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Getting Ahead

There are only two ways of getting on in the world: by one's own industry, or by the stupidity of others.

Jean de la Bruyère (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.

It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.

Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) French writer.

It's them as take advantage that get advantage I this world.

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.

John Lennon (1940-1980) British musician.

The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.

H. G. Wells (1866-1946) British-born american Author.