Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds

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Quote by Socrates: “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discu...”

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Monday Motivation - Great Minds Discuss Ideas

The words are attributed to social activist and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, but I have been unable to find a solid supporting citation.

Regarding the saying "Great minds discuss ideas..."

Disputed [ edit ] No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. It can't. Quotographer Rosalie Maggio scoured that book and many others by and about Roosevelt in search of this line, without success. In their own extensive searching, archivists at the Franklin D. A discussion of some of the earliest known attributions of this quote to Roosevelt, which may be a paraphrase from an interview, can be found in this entry from Quote Investigator. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt? Charles Stewart? Henry Thomas Buckle? James H. Hyman G. Dear Quote Investigator: The following adage is largely used to deride people who are preoccupied with gossip:.

I've always heard the saying "Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events and small minds discuss people" was attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt. Apparently an Admiral was also cited as having said it, but he claimed it was not his quote either. In any case, although I know the general meaning the quote is meant to convey, I can't always agree with it. If people are discussing 'ideas,' but they are horrific, such as planning acts of terrorism one shouldn't assume they have 'Great minds. If people are discussing other people, one can't assume they are necessarily small minded, because the mere act of discussing someone doesn't necessitate gossiping.

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Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. This is a quote commonly attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt. What does it mean? Office politics is not uncommon.



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    Regarding the saying "Great minds discuss ideas"

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