Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Great Quotes from famous authors such as Victor Hugo, James Allen, William Ellery Channing, Nostradamus, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
From the depths of the West of Europe, a young child will be born of poor people, he who by his tongue will seduce a great troop; his fame will increase towards the realm of the East.
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
I have a great family, I live an amazing life.
Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else. It’s equality, it’s fairness, and I think it’s a great thing to be a part of.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they’ve forgotten all about it. I’m afraid that the American culture is a disaster.
You don’t build a great castle just all at once.
People see police officers and think they’re such bad people. We have some who can be some bad people. But we have some great ones out there, that are here to protect us.
My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, then you’ve had a great life.
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
Every day I wake up and I lay in bed counting my blessings and saying my prayers for how fortunate I am to have great fans and health and family.
The great dialectic in our time is not, as anciently and by some still supposed, between capital and labor; it is between economic enterprise and the state.
Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.
To survive and even thrive in a changing world, nature offers another great lesson: the survivors are those who at the least adapt to change, or even better learn to benefit from change and grow intellectually and personally. That means careful listening and constant learning.
A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.
Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.
Thrift is of great revenue.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he’s a great military man, I want you to know that.
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
Every great political campaign rewrites the rules; devising a new way to win is what gives campaigns a comparative advantage against their foes.
Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example – I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation.
I don’t know the law, the kind of law of quantity and quality, but I think the opportunity of people being able to express themselves and to have the means of production is a great thing. It’s also changing how we’re telling stories.
Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne’er loved them.
My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.
The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.
I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
The great powers of the world may have done wonders in giving the world an industrial look, but the great gift still has to come from Africa – giving the world a more human face.
I feel like life is really short, and it’s important to enjoy yourself and embrace whatever comes your way, whether it’s a challenging day or a great day, just welcome it with open arms. No matter who you are, you can’t escape challenges; they are part of life.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
I surround myself with good people who make me feel great and give me positive energy.
It’s always great to engage with people. You never know who you can make an effect on. And I love interacting with the fans, hearing what they have to say and joking around with them. Anytime I can reach out online and give encouragement, motivate people, be a better citizen, that’s what it’s all about, man.
A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.
No one in this world, so far as I know – and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me – has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.
Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions.
I do what I do. You like it, great. You don’t, go listen to somebody else. I’m stickin’ with the people who stuck with me.
I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either.
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.
It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.
A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.
Change is never easy, and it often creates discord, but when people come together for the good of humanity and the Earth, we can accomplish great things.
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
When you play in a great club like Real Madrid, it’s hard to stay here.
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.
One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society… shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
We are domesticated animals, revolving in a cage which we have built for ourselves – with its contentions, wranglings, its impossible political leaders, its gurus who exploit our self-conceit and their own with great refinement or rather crudely.
It always feels nice to be associated with a team you share a great bond with.
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
You have to study a great deal to know a little.
I do like my breasts. They’re great, so much fun. You can do what you like with them.
I believe that there are many herbs and many trees that are worth much in Europe for dyes and for medicines; but I do not know, and this causes me great sorrow. Arriving at this cape, I found the smell of the trees and flowers so delicious that it seemed the pleasantest thing in the world.
To me, there’s no great chef without a great team.
Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.
Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question, the same for every one of us. Science has no answer to it.
The idea behind fast food is great – people want convenience.
Seeing the world is the best education you can get. You see sorrow, and you also see great spirit and will to survive.
I’m so lucky to have such a great family. I respect them so much professionally, and they’ve been unconditionally supportive in the choices that I’ve made. It’s been very good having them on my side.
A great business at a fair price is superior to a fair business at a great price.
Success has always been a great liar.
A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
I’m done losing weight, I feel great, and I love looking like a woman. I love being curvy and having boobs and hips. It’s hot. I don’t ever want to be size zero.
Our time here is magic! It’s the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It’s the only space.
A light cotton cami is always great to stay cool.
It is a great thing to be a child of God, and joint-heir with Jesus Christ. If this is your privilege, you will know the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.
It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!
All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike.
At one point, I recognized that Warren Buffett, though he had every advantage in learning from Ben Graham, did not copy Ben Graham but, rather, set out on his own path and ran money his way, by his own rules… I also immediately internalized the idea that no school could teach someone how to be a great investor.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
It only serves to show what sort of person a man must be who can’t even get testimonials. No, no; if a man brings references, it proves nothing; but if he can’t, it proves a great deal.
People know if you care about them. How do you show people that you care? By caring for them. By putting their needs first. By sacrificing for them. By serving them. Do that, and you’ll build a great team.
The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.
A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins.
Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity.
It doesn’t matter what age you are. You can look sexy and feel great, and that doesn’t have to be a gift only for the young. It can be a gift for any age, even the old, whatever that is nowadays.
I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life.
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.
For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy… or they become legend.
The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
It is not, of course, complete yet – but some sentences were understood this afternoon… I feel that I have at last struck the solution of a great problem – and the day is coming when telegraph wires will be laid onto houses just like water or gas – and friends converse with each other without leaving home.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
With the right people, culture, and values, you can accomplish great things.
Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish – too much handling will spoil it.
A good captain is great only if he has a great team.
I’m not a big fan of religion for that reason. But I am a true believer in God, and I have great faith, and I think that a spiritual connection with something is a really important part of our experience. That doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the church.
I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can’t do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I’m going to do something, I go all the way.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
Family life was wonderful. The streets were bleak. The playgrounds were bleak. But home was always warm. My mother and father had a great relationship. I always felt ‘safe’ there.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.
Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.
Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.
Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.
The great lesson my mother and father gave me was almost invisible. It was a strong sense of being rooted.
The great earthquake shall be in the month of May; Saturn, Capricorn, Jupiter, Mercury in Taurus; Venus, also Cancer, Mars in zero.
We are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and government.
That great Cathedral space which was childhood.
Passion is needed for any great work, and for the revolution, passion and audacity are required in big doses.
I remember the great atmosphere and the great stadium.
I like cats a lot. I’ve always liked cats. They’re great company. When they eat, they always leave a little bit at the bottom of the bowl. A dog will polish the bowl, but a cat always leaves a little bit. It’s like an offering.
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.
I’m lucky to have a great support system in my friends and some of my family. If you have those people that you trust, go ahead and fall back into them and let them be your hammock and cocoon and let them embrace you.
I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.
By people getting together and celebrating this idea of togetherness, great things can happen.
For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.
I have a great smile. A lot of people don’t know that.
Our political leaders have great responsibilities, but as with many situations in life, people often rise or fall to meet your expectations. Our responsibility as citizens is to expect our leaders to lead and to give them enough support so that they may do so.
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
Ah, great it is to believe the dream as we stand in youth by the starry stream; but a greater thing is to fight life through and say at the end, the dream is true!
Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.
It’s very corny, ‘never give up’ – but it’s just a great quote that I always follow.
The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.
The Great Depression of the 1930s saw more American unmarried women working from nine to five, mostly in repetitive, boring, subordinate, dead-end jobs. But the number of working women doubled between 1870 and 1940. During World War II it doubled once again.
The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.
Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.
Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today, but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination.
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
The great hope for a quick and sweeping transition to renewable energy is wishful thinking.
There is a dark side in all of us. And for us ‘bad’ people, the bad side dominates. I think there is a great sadness in villains, and I have tried to put that across. We cannot stop ourselves doing what we are doing.
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
It has been great journey from where I have started to where I am today. I am really blessed with God’s grace.
My wardrobe reflects my long-standing belief that great style lives in the details.
Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great.
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
During the Great Depression, African Americans were faced with problems that were not unlike those experienced by the most disadvantaged groups in society. The Great Depression had a leveling effect, and all groups really experienced hard times: poor whites, poor blacks.
While on top of Everest, I looked across the valley towards the great peak Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed. It showed me that even though I was standing on top of the world, it wasn’t the end of everything. I was still looking beyond to other interesting challenges.
I am the herald of the Great King.
My life is about ups and downs, great joys and great losses.
We should always look upon ourselves as God’s servants, placed in God’s world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.
One of the privileges of the great is to witness catastrophes from a terrace.
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
One of the great attractions of patriotism – it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what’s more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
I’m a great believer in geography being destiny.
It’s a great honour to be recognised and appreciated by your fellow colleagues.
Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.
A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
How great it would be for us all to have the pride of knowing that we, as a country, are one of the best countries to be a child.
I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.
The atom bomb was no ‘great decision.’ It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition’s night, an inspiration and a prophecy.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.
Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practiced.
Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great.
Globalization can be a great opportunity.
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don’t realize it. Even if you’re not a great chef, there’s nothing to stop you understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn’t.
Learning is its own exceeding great reward.
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’
The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.
A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.
The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears.
Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.
Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.
It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.
I’ve been so lucky to work with such great people: people that are such hard workers and have such a respect and appreciation for one another.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It’s like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.
I truly believe in positive synergy, that your positive mindset gives you a more hopeful outlook, and belief that you can do something great means you will do something great.
To win, or to create a great group with winning mentality, you need first stability, but serenity as well. And it is only by creating an internal and mutual trust that you can achieve it.
Vanity is great motivation, to be fair.
I was given such a great gift. It’s a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks, every day. Having a wife and daughter gives me a lot more purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I’ll be. I just want to be a better man.
As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.
We want an Afghanistan that is shaped by the dreams of the great Afghan people, not by irrational fears and overreaching ambitions of others.
Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.
The great object is that every man be armed.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
Life is short, youth is finite, and opportunities endless. Have you found the intersection of your passion and the potential for world-shaping positive impact? If you don’t have a great idea of your own, there are plenty of great teams that need you – unknown startups and established teams in giant companies alike.
If I could talk to my younger self, I would just say that the path to great things is filled with a lot of stumbles, suffering, and challenges along the way. But if you have the right attitude and know that hard times will pass – and you get up each time – you will reach your destination.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.
Food is the great connector, and laughs are the cement. If we go out to eat and have a nice meal, that’s one thing. If we can share a laugh, now we’re friends.
Without education, we are weaker economically. Without economic power, we are weaker in terms of national security. No great military power has ever remained so without great economic power.
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.
Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.
To become a great player, you’ve got to show real dedication and commitment to football, and you’ve got to be very humble and hard-working. And, above all, you’ve got to fight to make your dreams come true.
It’s great if the in-laws themselves put up boundaries. But if they won’t; it’s up to their grown kids to do it and enforce them.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
Nothing beats a great smile.
Great industries are never made from single companies. There is room in space for a lot of winners.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Show me a great actor and I’ll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you’ve seen the devil.
I tell you, gospel music is very uplifting. It’s great. It’s just a lot of fun to write, and it’s wonderful for the heart, soul, mind, and spirit. It’s just great.
I met Pierre Curie for the first time in the spring of the year 1894… A Polish physicist whom I knew, and who was a great admirer of Pierre Curie, one day invited us together to spend the evening with himself and his wife.
Her angel’s face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.
Adaptability is a great asset to have because life is so unpredictable, and things can change overnight for any of us.
Tennis is a mental game. Everyone is fit, everyone hits great forehands and backhands.
It’s great to have atmosphere at the stadium, but football is all about the players.
I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.
If someone is being bullied or feels like an outsider, and they relate to something that I’ve done, even if it’s just igniting a spark, that’s great. I had that feeling as a kid. I was messed with no end.
In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
Great things are won by great dangers.
Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.
Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.
The great thieves lead away the little thief.
But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.
I have great genes. Thank you to my mom and dad for that one.
Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children.
London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.
I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon Washington. Unless the great God, who assisted him, shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and almighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail – I shall succeed.
There would be no great men if there were no little ones.
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
Experience is a great teacher.
Every day, my daddy told me the same thing. ‘Once a task is just begun, never leave it till it’s done. Be the labour great or small, do it well or not at all.’
Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.
A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.
Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.
At Microsoft, we’re aspiring to have a living, learning culture with a growth mindset that allows us to learn from ourselves and our customers. These are the key attributes of the new culture at Microsoft, and I feel great about how it seems to be resonating and how it’s seen as empowering.
A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope.
The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom… in a clarification of life – not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities – brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
Do not waste time dreaming of great faraway opportunities; do the best you can where you are. Open your petals of power and beauty and fling out the fragrance of your life in the place that has been assigned to you.
Life is hard. Not great. Kind of tragic.
Life in abundance comes only through great love.
Music is a really great creative tool for me, for different roles.
We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
A great chef is an artist that I truly respect.
I am among those who think that science has great beauty.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Great loves too must be endured.
Knowing is not understanding. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
I consider myself extremely lucky to have worked with so many great collaborators in my lifetime.
Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.
The system is that there is no system. That doesn’t mean we don’t have process. Apple is a very disciplined company, and we have great processes. But that’s not what it’s about. Process makes you more efficient.
I tell a student that the most important class you can take is technique. A great chef is first a great technician. ‘If you are a jeweler, or a surgeon or a cook, you have to know the trade in your hand. You have to learn the process. You learn it through endless repetition until it belongs to you.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.
Sometimes we look back and 10 years from now we think, ‘Boy, those were great old days.’ Well, you know, we’re living in the good old days.
Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.
A great tailor is like a great personal trainer – they tailor that suit to your natural physique.
When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.
The great thing about getting older is that you become more mellow. Things aren’t as black and white, and you become much more tolerant. You can see the good in things much more easily rather than getting enraged as you used to do when you were young.
Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It’s the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge.
If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved.
It’s great to be a blonde. With low expectations it’s very easy to surprise people.
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?
For everything bad, there’s a million really exciting things, whether it’s someone puts out a really great book, there’s a new movie, there’s a new detective, the sky is unbelievably golden, or you have the best cup of coffee you ever had in your life.
There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.
A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.
Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.
Human need is really a great spiritual vacuum which God seeks to fill… With one hand in the hand of a fellow man in need and the other in the hand of Christ, He could get across the vacuum.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.
It’s never too late to be great.
Great music is great music. It doesn’t matter what genre it belongs.
Everything has become so easy. It’s great that it’s at your fingertips, but I miss those good old days. And we’re connected, but it can be very alienating. There is this distance between all of us because we’re speaking to each other through cameras and monitors and icons and Emojis.
If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.
The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.
Sometimes I wish that I could go into a time machine right now and just look at my self and say, ‘Calm down. Things are gonna be fine. Things are gonna be all great. Just relax.’
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Mother Nature is the great equalizer. You can’t get away from it.
Sooner and later you will see great changes made, dreadful horrors and vengeances. For as the Moon is thus led by its angel, the heavens draw near to the Balance.
My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.
Great companies are built on great products.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
Never was anything great achieved without danger.
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.
It’s a great feeling when your work is appreciated.
I love being in a city with great weather.
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Coffee and smoking are the last great addictions.
I just think I’m blessed. I love the Lord Jesus Christ. I have a great grandmother that passed away at 104 and two grandparents that passed away at 97 and 95, and they never worried about protein. They just enjoyed life, and that’s what I’m doing.
I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
An out-and-out fast bowler is one of the great sights in cricket.
Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
For me, it’s a great thing to tell people anything is possible. When I was 15, people told me ‘You’re not going to be a DJ.’
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
Every great story seems to begin with a snake.
The workshop to me always means great atmosphere, working, smell of wood, dust and, at the end of the day, you’ve created something.
We are all one – or at least we should be – and it is our job, our duty, and our great challenge to fight the voices of division and seek the salve of reconciliation.
I’ve also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
All great achievements require time.
A great man’s greatest good luck is to die at the right time.
The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything – meals, jobs, clothing.
As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing quality about Elvis.
You’re never too old to start learning, and you’re never too young to aim high and achieve great things.
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.
Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind. Be found of me, Lord, so that in all things I may act only in accordance with Thy holy will.
Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
The great thing about pastry is there are so many avenues – it’s very hard to get bored doing this.
It’s always great to see old friends, especially those I have not been able to see in 15 months.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects… totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
Great journalism will always attract readers. The words, pictures and graphics that are the stuff of journalism have to be brilliantly packaged; they must feed the mind and move the heart.
A great accomplishment shouldn’t be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward.
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
That’s the great thing about a tractor. You can’t really hear the phone ring.
A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
Life should be great rather than long.
Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
There were some great clinicians in the 20th century – great men. Freud was a genius; Jung was a genius, Carl Rogers was a genius – there’s a half-dozen psychologists of the 1950s and humanists of the 1960s.
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.
Most businesses think that product is the most important thing, but without great leadership, mission and a team that deliver results at a high level, even the best product won’t make a company successful.
Your ups and downs in sports, I think they are as normal as daily life: One day you wake up and feel great, the next day you wake up and feel maybe less great.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
And the American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking, innovative, risk-taking, God- loving, family-oriented American people.
There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.
First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.
As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.
There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
Great lives never go out; they go on.
Everyone, Republican or otherwise has their own particular part to play. No part is too great or too small, no one is too old or too young to do something.
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
All great empires die from within.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Making money is a happiness. And that’s a great incentive. Making other people happy is a super-happiness.
Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock.
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
The great growling engine of change – technology.
I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
Social media, unfortunately, just makes it a lot easier to be jealous. It sets up false expectations of reality, so it’s really easy to look at someone else’s life online and assume that they have everything going great for them and that their life is perfect.
I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.
In a way, we are magicians. We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards. We are a very strange bunch. But there is great fun in being a wizard.
Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life.
Great souls suffer in silence.
In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.
Life seeks life and loves life. The opening of a catkin of a willow, in the flight of the butterfly, in the chirping of a tree-toad or the sweep of an eagle – my life loves to see how others live, exults in their joy, and so far is partner in their great concern.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Only when a man will not do some things is he capable of doing great things.
I believe in giving more than 100% on the field, and I don’t really worry about the result if there’s great commitment on the field. That’s victory for me.
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
I was a very good tennis player in Ottawa, Canada – nationally ranked when I was, like, 13. Then I moved to Los Angeles when I was 15, and everyone in L.A. just killed me. I was pretty great in Canada. Not so much in Los Angeles.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
The spirit of celebration and togetherness is a great source of inspiration.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke. Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too.
The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.
The great and abiding lesson of American history, particularly the cold war, is that the engine of capitalism, the individual, is mightier than any collective.
My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.
Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.
Doing voiceovers is so great because even though many people would think it’s just your voice, you really do use all your physicality. I’ve done everything from playing a butterfly to Alice in Wonderland when she’s 10 feet tall, so it allows you to be an actor and build new characters.
Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
What makes a leader great is not the fact that she (or he) has all the answers, but the ability to inspire and empower us to find the answers.
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.