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  • Tacitus
    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.
    Source: Walden (1854)
  • A. J. Muste
    A. J. Muste
    Dutch-born American clergyman and political activist 1885-1967
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    Educational enterprises do not for any length of time remain immune from the struggle of interests for power which is the dominant feature of social life under a class system.
    Source: Some Notes on Workers Education in New International (1935) Vol.2, No.7 p. 225
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
  • Ben Bernanke
    Ben Bernanke
    American economist 1953-
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    In September 2008, the two largest housing mortgage companies called Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were government-sponsored enterprises, which hold hundreds of billions of dollars of mortgages, because of the losses they took on the mortgages, they essentially became insolvent, and the government had to take them over.
  • Alexander Dubcek
    Alexander Dubcek
    Czechoslovak and Slovak politician 1921-1992
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    In the economic sphere, the program demanded thorough decentralization and managerial independence of enterprises, as well as legalization of small-scale private enterprise, especially in the service sector.
  • Gustave Flaubert
    Gustave Flaubert
    French writer 1821-1880
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    Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
  • Og Mandino
    Og Mandino
    American author 1923-1996
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    Opportunities, many times, are so small that we glimpse them not and yet they are often the seeds of great enterprises. Opportunities are also everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by.
  • Demosthenes
    Demosthenes
    Greek statesman and orator 384BC-322BC
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    Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
  • Barry Commoner
    Barry Commoner
    American cellular biologist, college professor, and politician 1917-2012
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    The wave of new productive enterprises would provide opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities.
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
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    To be sure, nothing is more important to the integrity of the universities than a rigorously enforced divorce from war-oriented research and all connected enterprises.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
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    We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
  • David Hume
    David Hume
    Scottish Philosopher, Historian 1711-1776
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    Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
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