Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.
His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises.
Don't be surprised by your greatness. Be surprised that no one expected it.
—Rebecca Maizel in Infinite Days
Greatness of mind is never measured by what one disbelieves.
It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene, they could never have dared to be great.
Behind every great man is a woman who gave up on greatness and tied herself into an apron.
—William Ritter in Beastly Bones