Wallace Stevens: Freudian focus

Wallace Stevens

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“If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism. ”




Anatole France: Vain sounds

English: Anatole France

English: Anatole France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you cannot understand them. –Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (1844-1924)

Alexander Osborn: Creativity and praise


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“Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us put out more and better ideas if our efforts are truly appreciated.”
—Alexander Osborn



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What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering. –George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950)

Constantine Karamanlis: Cult of personality

Konstantinos Karamanlis, Prime Minister of Greece

Konstantinos Karamanlis, Prime Minister of Greece (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We are given to the cult of personality; when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us. If by chance we think we have found one, it will not be long before we destroy him. ”
Constantine Karamanlis.

Albert Schweitzer: Inner Fire

List of Nobel Peace Prize laureates

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“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” –Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (1875-1965).

Erma Bombeck: Dreams and dreamers

Erma Bombeck

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Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely. –Erma Bombeck, author (1927-1996)

Liberal congratulations?

"The writers against religion, whilst the...

"The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own." A Vindication of Natural Society. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations. ”
Edmund Burke