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Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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.
Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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
American psychologist 1908-1970
A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
British criticus 1903-1974
A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.
American writer 1897-1962
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
American businessman 1875-1966
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
German philosopher 1770-1831
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.
American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker 1930-2009
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?
British science-fiction writer 1952-
You live and learn. At any rate, you live.
German philosopher 1788-1860
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
American singer and actress 1922-1969
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
A crisis is a close encounter of the third kind.
British novelist 1867-1931
A first-rate Organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.
German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
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.
Irish poet and novelist 1904-1967
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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