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" All great empires die from within. "
" I decided to write a book primarily because people talked me into it. "
" Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big. "
" 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. "
" There are great legends and great fighters in the history of Mexico, and there will be more to come. "
" There is strength in numbers, but organizing those numbers is one of the great challenges. "
John C. Mather
" Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it's almost always due to personal growth. "
John C. Maxwell
" Volunteering is a great way to look outside your own problems. Giving back to makes you happier by both giving you a sense of purpose and helping to put your problems in perspective. "
" Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned - it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum. "
" A great man is always willing to be little. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
" Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. "
" Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude. "
" The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life. "
Anna Letitia Barbauld
" Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it. "
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" I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. "
" There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief. "
" 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. "
" Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. "
" When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness. "
" The great thing about YouTube is there are no gatekeepers. No one is waiting to tell you if you're good enough. It's just your audience. "
" Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It's like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart. "
Steven Van Zandt
" A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it. "
" Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst. "
" Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. "
Orison Swett Marden
" Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it. "
" My child, you are going to be a great king; do not imitate me in the taste I have had for building, or in that I have had for war; try, on the contrary, to be at peace with your neighbors. "
" Have the colored people done anything to justify the prejudice against them that does exist in the hearts of so many white persons and, generally, of one great political party in this country? Have they done anything to justify it? No, sir. "
Hiram Rhodes Revels
" There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. "
" Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. "
Vincent Van Gogh
" I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I've done that sort of thing in my life, but I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don't know why. Because they're harder. They're much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you've completely failed. "
" I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. "