Israel Meir Kagan quotes

  • No great thought, no great object, satisfies the mind at first view, nor at the last.

  • A prophet's true greatness is his ability to hold God and man in a single thought.

  • She died chasing greatness and never saw it each time it was in her hand, so she kept seeking it elsewhere, but never understood the work required to get it or to keep it.

  • The greatness of the Raiders lies in their future.

  • We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers. They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission. But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a housewife who got on a bus and never returned?

  • Men have presented their plans and philosophies for the remedying of earth's ills, but Jesus stands alone in presenting not a system, but His own personality as capable of supplying the needs of the soul.

  • Therefore, since the world has still Much good, but much less good than ill, And while the sun and moon endure Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure, I'd face it as a wise man would, And train for ill and not for good.

  • A great many of us have confused change with progress.

  • Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.

  • Nations, like families, have great men only in spite of themselves.