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Funny Greatness Quotes
Funny Quotes about Greatness

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As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
- Blaise Pascal

The greatness of a nation can be judged
by the way its animals are treated.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
- Stewart Udall


 

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Do not trust people.
They are capable of greatness.
- Stanislaw Lem

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill


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It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who
lay abed late in the morning.
- Jonathan Swift

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune,
a mark of greatness to steal a crown.
The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
- Friedrich Schiller

Think like a queen.
A queen is not afraid to fail.
Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
- Oprah Winfrey

A child does not notice the greatness and the beauty
of nature and the splendor of God in his works.
- Rudolf Otto

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness;
it is because there is an Infinite in him,
which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit.
We are all the same in this notion: The potential for
greatness lives within each of us.
- Wilma Rudolph

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
- Baltasar Gracian

You are watching what greatness, is all about.
- Brent Musburger

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to
endure criticism without resentment.
- Elbert Hubbard

There's a greatness in this country many of the kids today don't know.
- Jack Scalia

Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds,
soon evaporate.
Action is the dignity of greatness.
- Jose Marti

No club that wins a pennant once is an outstanding club.
One which bunches two pennants is a good club.
But a team which can win three in a row really achieves greatness.
- John McGraw

I believe in the greatness of our democracy.
- Chen Shui-bian

I always knew I was destined for greatness.
- Oprah Winfrey

Words alone cannot fully convey the realities of the
soul or the greatness of the human spirit.
- William Shirley

Some have greatness thrust upon them,
but not lately.
- Frank Dane

Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability
of detecting in those they destine for their tools
the exact quality of strength that matters for their work.
- Joseph Conrad

If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception
from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices,
we can restore our country to greatness.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

The line between greatness and obscurity is very,
very small.
- Peabo Bryson

Human relations are built on feeling,
not on reason or knowledge.
And feeling is not an exact science;
like all spiritual qualities,
it has the vagueness of greatness about it.
- Amelia E. Barr

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness.
An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
- Khalil Gibran

Run away from greatness and greatness will follow you.
- Abu Bakr

France cannot be France without greatness.
- Charles de Gaulle

Greatness, in order to gain recognition,
must all too often consent to ape greatness.
- Jean Rostand

The truest greatness lies in being kind,
the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.
- Charles de Gaulle

All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted;
when you find it taken for granted,
you are unnerved.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.
- Jean de La Fontaine

In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys,
whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles,
blown in the air.
- John Webster

Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves,
for greatness and for height.
- George Chapman

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

Our destiny is greatness and we must return to its fulfillment.
- Paul Tsongas

Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it
is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
- Titus Livius

Now and then, I had moments of greatness,
but I never knew how to duplicate it consistently.
- Ian Williams

Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies
of man's greatness and establish a dialogue between
civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked.
- Vincente Fox

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity,
but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- John Buchan

No man has come to true greatness who has not felt
that his life belongs to his race,
and that which God gives to him, He gives him for mankind.
- Phillips Brooks

There is greatness in the fear of God,
contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
- Abu Bakr

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable,
and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.
- Matthew Henry

Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.
- Edwin Louis Cole

To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which
a little man can himself attain greatness.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Yes, you who called us godless, we found our faith in Adolf Hitler,
and through him found God once again.
That is the greatness of our day, that is our good fortune!
- Robert Ley

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens,
or half their greatness goes unnoticed.
- Peter S. Beagle

The Black skin is not a badge of shame,
but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.
- Marcus Garvey

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth,
and he will find both.
- Horace Mann

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help,
the desire to serve.
- Marianne Williamson

Some people have greatness thrust upon them.
Very few have excellence thrust upon them.
- John W. Gardner

Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us;
ordinary men gain much.
- Walter Savage Landor

A retentive memory may be a good thing,
but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
- Elbert Hubbard

Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven,
red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes
his greatness to his country's ruin!
- Joseph Addison

The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
- Walter Scott

Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.
- Publilius Syrus

Big dreams create the magic that stir men's souls to greatness.
- Bill McCartney

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity,
goodness and truth.
- Leo Tolstoy

Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes,
but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
- Dorothy Height

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect,
so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
- Ernst Fischer

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination.
Yes, sir.
Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.
- Lester Maddox

Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness
should be waiting for us in our graves -
or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.
- Ayn Rand

It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of
a man and the security of a god.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can
develop greatness of character.
- Grenville Kleiser

Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness,
riches, honours, and sensual gratifications,
are infinitely worse than none.
- David Brainerd


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