Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Start where you are, use what you have.
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Creativity means believing you have greatness.
The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.
Great crisis produce great men and great deeds of courage.
Great men are not born great, they grow great . . .
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.
He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lives a great street-sweeper who did his job well'
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself.
Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.
Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.
Since most of us spend our lives doing ordinary tasks, the most important thing is to carry them out extraordinarily well.
The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself.
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