"Great people are meteors designed to burn so that the earth may be lighted."
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"Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting."
"The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender."
"Great men are the guideposts and landmarks in the state."
"Sighing that Nature formed but one such man, and broke the die."
"What millions died that Caesar might be great?"
"All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning."
"No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men."
"I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great."
"Great and good are seldom the same man."
"The price of greatness is responsibility."
"Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends."
"Some have greatness thrust upon them, but not lately."
"He's the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth, Vermont. [On Calvin Coolidge]"
"It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations."
"Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions."
"A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation."
"No great man ever complains of want of opportunity."
"Not he is great who can alter matter, but he who can alter my state of mind."
"The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough."
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