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Any corporate policy and plan which is typical of the industry is doomed to mediocrity. Where this is not so, it should be possible to demonstrate that all other competitors are at a distinct disadvantage.
Carl von Clausewitz
Prussian general and military 1780-1831
Boldness will be at a disadvantage only in an encounter with deliberate caution, which may be considered bold in its own right, and is certainly just as powerful and effective; but such cases are rare.Source: On War (1832)
English novelist and screenwriter 1948-
By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage.
German-Jewish poet and author
Good and stupid, is a common saying. I have found that only the judicious are really good. Only clever men know what is good for others; and at the first appearance of disadvantage to himself, the stupid man deserts.
American novelist 1947-
I must say also that it's never worked to my disadvantage that I have long, blond hair.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
It is in human nature to relax, when not compelled by personal advantage or disadvantage.
American composer of film scores 1954-
Los Angeles is an industry town, and it has great facilities and personnel. The disadvantage is that everyone there seems to talk about the same subject matter.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
More than once I had seen a noble who had gotten his enemy at a disadvantage stop to pray before cutting his throat.
American writer 1783-1859
Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
Style is the dress of thoughts; and let them be ever so just, if your style is homely, coarse, and vulgar, they will appear to as much disadvantage, and be as ill received, as your person, though ever so well-proportioned, would if dressed in rags, dirt, and tatters.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
That is the whole secret of successful fighting. Get your enemy at a disadvantage; and never, on any account, fight him on equal terms.
American entrepreneur, billionaire, and philanthropist 1950-
The Internet has changed everything. We expect to know everything instantly. If you don't understand digital communication, you're at a disadvantage.
Sir Philip Sidney
British Author, Courtier 1554-1586
The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.
French writer and essayist 1913-1960
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
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