„Why are they [people] more likely to listen to people who tell them they can't make changes than they are to people who tell them they can?“

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Thinking in systems: A Primer (2008)

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„Stories only happen to people who can tell them.“

—  Allan Gurganus American novelist and story writer 1947

Varianta: Know something, sugar? Stories only happen to people who can tell them.

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„Tell people that war is an evil, and they will laugh; for who does not know it? Tell them that patriotism is an evil, and most of them will agree, but with a reservation.“

—  Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910

Patriotism, or Peace? http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Patriotism,_or_Peace%3F (1896), translated by Nathan Haskell Dole
Variant:
I have already several times expressed the thought that in our day the feeling of patriotism is an unnatural, irrational, and harmful feeling, and a cause of a great part of the ills from which mankind is suffering, and that, consequently, this feeling – should not be cultivated, as is now being done, but should, on the contrary, be suppressed and eradicated by all means available to rational men. Yet, strange to say – though it is undeniable that the universal armaments and destructive wars which are ruining the peoples result from that one feeling – all my arguments showing the backwardness, anachronism, and harmfulness of patriotism have been met, and are still met, either by silence, by intentional misinterpretation, or by a strange unvarying reply to the effect that only bad patriotism (Jingoism or Chauvinism) is evil, but that real good patriotism is a very elevated moral feeling, to condemn which is not only irrational but wicked.
What this real, good patriotism consists in, we are never told; or, if anything is said about it, instead of explanation we get declamatory, inflated phrases, or, finally, some other conception is substituted for patriotism – something which has nothing in common with the patriotism we all know, and from the results of which we all suffer so severely.
Patriotism and Government http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Patriotism_and_Government (1900)
Kontext: Tell people that war is an evil, and they will laugh; for who does not know it? Tell them that patriotism is an evil, and most of them will agree, but with a reservation. "Yes," they will say, "wrong patriotism is an evil; but there is another kind, the kind we hold." But just what this good patriotism is, no one explains.

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„Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.“

—  Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield British statesman and man of letters 1694 - 1773

19 November 1745
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774)

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Dale Carnegie foto

„Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.“

—  Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955

Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774)

„What will people say?”
“Who,” I asked, “is going to tell them?“

—  T. A. Waters American magician 1938 - 1998

Zdroj: The Probability Pad (1970), Chapter 2 (p. 12)

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„Watch people like a hawk, and when they do something good, tell them.“

—  Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962

Personality Lectures

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„A wise man told me don't argue with fools
Cause people from a distance can't tell who is who“

—  Jay-Z American rapper, businessman, entrepreneur, record executive, songwriter, record producer and investor 1969

Takeover
The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse (2002)

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