Category Archives: Unusual Quotations

Great quotations to use in speeches, articles, and books

The Role of Religion in Society

Edward Gibbon on Religion in the Roman World “The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosophers as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally … Continue reading

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Napoleon on Leadership

“The art of appointing men is not nearly so difficult as allowing those appointed to attain their full worth” —Napoleon said this to Nicolas-Francois Mollien, his treasury minister

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Hitler’s Appeal

Orwell On Hitler In 1940 George Orwell, who would later write “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-four,” reviewed a new edition of “Mein Kampf, which Hitler had originally published back in 1925. Four months after this review was published, the Battle … Continue reading

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Martin Niemöller’s Warning: Is It Time To Speak Out?.

A Cautionary Tale From Nazi Times “First they came for the Communists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Communist Then they came for the Socialists And I did not speak out Because I was not … Continue reading

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Ruskin On Seeing Clearly

One Of Hemingway’s Favorite Quotations. Mine, too. “The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Disappointments and Regrets

Unusual Quotations “I can live with disappointments but not regrets. What’s the difference? A disappointment is something I attempted that didn’t work out. A regret is something I wish I had attempted but didn’t.” —-Gene Griessman If you want a … Continue reading

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How To Destroy An Opponent

Unusual Quotations: How To Destroy An Opponent With Humor “One way to destroy an opponent is to turn him into a joke, and sometimes if you are lucky he will do that to himself.”—Gene Griessman in “Lincoln and Obama” If … Continue reading

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Jefferson On Truth And Error

Unusual Quotations: Thomas Jefferson On Seeking Truth And Tolerating Error “…here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.” —Thomas Jefferson (1820 … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotations:Inspiration

Where Great Art Comes From: Kandinsky On Inspiration “Every artist knows, who works with feeling, how suddenly the right form flashes upon him…a true work of art must be like an inspiration.”  Wassily Kandinsky, famed Russian-born French abstract painter (1866-1944). … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotations:Who Is A Fool

Unusual Quotations:The Difference Between Ignorance And Folly Here is one of my favorite political quotations. Does it apply to any politician you can think of? He who knows not/And knows he knows not/Is ignorant. Teach him. He who knows not/And … Continue reading

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