"It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires."
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"Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god."
"Nobody's ever the greatest anything."
"The first step toward greatness is to be honest."
"The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death."
"Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness."
"A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort."
"Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude."
"It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god."
"He is not great who is not greatly good."
"The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power."
"Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time."
"I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning."
"Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness."
"There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness and truth."
"Being too good is apt to be uninteresting."
"If you would attain greatness, think no little thoughts."
"It is necessary to be slightly under employed if you are to do something significant."
"All my life I have always known I was born to greatness."
"A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it."
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