43 Quotes About Being Great


Achieving greatness is a choice you must reach bt hard work and intent. These quotes about being great remind you that overcoming challenges do not happen overnight.

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

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”

“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.”

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

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

“Creativity means believing you have greatness.”

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

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”

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

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

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

“If we are to be really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill.”

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

“Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.”

“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.”

“Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known.”

“Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions.”

“Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.”

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.”

“Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.”

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

“Sound moral principle is the only sure evidence of strength, the only firm foundation of greatness and perpetuity. Where this is lacking, no man’s character is strong; no nation’s life can be lasting.”

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

“The price of greatness is responsibility.”

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

“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.”

“There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“You can only become great at that thing you’re willing to sacrifice for.”

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”

“You treat people with greatness and greatness will come back to you.”

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

From reaching your dreams to becoming a self made business man and leader, success is defined by your own standards and desires in life.

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