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Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

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.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

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 (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

The first step toward greatness is to be honest.



At most, the greatest persons are but great wens, and excrescences; men of wit and delightful conversation, but as morals for ornament, except they be so incorporated into the body of the world that they contribute something to the sustentation of the whole.

John Donne (1572-1632) English poet.

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.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary -- they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be.

Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881) Swiss writer.

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

Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist, essayist and dramatist.

To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.