greatness

A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on god, greatness, and rest

And I smiled to think God's greatness flowed around our incompleteness, Round our restlessness His rest.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Rhyme of the Duchess.

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A Quote by Elbert Green Hubbard on criticism, greatness, lies, proof, resentment, and understanding

The man who is anybody and who does anything is surely going to be criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. This is a part of the penalty for greatness, and every great man understands it; and understands, too, that it is no proof of greatness. The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure contumely without resentment.

Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Edgar Albert Guest on day, death, debt, god, greatness, justice, needs, nobility, and strength

Who does his task from day to day and meets whatever comes his way, Believing God has willed it so, has found real greatness here below. Who guards his post, no matter where, believing God must need him there, Although but lowly toil it be, has risen to nobility. For great and low there's just one test, 'tis that each man shall do his best, Who works with all the strength he can, shall never die in debt to man.

Edgar Albert Guest (1881 - 1959)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Edgar Albert Guest on beginning, charity, charm, children, conversation, day, death, duty, earth, faith, fame, fatherhood, god, gold, greatness, hope, joy, lies, life, love, men, purity, selfishness, sons, spirit, work, world, worship, and wor

We've never seen the father here, but we have known the son, The finest type of manhood since the world was first begun, And summing up the works of God, I write with reverent pen. The greatest is the son he sent to cheer the lives of men. Through him we leaned the ways of God, and found the father's love; The son it was who won us back to him who reigns above. Our God did not come down himself to prove to men his worth, He sought our worship through the child he placed upon the earth. But be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, In spirit, in faith, in purity. How can I best express my life? Wherein does greatness lie: How can I long remembrance win, since I am born to die? Both fame and gold are selfish things; their charms may quickly flee, But I'm the father of a boy who came to speak for me. In him lies all I hope to be; his splendor shall be mine; I shall have done man's greatest work if only he is fine. If some day he shall help the world long after I am dead, In all that men shall say of him my praises shall be said, It matters not what I may win of fleeting gold or fame, My hope of joy depends alone on what my boy shall claim. My story must be told through him; for him I work and plan, Man's greatest duty is to be the father of a man.

Edgar Albert Guest (1881 - 1959)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Dr. William Clyde de Vane on danger, dawn, day, gifts, greatness, history, and time

Some things have not changed since the dawn of history, and bid fair to last out time itself. One of these things is the capacity for greatness in man-his capacity for being often the master of the event -and sometimes even more-the changer of the course of history itself. This capacity for greatness is a very precious gift, and we are under a danger in our day of stifling it.

Dr. William Clyde de Vane

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on birth, greatness, and humility

A humble birth is no hindrance to greatness.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on achievement and greatness

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on greatness, imagination, novelty, power, universe, and world

It is only a short step from exaggerating what we can find in the world to exaggerating our power to remake the world. Expecting more novelty than there is, more greatness than there is, and more strangeness than there is, we imagine ourselves masters of a plastic universe. But a world we can shape to our will is a shapeless world.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on colors, greatness, and world

Look. This is your world! You can't not look. There is no other world. This is your world; it is your feast. You inherited this; you inherited these eyeballs; you inherited this world of color. Look at the greatness of the whole thing. Look! Don't hesitate - look! Open your eyes. Don't blink, and look, look - look further.

Chogyam Trungpa

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A Quote by Charles Simmons on good, greatness, and life

He who wants to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything. Life is made up of little things. True greatness consists in being great in little things.

Charles Simmons (1924 -)

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