Favorite Quotations ~  Greatness Loving What Is

"It is not truth that makes man great; but man that makes truth great." ~ Confucius

A man does not show his greatness by being at one extremity, but rather by touching both at once." ~ Blaise Pascal

Greatness breaks laws. ~ Louise Nevelson

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him. ~ John Steinbeck

They're only truly great who are truly good. ~ George Chapman

To be great is to be misunderstood. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ~ Mark Twain

It is not enough to be very good if you have the ability to be great. ~ Alberta Lee Cox

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher that you think. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

And I smiled to think God's greatness flowed around our incompleteness; Round our restlessness, His rest. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time. ~ Johns Hopkins

Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things. ~ Joe Paterno

Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others. ~ Plato