James C. Humes

American author and former presidential speechwriter

Lived from: 1934-

Category: Politics | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.
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    I don't like jokes in speeches. I do like wit and humor. A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.
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    Most speakers speak ten minutes too long.
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    One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers.
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    The art of communication is the language of leadership.
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