Jeff Olson: Greatness

“Everyday, in every moment, you get to exercise choices that will determine whether or not you will become a great person living a great life. Greatness is not something predetermined, predestined or carved into your fate by forces beyond your central. Greatness is always in the memories of the decision”..~~Jeff Olson

Mahatma Gandhi: Remake ourselves

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English: USSR stamp, Mahatma Gandhi, 1969, 6 k...

English: USSR stamp, Mahatma Gandhi, 1969, 6 k. Русский: Марка СССР, Махатма Ганди, 1969, 6 коп. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“As human beings, our greatness lies not in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of the atomic age — as in being able to remake ourselves. ~ Mahatma Gandhi, from Chicken Soup for the Indian Teenage Soul

Sydney J Harris: Patriotism

“Patriotism is proud of a country’s virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country’s virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, “the greatest”, but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is.” –Sydney J. Harris, journalist and author (1917-1986)