A great man is an abstraction of some one excellence; but whoever fancies himself an abstraction of excellence, so far from being great, may be sure that he is a blockhead, equally ignorant of excellence or defect of himself or others.
A great man is made so for others.
A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
A great man is one who affects the mind of his generation.
A great man knows the value of greatness; he dares not hazard it, he will not squander it.
A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word as good.
A great many men - some comparatively small men now - if put in the right position, would be Luthers and Columbuses.
A great mark is soonest hit.
A great mind becomes a great fortune.
A great mind is a good sailor, as a great heart is.
A great mind will neither give an affront nor bear it.
A great part of human suffering has its root in the nature of man, and not in that of his institutions.
A great passion has no partner.
A great reputation is a great charge.
A great revolution has happened - a revolution made, not by chopping and changing of power in any of the existing states, but by the appearance of a new state, of a new species, in a new part of the globe. It has made as great a change in all the relations and balances and gravitations of power as the appearance of a new planet would in the system of the solar world.
A great scholar, in the highest sense of the term, is not one who depends simply on an infinite memory, but also on an infinite and electrical power of combination; bringing together from the four winds, like the Angel of the Resurrection, what else were dust from dead men's bones, into the unity of breathing life.
A great ship asks (for) deep waters.
George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A great sin is a course of wickedness abridged into one act.
A great thing is a great book, but greater than all is the talk of a great man.
A great tree attracts the wind.
A great tree hath a great fall.
A great wind is laid with a little rain.
A great work always leaves us in a state of musing.
A great writer possesses, so to speak, an individual and unchangeable style, which does not permit him easily to preserve the anonymous.
A greater absurdity cannot be thought of than a morose, hard-hearted, covetous, proud, malicious Christian.
A greater liar than the Parthians.
A greater talker is a great liar.
A Grecian history, perfectly written should be a complete record of the rise and progress of poetry, philosophy, and the arts.
A green Christmas, a white Easter.
A green winter makes a fat church-yard.
A green wound is soon healed.
A grei paga as loucuras do seu rei.
A greift um sich wie a Flêscher.
A hat an gude Posaune, mit dar a schune a wing rackarn koan. Se seldan 'n amol bloß'n sahn un hiern; a stisst nei un grefft im sich wie a Flêscher.
A greyhound finds food in its feet.
A grievous burthen was thy birth to me;
Tetchy and wayward was thy infancy.
A groaning horse and a groaning wife never fail their master.
A grocer does not open his shop for one customer only.
A gros larron grosse corde.
À gros larron, grosse corde.
A großer Bauch kommt net von kloine Lensa.
A großer Vogel braucht a groß Nest.
A grosso chiodo grosso martello.
A grosso villano dagli del moco.
A growing child has a wolf in his belly.
A growing youth has a wolf in his belly.
A growing youth has a wolf in his stomach.
A groys gesheft zol er hobn mit shroyre: vus er hot, zol men bay im nit fregn, un vos men fregt zol er nisht hobn. (Yiddish)
A groyse oylem, un nito eyn mentsch. (Yiddish)
A groysn/sheynem dank dir/aykh! (Yiddish)
A grumbler in the mud will stick.