I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
The only thing standing between me and greatness is me.
I can't change overnight into a serious literary author. You can't compare apples to oranges. William Faulkner was a great literary genius. I am not.
Think where man's glory Most begins and ends And say my glory was That I had such friends.
If you don't know how great this country is, I know someone who does;Russia.
Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects.
Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.
We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.
Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.
To be greatly and effectively wicked a man needs some virtue.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.