"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."
"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness."
"To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them."
Marleen Charles de Montesquieu
"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed."
"There are countless ways of attaining greatness, but any road to reaching one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity."
"Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Do continue to believe that with your feeling and your work you are taking part in the greatest; the more strongly you cultivate in yourself this belief, the more will reality and the world go forth from it."
Rainer Maria Rilke
"It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others."
"It is unavoidable that if we learn more about a great man's life, we shall also hear of occasions on which he has done no better than we, and has in fact come nearer to us as a human being."
"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do."
"Responsibility is the price of greatness."
"Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit."
W. Clement Stone
"Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure."
"Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit."
"Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them."
"Champion the right to be yourself; dare to be different and to set your own pattern; live your own life and follow your own star."
Wilferd Peterson The Art of Living
"Few people attain great lives, large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life."
Jim Collins, Good to Great
"You will always have something in life that you are working toward.
You will never have everything checked off your list.
So keep at it and enjoy the journey."
Joyce Meyer, eat the cookie. . .buy the shoes