65 Grandeur Quotes On Success In Life

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Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Grandeur quotes, Grandeur sayings, and Grandeur proverbs.

Best Grandeur Quotes

  1. “There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” ~ Charles Darwin
  2. “A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.” ~ Jean Genet
  3. “I was just another long-haired teenage kid with visions of grandeur, strumming a tennis racket or a broom in front of his bedroom mirror.” ~ Jon Bon Jovi
  4. “For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.” ~ Albert Camus

  5. “Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.” ~ Bryant H. McGill
  6. “Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  7. “There is a grandeur in this view of life, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful are being evolved” ~ Charles Darwin
  8. “Solitude in the presence of natural beauty and grandeur is the cradle of thought and aspirations which are not only good for the individual, but which society can ill do without.” ~ John Stuart Mill

  9. “Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  10. “Mozart has the classic purity of light and the blue ocean; Beethoven the romantic grandeur which belongs to the storms of air and sea, and while the soul of Mozart seems to dwell on the ethereal peaks of Olympus, that of Beethoven climbs shuddering the storm-beaten sides of a Sinai. Blessed be they both! Each represents a moment of the ideal life, each does us good. Our love is due to both.” ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  11. “There are no accidents, only nature throwing her weight around. Even the bomb merely releases energy that nature has put there. Nuclear war would be just a spark in the grandeur of space. Nor can radiation alter nature: she will absorb it all. After the bomb, nature will pick up the cards we have spilled, shuffle them, and begin her game again.” ~ Camille Paglia
  12. “Such delusions of grandeur to think that a God with a hundred billion galaxies on his mind would give a tuppenny damn who you sleep with, or indeed whether you believe in him.” ~ Richard Dawkins

  13. “Spiritual life begins to decay when we fail to sense the grandeur of what is eternal in time.” ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
  14. “Around in silent grandeur stood The stately children of the wood; Maple and elm and towering pine Mantled in folds of dark woodbine.” ~ Julia Caroline Dorr
  15. “There is a grandeur in the uniformity of the mass. When a fashion, a dance, a song, a slogan or a joke sweeps like wildfire from one end of the continent to the other, and a hundred million people roar with laughter, sway their bodies in unison, hum one song or break forth in anger and denunciation, there is the overpowering feeling that in this country we have come nearer the brotherhood of man than ever before.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  16. “I come from a place that likes grandeur; it likes large gestures; it is not inhibited by flourish; it is a rhetorical society; it is a society of physical performance; it is a society of style.” ~ Derek Walcott

  17. “I have seen oaks of many species in many kinds of exposure and soil, but those of Kentucky excel in grandeur all I had ever before beheld. They are broad and dense and bright green. In the leafy bowers and caves of their long branches dwell magnificent avenues of shade, and every tree seems to be blessed with a double portion of strong exulting life.” ~ John Muir
  18. “All trembling, I reached the Falls of Niagara, and oh, what a scene! My blood shudders still, although I am not a coward, at the grandeur of the Creators power; and I gazed motionless on this new display of the irresistible force of one of His elements.” ~ John James Audubon
  19. “Although I’m an atheist who believes only in great nature, I recognize the spiritual richness and grandeur of the Roman Catholicism in which I was raised.” ~ Camille Paglia
  20. “Astronomy is one of the sublimest fields of human investigation. The mind that grasps its facts and principles receives something of the enlargement and grandeur belonging to the science itself. It is a quickener of devotion.” ~ Horace Mann

  21. “For as long as I can remember, I have been passionately intrigued by ‘Africa,’ by the word itself, by its flora and fauna, its topographical diversity and grandeur; but above all else, by the sheer variety of the colors of its people, from tan and sepia to jet and ebony.” ~ Henry Louis Gates
  22. “The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed.” ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins
  23. “The world is charged with the grandeur of God.” ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins
  24. “As we deepen in understanding, the arbitrary divisions between inner and outer disappear. The essence of life, the beauty and grandeur of life, is its wholeness.” ~ Vimala Thakar

  25. “So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man, When Duty whispers low, ‘Thou must,’ The youth whispers, ‘I can.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  26. “Endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved” ~ Charles Darwin
  27. “Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for within its precincts, surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for a town of five hundred families.” ~ Hernando Cortes
  28. “Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.” ~ William Shenstone

  29. “Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.” ~ Matthew Arnold
  30. “Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good; and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.” ~ Mary Astell
  31. “The grandeur and strength or our people and democracy are as big as a forest.” ~ Chen Shui-bian
  32. “The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one’s preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them.” ~ Jean Cocteau

  33. “Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man’s stature as to his happiness.” ~ Laurence Sterne
  34. “I want to run for the Senate from Tennessee. Not now, but when I’m 50, when music dies down a little bit. I know lots of artists and actors have those delusions of grandeur, but ever since I was a kid, it’s been of interest to me.” ~ Tim McGraw , Delusions Grandeur quotes
  35. “Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.” ~ Jane Wagner
  36. “Books are to be distinguished by the grandeur of their topics even more than by the manner in which they are treated.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  37. “Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.” ~ Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
  38. “May I say, finally, that I have no illusions of grandeur; quite to the contrary, I am very humble in my knowledge that through forty years of my life my life has been an open book of service to my fellow architects and for the public good.” ~ Ralph Thomas Walker
  39. “The Dark Side of the Moon is a fine album with a textural and conceptual richness that not only invites, but demands involvement. There is a certain grandeur.” ~ Alan Parsons
  40. “In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer – the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.” ~ A. J. P. Taylor

  41. “The only consistent hobby I’ve had is studying Spanish and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world. I love sports but usually I’m looking for the next job.” ~ William Sanderson
  42. “Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.” ~ Ben Nicholson
  43. “There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.” ~ Thomas Hardy
  44. “Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.” ~ Blaise Pascal

  45. “The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out like shining from shook foil? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; And wearsman’ssmudgeand sharesman’ssmell: thesoil Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.” ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins
  46. “Because the Holy Ghost over the bent World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.” ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins
  47. “And for all this, nature is never spent; There lives the dearest freshness deep down things; And though the last lights off the black West went Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs— Because the Holy Ghost over the bent World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.” ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins
  48. “I am not a great man, but sometimes I think the impersonal and objective equality of my talent and the sacrifices of it, in pieces, to preserve its essential value has some sort of epic grandeur.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

  49. “Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite.” ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin
  50. “Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.” ~ Edwin Louis Cole
  51. “There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul.” ~ Simone Weil
  52. “Riches have wings, and grandeur is a dream.” ~ William Cowper

  53. “He that loveth maketh his own the grandeur he loves” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  54. “I have seen the sea lashed into fury and tossed into spray, and its grandeur moves the soul of the dullest man; but I remember that it is not the billows, but the calm level of the sea from which all heights and depths are measured.” ~ James A. Garfield
  55. “Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep, where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep?” ~ Fanny Crosby
  56. “Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.” ~ Georges Bataille

  57. “Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation.” ~ Thomas Huxley
  58. “The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man” ~ Charles Sumner
  59. “A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.” ~ Pietro Aretino
  60. “What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another; and what is despised or rejected by one cultural group, may in a different environment become the cornerstone for a great edifice of strange grandeur and beauty.” ~ Hu Shih

  61. “He can feel no little wants who is in pursuit of grandeur.” ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater
  62. “An agile but unintelligent and abnormal German, possessed of the mania of grandeur.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  63. “Some are able and humane men and some are low-grade individuals with the morals of a goat, the artistic integrity of a slot machine, and the manners of a floorwalker with delusions of grandeur.” ~ Raymond Chandler
  64. “Heaven’s ebon vault Studded with stars unutterably bright, Through which the moon’s unclouded grandeur rolls, Seems like a canopy which love has spread To curtain her sleeping world.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
  65. “Luxury starts where functionality ends and where the true value is personal and so has no price or reason.” ~ Marcel Wanders

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