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Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
Norman Vincent Peale
American minister and author 1898-1993
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.
English art critic 1819-1900
An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
Being is the great explainer.
American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
H. Ross Perot
American businessman & politician, founder EDS 1930-
Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships.
American golf player 1940-
Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
Austrian psychiatrist 1870-1937
Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.
Spanish cellist, composer, and conductor 1876-1973
Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
Thomas Henry Huxley
English biologist 1825-1895
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
American self-help author 1883-1970
Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
Greek dramatist BC 525-456
For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
American producer 1884-1974
From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you.
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