Tag Archives: The Words Lincoln Lived By

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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Political Definitions: Both-sides-ism

Political definitions: Both-sides-sism, two-sides-ism Honest people want to be fair to all parties, but some topics do not have two sides, certainly not two sides that need to be taken seriously. Examples: the world is flat, the moon landing was faked, … Continue reading

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Parenting:If Your Kids Say They’re Bored

Parental Advice: If Your Kids Say They’re Bored If you’re a parent, you’ve doubtless heard it scores of times: “I’m bored.” I just read a thoughtful piece on boredom by Pamela Paul, an editor at The New York Times. Paul … Continue reading

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If You Suffer A Setback Or Painful Defeat, What You Say

What You Say If You Suffer A Setback Or Painful Defeat By Gene Griessman One of my books—-“The Achievement Factors”—tells the story of some of the most successful people of our time. Their names are synonymous with success: US Presidents, … 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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How To Introduce A Pastor, Priest, Rabbi, Or Celebrity

An Example Of An Introduction By Gene Griessman, PhD Recently I was asked to introduce Ken Futch,  a Hall of Fame professional speaker. Afterward Futch told me it was the best introduction he’s ever received. If that’s even partly true, … 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

A 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 composer … Continue reading

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How To Express Gratitude

How To Express Gratitude Here is a simple little phrase that packs an emotional wallop:  “I lack the words to adequately express the joy that I feel toward you for making it happen.” THE Lincoln Quotation Book Don’t get embarrassed using a … 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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