Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
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.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
For great things do not done just happen by impulse but are a succession of small things linked together.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.
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.
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.
Great men are not born great, they grow great . . .
Since most of us spend our lives doing ordinary tasks, the most important thing is to carry them out extraordinarily well.
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'
Great crises produce great men, and great deeds of courage.
The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.
To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself.
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.
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