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“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.”

“Mediocrity will never do.  You are capable of something better.”

“Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.”

“Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity of a usual quality grafted upon a common man.”

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit.  We are all the same in this notion: the potential for greatness lives within each of us.”

“A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation.”

“The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.”

“Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary.”

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.”

“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”

“Greatness does not approach him who is forever looking down.”

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

“A great man’s greatest good luck is to die at the right time.”

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

“The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself.”

“He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.”

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

“It takes a great man to be a good listener.”

“Doing what needs to be done may not make you happy, but it will make you great.”

“Be careful not to mistake insecurity and inadequacy for humility.  Humility has nothing to do with the insecure and inadequate.  Just like arrogance has nothing to do with greatness.”

“No one ever achieved greatness by playing it safe.”

“The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.”

“God has planted greatness in you.  Let today be the beginning of a great adventure as you step into the gifts he’s given you.”

“Big dreams create the magic that stir men’s souls to greatness.”

“The starting place for your greatness is desire.  The desire to succeed, to serve others, to keep on going no matter what.”

“The price of greatness is responsibility.”

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.  Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.  Try to be better than yourself.”

“If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.”

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

“People do not decide to become extraordinary.  They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”

“Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness: great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.”

“Greatness is a choice.”

“Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.”

“I’d rather be a great bad poet than a good bad poet.”

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”

“Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.”

“When you have had a taste of excellence, you cannot go back to mediocrity.”

“When you live positively it is impossible to not also be living for something greater than yourself.”

“No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime.  The test of greatness is the page of history.”

“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”

“Every great man is unique.”

“I used to walk down the street like I was a f*cking star.  I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be – and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.”

“To be great is to be misunderstood.”

“There will never be ‘the right time’ in your life to do a great thing.  You must create that time and greatness will follow.”

“Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”

“Creativity means believing you have greatness.”

“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.”

“Those who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness.”

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Greatness then, is not an act, but a habit.”

“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.”

“If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?”

“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”

“The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence.  Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.”

“A great man is always willing to be little.”

“To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.”

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