Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great use; a right heart exceeds all.
Hail to the man who went through life always helping others, knowing no fear, and to whom aggressiveness and resentment are alien. Such is the stuff of which the great moral leaders are made.
When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.
Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty, could have little hope of greatness; for great things cannot have escaped former observation.
It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of its people, can be strong enough to maintain its existence in great emergencies
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men.
If we use common words on a great occasion, they are the more striking, because they are felt at once to have a particular meaning, like old banners, or everyday clothes, hung up in a sacred place.
Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
We must use time creatively - and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things.
Martin Luther King Jr.
But there was another class of people, the real people. To this class they all belonged, and in it the great thing was to be elegant, generous, plucky, gay, to abandon oneself without a blush to every passion, and to laugh at everything else.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.
I always advice people - Don't wait ! Do something when you are young, when you have no responsibilities. Invest time in yourself to have great Experiences that are going to enrich you, then you can't possibly lose.
The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God's love for us does not.
We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.
There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.
Henry David Thoreau