„The secret of getting ahead is getting started.“

Última atualização 7 de Maio de 2019. História
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escritora, romancista, contista, dramaturga e poetisa britâ… 1890 - 1976

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—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

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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

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

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

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„Please understand, I never had a secret chart
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or any other matter.“

—  Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016

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

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