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The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.
Hermann Hesse
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Excerption: If people cannot attack the idea, they attack the thinker.
Paul Valery
Fortune knocks at every man`s door once in a life, but in a good many cases the man is in a neighbouring saloon and does not hear her.
Mark Twain
The most dangerous moment for a bad government is when it begins to reform.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Lev Tolstoy
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
Thoreau Henry David
The power and prestige of the country depend primarily on the talent and ability of its people.
Thatcher Margaret
Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you.
William Makepeace Thackeray
A diplomat who says "yes" means "maybe", a diplomat who says "maybe" means "no", and a diplomat who says "no" is not a diplomat.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Such was the happiness of the times that you might think as you chose and speak as you thought.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
One of the best rules in conversation is never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid.
Jonathan Swift