Popularity is neither fame nor greatness.
No act terminating in itself constitutes greatness.
A really great man has always an idea of something greater than himself.
Greatness sympathises with greatness, and littleness shrinks into itself.
A King (as such) is not a great man. He has great power, but it is not his own.
A great chessplayer is not a great man, for he leaves the world as he found it.
No man is truly great, who is great only in his life-time. The test of greatness is the page of history.
To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness.
Greatness is great power, producing great effects. It is not enough that a man has great power in himself, he must shew it to all the world in a way that cannot be hid or gainsaid.