A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it.
A great man stands on God. A small man on a great man.
A great man's greatest good luck is to die at the right time.
A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation.
A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort.
A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.
After a fellow gets famous it does not take long for someone to bob up that used to sit next to him in school.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.
All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.
All my life I have always known I was born to greatness.
All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.
At most, the greatest persons are but great wens, and excrescences; men of wit and delightful conversation, but as morals for ornament, except they be so incorporated into the body of the world that they contribute something to the sustentation of the whole.
Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.
Because you are a great lord, you believe yourself to be a great genius. You took the trouble to be born, but no more.
Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.
Despite everybody who has been born and has died, the world has just gone on. I mean, look at Napoleon –but we went right on. Look at Harpo Marx –the world went around, it didn't stop for a second. It's sad but true. John Kennedy, right?
Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.
Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love.
False greatness is unsociable and remote: conscious of its own frailty, it hides, or at least averts its face, and reveals itself only enough to create an illusion and not be recognized as the meanness that it really is. True greatness is free, kind, familiar and popular; it lets itself be touched and handled, it loses nothing by being seen at close quarters; the better one knows it, the more one admires it.
Great and good are seldom the same man.