We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Great Quotes from Carl von Clausewitz, Francis of Assisi, Kenny Rogers, Gordon Ramsay, David Brainerd. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
I am the herald of the Great King.
Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great.
If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did.
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.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
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.
Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
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.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
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.
The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way.
A visit to Marrakesh was a great shock to me. This city taught me color.
Cartoons make kids happy, and that’s a great feeling.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
What is man without the beasts? For if all the beast were gone, man would die of a great loneliness of the spirit.
True greatness consists in being great in little things.
It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
No crime is so great as daring to excel.
The great are only great because we are on our knees. Let us rise!
I’m an incurable optimist, and I’m a great believer in never looking back. Life is too short, and new challenges are exciting.
An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.
I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.
Nostalgia is one thing. It’s great to go and play the old songs. People know them and appreciate them. You got to give them what they want to hear.
Great things are won by great dangers.
There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
I consider myself extremely lucky to have worked with so many great collaborators in my lifetime.
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
You have to study a great deal to know a little.
A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort.
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.
If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved.
Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.
Football is great because you always have another opportunity to change history.
Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
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.
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
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.
Great political leaders risk unpopularity, patiently explain their case and confront prejudice, bigotry and vested interests.
Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
The idea behind fast food is great – people want convenience.
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Paris is cafe culture, Dublin is pub culture, and that’s the best place to solve all the world’s problems: over a pint! One of the great joys of living, I think. The problems of the world seem to disappear.
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.
It has been great journey from where I have started to where I am today. I am really blessed with God’s grace.
Having read the histories of other countries, I saw that expansion was everything, and that the world’s surface being limited, the great object of present humanity should be to take as much of the world as it possibly could.
Great companies start because the founders want to change the world… not make a fast buck.
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.
Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne’er loved them.
That great Cathedral space which was childhood.
Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
Courage is managing fear to accomplish what you want to accomplish. And it’s a great demonstration of love. It’s really what love is. It’s finding areas in which other people are more important than you.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
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.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves – there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities – brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
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.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Adaptability is a great asset to have because life is so unpredictable, and things can change overnight for any of us.
A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
When people push back on you and don’t think you can do it, and you struggle a little bit and wonder if they’re right, it drives you to be successful and to be a great player.
Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great.
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.
No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.
I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.
No great pastry chef has sweet teeth.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children.
In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?
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.
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.
I know that I’m not the easiest person to live with. The challenge I put on myself is so great that the person I live with feels himself challenged. I bring a lot to bear, and I don’t know how not to.
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’m a great believer in geography being destiny.
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.
A great accomplishment shouldn’t be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward.
We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
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.
If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.
A sense of the universe, a sense of the all, the nostalgia which seizes us when confronted by nature, beauty, music – these seem to be an expectation and awareness of a Great Presence.
Time flies. Especially when you have a great time, when you’re winning and the team is playing great.
When I was in high school, there was ‘Superbad’ and ‘The Girl Next Door’ and ‘Wedding Crashers’ and all these great movies. You hope to be a part of something that’s smart, funny and in that Todd Phillips-vein. You want to make something like ‘Superbad.’ That movie was so good and so funny.
The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine.
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.
My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.
Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.
It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.
The workshop to me always means great atmosphere, working, smell of wood, dust and, at the end of the day, you’ve created something.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
It is important to emphasize that guerrilla warfare is a war of the masses, a war of the people. The guerrilla band is an armed nucleus, the fighting vanguard of the people. It draws its great force from the mass of the people themselves.
Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
Prince is from the school of James Brown, and I love James Brown because of all the great rhythms he plays.
An out-and-out fast bowler is one of the great sights in cricket.
There is nothing better than getting shot at and missed. It’s really great.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do.
I don’t know of any great man who ever had a great son.
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.
Music is a really great creative tool for me, for different roles.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
That’s the great thing about a tractor. You can’t really hear the phone ring.
I have Chinese blood in me… I am not ashamed to admit that perhaps the great leaders of our country all have Chinese blood.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.
An unexamined faith is not worth having, for fundamentalism and uncritical certitude entail the rejection of one of the great human gifts: that of free will, of the liberty to make up our own minds based on evidence and tradition and reason.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?
My scientific studies have afforded me great gratification; and I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work.
The great object is that every man be armed.
God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
AI will probably most likely lead to the end of the world, but in the meantime, there’ll be great companies.
Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering.
Near the gates and within two cities there will be scourges the like of which was never seen: famine within plague, people put out by steel, crying to the great immortal God for relief.
Tennis is a mental game. Everyone is fit, everyone hits great forehands and backhands.
For most of us, the great danger is not that we will renounce our faith. It is that we will become so distracted and rushed and preoccupied that we will settle for a mediocre version of it. We will just skim our lives instead of actually living them.
I have great respect for the semicolon; it is a mighty handy little fellow.
Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
I surround myself with good people who make me feel great and give me positive energy.
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything.
There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.
All great chefs have two things in common. First, they respect nature as the true artist, and they are just cooks. Second, everything that they do is an extension of them as a person.
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.
In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
Seeing the world is the best education you can get. You see sorrow, and you also see great spirit and will to survive.
Great moments of entertainment, great football, unforgettable evenings. I think that’s what it’s all about: experience, emotions, and the special touch that the Champions League brings on and off the field.
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.
For great is truth, and shall prevail.
An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.
Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.
The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions.
That’s another great thing about getting older. Your life is written on your face.
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.
I think bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are great ideas. They should be allowed to be traded freely and used freely to find their appropriate role in the economy.
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.
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.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
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.
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Great music is great music. It doesn’t matter what genre it belongs.
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.’
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
God and I have a great relationship, but we both see other people.
I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
Every great achievement is but a small peak in the mountain range of contributions.
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
There is strength in numbers, but organizing those numbers is one of the great challenges.
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.
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.
To be a liar, you’ve got to have a great memory, and I don’t have a memory.
Globalization can be a great opportunity.
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Sport is a great equalizer that can build bridges, transcend borders and cultures, and render even the fiercest conflicts temporarily irrelevant.
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.
Ironing is a great diversion from the reality you don’t want to face.
The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.
All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
Making money is a happiness. And that’s a great incentive. Making other people happy is a super-happiness.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today, but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination.
Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.
We want an Afghanistan that is shaped by the dreams of the great Afghan people, not by irrational fears and overreaching ambitions of others.
The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations.
One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good.
The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
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.
Great times, beautiful place, Boulder. In fact, that’s where I proposed to Jaye when I took her back there. In the parking lot of Baseline Liquors!
The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates.
Everything has seasons, and we have to be able to recognize when something’s time has passed and be able to move into the next season. Everything that is alive requires pruning as well, which is a great metaphor for endings.
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.
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?
I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.
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?’
My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act!
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
A great business at a fair price is superior to a fair business at a great price.
Believe that with your feelings and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it.
A great melodic line is like a person’s soul, and coming up with an original melody, it can be like you are illustrating the soul.
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.
The target for every great champion is to play for the team.
The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.
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.
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.
Great loves too must be endured.
I think it’s difficult to say what exactly made me become a successful DJ. It depends on so many different things. If I were given an award, I would thank my family, friends, Tiesto and the great team behind me for all their support and hard work. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
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.
All great achievements require time.
A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token 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.
Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man.
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.
Waiting is the great vocation of the dispossessed.
Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed… Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.
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.
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.
There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal.
Show me a great actor and I’ll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you’ve seen the devil.
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.
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.’
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.
My father will anticipate everything. He will leave you and me no chance to do a great and brilliant deed.
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.
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.
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
The United States is definitely ahead in culture of innovation. If someone wants to accomplish great things, there is no better place than the U.S.
Life should be great rather than long.
Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock.
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.
Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
I always believed that when you follow your heart or your gut, when you really follow the things that feel great to you, you can never lose, because settling is the worst feeling in the world.
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society… shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother’s womb a fanatic heart.
Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.
It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber.
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.
The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
Always make the choice to learn. What Princeton taught me was whatever mess you are studying, pull a thread with great persistence ’til you have clarity of thought. Princeton taught me how to solve a problem. How to think – that’s what we pull out of this place.
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.
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.
I’ve had the privilege of working with Bono for the past few years in the One Campaign to fight AIDS and hunger and disease around the world. Bono is an Irishman and a great humanitarian. And I remember him telling me of his admiration for America.
Today’s a beautiful day, and yesterday was a beautiful day, so that means it’s a great life.
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.
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.
I have a great affection for Indian culture and music.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
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.
If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
I am not going to Heaven because I have preached to great crowds or read the Bible many times. I’m going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: ‘Lord, remember me.’
First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.
You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well.
There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.
There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.
No great thing is created suddenly.
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.
It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
Whether it is a tsunami, or whether it is a hurricane, whether it’s an earthquake – when we see these great fatal and natural acts, men and women of every ethnic persuasion come together and they just want to help.
Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
I look back on my career and my time as commissioner with great fondness.
Efficiency is a great secret that can drop us right into our ideal life path, but it is a hard one to practice and something that takes constant maintenance and work.
The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted. The whole continent was a garden, and from the beginning, it seemed to be favored above all the other wild parks and gardens of the globe.
If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
I do not want war. I am not seeking revenge, even though I can see before my eyes the great sacrifices made by the Ukrainian people. I am seeking peace and will achieve Ukraine’s unity.
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Vanity is great motivation, to be fair.
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
I have a great smile. A lot of people don’t know that.
Every great story seems to begin with a snake.
I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with the greatest caution.
As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
One of the great cosmic laws, I think, is that whatever we hold in our thought will come true in our experience. When we hold something, anything, in our thought, then somehow coincidence leads us in the direction that we’ve been wishing to lead ourselves.
You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.
You don’t build a great castle just all at once.
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.
Great hopes make great men.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Mother Nature is the great equalizer. You can’t get away from it.
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.
Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
My wardrobe reflects my long-standing belief that great style lives in the details.
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
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.
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
It’s great to be here. It’s great to be anywhere.
God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
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.
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Technology… is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.
We grow small trying to be great.
One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.
Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
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.
I can do small things in a great way.
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.
It’s great to have atmosphere at the stadium, but football is all about the players.
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.
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.
You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.
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.
It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
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.
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
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 want a real revolution, a real change in society: society, a great organic mass of well-regulated forces used for the bringing-about a happy life for all.
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.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Great art – or good art – is when you look at it, experience it and it stays in your mind. I don’t think conceptual art and traditional art are all that different.
The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.
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.
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.
At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
God’s love is too great to be confined to any one side of a conflict or to any one religion.
A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition’s night, an inspiration and a prophecy.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money… they don’t know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.
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.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
Learning is its own exceeding great reward.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
We all have a dark side. Most of us go through life avoiding direct confrontation with that aspect of ourselves, which I call the shadow self. There’s a reason why. It carries a great deal of energy.
A great way to get all the right nutrients is to make a colorful plate – mix of good vegetables, carbohydrates, and protein. If you notice all your vegetables are green, change it up and add another color for a variety of benefits in one meal.
You have the ability to choose which way you want to go. You have to believe great things are going to happen in your life. Do everything you can – prepare, pray and achieve – to make it happen.
I got a lot of great life lessons from the entertainment industry. The first was being able to feel comfortable taking risks.
Great lives never go out; they go on.
Success has always been a great liar.
I woke up and realized life is great and people are awesome and life is worth living.
What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.
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 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.
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
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.’
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
The world is starving for new ideas and great leaders who will champion those ideas.
People always tell you, ‘Be humble. Be humble.’ When was the last time someone told you to be amazing? Be great! Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome!
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset.
A good captain is great only if he has a great team.
I will remember this day for the rest of my life. There is nothing you can say. It’s just like you won the match after the earthquake and it just feels great.
Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man.
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 know to win a championship, you’re not going to do it alone. You’re going to have to have a great supporting cast.
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything – meals, jobs, clothing.
When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
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.
Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.
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.
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
Great souls suffer in silence.
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.
The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
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.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
To me, there’s no great chef without a great team.
Never was anything great achieved without danger.
Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
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.
All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.
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.
The pen and the written word hold a great deal of power.
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.
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
The great thieves lead away the little thief.
It’s true that in my family, everyone loves football. So it’s great to have a family that’s united behind you and doesn’t leave you.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
I think journalism is a great way to do public service, to have an impact on your community.
Each person is an enigma. You’re a puzzle not only to yourself but also to everyone else, and the great mystery of our time is how we penetrate this puzzle.
It’s a great honour to be recognised and appreciated by your fellow colleagues.
It was great. I mean, it’s a blast directing underwater stuff.
A great man is always willing to be little.
At forty-five degrees, the sky will burn. Fire to approach the great new city; in an instant, a great scattered flame will leap up, when one will want to get evidence from the Normans.
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
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.
One of the privileges of the great is to witness catastrophes from a terrace.
Progress however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.
Small aim is a crime; have great aim.
Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.
Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.
The great lesson my mother and father gave me was almost invisible. It was a strong sense of being rooted.
Thrift is of great revenue.
Good artists copy, great artists steal.
It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!
‘Crazy-busy’ is a great armor, it’s a great way for numbing. What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we’re feeling and what we really need can’t catch up with us.
Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity.
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
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.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.
What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now.
If we drive down the cost of transportation in space, we can do great things.
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.
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Only great minds can afford a simple style.
It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.
The great tragedy of science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.