Eminent

Definitions: (1) standing high by comparison with others due to recognized achievement or renown; (2) outstanding; remarkable; great
     See also: Distinguished

Synonyms: celebrated, exalted, famous, illustrious, noteworthy

Quotes:
• Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war. — William McKinley (1843–1901) 25th president of the United States
• Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all. — Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Anglo-Irish politician