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The person who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won't succeed; you must have a larger ambition. There is no mystery in business success. If you do each day's task successfully, and stay faithfully within these natural operations of commercial laws which I talk so much about, and keep your head clear, you will come out all right.

John D Rockefeller (1939-1937) American industrialist and philanthropist.

If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.

Publilius Syrus (1st Centry BC-?) Roman writer and poet.

Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.

André Maurois (1885-1967) French writer.

Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

Cowards can never be moral.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.


Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.

Clarence S. Darrow (1857-1938) American lawyer