„It's not enough to be talented. It's not enough to work hard and to study late into the night. You must also become intimately aware of the methods you use to reach your decisions.“

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—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

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—  Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904

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