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    greatness Quotes

    It's hard to resist the magical thinking that the work habits of great writers are the key to their greatness.
    — Zoë Heller
    tags: work  greatness  key  thinking 
    Even the great can have only their own sort of greatness.
    — Zoe Akins
    tags: greatness 
    One whose inner being is fixed upon such greatness emits a Heavenly glow. Even though he has this Heavenly glow, others will see him as just a man. Someone who has reached this point will begin to be consistent.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: men  greatness 
    Recipe For Greatness - To bear up under loss; To fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief; To be victor over anger; To smile when tears are close; To resist disease and evil men and base instincts; To hate hate and to love love; To go on when it would seen good to die; To look up with unquenchable faith in something ever more about to be. That is what any man can do, and be great.
    — Zane Grey
    tags: evil  men  hate  smile  greatness  fight  tears  weakness  faith 
    We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation's greatness.
    — Yvette Clarke
    Science, in all its greatness, is still subject to human creativity. It starts the first moment a child tries to reach up and grab at the clouds. Soon, the child learns that his own hands cannot reach the sky, but his hands are not the limit of his potential. For the human brain observes, considers, understands, and adapts. Locked within the mind is infinite possibility.
    — Yukito Kishiro
    My personal interest in ordinary people is unlimited, but I am fascinated by the challenge of portraying true greatness adequately with my camera.
    — Yousuf Karsh
    Tramaine Hawkins has been a mentor, a confidante and an example of greatness. She has been through a lot in her life, and her career has spanned over 50 years. To me, that's what you call a legend.
    — Yolanda Adams
    Lives of great men all remind us greatness takes no easy way.
    — Yip Harburg
    tags: men  live  greatness 
    Lives of great men all remind us, Greatness takes no easy way, All the heroes of tomorrow, Are the heretics of today. Socrates and Galileo, John Brown, Thoreau, Christ, and Debs, Heard the night cry "Down with traitors!" And the dawn shout "Up the rebs!"
    — Yip Harburg
    tags: men  live  greatness  night  hero  christ  tomorrow 
    It is unethical not to know. It is unethical not to think. It is unethical not to love. It is unethical not to live an impassioned life. It is unethical not to attain greatness. It is unethical to succumb to the fear of envy and the conspiracy of mediocrity. It is unethical not to self-bestow genius. It is unethical not to be the first monkey.
    — Yasuhiko Kimura
    tags: fear  live  greatness  envy  genius 
    I truly believe greatness is in all of us. Don't let anyone talk us out of our truth.
    — Yanni
    tags: truth  believe  greatness 
    Jazz music celebrates life! Human life; the range of it, the absurdity of it, the ignorance of it, the greatness of it, the intelligence of it, the sexuality of it, the profundity of it. And it deals with it. In all of its... It deals with it!
    — Wynton Marsalis
    The Constitution was not made to fit us like a straitjacket. In its elasticity lies its chief greatness.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: lies  greatness 
    America is not a mere body of traders; it is a body of free men. Our greatness is built upon our freedom - is moral, not material. We have a great ardor for gain; but we have a deep passion for the rights of man.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    The potential for greatness lives within us all.
    — Wilma Rudolph
    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
    Words alone cannot fully convey the realities of the soul or the greatness of the human spirit.
    — William Shirley
    His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement - all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems than it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad.
    — William Montgomery Watt
    The essence of patriotism lies in a willingness to sacrifice for one's country, just as true greatness finds expression, not in blessings enjoyed, but in good bestowed.
    — William Jennings Bryan
    Your greatness is measured by your kindness.
    — William J. H. Boetcker
    America's greatness depends on the ability of its citizens to make the most of their lives. Americans with disabilities are an enormous, often untapped reservoir of that potential.
    — William J. Clinton
    Putin wants to reestablish Russian greatness, not as the Cold War, but in 19th century empire terms.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: greatness  war 
    We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.
    — William Howard Taft
    Little did I conceive of the greatness of the defeat (at Bull Run), the magnitude of the disaster which it had entailed upon the United States. So short-lived has been the American Union, that men who saw it rise may live to see it fall.
    — William Howard Russell
    tags: men  live  greatness  american 
    There can be no greatness in things. Things cannot be great. The only greatness is unselfish love.
    — William Henry Drummond
    tags: greatness 
    Perhaps in our presence, the most heroic deed on earth is done in some silent spirit, the loftiest purpose cherished, the most generous sacrifice made, and we do not suspect it. I believe this greatness to be most common among the multitude, whose names are never heard.
    — William Ellery Channing
    Real greatness has nothing to do with a man's sphere. It does not lie in the magnitude of his outward agency, in the extent of the effects which he produces. The greatest men may do comparatively little.
    — William Ellery Channing
    tags: men  lies  greatness  real 
    Do not trouble yourselves about standards or ideals; but try to be faithful and natural: remember that there is no greatness, no beauty, which does not come from truth to your own knowledge of things; and keep on working, even if your work is not long remembered.
    — William Dean Howells
    It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.
    — William Cobbett
    tags: greatness 
    Difficulty is the nurse of greatness.
    — William C. Bryant
    tags: greatness 
    Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster children into strength and athletic proportion.
    — William C. Bryant
    Adversity is the nurse of greatness which roughly rocks her patients back to health.
    — William C. Bryant
    The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
    — William Booth
    tags: power  greatness 
    But at the same time, there must never be the least hesitation in giving up a position the moment it is shown to be untenable. It is not going too far to say that the greatness of a scientific investigator does not rest on the fact of his having never made a mistake, but rather on his readiness to admit that he has done so, whenever the contrary evidence is cogent enough.
    — William Bayliss
    Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity of a usual quality grafted upon a common man.
    — William Allen White
    The stately heavens which glory doth array, are mirrors of God's admirable might; there, whence forth spreads the night, forth springs the day. He fix'd the fountains of this temporal light, where stately stars enstall'd, some stand, some stray, all sparks of his great power (though small) yet bright. By what none utter can, no, not conceive. All of his greatness, shadows may perceive.
    — William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling
    tags: power  star  greatness  night  god  heaven 
    Greatness exists in all of us.
    — Will Smith
    tags: greatness 
    Greatness lives on the edge of destruction
    — Will Smith
    The way I like to measure greatness is... How many people can you make want to be better?
    — Will Smith
    tags: people  greatness 
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