Quotes with greatest
To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is ... the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence.
About establishment of Smithsonian Institution.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
The greatest enjoyment possible to man was that which this philosophy promises its votaries -- the pleasure of being always right, and always reasoning -- without ever being bound to look at anything.
The English Constitution (1867)
Adam invented love at first sight, one of the greatest labor-saving machines the world ever saw.
I'm now a legend. I'm also the greatest athlete to live.
After winning his seventh straight title in the 100 and 200 m (August 9, 2012)
Our two greatest problems are gravity and paper work. We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
[The Second Amendment] has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word 'fraud,' on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime.
Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court spoke about the National Rifle Association's changed stance on gun control at The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, December 16, 1991.
The greatest comfort of my old age, and that which gives me the highest satisfaction, is the pleasing remembrance of the many benefits and friendly offices I have done to others.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
Message to the National Security League in honor of Constitution Day, quoted in New York Times (September 17, 1923)
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes -- goodwill among men and peace on earth.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
In the network economy, success is self-reinforcing; it obeys the law of increasing returns. The great innovation of Silicon Valley is not the wowie-zowie hardware and software it has invented. Silicon Valley's greatest "product" is the social organisation of its companies, and most important, the tangled web of former jobs, intimate colleagues, information leakage from one firm to the next, rapid company life cycles, and agile e mail culture. This social web, suffused into the warm hardware of jelly bean chips and copper neurons, creates a network economy.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
The great scientists, as all great men, have not been concerned with fame. The joy of achievement that comes from finding something new in the universe is by far their greatest joy. A great research scientist is constantly discovering new things in his field. This is his reward. He knows how to spend long years in preparation and long hours in investigation, with no thought of public honor or reward.
Free trade, one of the greatest blessings which a government can confer on a people, is in almost every country unpopular.
On Mitford’s History of Greece (1824)
One of the greatest boons that can ever come to a human being is to be born on a farm and reared in the country. Self-reliance and grit are oftenest country-bred.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
She was to me, and still is, the greatest person I have known - one who can truly be called a "devoted" soul. I owe her everything.
I would love to be remembered as one of the greatest Lears or Hamlets. But, as that's not going to happen, I'm quite happy I did Bond.
Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all.
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
A clever man ought to so regulate his interests that each will fall in due order. Our greediness so often troubles us, making us run after so many things at the same time, that while we too eagerly look after the least, we miss the greatest.
For the credit of virtue we must admit that the greatest misfortunes of men are those into which they fall through their crimes.
One reason why we find so few people who are rational and agreeable in conversation is that there is hardly anyone who does not think more about what he wants to say than about responding to what is said. The most clever and polite people are content with merely seeming attentive—and we can can perceive in their eyes and mind that they are wandering from what is said, and want to return to what they want to say; instead of considering that the worst way to persuade or please others is to try to please ourselves [this way], and that listening well and answering well are some of the greatest charms we can have in conversation.
The greatest of all cunning is to seem blind to the snares which we know to be laid for us. Men are never so easily deceived as while they are endeavoring to deceive others.
Larry Bird is overrated in a lot of areas. ... Why does he get so much publicity? Because he's white. You never hear about a black player being the greatest.
Back then, [baseball] was a different culture. It was very loose. I was young, I was stupid, I was naive. And I wanted to prove to everyone that I was worth being one of the greatest players of all time. I did take a banned substance. And for that, I am very sorry and deeply regretful.
Interview with ESPN after he admitted using banned substances from 2001 to 2003.
It is true of the Nation, as of the individual, that the greatest doer must also be a great dreamer.
Berkeley, CA, 1911
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
A man has to have goals — for a day, for a lifetime — and that was mine, to have people say, "There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived."
My Turn at Bat : The Story of My Life (1970)
Diligence is the greatest of teachers.