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Born: 1917-08-19
Profession: Publisher
Nation: American
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Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

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Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.

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Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.

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If you never budge, don't expect a push.

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Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.

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Men who never get carried away should be.

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People who never get carried away should be.

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Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time.

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If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it.

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If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job.

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It's more fun to arrive a conclusion than to justify it.

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Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do.

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The more sympathy you give, the less you need.

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What's an expert? I read somewhere, that the more a man knows, the more he knows, he doesn't know. So I suppose one definition of an expert would be someone who doesn't admit out loud that he knows enough about a subject to know he doesn't really know how much.

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The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

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Failure is success if we learn from it.

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Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

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Few businessmen are capable of being in politics, they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business.

Tags: Business, Democracy, Politics

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.

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When you cease to dream you cease to live.

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Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.

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Let your children go if you want to keep them.

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Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than you are.

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The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.

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It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.

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By the time we've made it, we've had it.

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Everybody has to be somebody to somebody to be anybody.

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When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.

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It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.

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People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too.

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Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections.

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Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.

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To measure the man, measure his heart.

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Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all.

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Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.

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If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route.

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Pay your people the least possible and you'll get from them the same.

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The best vision is insight.

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Presence is more than just being there.

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