The Algerian born French writer and philosopher, Albert Camus, was the second youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the first being Rudyard Kipling. Camus is often associated with existentialism although he rejected the term, preferring to be known only as an author and a thinker. His life was made challenging [...]Continue Reading →
Barbara Bush is the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush and mother to the current President, George W. Bush. She is perhaps best known for her work in advocating literacy. Here are three quotes by Barbara Bush:
“And who knows? Somewhere out there in this [...]Continue Reading →
Known for his frugal and unpretentious lifestyle, Warren Buffet was named by Forbes Magazine as the richest person in the world on March 8th, 2008. He has an estimated net worth of approximately 62 billion dollars. As CEO and the main stockholder of the investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, he only makes a [...]Continue Reading →
Rita Mae Brown, a prolific American author of mysteries and other novels, poetry, screen plays and non-fiction, is also know as a women’s rights spokesperson, feminist, gay and lesbian activist as well as a fox hunting and polo enthusiast. Although she was expelled from the University of Florida in the 1960’s for [...]Continue Reading →
Scott Adams, the cartoonist whose social commentary largely focuses on the world of corporate management, is best known as the creator of the comic strip “Dilbert.” Adams is no stranger to the business world. He earned a four-year degree in economics from Hartwick College and an MBA business management degree from the [...]Continue Reading →
George Washington was the first President of the United States after leading the Continental Army to victory over the Kingdom of Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). Washington is seen as a symbol of the United States for both his leadership in our war of independence and for his devotion [...]Continue Reading →
An American lawyer, statesman and politician, William Jennings Bryan was one of America’s most popular public speakers.
“The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a [...]Continue Reading →
The teachings of the philosopher and sage Confucius were so pragmatic, wise, advanced and successful in their application to bringing harmony into the society; they were the foremost education precepts used in China for more than 2,000 years.
“The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes [...]Continue Reading →
Peter Drucker was a writer and a management coach and consultant. His most controversial work was on compensation schemes, in which he said that senior management should not be paid more than twenty times the lowest paid employee. Here are two short quotes from Drucker to help motivate us to successfully move forward [...]Continue Reading →
We know of no person more deserving of success and wealth than Oprah Winfrey, due to her engaging, forthright and motivational leadership, shown through presentation of important topics, elegantly presented to us with candor, heartfelt warmth and compassion.
“Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered [...]Continue Reading →
Scott Adams is the creator of the very successful comic strip ‘Dilbert’. He also has a MBA from the University of California Berkeley. He did become prosperous through his pursuits as a writer and artist.
“Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my [...]Continue Reading →
Paul Giamatti, who is a featured actor in the movie ‘Shoot ’Em Up’, began acting in the mid-1990’s. While he often portrays Jewish characters he is actually of Italian-American heritage.
“I can’t imagine a greater honor than being acknowledged by my peers. Being an actor is a hell of a thing. It’s a [...]Continue Reading →
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian and Lutheran pastor. He participated in the German resistance against the Nazis. When money to help Jews escape to Switzerland was traced back to him, he was arrested and hung.
“It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial [...]Continue Reading →
Wise words from Mother Theresa, the Roman Catholic nun who won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979 for her humanitarian work in India.
“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.”
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A quote from the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tsu, whose name literally means ‘old master’. Here are two quotes from the ‘Tao Te Ching’.
“The Way of the Sage is to act but not to compete.”
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Austrian born Peter Drucker, moved to Germany as a young man and earned a doctorate in international law. He left after the rise of the Nazi party. After 4 years in London, he came the USA as a professor serving at New York University and Claremont Graduate University [...]Continue Reading →
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