Category Archives: True greatness

Nobility of spirit

For many people the highest honour in sport is not Olympic gold but the Pierre de Coubertin International Fair Play Trophy, named for the founder of the modern Olympics. It’s awarded to players who demonstrate nobility of spirit. The first … Continue reading

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Happiness is not the same as fun

Dr Vera Ranki, founder of the Examined Life Institute, said that the first lesson towards achieving happiness is to realize that happiness is not the same as fun. In our desperate pursuit of happiness we often forget that when we … Continue reading

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Do it anyway

The famous English preacher John Stott was a great advocate of the importance of practicing virtue even when the consequences work against you. He said: ‘Some People are illogical, unreasonable and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people … Continue reading

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Declaring my genius

A customs officer once asked Oscar Wilde if he had anything to declare. He replied: “Only my genius.” Fifteen years later, alone and broken in prison, he reflected on his life and said. “I have been a spendthrift of my … Continue reading

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The people who count most don’t receive awards

When you get to thinking about what and who really matters in this world, ask yourself these questions: who were the last five Academy Award winners for best actor? Who were the last five winners of the Miss Universe contest? … Continue reading

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