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"History teaches us that the great revolutions aren't started by people who are utterly down and out, without hope and vision. They take place when people begin to live a little better - and when they see how much yet remains to be achieved."
-Hubert H. Humphrey
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"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."
-Niccolo Machiavelli
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"Men in general judge more by the sense of sight than by the sense of touch, because everyone can see, but only a few can test by feeling. Everyone sees what you seem to be, few know what you really are, and those few do not dare take a stand against the general opinion."
-Niccolo Machiavelli
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"Is necessary to take such measures that, when they believe no longer, it may be possible to make them believe by force."
-Niccolo Machiavelli
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"A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study but war and it organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands."
-Niccolo Machiavelli
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"When men take up arms to set other men free, there is something sacred and holy in the warfare."
-Woodrow Wilson
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"Let us not worryAbout the future.Let us only do the right thingToday,At this moment,Here and now.Let the future take care of itself."
-Sri Chinmoy
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"I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true."
-Walt Disney
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"Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame."
-Erica Jong
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"Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war."
-Thucydides
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"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."
-Nelson Mandela
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"Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider."
-Sir Francis Bacon
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"I think it's an honor to be a role model to one person or maybe more than that. If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person's life in a positive light, and that's what I want to do. That's what it's all about."
-Tiger Woods
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"The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor."
-William Cobbett
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"Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up."
-G. K. Chesterton
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"He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most; God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us."
-Samuel Butler
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"Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard."
-Colin Powell
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"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
-Ronald Reagan
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"To travel is to take a journey into yourself."
-Danny Kaye
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"There are 200 million poor in the world who would gladly take the vow of poverty if they could eat, dress and have a home like I do."
-Fulton J. Sheen
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"I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself."
-Lois McMaster Bujold
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"Never... ever suggest they don't have to pay you. What they pay for, they'll value. What they get for free, they'll take for granted, and then demand as a right. Hold them up for all the market will bear."
-Lois McMaster Bujold
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"It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle."
-H. Norman Schwarzkopf
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"Nutrition . . . has been kicked around like a puppy that cannot take care of itself. Food faddists and crackpots have kicked it pretty cruelly . . ."
-Adelle Davis
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"His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it."
-Lois McMaster Bujold
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"When placed in command / take charge."
-H. Norman Schwarzkopf
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"Take hold lightly; let go lightly. This is one of the great secrets of felicity in love."
-Spanish Proverb
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"If you're trying to take a roomful of people by surprise, it's a lot easier to hit your targets if you don't yell going through the door."
-Lois McMaster Bujold
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