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Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

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The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson


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Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

A 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

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling


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