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„We do not conquer the lands, we conquer the hearts.“

—  Mehmed II Ottoman sultan 1432 - 1481
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„I'd rather be alone than unhappy“

—  Whitney Houston American singer, actress, model, and record producer 1963 - 2012

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„He was one of a lean body and visage, as if his eager soul, biting for anger at the clog of his body, desired to fret a passage through it.“

—  Thomas Fuller English churchman and historian 1608 - 1661
Life of the Duke of Alva (1642). Compare: "A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy-body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay", John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel, part i. line 156.

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„Knowing how to keep a friend is more important than gaining a new one.“

—  Baltasar Gracián, book The Art of Worldly Wisdom
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647), Saberlos conservar es más que el hazerlos amigos. Maxim 158 (p. 90)

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„No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going.“

—  Oliver Cromwell English military and political leader 1599 - 1658
Statement to Pomponne de Bellievre, as told to Cardinal de Retz in 1651; Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz (1717) http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3846/3846.txt Variant: One never rises so high as when one does not know where one is going.

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„It's so crazy not to do the human thing. It seems to me to be much more profitable to do the human thing. It just makes a better society.“

—  Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939
Metro Weekly interview (2006), Context: 9 to 5 made people aware of equal pay for equal work. It hasn't really happened, but it has come closer. We're aware of sexual harassment, and of course, there are very few companies that have daycare centers, which seems to me would be the most humane, positive thing to do for a worker. The worker would be more loyal, they'd be more productive. It's so crazy not to do the human thing. It seems to me to be much more profitable to do the human thing. It just makes a better society.

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„In this sign thou shalt conquer“

—  Constantine the Great Roman emperor 274 - 337
Context: ""In this sign thou shalt conquer"" or ""In this sign you will conquer"", often rendered in its Latinized form: In hoc signo vinces; this motto is said to have been adopted by Constantine after his vision of a Chi Rho sign in the heavens just before his decisive battle with Maxentius, A. D. 312 As recorded in the Life of Emperor Constantine [De vita Imperatoris Constantini] by Eusebius

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„We do not believe in government through the voting booth.“

—  Francisco Franco Spanish general and dictator 1892 - 1975
Context: We do not believe in government through the voting booth. The Spanish national will was never freely expressed through the ballot box. Spain has no foolish dreams. Statement during the civil war, cited in 1938 by TIME Magazine, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,915079,00.html, also cited in John A. Crittenden, Parties and elections in the United States, Prentice-Hall, 1982, (p.6).

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„When the situation is obscure, attack.“

—  Heinz Guderian German general 1888 - 1954
As quoted in Waging Business Warfare (1988) David J. Rogers, p. 236

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