"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages" -Thomas A. Edison

Monday, August 22, 2005

Many role models at this event. Liz Carpenter, an 83 year old, tried and true journalist who served under several presidents as journalist, advisor, consultant had much to advise. She said something like “You pick up a lot of wisdom along the way and I fondly recall quotes you can steel. LBJ wanted his speeches to have short sentences and easy concepts that people could understand, etc. I brought him a copy of a speech written that had a quote from Aristotle in it. He scratched it out and changed the quote to be attributed to ‘my dear old dad.’" A lesson on framing the debate. Know thy audience.

She also recalled that a diplomat in India used a Tagor quote to remind her "where danger is near, so also is salvation."


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