„If losers can xploit [sic] what their adversaries teach them, yes, losers can become winners in the long time.“

—  David Mitchell, book Cloud Atlas, Cloud Atlas (2004), "An Orison of Sonmi~451", p. 202 (Nook Edition)
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—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
1850s, Context: Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this. Who can be more nearly a fiend than he who habitually overhauls the register of deeds in search of defects in titles, whereon to stir up strife, and put money in his pocket? A moral tone ought to be infused into the profession which should drive such men out of it. Fragment, Notes for a Law Lecture (1 July 1850?), cited in Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising his Speeches, Letters, State Papers, and Miscellaneous Writings, Vol. 2 (1894)

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„Time waxing old can many a lesson teach.“

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—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
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