Great men forget themselves. That is why they are remembered by others.
"Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness… For greatness is a measure of one's spirit, not a result of one's rank in human affairs. Nobody, least of all mere human beings, confers greatness upon another, for it is not a prize but an achievement. And greatness can crown the head of a janitor just as readily as it can come to someone of high rank."
Who Should be President?
In 1912, Dwight W. Morrow, the father of Anne Lindbergh, told a group of friends that Calvin Coolidge had real presidential possibilities. They disagreed, saying that Coolidge was too quiet, and lacked color and political personality. "No one would like him," objected one of the group.
But up piped little Anne, then aged six: "I like Mr. Coolidge." Then she displayed a finger with a bit of adhesive tape on it. "He was the only one who asked me about my sore finger."
Mr. Morrow nodded. "There’s your answer," he said.
Calvin Coolidge served as President of the United States from 1923 to 1929.
Think About It...
- It is when we forget ourselves that we do things that are most likely to be remembered.
- A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
What the Bible Says…
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favour and a good name in the sight of God and man. (Proverbs 3:3-4, NIV)Top