Here are some great mottos to think about.

I want to be great, something special. – Sugar Ray Leonard

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

Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god. – Francis Picabia

Nobody’s ever the greatest anything. – Maralyn Polak

Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness. – Jean Rostand

A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort. – John Ruskin

Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude. – Arthur Schopenhauer

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

He is not great who is not greatly good. – William Shakespeare

Well, I wouldn’t say that I was in the great class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great. – Harry S. Truman

If you would attain greatness, think no little thoughts. – Source Unknown

It is necessary to be slightly under employed if you are to do something significant. – James Watson

A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it. – Brigham Young

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 Frederic Amiel

The dullard’s envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a bad end. – Sir Max Beerbohm

The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need. – Napoleon Bonaparte

The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender. – William Booth

No one who has come to true greatness has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to the people, and what God has given them he gives it for mankind. – Phillips Brooks

What millions died that Caesar might be great? – Joseph Campell

No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men. – Thomas Carlyle

I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great. – Ray Charles

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 K. Chesterton

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

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. – Adam Duritz

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? – Bob Dylan

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not he is great who can alter matter, but he who can alter my state of mind. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet. – William F. Halsey

There would be no great men if there were no little ones. – George Herbert

Great men are rarely isolated mountain-peaks; they are the summits of ranges. – Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Greatness does not approach him who is forever looking down. – Hitopadesa

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

Neither wealth or greatness render us happy. – Jean De La Fontaine

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