Quotes for
the Journey:

Greatness

   
  
The price of greatness is responsibility.

Winston Churchill

   

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities.  The latter cannot understand it when a person does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his or her intelligence.     -Albert Einstein

   
They are the great people who use earthenware dishes as if they were silver; and they are equally great who use silverware as if it were earthenware.     -Seneca
   
It is the test of greatness in a person that he or she should be able to see greatness in others, and give them ungrudging credit for it.     -John Ruskin
    
There is no one great man.  Only millions of men and women in possession of tiny pieces of greatness, which when put together, when assembled in the aggregate make the whole.  I am a piece of a very large jigsaw puzzle.  One of the corner pieces.  The one you go for first--important for a time, different from most of the others.  But then, in the end, in the big picture, just one of many.     -Mark Dunn, Ibid: A Novel
  
Our key to greatness lies not in our ability to project ourselves to others as if we are putting ourselves onto a projector and creating an image of ourselves on a projector screen. Rather, our key to greatness lies in who we are which we can give to other people in a way that when they walk away from us, they are able to say in their hearts that they have taken away something with them quite extraordinary.     -C. JoyBell C.
  
The great people of the earth are but marking stones on the road of humanity.     -Giuseppe Mazzini

    
Greatness of spirit consists not in soaring high and in pressing forward, but in knowing how to adapt and limit oneself.     -Michel de Montaigne
  
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.     -Mohandas Gandhi
   
You don’t achieve greatness in life by being surrounded by mediocre people with mediocre values.  Choose your company wisely.     -Amy Chan
  
If a person has any greatness in oneself, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of one's daily work.     -Beryl Markham, West with the Night
  
Doing what needs to be done may not make you happy, but it will make you great.     -George Bernard Shaw
   
The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.     -Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of Law
  
Your greatness is revealed not by the lights that shine upon you, but by the light that shines within you.     -Ray Davis
  
Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.     -Martin Luther King Jr.
  
Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him--or so they used to say.  It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.     -Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night
   
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, "Self-Reliance"
   
I believe that the first test of a great person is his or her humility.  I don't mean by humility, doubt of one's power.  But really great people have a curious feeling that the greatness is not of them, but through them.  And they see something divine in every other person and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful.     -John Ruskin
  
There can be no greatness in things.  Things cannot be great.  The only greatness is unselfish love.     -Henry Drummond
  
One becomes great exactly in the degree to which he or she works for the welfare of one's fellow people.     -Mohandas Gandhi
  
Great people never make bad use of their superiority; they see it, and feel it, and are not less modest; the more they have, the more they know their own deficiencies.     -Jean Jacques Rousseau
  
What is greatness?  Greatness is when you have found out that you are not great, but everything else is.     -Yogi Bhajan
  
Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists in doing great deeds with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private ranks of life.     -Russell H. Conwell
  
Few people have courage enough to appear as good as they really are.  Most people confuse greatness with power, despite the fact that greatness has nothing to do with power.     -Julius Charles
  
  
Greatness is a transitory experience.  It is never consistent.  It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind.  The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he or she is in.  That person  must reflect what is projected upon him or her.     -Frank Herbert, Dune
  
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.  People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.     -Anne Frank
  
To be great, be whole:  do not exaggerate or exclude anything of what is yours.  Be entire in everything.  Put all that you are into the least that you do.  Be like the full moon, living aloft and shining everywhere.     -Fernando Pessoa
  
The first element of greatness is fundamental humbleness (this should not be confused with servility); the second is freedom from self; the third is intrepid courage, which, taken in its widest interpretation, generally goes with truth; and the fourth—the power of love—although I have put it last, is the rarest.     -Margot Asquith
  
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.     -Henry Ward Beecher
  

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