A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 04, 2014
“One of the greatest sources of energy is pride in what we are doing”

"One of the greatest sources of energy is pride in what you are doing” is a popular saying that’s usually given incorrect authorship. “One of the greatest sources of energy is pride in what we are doing” was cited in print in 1967, when it was credited to insurance author A. (Albert) N. Beardshear. “One of the greatest sources of energy is pride in what you are doing” was credited to Spokes magazine in 1981. The Spokes credit is usually given, but Beardshear had used the saying 14 years earlier.


27 April 1967, Sioux Center (IA) News,"Life & Character” by the Rev. William Vanden Berg, pg. 3, col. 2:
One of the greatest sources of energy is pride in what we are doing.—A. N. Beardshear

Google Books
The Reader’s Digest
Volume 118, Issue 1
1981
Pg. 175:
One of the greatest sources of energy is pride in what you are doing.
-- Spokes, quoted in National Enquirer

15 May 1981, Centre Daily Times (State College, PA), pg. 1, col. 2:
BOOST: One of the greatest sources of energy, Spokes magazine says, is pride in what you are doing.

Google News Archive
25 January 1983, Bulletin-Journal (Cape Girardeau, MO), “Rustlings” by Gary Rust, pg. 2, col. 1:
One of the greatest sources of energy is pride in what you’re doing.
Spokes

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The Celestial Fortune Cookie:
An Astrological Book of Days with Quotations for Every Sign

By Andrea Valeria
New York, NY: Viking Studio
2000
Pg. 125:
One of the biggest sources of energy is pride in what you do.
Senegal Quote

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