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  • #1
    Jim Stovall
    “Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.”
    Jim Stovall

  • #2
    Joseph Conrad
    “It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.”
    Joseph Conrad, An Outcast of the Islands

  • #3
    Frantz Fanon
    “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are
    presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new
    evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is
    extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it
    is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize,
    ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief.”
    Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

  • #4
    Rahm Emanuel
    “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”
    Rahm Emanuel

  • #5
    Daniel J. Boorstin
    “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
    Daniel J. Boorstin

  • #6
    Masha Gessen
    “Faced with a brass band that was positioned to drown out free speech, Russian activists reacted to the potential confrontation with lemons. With activists eating lemons or pretending to, involuntary saliva reaction of the band made it impossible for them to interrupt.”
    Masha Gessen, The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

  • #7
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    “Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person.”
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie