Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt


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  • Diana Tuilevuka says:

    Beautiful quote…i love it

  • admin says:

    This quote is reflective of a common sentiment in discussions about the nature of conversations and the focus of individuals. It suggests that the highest level of thinking and conversation involves discussing abstract concepts and ideas. People who engage in this level of discourse are considered to have “great minds.” On the other hand, those who focus more on current events or gossip about individuals are seen as having less profound or shallow thinking.

    The sentiment expressed in the quote encourages a shift toward discussing concepts, theories, and ideas that can contribute to deeper understanding and intellectual growth rather than mere gossip or focusing on mundane events.

    It’s important to note that while this quote is widely attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, its exact origin in her writings or speeches is not verifiable. It could be a paraphrase or a distillation of her thoughts rather than an exact quote.


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