Typically when we think about motivational quotes we think
of words to be taken in context. This is not always the case.
A second type of motivational quote is known as back-
handed wisdom. They can be plays of words, opposites or
satirical sayings that make their point by understanding the
background of the person making the quote.
Take, for example, J R Ewing. He was a ruthless fictional
character played by Larry Hagman on the "Dallas" television
series. To appreciate the wisdom of Ewing the hearer must
know he was actually an immoral, ruthless businessperson.
He was successful because of oil and dirty dealing that the
character’s writers protected from the justice a regular
businessperson would have experienced. Therefore
consider these through that paradigm.
One of Ewing’s most priceless quotations concerned his
view on character.
“Once you lose your integrity, he said, “_________.”
- There is no looking back.
- You are liberated.
- Business is easier to conduct.
- The rest is a piece of cake.
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