Selected Quotes about Great

When the world seems large and complex, we need to remember that great world ideals all begin in some home neighborhood. -- Konrad Adenauer

We're going to compete. We're going to be in the online business. We are going to have a core around online. We're going to be excellent. -- Steve Ballmer

You never can go through the teenage years of being a company again in the sense of growing from nothing to something, but I think we can go from something very good to something great. -- Steve Ballmer

There have been many companies who lost their greatness post their founders. There have been many companies who went on to greater greatness after their founders. And there's all things in between. -- Steve Ballmer

We've got great market positions, which allows us to fund new things, and to expand our position in the areas that we're in. We've got people who are fiery and passionate and care about what they do.... -- Steve Ballmer

If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful. -- Jeff Bezos

I've got the greatest job in the world. There's no other job in government where cause and effect is so tightly coupled where you can make a difference every day in so many different ways and in so many different people's lives. It's a great challenge. -- Michael Bloomberg

People have consistently underestimated the size and importance of search. It's a very, very large space of technologies, usage, and information. We've gone from 30 million to over 3 billion documents in just a small number of years. -- Sergey Brin

I feel like life is so special and so great, every year I feel like I learn more, and I grow, and I think it's exciting to grow up. -- Gisele Bundchen

If you really got the right people, and you've got them working together as a team, whether it's in business, whether it's in science, whether it's in politics, you can make a big difference. -- Steve Case

Often we are so concerned with what makes us feel good that we forget what makes us great. -- Chin-Ning Chu

A friend of mine once said that the entrepreneur is a person who, in order to avoid working eight hours a day, works sixteen hours a day. And these entrepreneurs fight with great strength and determination against all odds. -- Chin-Ning Chu

The return to the Organization of the United States of America, the bearers of a great and diversified democratic culture that has inspired many other peoples. -- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

The greatest risk is the risk of riskless living. -- Stephen Covey

It's customers that made Dell great in the first place, and if we're smart enough and quick enough to listen to customer needs, we'll succeed. -- Michael Dell

Throughout human history, it was the super achievers -- and only the super achievers -- who knew when to say "No." -- Peter Drucker

Understanding our strengths, articulating our values, knowing where we belong -- these are also essential to addressing one of the great challenges of organizations: improving the abysmally low productivity of knowledge workers. -- Peter Drucker

What we are good at comes easy, and we believe that unless it comes hard, it can't be very good. -- Peter Drucker

I will grow. I will become something new and grand, but no grander than I now am. Just as the sky will be different in a few hours, its present perfection and completeness is not deficient, so am I presently perfect and not deficient because I will be different tomorrow. I will grow and I am not deficient. -- Wayne Dyer

The great question that has never been answered and which I have not been able to answer....is, What does a woman want? -- Sigmund Freud

I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. -- Alan Greenspan

Charity is a supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed on to mankind. It is the virtue that unites men and inspires their noblest efforts. -- Conrad Hilton

For the greatest revolutionary changes on this earth would not have been thinkable if their motive force, instead of fanatical, yes, hysterical passion, had been merely the bourgeois virtues of law and order. -- Adolf Hitler

I gotta tell ya, with our $2.4 billion in profits last year, they gave me a great big bonus. Really, it's almost obscene. -- Lee Iacocca

A great company in the media business needs visionary leaders, not a conglomerate structure headquartered in Columbus Circle that second guesses. -- Carl Icahn

The greatest sin of our time is not the few who have destroyed but the vast majority who sat idly by. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

At first, we couldn't be establishment, because we didn't have any money. We were guerrilla marketers, and we still are, a little bit. But, as we became No. 1 in our industry, we've had to modify our culture and become a bit more planned. -- Phil Knight

Always dream big dreams. Big dreams attract big people. -- Dave Liniger

We have learned a great deal about this kind of effort. -- Dave Liniger

A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done. -- Vince Lombardi

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. -- Vince Lombardi

Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. -- Benito Mussolini

It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do. -- Benito Mussolini

We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another. -- Richard Nixon

It's never easy to be the son of a great man. -- James Packer

There are two great moments in a man's life. One, when he buys his first yacht. Second, when he sells the thing! -- Kerry Packer

Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are capable of greater things than we realize. -- Norman Vincent Peale

We must remain focused on the greatest threat to the security of the United States, the clear and present danger of terrorism. We know what we must do to protect America, but this Administration is failing to meet the challenge. Democrats have a better way to ensure our homeland security. -- Nancy Pelosi

The greatest teacher I know is the job itself. -- James Cash Penney

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand. -- Colin Powell

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. -- John Rockefeller

The opportunities are great if you know what you're doing. -- Annette Sampson

Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas. -- Paul Samuelson

The greatest science in the world; in heaven and on earth; is love. -- Mother Teresa

I give great thanks to God that he has created a Dalai Lama. Do you really think, as some have argued, that God will be saying: 'You know, that guy, the Dalai Lama, is not bad. What a pity he's not a Christian'? I don't think that is the case - because, you see, God is not a Christian. -- Desmond Tutu

Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas. -- Jack Welch

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. -- Woodrow Wilson

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it. -- Oprah Winfrey

All my life I have always known I was born to greatness. -- Oprah Winfrey

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have. -- Oprah Winfrey

It is true that the Muslim world is not totally mistaken when it reproaches the West of Christian tradition of moral decadence and the manipulation of human life. ... Islam has also had moments of great splendor and decadence in the course of its history. -- Pope Benedict XVI

We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people. -- Pope Benedict XVI

I think that it's always possible to have a great company if you have great ideas. I will say that since the web has become more commercialized, it also takes some good financial resources to build a great business, but as I always say, you have to have the idea first. -- Jerry Yang

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