„There is nothing stronger than gentleness.“

Source: Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

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„There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.“

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„Anger is stronger than fear, stronger than sorrow.“

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For a man by nothing is so well bewrayd,
As by his manners.“

—  Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene

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„Habit is stronger than nature.“

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