“When Winston [Churchill] was born, lots of fairies swooped down on his cradle with gifts–imagination, eloquence, industry, ability–and then came a fairy who said ‘No one person has a right to so […]
Was He Brilliant, Lucky, or Bonkers? The Eccentric Life of Lord Timothy Dexter
In the world of eccentrics, Lord Timothy Dexter stands in a class by himself. He made several fortunes through either the keenest business instincts in history or by the wildest strokes of […]
How Often Do You Call Yourself a Fool?
Russian author and philosopher Fyodor Dostoyevsky is regarded as one of the greatest psychological novelists of all time. For all of his success, he espoused the greatest confidence in a truly humble […]
The Confidence of Never Meeting Your Intellectual Equal
One of the hallmarks of Abraham Lincoln’s personality was his humility. He frequently used self-deprecating humor to defuse difficult situations.
Did George Washington’s Glasses Save American Democracy?
It is impossible to overstate the impact of George Washington. His willingness to give up power when he resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and his decision to step […]
Picasso’s Strategy for Pursuing Greatness
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was never accused of false modesty. He once said, “My mother said to me ‘If you are a soldier you will become a general. If you are a monk […]
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Travel in Humility to Avoid Traffic Jams
Alan Simpson, who served as U.S. Senator from Wyoming 1979 to 1997, eulogized President George H.W. Bush on December 5, 2018, saying, “Those who travel the high road of humility are not […]
A Ford, Not a Lincoln
President Gerald R. Ford was well aware of the unique circumstances that propelled him to the most powerful office in the world. Appointed as Vice President upon the resignation of Spiro T. […]
When POTUS Cleans Up After His Pooch
President Gerald Ford was known for being just a regular guy, unchanged by the power of the Presidency. This was never better demonstrated than on the occasion when his Golden Retriever, Liberty, […]