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He's the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth, Vermont. [On Calvin Coolidge]

Author: Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

Profession: American Lawyer

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

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.

Author: John Donne (1572-1632)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet

I can write good songs. I can sing 'em, and I mean it, I mean it deeply, and I pour everything into that. Other than that, I suck.

Author: Adam Duritz (1965)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Despite everybody who has been born and has died, the world has just gone on. I mean, look at Napoleon --but we went right on. Look at Harpo Marx --the world went around, it didn't stop for a second. It's sad but true. John Kennedy, right?

Author: Bob Dylan (1941)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

To be great is to be misunderstood.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men around to his opinion twenty years later.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The essence of greatness is the perception that virtue is enough.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

He is great who is what he is from nature, and who never reminds us of others.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Great people are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

A great man stands on God. A small man on a great man.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist