„Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat.“

Frothingham, Jessie Peabody. Sea Fighters from Drake to Farragut New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. p. 314

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—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

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„To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat.“

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—  Vyacheslav Molotov Soviet politician and diplomat 1890 - 1986

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