Greatest Quotes

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Sarah Dessen
“Maybe the truth was, it shouldn't be so easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something's difficult to come by, you'll do that much more to make sure it's even harder--if not impossible--to lose.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

Aaron Sorkin
“Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?
It’s not the greatest country in the world. That’s my answer… [turns to a panelist] Sharon, the NEA is a loser. Yeah, it accounts for a penny out of our paycheck, but he gets to hit you with it anytime he wants. It doesn’t cost money, it costs votes. It costs airtime and column inches. You know why people don’t like liberals? Because they lose. If liberals are so fucking smart, how come they lose so goddamn always? [turns to another panelist] And with a straight face, you’re gonna tell students that America is so star-spangled awesome that we’re the only ones in the world who have freedom? Canada has freedom. Japan has freedom. The UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, Belgium has freedom! So, 207 sovereign states in the world, like 180 of them have freedom. [turns to the student who asked the question] And yeah, you… sorority girl. Just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there’s some things you should know. One of them is: there’s absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, 3rd in median household income, number 4 in labor force and number 4 in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending, where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies. Now, none of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you, nonetheless, are, without a doubt, a member of the worst period generation period ever period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about! Yosemite?!
[Silence]
It sure used to be… We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reason. We passed laws, struck down laws, for moral reason. We waged wars on poverty, not on poor people. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were and we never beat our chest. We built great, big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases and we cultivated the world’s greatest artists AND the world’s greatest economy. We reached for the stars, acted like men. We aspired to intelligence, we didn’t belittle it. It didn’t make us feel inferior. We didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election and we didn’t scare so easy. We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed… by great men, men who were revered. First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.”
Aaron Sorkin, The Newsroom Script Episode 1

Muhammad Ali
“This is the legend of Cassius Clay,
The most beautiful fighter in the world today.
He talks a great deal, and brags indeed-y,
of a muscular punch that's incredibly speed-y.
The fistic world was dull and weary,
But with a champ like Liston, things had to be dreary.
Then someone with color and someone with dash,
Brought fight fans are runnin' with Cash.
This brash young boxer is something to see
And the heavyweight championship is his des-tin-y.
This kid fights great; he’s got speed and endurance,
But if you sign to fight him, increase your insurance.
This kid's got a left; this kid's got a right,
If he hit you once, you're asleep for the night.
And as you lie on the floor while the ref counts ten,
You’ll pray that you won’t have to fight me again.
For I am the man this poem’s about,
The next champ of the world, there isn’t a doubt.
This I predict and I know the score,
I’ll be champ of the world in ’64.
When I say three, they’ll go in the third,
10 months ago

So don’t bet against me, I’m a man of my word.
He is the greatest! Yes!
I am the man this poem’s about,
I’ll be champ of the world, there isn’t a doubt.
Here I predict Mr. Liston’s dismemberment,
I’ll hit him so hard; he’ll wonder where October and November went.
When I say two, there’s never a third,
Standin against me is completely absurd.
When Cassius says a mouse can outrun a horse,
Don’t ask how; put your money where your mouse is!
I AM THE GREATEST!”
Muhammad Ali

Oliver Bowden
“Only a mind free of impediment is capable of grasping the chaotic beauty of the world. This is our greatest asset.”
Oliver Bowden, Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade

“The perfect orchestration of the symphony of life is one of the Creator's greatest and most beautiful miracles.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“One of the greatest tragedies of life is to work your life away only to realise later that you never really did live”
Topsy Gift

Kamand Kojouri
“The greatest thinkers
have attempted to find
who we are
where we come from
and why we are here
but the greatest enigmas to me
are how your hair is a lasso
that captures the stars
how your eyes are lakes
that drown my doubts
and how your skin is the sun
bursting all at once.
If I knew these answers
I’d know everything
for you alone
contain the entire universe.”
Kamand Kojouri

Robert Ingersoll's character was as nearly perfect as it is possible for the character of mortal man to be... none sweeter or nobler had ever blessed the world. The example of his life was of more value to posterity than all the sermons that were ever written on the doctrine of original sin... The genius for humor and wit and satire of a Voltaire, a wide amplitude of imagination, and a greatness of heart and brain that placed him upon an equal footing with the greatest thinkers of antiquity. He stands, at the close of his career, the first great reformer of the age.

{Thomas' words at the funeral of the great Robert Ingersoll}”
Charles S. Thomas

Saim .A. Cheeda
“The greatest love stories go untold, don’t they?”
Saim .A. Cheeda

“One of the greatest lies ever told to women is that it is only when they make up that they become beautiful”
Topsy Gift

Beverley Nichols
“There are a thousand 'greatest' melodies, just as there are a thousand 'greatest' poems and a thousand 'greatest' pictures, because there are a thousand moods in the mind of man when a certain note rings with the most clarity--when a certain design is most sharply silhouetted against the changing curtain of his mind.”
Beverley Nichols, A Thatched Roof

Dada Bhagwan
“The greatest policy is where there are no policies!”
Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan
“Worrying is the greatest pride, which is why nature punishes one heavily. Nature punishes more the one who worries, than it does the one who curses God. The doer is some other entity and you are worrying? Are you mightier than even nature?”
Dada Bhagwan

Steven Magee
“Understanding why so many western women are giving birth to unnaturally large babies that either damage the birth canal or will not fit down it is one of the greatest challenges to modern medicine.”
Steven Magee

“I heard that I am your biggest disappointment,yet, in my heart, I know and feel that I am the greatest version of myself ever and celebrate myself each and every day”
Virginia Toole

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest discovery is to be founded by God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Richie Norton
“Trust isn't just the greatest currency, it's the only currency. Once trust is gone in any form of currency, the value is gone.”
Richie Norton

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest deed is to love the Lord God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul and with all your strength.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest thing is to love God with all your heart.
The second great thing is to love thy neighbour as yourself.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest of all deeds is to love; love thy God and thy neighbour.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Steven Magee
“One can only wonder about a country that calls itself the greatest nation on Earth and silently radiation poisons its mass population.”
Steven Magee

Saim .A. Cheeda
“The greatest battle is between the madness of desire and the reality of uncertainty.”
Saim .A. Cheeda

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest things are freely given.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The jealous and the foolish ones thought that they won after Prophet Muhammad [S.A.W.] had gone from Mecca to Medina! In history, they are only known as the evil conspirators but Hazrat Muhammad [S.A.W.] is the last prophet and the greatest human being!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“The finest piece of mechanism in all the universe is the brain of man. The wise person develops his brain and opens his mind to the genius and spirit of the world's greatest ideas. He will fell inspired with the purest and noblest thoughts that have ever animated the spirit of humanity.”
Alfred Montapert

Pam Malow-Isham
“The greatest dishonor is ingratitude.”
Pam Malow-Isham, Brilliant Words to Grow By: A Devotional Celebrating the Duality of Life

Pam Malow-Isham
“The greatest insights are extracted from failure.”
Pam Malow-Isham, Brilliant Words to Grow By: A Devotional Celebrating the Duality of Life

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