March 18, 2007

good or great

"Is it better to be great or to be good?" Quentin Driscoll asked quietly, with a sad smile.
I had wanted to sound noble. Instead I felt foolish. "It's best to be both," I answered, hoping to make up for what I had said before, "but if a man can only be one, prehaps it would be better for him to be good and not great instead of great and not good."
-- from Wickett's Remedy

1 comment:

Latharia said...

Good question. I'd also say I'd rather be good than great. Gives me room to accomplish something.