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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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Do Unto Others…

Unusual Quotes “If a person is being insensitive to you, you don’t have a commitment to be beholden to their insensitivity.”  —NPR’s Terry Gross Don’t get embarrassed using a spurious Lincoln quote.  Here’s a quotation book you can trust: The Words … Continue reading

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Sorrow

A poignant quotation… Small sorrows speak; great sorrows are silent.    Don’t get embarrassed using a spurious Lincoln quote.  Here’s a quotation book you can trust: The Words Lincoln Lived By “This is a book to cherish and share.”—Bill Marriott, CEO, … Continue reading

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The Past Is Present: Unusual Quotes

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”       William Faulkner                      Don’t get embarrassed using a spurious Lincoln quote.  Here’s a quotation book you can trust: The Words … Continue reading

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Democratic Leaders and Tyrants: The Main Difference

Abraham Lincoln on Democratic Leadership  “Men moving only in an official circle are apt to become merely official, not to say arbitrary, in their ideas, and are apter and apter, with each passing day, to forget that they only hold … Continue reading

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Philip Roth on Donald Trump

A Frightening Truth The famed novelist Philip Roth died in May of this year at the age of 85. Not long before his death Roth wrote an email in which he described his fear of Donald Trump: “What is most … Continue reading

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Verbal Diplomacy:How To Leave Yourself Wiggle Room

What You Say… …if you’re inclined to agree with someone.  You’re not absolutely sure about the facts and want to indicate how you’re leaning but want to leave yourself wiggle room, say: “I haven’t formed a final thought on that … Continue reading

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Bad Advice: If you can’t say something good about somebody, say nothing at all.”

NEVER SAY…By Gene Griessman  “If you can’t say something good about somebody, say nothing at all.” This actually should be Seldom say instead of Never say because it is good advice for inhabitants of little villages where everyone knows everything … Continue reading

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