We are given to the great, for great purpose, to great ends. We are given to the grave, for grave purposes, to grave ends.
They had learned that Sorhatani expected the same sort of instant obedience as her husband. She had grown up around men of power and had married into the great khan’s family at a very young age. She knew that men prefer to follow, that it takes an effort of will to lead. She had that will.
Never follow anybody who hasn’t asked “why”.
One of the greatest statements you can ever make on earth is to say “I am right, but I may be wrong
The power of knowledge is so great and forceful, if only we knew.
Who you are is much greater than who you pretend to be
His work was so great that it cannot be compassed in a few words. His death is one of the greatest losses ever to occur to British science.
(Describing Ernest Rutherford upon his death at age 66. Thomson, then 80 years old, was once his teacher.)
Work smart, stay informed, never give up, and great things will happen.
Sentence every immoral thought for detention and prosecution. Immorality is a powerful gadget that brings down great monuments of success. Don’t entertain immorality.
Greatness demands that I understand that I am not nearly as big as I thought myself to be, but that I am capable of becoming far bigger than I ever imagined myself to be.