The contemporary form of true greatness lies in a civilization founded on the spirituality of work.
The truest greatness lies in being kind the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
If any man seeks for greatness let him forget greatness and ask for truth and he will find both.
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity goodness and truth.
Seek not greatness but seek truth and you will find both.
No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
Difficulty my brethren is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion.
Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability of detecting in those they destine for their tools the exact quality of strength that matters for their work.
We feel unsatisfied until we know ourselves akin even with that greatness which made the spots on which it rested hallowed and until by our own lives and by converse with the thoughts they have bequeathed us we feel that union and relationship of the spirit which we seek.
Now we occupy a lowly position both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere and the Almighty is Most High not in space but with respect to absolute existence greatness and power.
The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
Tonight we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers or the power of our military or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.
Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
We have I fear confused power with greatness.
Now people all across America are starting to believe in America again. We are coming back back to the heights of greatness back to America's proud role as a temple of justice and a champion of peace.
The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity his need for individual dignity his beliefs in the cooperation of men and through cooperation his ability to find greatness.
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.
Movies such as 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' in 1939 to 'Dave' in 1993 portray Washington leaders as the ultimate Everymen - decent people just like you and me only thrust onto greatness.
I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity but to elicit it for the greatness is already there.
I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges that face us and to restore America's greatness.
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity but to elicit it for the greatness is already there.