Tag Archives: The Words Lincoln Lived By

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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Who is a Socialist?

Who Is A Socialist? “We will never be a socialist country.” —Donald Trump, (the State of the Union Address, 2019) Right-wing trolls regularly call Obama, and all Democrats, socialists…like that’s something really, really bad. So, let’s define what the relevant … 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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Authoritarian Leaders:Similarities

Unusual Quotations: The Vocabulary Of Authoritarian Leaders  “The authoritarian leaders taking power around the world share a vocabulary of intolerance, insult, and menace.”  —Jon Lee Anderson If you want a quotation book you can trust, there’s not a single spurious … 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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How To Communicate With Powerful People

How To Communicate With Powerful People By Gene Griessman Sarah Cooper has created a popular Website that’s called the Cooper Review which has recently attracted a lot of attention after being featured in an article in The New Yorker. I … Continue reading

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Donald Trump On English Grammar

Donald Trump’s Best Words: “Badly” Trump recently said to a reporter; “I feel badly for Paul Manafort.” What is good grammar, badly or bad? We found this answer in The English Language & Usage Stack Exchange: “I feel badly” would … Continue reading

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Prepare For Failure: A Speech Eisenhower Never Gave

What You Say If You Fail: A Speech Eisenhower Never Gave by Gene Griessman I don’t like to give any thought to defeat. Just thinking about failure can plant the wrong kind of ideas in my subconscious. But I know … Continue reading

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