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Basketball's 'Coach K' on Honesty in Teamwork
Mike Krzyewski, the men's basketball coach for Duke University since 1980, is basketball's all-time winningest coach. Most people know him as just "Coach ...
Harry Potter's Friend Holds Him Accountable
Toward the end of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, there's a scene where Harry, Ron, and Hermione are about to break the rules and leave their dormitory ...
Medical Establishment Practices 'Mutual Pretense'
During his training to become a hospital chaplain, a friend of mine was surprised to learn of a phenomenon in the medical community widely known as "Mutual ...
TV Show 'The Good Wife' on Repentance
In the TV drama The Good Wife, one of the main characters is Peter Florrick, a former state's attorney who went to prison after a sex scandal. Once he ...
Tom Hanks Admits He often Lies to People
After Reader's Digest nominated the actor Tom Hanks as "the most trusted man in the world" (in 2013), on the Late Show David Letterman ...
It's Harder to Deceive an Honest Person
"You speak the truth, that is plain: the Men of the Mark [that is, the men of Rohan] do not lie, and therefore they are not easily deceived."
Be Like Randy Jackson
In his Focus on the Family magazine article entitled "The Problem with Nice Guys," Paul Coughlin insists Christians must avoid passive and aggressive ...
Flattery Like Gum
Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it, but don't swallow it.
—Hank Ketcham, cartoonist and creator of Dennis the Menace
Winston Churchill on Popularity
Winston Churchill was once asked, "Doesn't it thrill you to know that every time you make a speech, the hall is packed to overflowing?"
The Fickle Crowd
Oliver Cromwell, who took the British throne away from Charles I and established the Commonwealth, said to a friend, "Do not trust to the cheering, ...