Greatness is being the best at what you do.

It can be being the strongest person in the world, or being the smartest person in the world, or being the most famous person in the world.

But it’s not just about being famous or strong – it’s about using your talents and abilities to make a difference in the world.

I have curated some of the best ‘Greatness’ quotes, sayings and captions for you to read and share with others.


Greatness Quotes

Greatness lives on the edge of destruction. ~ Will Smith.

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character. ~ Grenville Kleiser.

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. ~ Bruce Lee.

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The price of greatness is responsibility. ~ Winston Churchill.

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. ~ Bob Marley.

Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity of a usual quality grafted upon a common man. ~ William Allen White.

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Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone. ~ Robin S. Sharma.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. ~ Albert Einstein.

Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. ~ William Shakespeare.

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Big dreams create the magic that stir men’s souls to greatness. ~ Bill McCartney.

The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path. ~ Jim Rohn.

Best Greatness Quotes

Greatness is achieved by doing something that is really hard, or something that a lot of people have done before. For example, Michael Jordan was a great basketball player because he worked really hard to be the best and he practiced a lot.

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward. ~ Jim Rohn.

The Constitution was not made to fit us like a straitjacket. In its elasticity lies its chief greatness. ~ Woodrow Wilson.

We are what we repeatedly do. Greatness then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle.

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Greatness is a spiritual condition. ~ Matthew Arnold.

Greatness is a choice. ~ Nike.

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion. ~ Jim Rohn.

You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. ~ Napoleon Hill.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ~ Mark Twain.

We will be relentless in our pursuit for perfection. We won’t ever be perfect – but in the process we will achieve greatness. ~ Vince Lombardi.

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Sometimes people forget their own greatness. ~ Jason Mraz.

Whatever good things we build end up building us. ~ Jim Rohn.

Surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself! ~ Zig Ziglar.

The only thing standing between me and greatness, is me. ~ Woody Allen.

Famous Greatness Quotes

Greatness is something that can be achieved by anyone if they set their mind to it. All you have to do is try your best and never give up. You can become great at anything if you practice and learn from your mistakes.

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. ~ Jim Rohn.

You can only become great at that thing you’re willing to sacrifice for. ~ Maya Angelou.

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You have something special, you have GREATNESS within you! ~ Les Brown.

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. ~ Marcus Aurelius.

The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world. ~ Mike Tyson.

Overcome your fear of failure, so it doesn’t stop you from achieving greatness. ~ Matthew Turner.

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Service to others leads to greatness. ~ Jim Rohn.

No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history. ~ William Hazlitt.

Inspiring Greatness Quotes

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. ~ Muhammad Ali.

You have something special. You have greatness in you. You have the ability to do more than you can ever begin to imagine. ~ Les Brown.

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. ~ Leo Tolstoy.

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Greatness comes by beginning something that doesn’t end with you. ~ Robin Sharma.

Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall. The ground is where humility lives. Take it. Learn it. Breathe it in. And then come back stronger, humbler and more aware of your need for Him. Come back having seen your own nothingness and His greatness. ~ Yasmin Mogahed.

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength. ~ Henry Ward Beecher.

You treat people with greatness and greatness will come back to you. ~ Afrika Bambaataa.

I just feel that my competitive drive is far greater than anyone else that I’ve met, and I think that I thrive on that. ~ Michael Jordan.

There will never be ‘the right time’ in your life to do a great thing. You must create that time and greatness will follow. ~ John A. Passaro.

Be undeniably good. ~ Steve Martin.

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Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer.

Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Motivational Greatness Quotes

The characteristic or state of being significant, famous, or renowned is known as greatness. 

We all have the ability to achieve greatness. We must have the desire and determination to conduct our life with measured risks and a faith attitude in order to develop and exhibit our greatness. 

When we strive for excellence, when we offer everything we have to achieve our goals, and then getting success becomes a byproduct.

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. ~ Jim Rohn.

Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. ~ Jim Rohn.

You must remain focused on your journey to greatness. ~ Les Brown.

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there. ~ James Buchanan.

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Greatness exists in all of us. ~ Will Smith.

God has planted greatness in you. Let today be the beginning of a great adventure as you step into the gifts he’s given you. ~ Joyce Meyer.

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. ~ Michael Jordan.

If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it? ~ Lee Strasberg.

Inspirational Greatness Quotes

When we think of greatness, what comes to mind? For some it might be an individual who has accomplished something extraordinary in their field. 

For others, it could be someone who has led a meaningful and impactful life. But for many, greatness is simply being someone we admire. 

We look up to people we see as successful, admirable, or inspiring and strive to emulate their qualities or exceed their achievements. 

What makes these individuals so great? Often times, greatness is born from adversity. 

These individuals have overcome obstacles and challenges in their lives that would have defeated most people.

Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process. ~ Jim Rohn.

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment. ~ Elbert Hubbard.

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Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought. ~ Blaise Pascal.

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. ~ Jim Rohn.

The starting place for your greatness is desire. The desire to succeed, to serve others, to keep on going no matter what… ~ Assegid Habtewold.

When you live positively it is impossible to not also be living for something greater than yourself. ~ Bryant McGill.

You can be good, or you can be great. Why not strive for greatness. ~ Roxie Fine.

Recycle your pain, allow your pain to reach you to greatness… ~ Eric Thomas.

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Go for greatness. Anything else is a waste of time. ~ Marianne Williamson.

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. ~ Seneca the Younger.

Powerful Greatness Quotes

You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness. ~ Zig Ziglar.

America is not a mere body of traders; it is a body of free men. Our greatness is built upon our freedom – is moral, not material. We have a great ardor for gain; but we have a deep passion for the rights of man. ~ Woodrow Wilson.

Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you. ~ Tony Hsieh.

The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness. ~ Pope Benedict XVI.

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Creativity means believing you have greatness. ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say, ‘Wow, that was an adventure,’ not, ‘Wow, I sure felt safe.’ ~ Tom Preston-Werner.

Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

Popular Greatness Quotes

People often ask me if I know the secret of success and if I could tell others how to make their dreams come true. My answer is, you do it by working. ~ Walt Disney.

Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. ~ Dwayne Johnson.

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To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld.

Don’t just accept whatever comes your way in life. You were born to win; you were born for greatness; you were created to be a champion in life. ~ Joel Osteen.

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. ~ Wilma Rudolph.

Those who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness. ~ Steve Maraboli.

Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known. ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin.

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost. ~ Robert H. Schuller.

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No one has ever achieved greatness without dreams. ~ Roy Bennett.

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential. ~ Bruce Lee.

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve. ~ Marianne Williamson.

Top Greatness Quotes

Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals. ~ Dorothy Height.

Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done. ~ Frederick Douglass.

Greatness, it’s your destiny. ~ Dr Tony Evans.

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The first step toward greatness is, to be honest. ~ Unknown.

Be so good they can’t ignore you. ~ Steve Martin.

You can’t cost-cut your way to greatness. ~ Ruth Porat.

Greatness is a lot of small things done well. ~ Eric Thomas.

For it is in giving that we receive. ~ Francis of Assisi.


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