Great - Quotes & Sayings

There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.

William Barclay

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.

Jim Carrey

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Silence is a source of great strength.

Lao Tzu

My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.

Beau Bridges

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

Only great minds can afford a simple style.


Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

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

William Shakespeare

Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.

Publilius Syrus

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

John Ruskin

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.

Karolina Kurkova

I'm proud of my hard work. Working hard won't always lead to the exact things we desire. There are many things I've wanted that I haven't always gotten. But, I have a great satisfaction in the blessings from my mother and father, who instilled a great work ethic in me both personally and professionally.

Tamron Hall

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Vincent Van Gogh

I was given such a great gift. It's a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks, every day. Having a wife and daughter gives me a lot more purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I'll be. I just want to be a better man.

Jake Owen

Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.

Iain Duncan Smith

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.


After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

Nelson Mandela

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.

Napoleon Hill

One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good.

Gretchen Rubin

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

Theodore Roosevelt

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

Swami Vivekananda

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.

Mark Twain

The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.

Charles R. Swindoll

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.

Martin Buber

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller

It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.

Donald Trump

Half a truth is often a great lie.

Benjamin Franklin

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

High school is what kind of grows you into the person you are. I have great memories, good and bad, some learning experiences and some that I'll take with me the rest of my life.

Giancarlo Stanton

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.


If four things are followed - having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance - then anything can be achieved.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

Leo Tolstoy

Small aim is a crime; have great aim.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Leave your ego at the door every morning, and just do some truly great work. Few things will make you feel better than a job brilliantly done.

Robin S. Sharma

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

William Osler

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.

Henry Beston

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.

Morihei Ueshiba

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Winston Churchill

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

William James

People always tell you, 'Be humble. Be humble.' When was the last time someone told you to be amazing? Be great! Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome!

Kanye West

I feel like life is really short, and it's important to enjoy yourself and embrace whatever comes your way, whether it's a challenging day or a great day, just welcome it with open arms. No matter who you are, you can't escape challenges; they are part of life.

Miranda Kerr

A great figure or physique is nice, but it's self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.

Vivica A. Fox

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you're passionate about something, then you're more willing to take risks.

Yo-Yo Ma

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.

Dag Hammarskjold

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken