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We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.

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The most successful career must show a waste of strength that might have removed mountains, and the most unsuccessful is read more

The most successful career must show a waste of strength that might have removed mountains, and the most unsuccessful is not that of the man who is taken unprepared, but of him who has prepared and is never taken. On a tragedy of that kind our national morality is duly silent.

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If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would read more

If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.

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Absolute power corrupts even when exercised for humane purposes. The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd of the read more

Absolute power corrupts even when exercised for humane purposes. The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd of the people still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep.

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Without a country, I am not a man.

Without a country, I am not a man.

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The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.

The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.

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We vote too much. We deliberate too little. We have brought within the scope of the federal jurisdiction a vast read more

We vote too much. We deliberate too little. We have brought within the scope of the federal jurisdiction a vast number of subjects that do not belong here, but are nevertheless here. What we need to do is to stop passing laws. We have enough laws now to govern the world for the next ten thousand years.

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Never be possessive. If a female friend lets on that she is going out with another man, be kind and read more

Never be possessive. If a female friend lets on that she is going out with another man, be kind and understanding. If she says she would like to go out with the Dallas Cowboys, including the coaching staff, the same rule applies. Tell her: "Kath, you just go right ahead and do what you feel is right." Unless you actually care for her, in which case you must see to it that she has no male contact whatsoever.

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The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the read more

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. - "Leadership Is an Art".

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