The first step toward greatness is to be honest, says the proverb; but the proverb fails to state the case strong enough. Honesty is not only “the first step toward greatness,” — it is greatness itself.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, vol. 1 (1862)
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Added on 13-Dec-13 | Last updated 17-Jan-20
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