
God and I have a great relationship, but we both see other people.
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.
Always in life bad times will lead to great times.
God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
Prince is from the school of James Brown, and I love James Brown because of all the great rhythms he plays.
Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.
The great dialectic in our time is not, as anciently and by some still supposed, between capital and labor; it is between economic enterprise and the state.
All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.
I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
All great empires die from within.
There is no force in the world that can block the powerful march of our army and people, who are holding high the banner of the suns of great Comrade Kim Il Sung and great Comrade Kim Jong Il and continuing to advance under the leadership of the party and with strong faith in sure victory.
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
‘Crazy-busy’ is a great armor, it’s a great way for numbing. What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we’re feeling and what we really need can’t catch up with us.
One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society… shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.
Your ups and downs in sports, I think they are as normal as daily life: One day you wake up and feel great, the next day you wake up and feel maybe less great.
Always make the choice to learn. What Princeton taught me was whatever mess you are studying, pull a thread with great persistence ’til you have clarity of thought. Princeton taught me how to solve a problem. How to think – that’s what we pull out of this place.
Dinner is often a very celebratory environment, a very safe place, a time to reflect and let the day go and enjoy good food and good wine. It’s a very peaceful moment during the day. A great dinner can change your day around.
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.
The great thing about pastry is there are so many avenues – it’s very hard to get bored doing this.
The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.
Love is a great beautifier.
Whether it is a tsunami, or whether it is a hurricane, whether it’s an earthquake – when we see these great fatal and natural acts, men and women of every ethnic persuasion come together and they just want to help.
The pen and the written word hold a great deal of power.
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
I know to win a championship, you’re not going to do it alone. You’re going to have to have a great supporting cast.
For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.
To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.
My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
I do what I do. You like it, great. You don’t, go listen to somebody else. I’m stickin’ with the people who stuck with me.
The great thing about social media was how it gave a voice to voiceless people.
A great restaurant doesn’t distinguish itself by how few mistakes it makes but by how well they handle those mistakes.
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
I am among those who think that science has great beauty.
An out-and-out fast bowler is one of the great sights in cricket.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne’er loved them.
Doing voiceovers is so great because even though many people would think it’s just your voice, you really do use all your physicality. I’ve done everything from playing a butterfly to Alice in Wonderland when she’s 10 feet tall, so it allows you to be an actor and build new characters.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
No crime is so great as daring to excel.
Marriage and family are ordained of God. The family is the most important social unit in time and in eternity. Under God’s great plan of happiness, families can be sealed in temples and be prepared to return to dwell in His holy presence forever. That is eternal life!
Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
The media transforms the great silence of things into its opposite. Formerly constituting a secret, the real now talks constantly. News reports, information, statistics, and surveys are everywhere.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life.
All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
Every great political campaign rewrites the rules; devising a new way to win is what gives campaigns a comparative advantage against their foes.
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
A good captain is great only if he has a great team.
Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.
If you want to be a great leader, remember to treat all people with respect at all times. For one, because you never know when you’ll need their help. And two, because it’s a sign you respect people, which all great leaders do.
If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.
I look back on my career and my time as commissioner with great fondness.
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
When I was in high school, there was ‘Superbad’ and ‘The Girl Next Door’ and ‘Wedding Crashers’ and all these great movies. You hope to be a part of something that’s smart, funny and in that Todd Phillips-vein. You want to make something like ‘Superbad.’ That movie was so good and so funny.
Life is hard. Not great. Kind of tragic.
The change I want to see is a start-up environment where everyone, regardless of gender and background, feels welcome and safe; where sexual harassment or discrimination will not impede great talent from producing great impact.
Competition is great. And as long as it’s friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it’s cool.
The system is that there is no system. That doesn’t mean we don’t have process. Apple is a very disciplined company, and we have great processes. But that’s not what it’s about. Process makes you more efficient.
I like cats a lot. I’ve always liked cats. They’re great company. When they eat, they always leave a little bit at the bottom of the bowl. A dog will polish the bowl, but a cat always leaves a little bit. It’s like an offering.
At Microsoft, we’re aspiring to have a living, learning culture with a growth mindset that allows us to learn from ourselves and our customers. These are the key attributes of the new culture at Microsoft, and I feel great about how it seems to be resonating and how it’s seen as empowering.
The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Time flies. Especially when you have a great time, when you’re winning and the team is playing great.
Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.
To me, there’s no great chef without a great team.
In a way, we are magicians. We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards. We are a very strange bunch. But there is great fun in being a wizard.
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
Enthusiasm… the sustaining power of all great action.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.
There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.
It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber.
The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.
A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.
But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.
Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy… or they become legend.
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything.
Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak.
On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects.
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
I consider myself extremely lucky to have worked with so many great collaborators in my lifetime.
We should always look upon ourselves as God’s servants, placed in God’s world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
A great man is always willing to be little.
Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.
I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life.
While on top of Everest, I looked across the valley towards the great peak Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed. It showed me that even though I was standing on top of the world, it wasn’t the end of everything. I was still looking beyond to other interesting challenges.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
I’ve also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
To be great is to be misunderstood.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.
Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.
Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
Near the gates and within two cities there will be scourges the like of which was never seen: famine within plague, people put out by steel, crying to the great immortal God for relief.
To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.
I wish that the Indians believed me a god, for upon the report of an enemy’s valor oftentimes depends the success of a battle, and false reports have many times done as great things as true courage and resolution.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
Every great story seems to begin with a snake.
Food is the great connector, and laughs are the cement. If we go out to eat and have a nice meal, that’s one thing. If we can share a laugh, now we’re friends.
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
Ah, great it is to believe the dream as we stand in youth by the starry stream; but a greater thing is to fight life through and say at the end, the dream is true!
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.
The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.
The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
Great hopes make great men.
Globalization can be a great opportunity.
In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
Mother Nature is the great equalizer. You can’t get away from it.
Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Our time here is magic! It’s the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It’s the only space.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
My wardrobe reflects my long-standing belief that great style lives in the details.
Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
I believe in giving more than 100% on the field, and I don’t really worry about the result if there’s great commitment on the field. That’s victory for me.
A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
Tradition is the great misleader because it’s too easy to follow what has already been done – even though you may think you’re giving it a kick. I was really trying to invent, instead of merely expressing myself.
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Sooner and later you will see great changes made, dreadful horrors and vengeances. For as the Moon is thus led by its angel, the heavens draw near to the Balance.
Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.
The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins.
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing quality about Elvis.
Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.
Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.
A great restaurant is one that just makes you feel like you’re not sure whether you went out or you came home and confuses you. If it can do both of those things at the same time, you’re hooked.
The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either.
God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Everything has seasons, and we have to be able to recognize when something’s time has passed and be able to move into the next season. Everything that is alive requires pruning as well, which is a great metaphor for endings.
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
When people push back on you and don’t think you can do it, and you struggle a little bit and wonder if they’re right, it drives you to be successful and to be a great player.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
The great earthquake shall be in the month of May; Saturn, Capricorn, Jupiter, Mercury in Taurus; Venus, also Cancer, Mars in zero.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
When leaders know how to lead great meetings, there’s less time wasted and less frustration. We have more energy to do the work that matters, realize our full potential, and do great things.
Sometimes I wish that I could go into a time machine right now and just look at my self and say, ‘Calm down. Things are gonna be fine. Things are gonna be all great. Just relax.’
It’s always great to see old friends, especially those I have not been able to see in 15 months.
I always entertain great hopes.
My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.
No one in this world, so far as I know – and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me – has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.
The great lesson my mother and father gave me was almost invisible. It was a strong sense of being rooted.
As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds.
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.
It doesn’t matter what age you are. You can look sexy and feel great, and that doesn’t have to be a gift only for the young. It can be a gift for any age, even the old, whatever that is nowadays.
I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects… totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
We want an Afghanistan that is shaped by the dreams of the great Afghan people, not by irrational fears and overreaching ambitions of others.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.
A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.
There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
For great is truth, and shall prevail.
I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.
We grow small trying to be great.
I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.
It was some great times and some great moments… I’m proud to be a WWE alumni. If it wasn’t for my time there, there’s no way I’d be excelling at Fox and acting.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
One of the great attractions of patriotism – it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what’s more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.
Having read the histories of other countries, I saw that expansion was everything, and that the world’s surface being limited, the great object of present humanity should be to take as much of the world as it possibly could.
All great chefs have two things in common. First, they respect nature as the true artist, and they are just cooks. Second, everything that they do is an extension of them as a person.
Great souls suffer in silence.
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
The internet is a great way to get on the net.
In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.
If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.
I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can’t do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I’m going to do something, I go all the way.
To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.
I do like my breasts. They’re great, so much fun. You can do what you like with them.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
I just think I’m blessed. I love the Lord Jesus Christ. I have a great grandmother that passed away at 104 and two grandparents that passed away at 97 and 95, and they never worried about protein. They just enjoyed life, and that’s what I’m doing.
No great thing is created suddenly.
It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
You have the ability to choose which way you want to go. You have to believe great things are going to happen in your life. Do everything you can – prepare, pray and achieve – to make it happen.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
There are great legends and great fighters in the history of Mexico, and there will be more to come.
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
Only great minds can afford a simple style.
Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today, but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination.
The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.