Positivity Quote of the Day! – ”Living essentially to please others is a monumental mistake.” ~Duke Robinson
|In 1997, Warner Books published Duke Robinson’s award-winning hardback, Good Intentions: The Nine Unconscious Mistakes of Nice People. It appeared in twelve languages and as an audiobook, which the author narrated.|
In November 2000, came a paperback version of Good Intentions under the title, Too Nice for Your Own Good : How to Stop Making 9 Self-Sabotaging Mistakes
Duke Robinson was born and reared in suburban Philadelphia. In 1958, he graduated from the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and has lived since 1960 in the East Bay of Northern California. For twenty-eight years, he served as pastor of the progressive Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland, 1968-96. For several years during that ministry, he also served as an adjunct professor at San Francisco Theological Seminary, from which he received an earned doctorate in 1979. Prior to retiring in 1996, he was known widely as a speaker and appeared frequently on television in Northern California.
Since 2000, Robinson has lived in Rossmoor, an active retirement community of nearly ten thousand residents, in Walnut Creek, California. He enjoys four children and nine grandchildren.
Did you know that Linguists say that in the English language approximately 1/3 are considered “positive” and the rest, “negative.” Yikes! Words are powerful! Since there are indeed fewer positive words, they are, even more powerful. There have been special positive words uttered by many and countless times those words have impacted us. We call them “Positivity Quotes” and you can find oodles of them here at Positively Beautiful and on our “sister” site, Positivity Toolbox. If you love positive words, click here for lots more, just like the quote above: Positivity Quotes.