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Thai politician 1935
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Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
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„You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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„Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.“

—  Xenophon ancient Greek historian and philosopher -430 - -354 BC

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„Every one of you is the leader.“

—  Xenophon ancient Greek historian and philosopher -430 - -354 BC

Quoted in Edith Hamilton The Greek Way ([1930] 1993) p. 134.

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„On the very day that such resolution is passed, they will see before them ten thousand Clearchuses instead of one.“

—  Xenophon, book Anabasis

Bk. 3, ch. 2; pp. 88-89.
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Context: On making prisoners of our generals, they expected that we should perish from want of direction and order. It is incumbent, therefore, on our present commanders to be far more vigilant than our former ones, and on those under command to be far more orderly, and more obedient to their officers, at present than they were before…On the very day that such resolution is passed, they will see before them ten thousand Clearchuses instead of one.

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„On making prisoners of our generals, they expected that we should perish from want of direction and order.“

—  Xenophon, book Anabasis

Bk. 3, ch. 2; pp. 88-89.
Anabasis
Context: On making prisoners of our generals, they expected that we should perish from want of direction and order. It is incumbent, therefore, on our present commanders to be far more vigilant than our former ones, and on those under command to be far more orderly, and more obedient to their officers, at present than they were before…On the very day that such resolution is passed, they will see before them ten thousand Clearchuses instead of one.

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„It is only for those to employ force who possess strength without judgment; but the well advised will have recourse to other means.“

—  Xenophon ancient Greek historian and philosopher -430 - -354 BC

Memorabilia of Socrates Bk. 1, ch. 2, as translated by Sarah Fielding in The Whole Works of Xenophon (1840), p. 523.
Context: It is only for those to employ force who possess strength without judgment; but the well advised will have recourse to other means. Besides, he who pretends to carry his point by force hath need of many associates; but the man who can persuade knows that he is himself sufficient for the purpose; neither can such a one be supposed forward to shed blood; for, who is there would choose to destroy a fellow citizen rather than make a friend of him by mildness and persuasion?

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„The most delightful of all music, that of your own praises.“

—  Xenophon, book Hiero

Hiero, ch. 3, as translated by Richard Graves in The Whole Works of Xenophon (1832) p. 626).

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„As to what happened next, it is possible to maintain that the hand of heaven was involved, and also possible to say that when men are desperate no one can stand up to them.“

—  Xenophon ancient Greek historian and philosopher -430 - -354 BC

Hellenica Bk. 7, as translated by Rex Warner in A History of My Times (1979) p. 398.

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„For showing loyalty in the midst of prosperity calls for no particular admiration, but always, if men show themselves steadfast when friends have fallen upon misfortunes, this is remembered for all times.“

—  Xenophon ancient Greek historian and philosopher -430 - -354 BC

Hellenica Bk. 4, as translated by Carleton L. Brownson (1918)

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„There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.“

—  Xenophon ancient Greek historian and philosopher -430 - -354 BC

The Cavalry General, ch. 6, as translated by Henry Graham Dakyns in The Cavalry General (2004) p. 26.

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