The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.
Orison Swett Marden
A man's dreams are an index to his 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.
Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
To achieve great things we must live as if we were never going to die.
Marquis de Vauvenargues
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.
If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.
T. Alan Armstrong
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.
Elbert Green Hubbard
Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting.
There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.
William F. Halsey