Category Archives: Quotations

Great quotations to use in speeches, articles, and books

Abraham Lincoln Jokes About Soldiers and War

Abraham Lincoln’s Humor: Two Stories About Soldiers and War By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Few topics were off-limits for Abraham Lincoln’s humor—death, sex, race, defecation, patriotism, preachers, religion in general, politicians, war. You name it. The topics that “proper” and “refined” … Continue reading

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Great Quotations: On Artists and What Artists Do

What You Say If You’re An Artist by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. If you think of yourself as an artist, here’s a thoughtful quote from an article written by Charles Rosen for The New York Review of Books: “Conventions are the … Continue reading

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Great Quotation on Habit

Good News and Bad News About Habits by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Sometimes less is more, and that certainly is true of today’s great quote. It’s a short one, but it contains a giant truth. The good news is, if you … Continue reading

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Great Quotation on Love

Erich Fromm on Love Here’s a great quotation you can use in a speech or in your writing, or your personal meditation or journalizing.  It’s by Erich Fromm, the great social philosopher, humanistic philosopher, sociologist, and best-selling author, who died … Continue reading

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Affirmations and Spirituality: Wealth Consciousness

New Insights About The Universe and Wealth Creation by Gene Griessman, Ph.D I am reading a remarkable book by David Cameron Gikandi with the title “A Happy Pocket Full of Money: Infinite Wealth and Abundance in the Here and Now.” … Continue reading

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How To Conclude A Speech With A Poem

What You Say When You Want To Conclude A Speech by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. One of the best ways to conclude a presentation is with a poem. I’ve used the poem “Goshen” many times to illustrate the importance of striving … Continue reading

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How Hitler Became Hitler: Janet Flanner’s Description of Hitler

A Powerful Quotation: Tell-tale Signs Of A Dictator In The Making by Gene Griessman, Ph.D Here’s a remarkable description of Hitler that you may be able to use in your writing or speeches.  I have Garrison Keillor and “The Writer’s … Continue reading

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Great Quotations: The Four Stages of Truth

A Great Quotation For You To Use In Speeches and Writing: Resistance To Change If you ever have to deal with individuals who resist change, and makecomments such as “We’ve always done it this way,” here’s a terrific quote for … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln on Writing Technique

How To Write Like Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Robert Lincoln, the oldest son of Abraham Lincoln, has left us a great quotation and a vivid picture of his famous father’s writing technique: “He was a very deliberate writer, anything … Continue reading

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Advice For Parents and All Leaders: Learn From Dog Trainers

Going To The Dogs: What You Can Learn About Leadership And Communication From Dog Trainers by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When I  found “Beware of the Dogs” by Burkhard Bilger in The New Yorker, I recognized that this article contains powerful … Continue reading

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