quotes tagged with 'uncommon'

The characteristic of a genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in ralphwaldoemerson hero courage common uncommon EDS heroism 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If I already intuitively "get" what you're trying to tell me, why should I obsess about remembering it? The danger, of course, is that what sounds like common sense often isn't.... It's your job, as a communicator, to expose the parts of your message that are uncommon sense.
Author: Chip Heath & Dan Heath, Source: Made To Stick, p.72Saved by mlsscaress in remember creative message communicate howto common uncommon expose 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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