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Here are some quotes that may inspire and motivate us in our life.

Demosthenes
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises

Thomas J. Watson Jr.
A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.

Chinese Proverb
If you are planning for one year, grow rice. If you are planning for 20 years, grow trees.
If you are planning for centuries, grow men

Charles de Gaulle
Nothing more enhances authority than silence

Walter Bagehot
It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say
they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations.

Aldous Huxley
Thereís only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and thatís your own self

Niccolo Machiavelli
It is not essential Ö that a prince should have all the good qualities Ö
But it is most essential that he should seem to have them

Blaise Pascal
All the world's ills stem from the fact that a man cannot sit in a room alone.

Napoleon
Do not fight too much with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war

Abraham Lincoln
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, Iíd spend six sharpening my ax

NiccolÚ Machiavelli
It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out,
nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things

Winston Churchill
Most men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

Charles de Gaulle
A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve,
which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.

Groucho Marx
Sincerity is the key to success. If you can fake that, you got it made.

Leonardo Da Vinci
It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

∑ Always aim for the moon, and if you miss it, donít worry - youíll fall among the stars.

∑ The world is made up of 1 percent of the population who think, 9 percent who think they think
and 90 percent who wouldn't be caught dead thinking.

∑ It's a poor workman who blames his tools.

∑ Aim high! There is no virtue in easy victory.

∑ People stumble not on mountains but on small stones.

∑ Knowledge is power but action gets things done.

∑ Life is like a mirror - it never reflects more than we can put into it.

∑ If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

∑ Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks.
Itís just a matter how you view them.

∑ You may take a horse to water but you canít make it drink.

∑ Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.

∑ Donít be afraid to take big steps. You canít cross a chasm in two small jumps.

∑ A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.

∑ The error of one moment can become the sorrow of a lifetime.

∑ Donít judge who try and fail, judge only those who fail to try.

∑ To err is humane, to forgive divine.

∑ Happiness comes from within, it can never come from outside.

∑ People who dwell on past glories will lose the future.

∑ Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.

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