Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.

The great moments of rock 'n' roll were never off in some corner of the music world, in a self-constructed ghetto.

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.

In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.

There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.

Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.

It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.

Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you've got something to share.

A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.

He had seen too much of the cosmos to have any great faith in man's ability to understand it.

It's just such a great miracle when things do work, and they work for such a wild variety of crazy reasons.

“Fiction is the great liar that tells the truth about how the world really lives.”