Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.
The history books do not remember the men who almost achieved greatness.
It was better for me when I could imagine greatness in others, even if it wasn’t always there.
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big.