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16 Quotes From the Greatest on How to Be Great

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 Want to lead a great life? Jesus convinced me that service is the path to greatness.

 

16 Quotes from the greatest on how to be great:

1. “Whoever wants to become great among you, must become your servant.” Jesus

 

2. “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.” Jim Collins

 

3. “Everybody can become great because anybody can serve.” Dr. Martin Luther King

 

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

 

5. “Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” Earl Nightingale

 

6. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Norman Vincent Peale

 

7. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

 

8. “Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.” Denis Waitely

 

9. “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8 (ESV)

 

10. “Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.” Denis Waitley

 

11. “Never, never, never give up.” Winston Churchill

 

12. “Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.” Jim Rohn

 

13. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis

 

14. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Henry David Thoreau

 

15. “I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.” Robert Schuller

 

 16. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” Denis Waitely

 

Application: Do you aspire to greatness? Which quote has helped you most to have a great day today?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 25 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 36 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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