Archive for the ‘Words of Power’ Category

Be a creative genius up till the age of 90 (and beyond)

December 17, 2007

Dr. Irving Lorge, a psychologist at Columbia University showed that older people lose nothing in mental power if they keep up their active interests. He showed that the ability of the mind to think and create, barring illness, is with you until the age of 90 and past. There are a host of dramatic instances in history that points up this fact:

  • Rodin, the sculptor, did some of his finest work after 70.
  • Michelangelo was 70 when he painted the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Verdi composed the opera Otello at 75 and Falstaff at 80
  • Thomas Hardy was in full flush of literary creation at age 88.
  • At 98 Titian painted the Battle of Lepanto.

In fact, 5% of all the works of genius have been done after the age of 80.

Words of Power by Wilfred Funk

Expand your vocabulary, expand your world

December 15, 2007

Thought without words is impossible.

There is such an intimate connection between ideas and words that whatever deficiency or fault there may be in the one necessarily affects the other.

The more words you know the more clearly and powerfully you will think.   And also, the more ideas you will invite into your mind.

Words of Power by Wilfred Funk