"Why have we no great men?"

"WE ARE then able to answer in some manner the question, 'Why have we no great men?' We have no great men chiefly because we are always looking for them. We are connoisseurs of greatness, and connoisseurs can never be great; we are fastidious, that is, we are small."

~G.K. Chesterton: Charles Dickens, Chap. I.