... People with great passions, people who accomplish great deeds, people who possess strong feelings, even people with great minds and a strong personality, rarely come out of good little boys and girls.— Lev S. Vygotsky
Reckoning Great Person quotations
You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement.
I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
I don't want to be remembered as a good goalkeeper. I want to be remembered as a great person.
True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction, and recognition.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Good human relations not only bring great personal rewards but are essential to the success of any enterprise.
I'm not the sort of person who poses in their underwear.
I hate the red carpet. I prefer the green grass. After the games the highlights show mostly the goals, scoring chances, assists. The spectator tends not to remember that as a goalkeeper I make difficult saves at great risk and start moves with my efforts.
The great religions are the ships, Poets the life boats.
Every sane person I know has jumped overboard.
I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
The percentage of mentally disturbed people in the United States is very high.
From the time the American gets up in the morning, he feels as if someone is trying to influence his will in some way: he is a person with a thousand pressures. The Americans live under a great strain ... and have great feelings of frustration.
Quiet people have the loudest minds.
I want the great masses of my people to take a greater pride in their personal appearance and to give their hair proper attention.
Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish
You have to have a habitual vision of greatness .
.. you have to believe in fact that you will refuse to settle for mediocrity. You won't confuse your financial security with your personal integrity, you won't confuse your success with your greatness or your prosperity with your magnanimity ... believe in fact that living is connected to giving.
Without my morning coffee I'm just like a dried up piece of roast goat.
The leader sees leadership as responsibility rather than as rank and privilege.
Jesus didn't wait until we got better to die for us.
He died when we were in our most unlovely state. The person who doesn't deserve love actually needs love more, not less. If you know someone unworthy of love, that's great! You now have a chance to emulate Christ, because the essence of His love is unconditional.
If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big!
I wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigarette can do to one of our degenerate Spanish-speaking residents. That's why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions.
I was brought up to believe that a person must be rescued when drowning, regardless of religion and nationality. The term ‘hero’ irritates me greatly – the opposite is true – I continue to have pangs of conscience that I did so little.
Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success.
When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
If the going is tough and the pressure is on, If the reserves of strength have been drained and the summit is still not in sight, then the quality to seek in the person is neither great strength nor quickness of hand, but rather a resolute mind firmly set on its purpose that refuses to let its body slack or rest.
Inspire yourself to be great. Being good isn't good enough.
There is no regularly constituted church of Christ on earth, nor any person qualified to administer any church ordinances; nor can there be until new apostles are sent by the Great Head of the Church for whose coming I am seeking.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
You English are like mad bulls... you see red everywhere! What on earth has come over you, to heap on us such suspicion as is unworthy of a great nation. I regard this as a personal insult... You make it uncommonly difficult for a man to remain friendly to England.
Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation.
Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
Every great person educates themselves.
A really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
You can never become a great man or woman until you have overcome anxiety, worry, and fear. It is impossible for an anxious person, a worried one, or a fearful one to perceive truth; all things are distorted and thrown out of their proper relations by such mental states, and those who are in them cannot read the thoughts of God.
Power, after all, is not just military strength.
It is the social power that comes from democracy, the cultural power that comes from freedom of expression and research, the personal power that entitles every Arab citizen to feel that he or she is in fact a citizen, and not just a sheep in some great shepherd's flock.
This is a very exciting time in the world of information.
It`s not just that the personal computer has come along as a great tool. The whole pace of business is moving faster. Globalization is forcing companies to do things in new ways.