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“All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.” — Demosthenes Photo courtesy of Sting / Wikimedia Commons
“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there. You must go … Continue reading
“Mastery comes via a monomaniacal focus on simplicity versus an addiction to complexity.” — Robin Sharma
Much has been written about Steve Jobs. He was, without question, one of the greatest and most inspirational businessmen of his generation. He made Apple into one of the most recognizable and iconic brands in the world. His death at the … Continue reading
“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” — Thomas Jefferson
Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. His paintings are among the most recognizable of any great artist that has lived. However, Picasso was not just known for his art; he was … Continue reading
“You’ve got the words to change a nation, But you’re biting your tongue. You’ve spent a lifetime stuck in silence Afraid that you’ll say something wrong. If no one ever hears it, how we gonna learn your song? So come, … Continue reading
“Words—so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become, in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Perfection is not when there is no more to add, but no more to take away.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“When I’m the speaker, I know that special moment [just before speaking] is the only time I will have the entire audience’s full attention. Unless an alien spaceship crash-lands on stage midway through the talk, the silence before I begin … Continue reading