greatness

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on greatness, men, and success

Greatness:: The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men around to his opinion twenty years later.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on greatness, heroism, nature, privacy, and truth

In private places, among sordid objects, an act of truth or heroism seems at once to draw to itself the sky as its temple, the sun as its cradle. Nature stretches out her arms to embrace man, only let his thoughts be of equal greatness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on beauty, discovery, dreams, facts, force, good, greatness, heroism, life, love, nature, personality, personality, soul, and time

We cannot look upon our lives as dreams of a dreamer who has no awakening in all time. We have a personality to which matter and force are unmeaning unless related to something infinitely personal, whose nature we have discovered, in some measure, in human love, in the greatness of the good, in the martyrdom of heroic souls, in the ineffable beauty of nature, which can never be a mere physical fact nor anything but an expression of personality.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on certainty, greatness, life, quality, and present

Greatness after all, in spite of its name, appears to be not so much a certain size as a certain quality in human lives. It may be present in lives whose range is very small.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: Sermons. Purpose and Use of Comfort

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on god, greatness, life, and mankind

No man has come to true greatness who has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to his race, and that what God gives him He gives him for mankind.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on adversity, awards, greatness, nobility, security, soul, time, and words

The prince who relies upon their words, without having otherwise provided for his security, is ruined; for friendships that are won by awards, and not by greatness and nobility of soul, although deserved, yet are not real, and cannot be depended upon in time of adversity.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The prince, 1532

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A Quote by Mortimer Jerome Adler on greatness, lies, power, and thought

Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.

Mortimer Jerome Adler (1902 -)

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on greatness and life

It is base to take advantage of our rank or greatness by making fun of those placed beneath us in life.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Lestor Maddox on discrimination, freedom, greatness, inequality, and opportunity

Part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.

Lestor Maddox (1915 -)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on christ, goodness, greatness, simplicity, and truth

For us, with the rule of right and wrong given us by Christ, there is nothing for which we have no standard. And there is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: War and Peace

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