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Quotations about greatness

The greatness of our country has been based on our thinking that everyone has a right even to be wrong.

 - Ronald Reagan

Albert EinsteinGreat spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

 - Albert Einstein

Mark TwainKeep 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.

 - Mark Twain

Neil deGrasse TysonWhether or not you can never become great at something, you can always become better at it. Don't ever forget that! And don't say “I'll never be good”. You can become better! and one day you'll wake up and you'll find out how good you actually became.

 - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Banana YpshimotoTruly great people emit a light that warms the hearts of those around them. When that light has been put out, a heavy shadow of despair descends.

 - Banana Yoshimoto

William ShakespeareBe not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

 - William Shakespeare

Ralph Waldo EmersonA 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

Martin Luther KingEverybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

 - Martin Luther King

Mahatma GandhiThe greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

 - Mahatma Gandhi

Fyodor DostoevskyPain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.

 - Fyodor Dostoevsky

William ShakespeareSome are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Your fate awaits you. Accept it in body and spirit.

 - William Shakespeare

Victor HugoYou have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea. It is the cloud which thunders around everything that shines. Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. Do not bother yourself about it; disdain. Keep your mind serene as you keep your life clear.

 - Victor Hugo