Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What is Greatness?

Thinking on those who've gone before me in the tapestry of time, each with their own unique story, I often think, well, what were they thinking? Most likely, given human behaviour, they were thinking some of the same things when you or I meet with adversity, challenge....A mix of 'oh, no, can I get through this?' using perhaps different words, or 'let's conquer this challenge'. But, really, what in your opinion makes a person great?

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them".
- Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene V).


James Higham said...

I'll come back to you on this.

CherryPie said...

There are many paths to greatness.

This is one I like :-)

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble”
Helen Keller

Mrs Successful said...

Anyone who dies is usually considered 'great' - I'm getting there!

Seriously though - I don't know - greatness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. xx

His Girl Friday said...

Hi James,
looking forward to it

great quote, I may have to steal, er, use it. It is a good quote to try to live up to.

Mrs S,
och, yer nae sae auld

I think sometimes greatness is in the eyes of the beholder as in the little things that people do quietly for others, the eyes of a young child for its mother, the strength of true friendship.
Just some thoughts anyway. :)