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THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER IN YOUR LIFE

THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER IN YOUR LIFE

Here are a collection of thoughts and quotes which you may find inspirational and worth considering in your life and law practice. Always say less than necessary. Machiavelli has said: “It is better to be feared than loved.” When asking for help, appeal to people’s self-interest; never their mercy or gratitude Take action with boldness: everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid. If you are unsure of what course of action, do not take action at all. The Italian…

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WHEN WE ENDURE THE TORTURE OF LOSING

WHEN WE ENDURE THE TORTURE OF LOSING

A lawyer I have known for many years and whom I admire, recently received a defense verdict after a four-week trial. His pain over the phone in talking to me was understandably palpable. I was thought about what Adlai Stephenson said when he was asked how he felt after losing his run for presidency of the United States. He said “I was reminded of a story that Abraham Lincoln used to tell. He was asked how he felt once, after an unsuccessful election…

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VULNERABILITY IS POWER- BRENE BROWN

VULNERABILITY IS POWER- BRENE BROWN

Brene Brown is a PhD research professor at the University of Houston in the graduate College of social work. Her area of research involves relationships between people. She studies vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame. She has published about these subjects: http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3ABrene%20 She also has a blog(http://brenebrown.com/)  and has TED talks as well.  She confirms what I believe about the essential need of plaintiff attorneys to be totally authentic and to be truth tellers about themselves and their cases if they want…

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