Looking for an old ad
July 8, 2008 5:27 PM   Subscribe

I'm hoping to find a pdf or image of the old Shearson Lehman/American Express ad featuring the following quotation: "Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions that speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time, year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of, the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism." So far google has failed me, anyone happen to have it lying around? Or know any more information? (e.g. what magazine(s) it appeared in? What year?)
posted by hihowareyou to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It looks like it's a toss up between Lehman and Lincoln from the searches I did with Lehman getting the upper hand.
posted by parmanparman at 5:55 PM on July 8, 2008

Shearson Lehman turns out not to be a person, but rather the name of the combined company that owned American Express. So, I would surmise that it was Abe Lincoln who probably should be attributed with the quote.
posted by parmanparman at 6:07 PM on July 8, 2008

On page 172 of Seven Choices: Finding Daylight After Loss Shatters Your World it says that the ad appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
posted by wannalol at 7:09 PM on July 8, 2008

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