It takes a great man to be a good listener.
In order to appreciate a great man, we must know his surroundings. We must understand the scope of the drama in which he played - the part he acted - and we must also know his audience.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
There we were, hundreds of us lined up, waving at the great man as he tipped his hat to us. And that is the extent of my acquaintance with Albert Einstein.
Muhammad Ali is a true hero, and the fact there's something wrong with him is his badge of valour. He's a great man.
To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness.
Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.
It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
Smallness in a great man seems smaller by its disproportion with all the rest.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The great man who gives a true transcript of his mind fascinates and instructs. Most writers suppress individuality. They wish to please the public.
Coach Fisher, I know what he's accomplished and who he is. He's a great man with a great family, and the Hall of Fame is something he's earned. It's something he deserves.
Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.
A great artist is a great man in a great child.
A great man is always willing to be little.
There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.
A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
To be a great man and a saint for oneself, that is the only important thing.
Mr. James Joyce is a great man who is entirely without taste.