Like many bloggers,Â I frequentlyÂ will postÂ somethingÂ and just knowÂ thatÂ it willÂ become the most popularÂ blog I’ve ever written.Â However, statistics show that the mostÂ widely read posts IÂ write are not my thoughts but rather compilations of great quotes or speeches by others.Â
This is a reminder that we are significantly moved andÂ impacted byÂ the use of words and language.Â How a simpleÂ phrase is positionedÂ or worded can change an average sentence into a powerful statement.Â For pastors, the use of language can change an average SundayÂ sermon into a memorable, life-transforming message.Â
UnderstandingÂ theÂ power ofÂ theÂ words we use, the following just some are the reasonsÂ why we love memorable quotes:
- QuotesÂ frame in clearÂ language what we already know intuitively.
- QuotesÂ are concise which allows us to repeat them.
- QuotesÂ make complex thoughts easy to understand.Â
- QuotesÂ help us make valid arguments.
- QuotesÂ level the playing field.Â Anyone can quote a great thinker and borrow their intelligence.
- QuotesÂ inspire us.
- Quotes provide solutions to the problems we face.
- Quotes are memorable allowing us toÂ re-visit them often.
- Quotes can bring people together as well as make us choose sides.
- Quotes can build people up as well as tearÂ them down.
As a gift to you, I am going toÂ give you easy access toÂ myÂ most readÂ posts that are dedicated to providing quotes.Â Click on the links below.
- 44 Leadership Quotes From Tony Dungy
- Best Quotes From LeBron’s Decision on ESPN
- Leadership From A Firehose
- Hall of Fame Leadership Quotes – Jerry Rice
- Hall of Fame Leadership Quotes – Scottie Pippen
- Hall of Fame Leadership Quotes – Emmitt Smith
- Leadership Quotes From Game 7
- Leadership Lessons From Crawford Lorrits
- Various Leadership Quotes
Finally, I am often asked whereÂ you can get qualityÂ quotes on the internet.Â The following are just three of my favoritesÂ resources located onÂ Twitter:
I’m building a collection of sites thatÂ leaders can access forÂ quality quotes.Â Let me know which ones you use.
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