Human relations are built on feeling not on reason or knowledge. And feeling is not an exact science like all spiritual qualities it has the vagueness of greatness about it.
There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report.
The past always seems somehow more golden more serious than the present. We tend to forget the partisanship of yesteryear preferring to re-imagine our history as a sure and steady march toward greatness.
This is the greatest society in all of human history the greatest country ever. Many of the decisions being made in Washington today by both parties are threatening that greatness. And if we stay on this road we're on right now our children are going to be the first Americans ever to inherit a diminished country.
No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.
Our nation was created in ways that allow human potential to prosper and it created the greatest nation for people in the history of humanity. Now Obama is dismantling it because he has no appreciation for our greatness. In fact he resents it. He blames this country for whatever evils he sees around the world.
It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him no error without evil.
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness but it is greatness.
Some are born great some achieve greatness and some hire public relations officers.
The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.
It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth great return great satisfaction great reputation and great joy.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
Greatness lies not in being strong but in the right using of strength and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
Some are born great some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.
America's greatness is not found in the size of its government. America's greatness resides in the hearts and the minds of the people.
There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn as in doing it.
A retentive memory may be a good thing but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god.
It is strange. I see all the privileges and greatness of the future. It already looks grand beautiful. Tell them I went lovingly trustfully peacefully.
Friendship's the privilege of private men for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial.
That's part of American greatness is discrimination. Yes sir. Inequality I think breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.
America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.