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Back Page Notes – The Road To Character by David Brooks

Every month I try and read 2-3 books with a focus on reading books that are on the current or former military reading lists and are focused in on leadership, professional development, and philosophy. The problem is five or six months down the line I’d often forget what book I read and also forget the main points from the book. Writing notes in the margin worked for a while but it was quite a pain to go through all my books and look for notes. Writing notes on the back page worked great but if I gave the book away I lost the notes. I finally started writing all my notes in a mole skin journal, snapping a picture and sharing on DOD Reads. If you would like to share your own notes let me know below.

“We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge, but we cannot be wise with others men’s wisdom”

-Montaigne


The Road To Character by David Brooks

Resume Virtues VS Eulogy Virtues

?Which ones do you want to live for?

?How do we put proper focus on both?

“Thankfulness is soil that pride does not easily grow” -Arch Bishop of Canterbury

“We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge, but we cannot be wise with others men’s wisdom” -Montaigne

“Sin is the punishment of sin”

“out of crooked timber of humanity no straight thing was ever made” – Immanuel Kant

Humble people realize we are all deeply divided both splendidly endowed and deeply flawed.

The weak man achieves victories over others. The strong Man winds over himself

The stumble is made whole by his struggle

If you are a reader or author and have high quality “back page notes” from your personal reading list or military reading list that you would like published on DODReads.com please contact me below. I will be happy to include your notes, a short bio and picture and links to your website or socials. Feel free to share the picture or writeup; if you do share please provide links back to DODReads.com.

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