I'd say Ian Dury nailed the concept in his landmark works, "There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards" and "Reasons to be Cheerful, Pt. 3." But if that don't suit ya....
Here are some great things, according to the great Wiki:
- Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
- Greatest Generation
- 100 Greatest Britons
- The 50 Greatest Cartoons
- The Greatest Canadian
- The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- New Seven Wonders of the World
- Greatest Nationals
Need a great quote?
- Greatness, in spite of its name, appears not to be so much a certain size as a certain quality in human lives. It may be present in lives whose range is very small.