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„Effort is the oxygen for talent.“

—  P. L. Deshpande Marathi writer, humourist, actor, dramatist 1919 - 2000

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Original: (mr) प्रयास हा प्रतिभेचा प्राणवायू आहे.
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„I am firmly convinced that Spain is the strongest country of the world. Century after century trying to destroy herself and still no success“

—  Otto von Bismarck German statesman, Chancellor of Germany 1815 - 1898

A Spanish politician in a political meeting said it for the first time and attributed to Bismarck https://es.wikiquote.org/wiki/Discusi%C3%B3n:Otto_von_Bismarck
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„When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.“

—  Laozi semi-legendary Chinese figure, attributed to the 6th century, regarded as the author of the Tao Te Ching and founder of… -604

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„If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.“

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„The more you use it, the more it produces;
the more you talk of it, the less you understand.“

—  Laozi, book Tao Te Ching

Source: Tao Te Ching, Ch. 5, as interpreted by Stephen Mitchell (1992)
Context: The Tao is like a bellows:
it is empty yet infinitely capable.
The more you use it, the more it produces;
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„I continue to have pangs of conscience that I did so little.“

—  Irena Sendler Polish resistance fighter and Holocaust rescuer 1910 - 2008

As quoted in "Holocaust heroine's survival tale" by Adam Easton in BBC News (3 March 2005)
Context: Let me stress most emphatically that we who were rescuing children are not some kind of heroes. Indeed, that term irritates me greatly. The opposite is true. I continue to have pangs of conscience that I did so little.

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„I was brought up to believe that a person must be rescued when drowning, regardless of religion and nationality.“

—  Irena Sendler Polish resistance fighter and Holocaust rescuer 1910 - 2008

As quoted in "Holocaust heroine's survival tale" by Adam Easton in BBC News (3 March 2005) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4314145.stm

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