Greatness Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old greatness quotes, greatness sayings, and greatness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.     

Albert Einstein

The price of greatness is responsibility.     

Winston Churchill

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.     

Bob Marley

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.     

William Shakespeare

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.     

Oprah Winfrey

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility.     

James E. Faust

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.     

Mark Twain

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds     

Albert Einstein

Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.     

Judy Garland

A great man is always willing to be little.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men are not born great, they grow great . . .     

Mario Puzo

Creativity means believing you have greatness.     

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.     

William F. Halsey

No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.     

Thomas Carlyle

Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions     

Benjamin Disreali

Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things     

Lawrence D. Bell

The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way     

Martin Luther King Jr.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.     

Vince Lombardi

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.     

Oprah Winfrey

Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

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.     

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Whatever you are, be a good one.     

Abraham Lincoln

The first step toward greatness is to be honest.     


All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.     

Albert Camus

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.     


If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.     

T. Alan Armstrong

To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.     

Charles de Montesquieu

Be good and you will be lonely.     

Mark Twain

Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness but it is greatness.     

George Bernard Shaw