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Greatness Quotes

Select Quotes About Greatness


I do not know whether people are born great, or whether they have greatness thrust upon them. But I do know that great people demonstrate certain characteristics that distinguish them from others. Here is a collection of greatness quotes that will help you figure out what makes some people great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be great is to be misunderstood.

Alexander Pope
And what he greatly thought, he nobly dar'd.

Alexander Pope
A gen'rous heart repairs a sland'rous tongue.

Rudyard Kipling
Humble because of knowledge; mighty by sacrifice.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Walt Whitman
The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
He is great who is what he is from Nature, and who never reminds us of others.

Alexander Pope
Not hate, but glory, made these chiefs contend; And each brave foe was in his soul a friend.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force; that thoughts rule the world.

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