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Desperation and Fear

14 Aug

There's just a moment in time, if you find the right balance between desperation and fear, you can make people believe anything.
Trevor Noah
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Leadership and Inspiration

25 Jul

He gave the I have a dream speech, not the I have a plan speech.
Simon Sinek
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Too Old

25 May

If the music is too loud, you are too old.
Unknown
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Educated Citizens

10 May

No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated. Any nation that is progressive is led by people who have had the privilege of studying. I knew we could improve our lives even in jail. We could come out as different men, and we could come out with two degrees. Educating ourselves was a way to give ourselves the most powerful weapon for freedom. . . . The more informed you are, the less arrogant and aggressive you are.
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Murder Your Darlings

13 Mar

If you here require a practical rule of me, I will present you with this: 'Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it—whole-heartedly—and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings.'
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
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Diffusing Responsibility

3 Mar

One of the biggest problems in organizations is that the meeting is a tool that is used to diffuse responsibility.
Al Pittampalli
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What We Believe In

19 Feb

If you want to see what a society really believes in, look at what the biggest buildings on the horizon are dedicated to.
Joseph Campbell
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We All Feel Like Frauds

13 Feb

I now inhabit a life I don’t deserve, but we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn’t end soon.
David Carr, The Night of the Gun
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The Truth

12 Feb

You can't know the whole truth, but if there is one it lies in the space between people.
David Cart
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Pessimists and Optimists

11 Feb

The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little.
Mark Twain