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"Only in growth, reform and change,
"Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found."
He who reigns within himself
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king."
He should sweep streets so well that
"He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lives a great street-sweeper who did his job well'"
"Great crisis produce great men
"Great crisis produce great men and great deeds of courage."
Before you can inspire with emotion,
"Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe."
What lies behind us and what lies before us
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."
We make a living by what we get
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Since most of us spend our lives doing ordinary
"Since most of us spend our lives doing ordinary tasks, the most important thing is to carry them out extraordinarily well.
Excellence is not a destination;
Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends."
"You are not here merely to make a living.
"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."
To achieve great things
"To achieve great things we must live as if we were never going to die."
Some things have not changed since
Some things have not changed since the dawn of history, and bid fair to last out time itself. One of these things is the capacity for greatness in man?his capacity for being often the master of the event ?and sometimes even more?the changer of the course of history itself. This capacity for greatness is a very precious gift, and we are under a danger in our day of stifling it."
A desire for bigness has hurt many folks
A desire for bigness has hurt many folks. Putting oneself in the limelight at the expense of others is a wrong idea of greatness. The secret of greatness rather than bigness is to acclimate oneself to one's place of service and be true to one's own convictions. A life of this kind of service will forever remain the measure of one's true greatness."
A man who has once perceived,
A man who has once perceived, however temporarily and however briefly, what makes greatness of soul, can no longer be happy if he allows himself to be petty, self-seeking, troubled by trivial misfortunes, dreading what fate may have in store for him. The man capable of greatness of soul will open wide the windows of his mind, letting the winds blow freely upon it from every portion of the universe.
He will see himself and life and the world as truly as our human limitations will permit; realizing the brevity and minuteness of human life, he will realize also that in individual minds is concentrated whatever of value the known universe contains. And he will see that the man whose mind mirrors the world becomes in a sense as great as the world. In emancipation from the fears that beset the slave of circumstance he will experience a profound joy, and through all the vicissitudes of his outward life he will remain in the depths of his being a happy man."
"Every great man is always being helped
"Every great man is always being helped by everybody, for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons."
So when a great man dies
"So when a great man dies
For years beyond our ken
The light he leaves behind him lies
Upon the paths of men."
"I'd rather be a great
"I'd rather be a great bad poet than a good bad poet."
The great man
The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.
"If any man seeks for greatness,
"If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
I want it said of me
" . . . I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow."
"I think this is the most extraordinary collectio
"I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
Greatness of name in the father oft-times
Greatness of name in the father oft-times overwhelms the son; they stand too near one another. The shadow kills the growth: so much, that we see the grandchild come more and oftener to be heir of the first."
The man who is anybody
The man who is anybody and who does anything is surely going to be criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. This is a part of the penalty for greatness, and every great man understands it; and understands, too, that it is no proof of greatness. The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure contumely without resentment."
A great man's greatest good luck
A great man's greatest good luck is to die at the right time.
There would be no great ones
There would be no great ones if there were no little ones."
Recipe for greatness ? To bear up under loss,
Recipe for greatness ? To bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief, to be victor over anger, to smile when tears are close, to resist evil men and base instincts, to hate hate and to love love, to go on when it would seem good to die, to seek ever after the glory and the dream, to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be, that is what any man can do, and so be great."
"A great man will not trample upon a worm,
"A great man will not trample upon a worm, nor sneak to an emperor.
"True greatness is the most ready
"True greatness is the most ready to recognize and most willing to obey those simple outward laws which have been sanctioned by the experience of mankind.
"Do not confuse notoriety
"Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness. . . . For you see, greatness is a measure of one's spirit, not a result of one's rank in human affairs."
Let us consider the nature of true greatness
"Let us consider the nature of true greatness in men. The people who can catch hold of men?s minds and feelings and inspire them to do things bigger than themselves are the people who are remembered in history. . . . those who stir feelings and imagination and make men struggle toward perfection.