Quotes That Remind Me of Our Potential for Greatness

If you are like me, you can use reminding of all that life can be. We each have the ability to become great – as doers or as parents fostering the best in our children.

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. 
Abraham Lincoln

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. 
Albert Einstein

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force — that thoughts rule the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain 

Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow