greatness

A Quote by Kedar on england, nation, earth, beauty, glory, and greatness

England...the greatest and the most glorious and beautiful land on earth.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire on genius, fame, love, soul, greatness, kindness, kind, and compassion

Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.

Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Pontius Pilate on greatness and growth

"Wherever there is greatness,  great government or power,
even great feeling or compassion,
Error also is great.We progress and mature by fault"

Pontius Pilate

Contributed by: Qualla Jo

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on misunderstood, greatness, inconsistency, and nonconformity

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. - 'Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' - Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Self- Reliance

Contributed by: Drea

A Quote by Kedar on blind, sun, and greatness

The blind cannot see the sun.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Zig Ziglar on greatness

You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Zig Ziglar (1926 -)

Contributed by: Amanda

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, character, personality, greatness, aristoi, challenge, will, and soul

Someone who has reduced his mind and life and soul and personality to meager or minor things -- someone marked by "mikropsychia" or in Latin "pusillanimitas" -- has a petty-souled outlook on life that no one but him ingrained in him. It is not great wealth or great power that makes a man "great," but "makropsychia" or "magnanimitas," great-souledness, a distinctively aristic virtue, a primal determination to rupture the finite and reductivist structures that habits and mechanical intellect tend to erect in our lives. The lust of most people to live in a trivialized and finitized or ordinarized world is patent; it is a way of achieving security, making oneself safe from threats, challenges, criticisms. And the lust of aristoi to live in a world of greatness, of monumental issues and questions that are made of the kind of bronze that will endure for ages to come, that is also patent: it is a way for capacious souls to furnish their minds with just the right scale or magnitude of challenges, of intellectual and moral instruments with the right heft for their wills to wield.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by unknown on greatness

behind every great man is a great idea.

unknown

Source: me

Contributed by: sema

A Quote by Jim Collins on greatness and progress

You must ask, "What do we mean by great results?" Your goals don't have to be quantifiable, but they do have to be describable. Some leaders try to insist, "The only acceptable goals are measurable," but that's actually an undisciplined statement. Lots of goals—beauty, quality, life change, love—are worthy but not quantifiable. But you do have to be able to tell if you're making progress.

Jim Collins

Source: The Good to Great Pastor: An Interview with Jim Collins: http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/2006/002/7.48.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by John August on growing up, greatness, and film quote

Most times a person grows up gradually, but I found myself in a hurry... Hoping to find an answer, I uncovered an article about the common goldfish. "Kept in a small bowl, the goldfish will remain small. With more space, the fish will double, triple, or quadruple in size." It occurred to me then that I was intended for larger things. After all, a giant man can't have an ordinary-sized life.

John August

Source: The movie "Big Fish" (based on novel by Daniel Wallace)

Contributed by: Jess

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