Showing posts with label greatness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label greatness. Show all posts

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Quotes on GREATNESS


Ah vanity of vanities !

  How wayward the decrees of fate are,

How very weak the very wise,

 How very small the very great are !


                                 -THACKERAY, Vanitas  Vanitatum

Quotes on GREATNESS



Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world

Like a  Colossus, and we pretty men

Walk under his huge legs and peep about

To find ourselves dishonourable graves.


                 
                                -SHAKESPEARE ,Julius Caesar, I, 2

Quotes on GREATNESS


But be not afraid of greatness: some are born great,

some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.


                                          -SHAKESPEARE, Twelfth Night, II, 5

Quotes on GREATNESS



The great are only great because we are on our knees.

Let us rise !

                   -P.J.PROUDHON , Revolutions of Paris:Motto

Quotes on GREATNESS


That man is great, and he alone

Who serves a greatness  not his own,

    For neither praise  nor pelf;

Content to know and be unknown;

  Whole in himself.

          
                         -OWEN MEREDITH, A Great Man

Quote on GREATNESS



The heights by great men reached and kept

   Were not attained by sudden flight,

But they, while their companions slept,

  Were toiling upward in the night.


                    -LONGFELLOW, The Ladder of  St. Augustine

Quotes on GREATNESS


How dreary to be somebody !

How public, like a frog

To tell your name the livelong dary

To an admiring bog!

           
                                -EMILY DICKINSON, Poems,1