greatness

A Quote by Thomas Woodrow Wilson on life, living, greatness, and purpose

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

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A Quote by James Cooper on greatness, character, and individual

All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.

James Cooper

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on greatness, change, and world

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Ernst Fischer on machines, greatness, and imperfection

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.

Ernst Fischer

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A Quote by Stanislaw Lem on greatness and trust

Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.

Stanislaw Lem

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A Quote by Robert F Kennedy, Jr. on greatness, history, and purpose

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 Kennedy

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A Quote by John Drinkwater on greatness, poetry, and writing

Great men are rare, poets are rarer, but the great man who is a poet, transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.

John Drinkwater (1882 - 1937)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on greatness, soul, happiness, fate, value, and joy

A man who has once perceived, however temporarily and however briefly, what makes greatness of soul, can no longer be happy if he allows himself to be petty, self-seeking, troubled by trivial misfortunes, dreading what fate may have in store for him. The man capable of greatness of soul will open wide the windows of his mind, letting the winds blow freely upon it from every portion of the universe.

He will see himself and life and the world as truly as our human limitations will permit; realizing the brevity and minuteness of human life, he will realize also that in individual minds is concentrated whatever of value the known universe contains. And he will see that the man whose mind mirrors the world becomes in a sense as great as the world. In emancipation from the fears that beset the slave of circumstance he will experience a profound joy, and through all the vicissitudes of his outward life he will remain in the depths of his being a happy man.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by William Clyde de Vane on history, greatness, and great

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.

William de Vane

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A Quote by Vincent Van Gogh on greatness and detail

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

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