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There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.

Author: Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist

He was dull in a new way, and that made many think him great.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

No one ever became great by imitation.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because their associates are little.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.

Author: Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695)

Profession: French Poet

To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Great men always pay deference to greater.

Author: Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist

I want to be great, something special.

Author: Sugar Ray Leonard (1956)

Profession: American Boxer

There are people who possess not so much genius as a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century, or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

Traditionally the great men of our country have sprung from poor environments; that being so, it would appear we have long suffered from a severe lack of poverty.

Author: Gerald F. Lieberman

Profession: American Writer

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.

Author: Marya Mannes (1904-1990)

Profession: American Writer