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Wise Quotes about Great

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Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

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When you become centered, suddenly there is great freedom
because you know you are not the mind and you are not the body.
- Osho

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

 

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
- Alexander the Great

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Those who are highly evolved,
maintain an undiscriminating perception.
Seeing everything, labeling nothing,
they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness.
Thus they are supported by it.
- Lao Tzu

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!
- Dr. Seuss

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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