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The price of greatness is responsibility.

Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love.
Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.
There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness and truth.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. [Twelfth Night]
Whatever you are, be a good one.
There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
Great people are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.
The first step toward greatness is to be honest.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.
He is great who is what he is from nature, and who never reminds us of others.
A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation.
I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.
The first element of greatness is fundamental humbleness (this should not be confused with servility); the second is freedom from self; the third is intrepid courage, which, taken in its widest interpretation, generally goes with truth; and the fourth --the power to love --although I have put it last, is the rarest.
In my stars I am above thee, but be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
He is not great who is not greatly good.
The world isn't kept running because it's a paying proposition. (God doesn't make a cent on the deal.) The world goes on because a few men in every generation believe in it utterly, accept it unquestioningly; they underwrite it with their lives.
The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities.
No great thing is created suddenly.
A great man stands on God. A small man on a great man.
The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough.
Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting.
Great people are meteors designed to burn so that the earth may be lighted.
Greatness is a spiritual condition.
No one ever became great by imitation.
To be great is to be misunderstood.
Despite everybody who has been born and has died, the world has just gone on. I mean, look at Napoleon --but we went right on. Look at Harpo Marx --the world went around, it didn't stop for a second. It's sad but true. John Kennedy, right?
Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions.
It is necessary to be slightly under employed if you are to do something significant.
It is not difficult to get away into retirement; and there live upon your own convictions; nor is it difficult to mix with men and follow their convictions; but to enter into the world; and there live firmly and fearlessly according to your own conscience; that is Christian greatness.
Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.
A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort.
Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves or their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.
I want to be great, something special.

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