Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power.
The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
Presidential aspirants reach for the highest office to satisfy some yearning for greatness or even immortality.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.
Man’s unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.
Great men are rare, poets are rarer, but the great man who is a poet, transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them.
The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.