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  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
    Confucius
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    By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
    Abraham H. Maslow
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    A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
    Cyril Connolly
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    A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
    William Faulkner
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    All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
  • Alfred P. Sloan
    Alfred P. Sloan
    American businessman 1875-1966
    Alfred P. Sloan
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    Competition is the final price determinant and competitive prices may result in profits which force you to accept a rate of return less than you hoped for, or for that matter to accept temporary losses.
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    German philosopher 1770-1831
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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    The East knew and to the present day knows only that One is Free; the Greek and the Roman world, that some are free; the German World knows that All are free. The first political form therefore which we observe in History, is Despotism, the second Democracy and Aristocracy, the third, Monarchy.
  • Jim Rohn
    Jim Rohn
    American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker 1930-2009
    Jim Rohn
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    To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
    Douglas Adams
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    You live and learn. At any rate, you live.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
    Arthur Schopenhauer
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    All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
  • Judy Garland
    Judy Garland
    American singer and actress 1922-1969
    Judy Garland
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    Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
  • Guy Finley
    Guy Finley
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    A crisis is a close encounter of the third kind.
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold Bennett
    British novelist 1867-1931
    Arnold Bennett
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    A first-rate Organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt Brecht
    German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
    Bertolt Brecht
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    A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a three penny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll have him cold-bloodedly handed over to the police.
  • Patrick Kavanagh
    Patrick Kavanagh
    Irish poet and novelist 1904-1967
    Patrick Kavanagh
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    A sweeping statement is the only statement worth listening to. The critic without faith gives balanced opinions, usually about second-rate writers.
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