Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
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 ambition.
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.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
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.
Creativity means believing you have greatness.
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself.
A great man is always willing to be little.
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.