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  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
  • Clare Boothe Luce
    Clare Boothe Luce
    American diplomat and writer 1903-1987
    Clare Boothe Luce
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    Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "Women don't have what it takes."
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
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    No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    The amelioration of the world cannot be achieved by sacrifices in moments of crisis; it depends on the efforts made and constantly repeated during the humdrum, uninspiring periods, which separate one crisis from another, and of which normal lives mainly consist.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    There is a totalitarian regime inside every one of us. We are ruled by a ruthless politburo which sets our norms and drives us from one five-year plan to another. The autonomous individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.
  • Ben Nelson
    Ben Nelson
    American politician, businessman and lawyer 1941-
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    A democratic and stable Iraq and Afghanistan are essential to our broader efforts to make no place safe for terrorists and to win the War on Terrorism.
  • Antoine Lavoisier
    Antoine Lavoisier
    French nobleman and chemist 1743-1794
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    A wealthy landowner cannot cultivate and improve his farm without spreading comfort and well-being around him. Rich and abundant crops, a numerous population and a prosperous countryside are the rewards for his efforts.
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
    Carl von Clausewitz
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    Action in war is like movement in a resistant element. Just as the simplest and most natural of movements, walking, cannot easily be performed in water, so in war it is difficult for normal efforts to achieve even moderate results.
    Source: On War (1832) Ch. 7, as translated by Michael Howard and Peter P
  • Ben Goldacre
    Ben Goldacre
    British physician, academic 1974-
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    Alternative therapists don't kill many people, but they do make a great teaching tool for the basics of evidence-based medicine, because their efforts to distort science are so extreme.
  • Bill Flores
    Bill Flores
    American businessman and politician 1954-
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    America's history is exemplified in the efforts of the men and women who died for our country. The one thing that they all have in common is their selfless love for our nation and their courage to stand up to protect and defend it. They raised their gaze in the face of conflict, believed in what America could be, and pushed forward.
  • Ted W. Engstrom
    Ted W. Engstrom
    American evangelical leader and author 1916-2006
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    Anything that is wasted effort represents wasted time. The best management of our time thus becomes linked inseparably with the best utilization of our efforts.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
    Simone Weil
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    Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
  • Carol Gilligan
    Carol Gilligan
    American feminist, ethicist and psychologist 1936-
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    At a time when efforts are being made to eradicate discrimination between the sexes in the search for social equality and justice, the differences between the sexes are being rediscovered.
  • Bernard Levin
    Bernard Levin
    English journalist, author and broadcaster 1928-2004
    Bernard Levin
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    Because tobacco is responsible for an impressive one-third of cancers, prevention efforts naturally begin with it.
  • Bob Ney
    Bob Ney
    American politician 1954-
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    Before we move forward with new efforts to lower the barriers to international free trade, we must review the consequences of the policies of the past and address the problems of the present.
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