Greatness is for all

Watching that super awesome opening ceremonies of the London Olympics 2012, this equally super awesome advertisement was played.  I find it hard not to share for we can all benefit from this especially those experiencing a low self-esteem.  You can view more greatness videos here.

There are no grand celebrations here. No speeches. No bright lights. But there are great athletes. Somehow we’ve come to believe that greatness is reserved for the chosen few, for the superstars. The truth is greatness is for all of us. This is not about lowering expectations, its about raising them for every last one of us. Because greatness is not in one special place, and it is not in one special person. Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it. Find Your Greatness. .. NIKE

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People should be beautiful in every way–in their faces, in the way they dress, in their thoughts and in their innermost selves. In countries where there is a mild climate, less effort is expended on the struggle with nature and man is kinder and more gentle.

Russian forests crash down under the axe, billions of trees are dying, the habitations of animals and birds are laid waste, rivers grow shallow and dry up, marvelous landscapes are disappearing forever….

Man is endowed with creativity in order to multiply that which has been given him; he has not created, but destroyed. There are fewer and fewer forests, rivers are drying up, wildlife has become extinct, the climate is ruined, and the earth is becoming ever poorer and uglier.

 

The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.

A woman can only become a man’s friend in three stages: first, she’s an agreeable acquaintance, then a mistress, and only after that a friend.

We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.

Those who come a hundred or two hundred years after us will despise us for having lived our lives so stupidly and tastelessly. Perhaps they’ll find a means to be happy.

 

Source: Literary quotes