When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness.
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. To be great at all one must be great here, now, in Philadelphia.
There is nothing as special as watching greatness.
I don’t know that I ever wanted greatness, on its own. It seems rather like wanting to be an engineer, rather than wanting to design something–or wanting to be a writer, rather than wanting to write. It should be a by-product, not a thing in itself. Otherwise, it’s just an ego trip.
The pursuit of greatness means that laziness has no place in your life.
We like to stress the commonness of heroes. Essences seem undemocratic. We feel oppressed by the call to greatness. We regard an interest in glory or perfection as a sign of mental unhealthiness, and have decided that high achievers, who are called overachievers, owe their surplus ambition to a defect in mothering (either too little...
The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you’re really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you’ve been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
He is great who is what he is from Nature, and who never reminds us of others
But if modesty is interpreted not as diffidence or self-effacingness, but as non-overweening, a realistic assessment of the job to be done and one’s ability to do it, then you might say the chief virtue of excellent artists is their modesty…But knowing your limits and going to them isn’t arrogance. It’s greatness of spirit.
A surrendered heart leads to greatness. A stubborn heart leads to struggle.
I believe “Leadership” is creating the environment for the greatness in people to emerge.
You are too important to the bigger picture to just fall off the canvas.
When the fuel is dried up in a vehicle, it stops driving automatically. You are a vehicle in the spiritual and the physical world, so you need some oil for alacrity, in order to get to your destination. The greater the quantity of your oil, the more you cover the distance, and the more you...
It is surprising how many great men started out as horse thieves.
I “love” reading.It makes me feel like I am swallowing up Christ, Homer, Confucius, Newton, Franklin, Socrates, Caesar, and the whole world into one gigantic invincible Sir Moffat. Mine is creative reading. I read building empires in mind. I pray I won’t read and read and forget to marry.
To achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die.
Love is an energy to which we all must tune it. There is no greater power Source.
Lest you forget the strong develop and improve the weak get frantic digress and deviate
Be thankful for your achievements; be thankful for your accomplishments, no matter how big or small. Be thankful for the mind to complete the accomplishments. Be thankful for your past, present, and future. And know that if you are creating success stories you will find that average is how you began, above average is then...
God’s divine power is mighty upon us to do good works.