Quote by Ben Caesar: “Small minds discuss people. Average minds discu...”
UQW #01 - "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people"
On great, average and small minds by Henry Thomas Buckle
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.
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. Small minds love to talk about the other people. Average minds discuss events, average minds tend to find the problems without looking for the solutions. Successful people have the capability to develop a right mindset. Average minds love to discuss events while great minds love to be a part of events. Successful people are action oriented, average people are talk oriented. Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas. Regardless of the speaker it raises interesting ideas, but raises them in a manner which more or less defeats the implied judgment. If it is small-minded to judge people, is that not precisely the effect of this quote? The richness of our lives is in our connections with others. How we treat others is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves.