I cannot say that I am in the slightest degree impressed by your bigness, or your material resources, as such. Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation. The great issue, about which hangs true sublimity, and the terror of overhanging fate, is what are you going to do with all these things?
We are, if territory and population be looked at together, one of the great countries of the world a monster country, one might say, along with others such as China, India, the recent Soviet Union, and Brazil. And there is a real question as to whether "bigness" in a body politic is not an evil in itself, quite aside from the policies pursued in its name.george f. kennan
And so I penned It down, until at last it came to be, For length and breadth, the bigness which you see.john bunyan
Hanging in a golden chain This pendent world, in bigness as a star Of smallest magnitude close by the moon.john milton