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"It's not what you take but what you leave behind that defines greatness." Edward Gardner
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Samuel Johnson

"He was dull in a new way, and that made many think him great." Samuel Johnson
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Samuel Johnson

"No one ever became great by imitation." Samuel Johnson
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Samuel Johnson

"The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because their associates are little." Samuel Johnson
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"It is necessary to be slightly under employed if you are to do something significant." James Watson
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"A person who brings out the greatness of his friend himself gains importance." Rig Veda
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Walter Landor

"Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much" Walter Landor
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Walter Landor

"Great men always pay deference to greater." Walter Landor
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Samuel Coleridge

"Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends." Samuel Coleridge
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Clarence Darrow

"He's the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth, Vermont. [On Calvin Coolidge]" Clarence Darrow
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Not he is great who can alter matter, but he who can alter my state of mind." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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William Shakespeare
Birth: 1564-04-26 Death: 1616-04-23

"Tut, man, one fire burns out another's burning, One pain is lessen'd by another's anguish; Turn giddy, and be holp by backward turning; One desperate grief cures with another's languish: Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of"

Known during his lifetime as a gifted actor, poet and playwright, William Shakespeare, was also an impresario, owning the most successful of all London theaters, The Globe, which opened in 1599. During his life, Shakespeare authored an estimated 37 plays, 154 sonnets, two narrative poems and two" lost plays". He is only known to have graduated from grammar school, there being no records of him attending Oxford or Cambridge. His most famous and beloved plays are Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, the latter was actually based on a short poem by Arthur Brooks. As fitting of a playwright, his o…



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