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.”

The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.

The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.

“Eddie discovered one of his childhood's great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.”

There never was any heart truly great and generous, That was not also tender and compassionate.

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.