greatness

A Quote by LaVell Edwards on achievement, greatness, life, men, opportunity, potential, preparation, success, and work

We tend to look at successful athletes and make them almost bigger than life. . . . I have seen many young men who have achieved greatness. I have also seen those who have come up a little short of their potential. I do know that those who succeed have been able to . . . recognize within themselves the potential to do something well and then work hard to prepare themselves for that eventual opportunity. Others wait for the opportunity to come and then start to work, thus coming up a little short.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: “Prepare for a Mission,” Ensign, Nov. 1984, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by L. Tom Perry on angels, children, fatherhood, glory, greatness, heaven, honor, and thought

Have you ever thought of yourself as a junior angel crowned with glory and honor? Every one of our Father in Heaven's children is great in His sight. If the Lord sees greatness in you, how then should you see yourself?

L. Tom Perry (1922 -)

Source: Friend December, 1998, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on children, greatness, laughter, philosophy, and wisdom

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.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on greatness, heart, heaven, purity, songs, and strength

The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. The song of the voice is sweet, but the song of the heart is the pure voice of heaven.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on age, criticism, defense, greatness, kindness, persecution, and weakness

Criticism::"It is folly for an eminent person to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected by it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on country and greatness

Red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin?

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on age, greatness, posterity, and privilege

It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on defense, greatness, and kindness

There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John William Gardner on achievement, discipline, excellence, greatness, people, purpose, and tenacity

Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Few have excellence thrust upon them. . . . They achieve it. They do not achieve it unwittingly by doing what comes naturally and they don't stumble into it in the course of amusing themselves. All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose.

John William Gardner (1912 -)

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A Quote by John William Gardner on america, certainty, commitment, freedom, greatness, people, and sharing

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.

John William Gardner (1912 -)

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