Here we have the best Great Quotes from famous authors such as Chip Conley, LeRoy Neiman, Frances McDormand, Christopher Lee, Philip Johnson. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.
At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.
It’s a great honour to be recognised and appreciated by your fellow colleagues.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
When you go to war as a boy, you have a great illusion of immortality. Other people get killed, not you… Then, when you are badly wounded the first time, you lose that illusion, and you know it can happen to you.
Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.
It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
Sausage is a great deal like life. You get out of it about what you put into it.
The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame.
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
If I could talk to my younger self, I would just say that the path to great things is filled with a lot of stumbles, suffering, and challenges along the way. But if you have the right attitude and know that hard times will pass – and you get up each time – you will reach your destination.
I know to win a championship, you’re not going to do it alone. You’re going to have to have a great supporting cast.
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.
For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.
I don’t know the law, the kind of law of quantity and quality, but I think the opportunity of people being able to express themselves and to have the means of production is a great thing. It’s also changing how we’re telling stories.
The media transforms the great silence of things into its opposite. Formerly constituting a secret, the real now talks constantly. News reports, information, statistics, and surveys are everywhere.
The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way.
God Almighty has set before me two great objects: the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.
It’s a great feeling when your work is appreciated.
Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
The great powers of the world may have done wonders in giving the world an industrial look, but the great gift still has to come from Africa – giving the world a more human face.
The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.
There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
Football is great because you always have another opportunity to change history.
As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing quality about Elvis.
The system is that there is no system. That doesn’t mean we don’t have process. Apple is a very disciplined company, and we have great processes. But that’s not what it’s about. Process makes you more efficient.
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society… shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
One of the great attractions of patriotism – it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what’s more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
I’ve also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of a hundred mediocrities.
Dinner is often a very celebratory environment, a very safe place, a time to reflect and let the day go and enjoy good food and good wine. It’s a very peaceful moment during the day. A great dinner can change your day around.
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
Great lives never go out; they go on.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.
For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.
I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place.
Well, I have great respect for Senator Hirono.
Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children.
I look back on my career and my time as commissioner with great fondness.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.
For me, it’s a great thing to tell people anything is possible. When I was 15, people told me ‘You’re not going to be a DJ.’
I will remember this day for the rest of my life. There is nothing you can say. It’s just like you won the match after the earthquake and it just feels great.
I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Doing voiceovers is so great because even though many people would think it’s just your voice, you really do use all your physicality. I’ve done everything from playing a butterfly to Alice in Wonderland when she’s 10 feet tall, so it allows you to be an actor and build new characters.
In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.
Fereydun, that’s my dad’s name. My grandmother, my dad’s mom, when she was pregnant, she was dating a man from Persia, a Persian gentleman. It wasn’t his child, but he was still very supportive and said, ‘Hey, this is a great name,’ and so it stuck. So that’s what she named him.
You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
God and I have a great relationship, but we both see other people.
Your ups and downs in sports, I think they are as normal as daily life: One day you wake up and feel great, the next day you wake up and feel maybe less great.
For great is truth, and shall prevail.
Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.
I woke up and realized life is great and people are awesome and life is worth living.
It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can’t do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I’m going to do something, I go all the way.
Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.
It is the experiences, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found. God it’s great to be alive!
We should always look upon ourselves as God’s servants, placed in God’s world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.
I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Great art – or good art – is when you look at it, experience it and it stays in your mind. I don’t think conceptual art and traditional art are all that different.
Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.
People know if you care about them. How do you show people that you care? By caring for them. By putting their needs first. By sacrificing for them. By serving them. Do that, and you’ll build a great team.
I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
You’re never too old to start learning, and you’re never too young to aim high and achieve great things.
What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke. Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too.
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
I think journalism is a great way to do public service, to have an impact on your community.
If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
A good captain is great only if he has a great team.
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
It’s always great to engage with people. You never know who you can make an effect on. And I love interacting with the fans, hearing what they have to say and joking around with them. Anytime I can reach out online and give encouragement, motivate people, be a better citizen, that’s what it’s all about, man.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
The pen and the written word hold a great deal of power.
It’s always great to see old friends, especially those I have not been able to see in 15 months.
I surround myself with good people who make me feel great and give me positive energy.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.
My father will anticipate everything. He will leave you and me no chance to do a great and brilliant deed.
The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations.
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
Knowing is not understanding. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven‘t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Great companies start because the founders want to change the world… not make a fast buck.
A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.
Great industries are never made from single companies. There is room in space for a lot of winners.
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
The great lesson my mother and father gave me was almost invisible. It was a strong sense of being rooted.
An animal‘s eyes have the power to speak a great language.
A great restaurant doesn’t distinguish itself by how few mistakes it makes but by how well they handle those mistakes.
Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It’s the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge.
The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
I remember the great atmosphere and the great stadium.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
The great moral powers of the soul are faith, hope, and love.
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
The workshop to me always means great atmosphere, working, smell of wood, dust and, at the end of the day, you’ve created something.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.
Everything is a learning lesson, good and bad, so I am happy with the way things are, and I learned from everything negative. I am in a great space now, so I wouldn’t change a thing!
I’m surrounded by nothing but great people. I’ve been blessed with that, so really, I’ve got no choice but to be an all-around good person.
It was great. I mean, it’s a blast directing underwater stuff.
If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance – then anything can be achieved.
The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.
Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
I have great genes. Thank you to my mom and dad for that one.
A great figure or physique is nice, but it’s self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.
I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
It’s very corny, ‘never give up‘ – but it’s just a great quote that I always follow.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
Efficiency is a great secret that can drop us right into our ideal life path, but it is a hard one to practice and something that takes constant maintenance and work.
As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
I always believed that when you follow your heart or your gut, when you really follow the things that feel great to you, you can never lose, because settling is the worst feeling in the world.
You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.
You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.
Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.
All great chefs have two things in common. First, they respect nature as the true artist, and they are just cooks. Second, everything that they do is an extension of them as a person.
Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
The great hope of society is in individual character.
Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.
Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering.
Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
The change I want to see is a start-up environment where everyone, regardless of gender and background, feels welcome and safe; where sexual harassment or discrimination will not impede great talent from producing great impact.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
I’m not a big fan of religion for that reason. But I am a true believer in God, and I have great faith, and I think that a spiritual connection with something is a really important part of our experience. That doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the church.
I think it’s difficult to say what exactly made me become a successful DJ. It depends on so many different things. If I were given an award, I would thank my family, friends, Tiesto and the great team behind me for all their support and hard work. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
No great thing is created suddenly.
I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
The great thing about social media was how it gave a voice to voiceless people.
Every great political campaign rewrites the rules; devising a new way to win is what gives campaigns a comparative advantage against their foes.
The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
During the Great Depression, African Americans were faced with problems that were not unlike those experienced by the most disadvantaged groups in society. The Great Depression had a leveling effect, and all groups really experienced hard times: poor whites, poor blacks.
When you get to know a lot of people, you make a great discovery. You find that no one group has a monopoly on looks, brains, goodness or anything else. It takes all the people – black and white, Catholic, Jewish and Protestant, recent immigrants and Mayflower descendants – to make up America.
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities – brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
Always in life bad times will lead to great times.
The great growling engine of change – technology.
Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.
Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.
You have to come to your closed doors before you get to your open doors… What if you knew you had to go through 32 closed doors before you got to your open door? Well, then you’d come to closed door number eight and you’d think, ‘Great, I got another one out of the way’… Keep moving forward.
I’ve always loved great upholstery, and think that a great sofa is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your home.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
When people push back on you and don’t think you can do it, and you struggle a little bit and wonder if they’re right, it drives you to be successful and to be a great player.
At one point, I recognized that Warren Buffett, though he had every advantage in learning from Ben Graham, did not copy Ben Graham but, rather, set out on his own path and ran money his way, by his own rules… I also immediately internalized the idea that no school could teach someone how to be a great investor.
If you want to be a great leader, remember to treat all people with respect at all times. For one, because you never know when you’ll need their help. And two, because it’s a sign you respect people, which all great leaders do.
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
The Great Depression of the 1930s saw more American unmarried women working from nine to five, mostly in repetitive, boring, subordinate, dead-end jobs. But the number of working women doubled between 1870 and 1940. During World War II it doubled once again.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Great hopes make great men.
By people getting together and celebrating this idea of togetherness, great things can happen.
I love being in a city with great weather.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Great souls suffer in silence.
I got a lot of great life lessons from the entertainment industry. The first was being able to feel comfortable taking risks.
There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.
I am the herald of the Great King.
Human need is really a great spiritual vacuum which God seeks to fill… With one hand in the hand of a fellow man in need and the other in the hand of Christ, He could get across the vacuum.
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.
I’ve had the privilege of working with Bono for the past few years in the One Campaign to fight AIDS and hunger and disease around the world. Bono is an Irishman and a great humanitarian. And I remember him telling me of his admiration for America.
To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act!
It always feels nice to be associated with a team you share a great bond with.
For everything bad, there’s a million really exciting things, whether it’s someone puts out a really great book, there’s a new movie, there’s a new detective, the sky is unbelievably golden, or you have the best cup of coffee you ever had in your life.
Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
I want a real revolution, a real change in society: society, a great organic mass of well-regulated forces used for the bringing-about a happy life for all.
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.
The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears.
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
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.
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
Passion is needed for any great work, and for the revolution, passion and audacity are required in big doses.
An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.
You have to study a great deal to know a little.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question, the same for every one of us. Science has no answer to it.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that’s the foundation for everything great.
I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
Without education, we are weaker economically. Without economic power, we are weaker in terms of national security. No great military power has ever remained so without great economic power.
We are domesticated animals, revolving in a cage which we have built for ourselves – with its contentions, wranglings, its impossible political leaders, its gurus who exploit our self-conceit and their own with great refinement or rather crudely.
The spirit of celebration and togetherness is a great source of inspiration.
A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition‘s night, an inspiration and a prophecy.
Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
Check your ego at the door. The ego can be the great success inhibitor. It can kill opportunities, and it can kill success.
Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures.