Category Archives: Unusual Quotations

Great quotations to use in speeches, articles, and books

Political Wisdom: Unusual Quotations

Unusual Quotations: The Difficultly Of Behaving Wisely. “History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.”  —Abba Eban, Israel’s Foreign Minister, in 1970 I love this quotation. It is abundantly true. Evidence of … Continue reading

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Art, creativity, and inspiration: Unusual Quotations

Art, creativity, inspiration, and intuition:  Where Does Great Art Come From, And How?   Wassily Kandinsky “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.” … Continue reading

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Lack Of Civility

The Importance Of Being Polite                       By Gene Griessman Over fifty years ago,  in 1964, a Canadian poet by the name of F. R. Scott wrote the remarkable poem below about … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotations:No Comment

John Cage’s Witty Way To Say No Comment By Gene Griessman, PhD If you don’t want to respond to a question, here’s one way to do it: “I probably should answer that question with the words of the famous American … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotation by Donald Trump

UNUSUAL QUOTATION BY DONALD TRUMP ”The buck stops with everybody.”  October 10, 2019 (Donald Trump’s version of the statement on a famous plaque on the desk of President Harry Truman: “The buck stops here.”) THE Lincoln Quotation Book Don’t get embarrassed … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotations:Unfinished Work

Unfinished Work:  “An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.”      Paul Valery THE Lincoln Quotation Book Don’t get embarrassed using a spurious Lincoln quote.  Here’s a quotation book you can trust: The Words Lincoln Lived By … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotations:What is the Future?

Unusual Quotations: “The future does not exist.  It is created by the combination of a thousand causes, some necessary, some accidental, plus human will.  History knocks simultaneously on a thousand gates.”  Alexander Herzen    THE Lincoln Quotation Book Don’t get embarrassed … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotations:Lincoln on Focus

Unusual Quotations   ”I will hold McClellan’s horse if he will only bring us success.” Abraham Lincoln to an associate after the President had been treated discourteously by his General-in-Chief THE Lincoln Quotation Book Don’t get embarrassed using a spurious Lincoln quote.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotations: The Perils of Unshared Wealth

Unusual Quotations  “If you are a millionaire and everyone around you is poor, you have no safety”  NY taxi driver from Bangladesh THE Lincoln Quotation Book Don’t get embarrassed using a spurious Lincoln quote.  Here’s a quotation book you can trust: … Continue reading

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Sorrow

A poignant quotation… “Small sorrows speak; great sorrows are silent.”   Don’t let the brevity of this quotation deceive you. It doesn’t work very well as a one-off spoken quotation, because it requires some reflection to grasp its deep wisdom. … Continue reading

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