Five Evocative Quotes
Over the years, I have collected quotes which resonate with me.
I use them, whenever they are relevant, in my presentations and in my writing.
In this post, I bring five of my favourites to you.
I believe that they all carry significant meaning in these troubled times.
Please use the Comments section to let me know what thoughts they stir in your mind as you read through them.
“Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people”
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
This is relevant to all bloggers. We can only appreciate the true value of your expert opinion and advice if we can understand what you are telling us. The real genius is not in the cleverness of what you have to tell us. It is in your ability to explain it to a bunch of five year-olds.
“Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.”
This quote is generally accredited to Finagle* but is also listed as one of many Murphy’s Laws. Whatever your opinion on the much-discussed Brexit, I think that you’ll agree that this quote is particularly applicable to all the attempts to negotiate ‘an agreement.’
* I am unable to discover Finagle’s identity. Can any readers inform the rest of us?
“Whether you think that you can or you think that you can’t, you are right.”
Henry Ford (1863-1947)
Almost all of the bloggers that I follow tell me about the positive changes that they make in their lives and I never cease to be inspired. Underlying all of those blogs is a self-belief that the author CAN achieve their goals.
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
I too learned much more out of school, travelling around our wonderful planet, than I ever did inside of school.
There is great truth in Lincoln’s words.