Lesser Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal – Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky fountain Paris

Who was Igor Stravinsky? Born on 17 June 1882 in Russia, Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky is considered to be one of the greatest music composers of the 20th century and among the pioneers of modernist music. He was known as a revolutionary who drew ideas from traditional music forms, adopted new procedures and …

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This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. – Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill, Winston Churchill Portrait, The Roaring Lion

Real success rarely occurs in a split second. You can’t merely wish for something and expect it to come to you right away. True success calls for adversity, dealing with situations, overcoming defeats, and persisting in the face of several failures. Similar to how Sir Winston Churchill delivered his “Never Give In” …

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No guts, no glory. – Maj. Gen. Frederick “Boots” Blesse

Frederick C. Blesse, Frederick Blesse

Major General Frederick C. Blesse is known for being one of the best fighter pilots of all time. This is because of his experiences with what it is like to be a soldier and how to face numerous challenges on the battlefield. Major Blesse brought tremendous honor to himself, the Far East …

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