greatness

A Quote by Steve Borello on god, greatness, heaven, life, reality, and tears

God So, where is he? In the heavens above? I see the sky so blue What do you see? Do you feel him? I feel the sun As it warms my blood, The wind as it cools my skin The rain, so quenching my thirst So who's reality is it? It's the reality of God It is his breath that cools me As it beckons you on His tears quench my thirst As it resolves your inadequacies His greatness warms my blood So too, grants you life ever after He is for me. . . .

Steve Borello

Source: God by Steve Borello

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A Quote by Sherman Finesilver on confusion, fame, greatness, and spirit

Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness. . . . For you see, greatness is a measure of one's spirit, not a result of one's rank in human affairs.

Sherman Finesilver

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on anxiety, blessings, bravery, certainty, cheerfulness, constancy, contentment, darkness, dependence, duty, equality, fear, fortune, future, god, good, greatness, happiness, hope, indifference, joy, mankind, mind, people

True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient; for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are with us, and within our reach; but we shut our eyes and, like people in the dark, fall foul of the very thing we search for without finding it. Tranquility is a certain equality of mind which no condition of fortune can either exalt or depress. There must be sound mind to make a happy man; there must be constancy in all conditions, a care for the things of this world but without anxiety; and such an indifference to the bounties of fortune that either with them or without them we may live content. True joy is serene. . . . The seat of it is within, and there is no cheerfulness like the resolution of a brave mind that has fortune under its feat. It is an invincible greatness of mind not to be elevated or dejected with good or ill fortune. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it be - without wishing for what he has not.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Robert Francis Kennedy on change, generations, greatness, history, and work

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total ;of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968)

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A Quote by Richard W. Shelly, Jr. on desires, greatness, ideas, kindness, life, secrets, and service

A desire for bigness has hurt many folks. Putting oneself in the limelight at the expense of others is a wrong idea of greatness. The secret of greatness rather than bigness is to acclimate oneself to one's place of service and be true to one's own convictions. A life of this kind of service will forever remain the measure of one's true greatness.

Richard W. Shelly

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on good, greatness, and mountains

The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.

Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on greatness, perception, and virtue

The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on greatness and simplicity

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on achievement, aim, certainty, greatness, and men

Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on duty, greatness, independence, life, people, solitude, and world

What I must do is all that concerns me, and not what people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to look after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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