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Random quotes

Do you wish to be great?
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
Saint Augustine | developmental

Sweet change
Change in all things is sweet.
Aristotle | change

Strike the iron
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague | motivational

Ignorance and knowledge
Ignorance is bold, and knowledge is reserved
Thucydides | education

Imagination and humor
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Francis Bacon | humor

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