Greater

Greater may refer to:

  • Greatness, the state of being great
  • Greater than, in inequality
  • In terms of geography and politics it is used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area, therefore implying expansive area and/or influence

Famous quotes containing the word greater:

    It cannot but affect our philosophy favorably to be reminded of these shoals of migratory fishes, of salmon, shad, alewives, marsh-bankers, and others, which penetrate up the innumerable rivers of our coast in the spring, even to the interior lakes, their scales gleaming in the sun; and again, of the fry which in still greater numbers wend their way downward to the sea.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    ‘Tis mad idolatry
    To make the service greater than the god.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    There is, I think, no point in the philosophy of progressive education which is sounder than its emphasis upon the importance of the participation of the learner in the formation of the purposes which direct his activities in the learning process, just as there is no defect in traditional education greater than its failure to secure the active cooperation of the pupil in construction of the purposes involved in his studying.
    John Dewey (1859–1952)