If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
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.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
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.
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
Every great man is always being helped by everybody, for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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'
Since most of us spend our lives doing ordinary tasks, the most important thing is to carry them out extraordinarily well.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
A great man is always willing to be little.
Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.
I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure contumely without resentment.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.
Creativity means believing you have greatness.
There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.
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.
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.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
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