„The secret of getting ahead is getting started.“

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„The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Commonly attributed to Twain in computer contexts and post-2000 inspirational books — the first sentence has also been attributed to Agatha Christie and Sally Berger.

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„The secret of writing comedy is to know where it's all going, then get ahead of it.“

—  Robert Orben American magician and writer 1928
Henry Allen (January 4, 1979) "Life in the Laugh Factory", The Washington Post, p. B1.

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„The secret of a good scam is not to get greedy.“

—  Michael Swanwick American science fiction author 1950
Chapter 4, “Londongrad” (p. 50)

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„The secret of getting along with people is that of postponing quarrels.“

—  Murray Leinster Novelist, short story writer 1896 - 1975
(p. 115 in The Hugo Winners vol. 1 edited by Isaac Asimov).

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„The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.“

—  Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Context: I ask myself: are defeats necessary? Well, necessary or not, they happen. When we first begin fighting for a dream, we have no experience and make mistakes. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. Introduction, p. xi.

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„The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.“

—  Albert Schweitzer French-German physician, theologian, musician and philosopher 1875 - 1965
Context: The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. That is possible for him who never argues and strives with men and facts, but in all experience retires upon himself, and looks for the ultimate cause of things in himself.

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„The secret of sound education is to get each pupil to learn for himself, instead of instructing him by driving knowledge into him on a stereotyped system.“

—  Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941
The Scouter http://www.thedump.scoutscan.com/outlook.html (January, 1912)

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„Please understand, I never had a secret chart
to get me to the heart of this
or any other matter.“

—  Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
Context: Please understand, I never had a secret chart to get me to the heart of this or any other matter. When he talks like this you don't know what he's after. "The Stranger Song"

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