Images of Greatness

    History is sprinkled with the legacies of a few unique and courageous individuals: writers, artists, explorers, statesmen. We researched thirteen famous people in an attempt to prove the hypothesis "People who achieve enduring fame are those who dare to be different." We did discover these great achievers truly were different from many in the society of their times. When comparing their personality traits, we also noted many reoccurring characteristics such as courage, risk-taking, a passion for their work, and a strong determination.
    So what contributes to a person's achievement of greatness? Look over our chart (it's quite large so scroll over to view it all) and draw your own conclusions! Then read our analyses of how these great individuals earned their enduring fame.

   After you read our essays, test your knowledge of famous quotations made by these thirteen "Images of Greatness".

Poor childhood Wealthy childhood Views differed from society Courageous
actions
Had integrity Frustrated by society Scorned or
ridiculed
Showed great
initiative
Strong determi-
nation
Out-going A loner or reclusive Learned from experiences Creative
thinker
Actions made a difference Involved in political issues Humani-
tarian
Passion for work Sense of humor Leadership skills
Winston Churchill . .
Emily
Dickinson
. . . . . . .
Dwight Eisenhower        
Pablo
Picasso
. . . . . . .
Poor childhood Wealthy childhood Views differed from society Courageous
actions
Had integrity Frustrated by society Scorned or
ridiculed
Showed great
initiative
Strong determi-
nation
Out-going A loner or reclusive Learned from experiences Creative
thinker
Actions made a difference Involved in political issues Humani-
tarian
Passion for work Sense of humor Leadership skills
Marco
Polo
.. . . . .   . . .. ... .. .
Theodore Roosevelt . . . . .
William Shakespeare . . . . . . .
Harriet Beecher Stowe . . . . .
Poor childhood Wealthy childhood Views differed from society Courageous
actions
Had integrity Frustrated by society Scorned or
ridiculed
Showed great
initiative
Strong determi-
nation
Out-going A loner or reclusive Learned from experiences Creative
thinker
Actions made a difference Involved in political issues Humani-
tarian
Passion for work Sense of humor Leadership skills
Sojourner
Truth
. . . . . .
Mark
Twain
. . . .   .
Vincent
Van Gogh
. . . . . .
H.G.
Wells
. . .      

 

    
     We hope you have enjoyed reading about these great achievers. Don't forget to test your knowledge of quotes at our Quotations Quiz!

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