When confronted by a human being who impresses us as truly great, should we not be moved rather than chilled by the knowledge that he might have attained his greatness only through his failures?
If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.
I've often said, the only thing standing between me and greatness is me.
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.
—Isaac Bashevis Singer
Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald
Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive.
—Eric A. Burns
There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous: a fertile soil, busy workshops, easy conveyance for men and goods from place to place.
By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.
—Lois McMaster Bujold
I don't confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow is the higher achievement.
There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime.
Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.
—Stewart L. Udall
The measure of a country's greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis.
—Wilfred A. Peterson
The secret of greatness is simple: do better work than any other man in your field - and keep on doing it.