„If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask someone else first.“

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Kurt Cobain156
American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

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„I think maybe you should ask someone else. Don't ask me.“

—  Gastón Gaudio Argentine tennis player 1978

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Source: [Gaston Gaudio press conference losing to Roger Federer, http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=18619, ASAP Sports, 2005-11-19]

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„If it will please the masses, don't hesitate to kill even your own son.“

—  Jang Bahadur Rana Nepalese prime minister and Maharaja of Lamjung and Kaski 1817 - 1877

Quoted in letter (in Nepali) sent to his brother PM Bam Bahadur Kunwar. English translations retrieved from http://www.dipeshrisal.com/dibya-upadesh-of-sorts/
Context: If you want to earn good name, you must go of greed and comparison. If you see idle men in need of help, don't make them pay court to you, rather get some work out of them. If it will please the masses, don't hesitate to kill even your own son. Forget about jealousy and anger, forget about wealth, and make moves that please largest section of population. Don't hesitate to add good men to your inner council: given them status, but don't chase after status yourself. Make your countrymen, as well as foreigners, believe that you mete out justice fairly, and that you see everyone as family. If you have to lie in the course of politics, do it by deluding masses so that they remain happy. It will then be easy to remain Prime Minister. Otherwise, there will be trouble. If you do anything that makes people unhappy, you will face real danger real fast.

„Don't do anything that someone else can do. Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.“

—  Edwin H. Land American scientist and inventor 1909 - 1991

As quoted in "The Vindication of Edwin Land" in Forbes magazine, Vol. 139 (4 May 1987) p. 83; this was later humorously altered:
Context: My motto is very personal and may not fit anyone else or any other company. It is: Don't do anything that someone else can do. Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.

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„Pretty pretty please,
Don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than
Fuckin' perfect?
Pretty pretty please,
If you ever ever feel
Like you're nothing,
You're fuckin' perfect to me.“

—  Pink (singer) American singer-songwriter 1979

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„Don't ask the world to change — you change first.“

—  Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987

"The Death of Me", p. 151
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Source: Awareness: Conversations with the Masters
Context: Don't ask the world to change — you change first. Then you'll get a good enough look at the world so that you'll be able to change whatever you think ought to be changed. Take the obstruction out of your own eye. If you don't you have lost the right to change anyone or anything. Till you are aware of yourself, you have no right to interfere with anyone else or with the world.

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