Pepper de Callier | Things to Think About

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.”                                                                                  Wayne Dyer

In the age of populist polarization of politics, this is a quote worth remembering. Dyer is… read more

Pepper de Callier | Things to Think About

The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I find this quote especially relevant today because of the seeming instant fame wealth can bring. Rochefoucauld asks us to step back a moment, before we jump… read more

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“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.” Anais Nin

What an eloquent reminder of our humanness. Nin is describing the most basic truth that one needs to grasp in order to embrace critical thinking. This quote applies to such a broad range of topics, but… read more

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Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.” Arthur Schopenhauer

Known to many in 19th century Germany as a “philosophical pessimist”, Schopenhauer’s work did not have much of an impact. That is, until after his death, and then his… read more

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“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” Mark Twain

What would a book about common sense be without a quote from the master himself, Mark Twain ne Samuel Clemens? Many remember him fondly for his ability to make seemingly absurd statements, which… read more

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“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.” G. K. Chesterton

The thing about common sense is that can be said so simply and comprise many applications in life. To me, this quote is speaking to those of us who act quickly, sometimes too quickly, and then regret… read more

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“Conscience is what makes a boy tell his mother before his sister does.” Evan Esar

More likely than not, your reaction to this quote is what mine was: a smile. But, thinking about this quote, especially in today’s world of polarization, the thing I began to think about was how the boy… read more

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“Real leaders,” wrote the novelist David Foster Wallace, “are people who help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and get us to do better, harder things than we can get ourselves to do on our own.”

Over the years I have been… read more

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“There is no shame in being responsible.” Anonymous

In fact, I would add that responsibility is one of the most powerful elements of your personal brand. Over the years I have spoken and written a lot about personal brands and the impact they have on one’s life. Put yourself, for a… read more

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“I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”
J. D. Salinger

Author of the famous coming of age novel, Catcher in the Rye, Salinger gives us this humorous definition of positive thinking. I have always been accused of being an eternal… read more