„You cannot tell a man he has the power to make the earth shake, then expect him to walk small.“

Mazrim Taim
(15 October 1994)

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Robert Jordan3
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„If a man believes and expects great things of himself, it makes no odds where you put him, or what you show him … he will be surrounded by grandeur.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

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Contexto: Men and boys are learning all kinds of trades but how to make men of themselves. They learn to make houses; but they are not so well housed, they are not so contented in their houses, as the woodchucks in their holes. What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on? — If you cannot tolerate the planet that it is on? Grade the ground first. If a man believes and expects great things of himself, it makes no odds where you put him, or what you show him … he will be surrounded by grandeur. He is in the condition of a healthy and hungry man, who says to himself, — How sweet this crust is!

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„Do not doubt him who tells you he is afraid, but be afraid of him who tells you he has no doubts.“

—  Erich Fried Austrian writer 1921 - 1988

Original German text: "Zweifle nicht an dem der dir sagt er hat Angst, aber hab Angst vor dem der dir sagt, er kennt keinen Zweifel."
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„Every time a man expects, as he says, his money to work for him, he is expecting other people to work for him.“

—  Dorothy L. Sayers English crime writer, playwright, essayist and Christian writer 1893 - 1957

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„You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965

Address to the State Committee of the Liberal Party in New York City, Faith in Liberalism ( pdf http://www.adlaitoday.org/ideas/archive/care1_liberalism_08-28-52.pdf) (28 August 1952)

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„The greatest player of the past 20 years? It has to be Zidane. He had everything. You never needed to tell him anything as he did it all by himself and knew what was expected.“

—  Zinedine Zidane French association football player and manager 1972

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„A small man always has one weapon he can use against a great big man: he can "talk" about him.“

—  E. W. Howe Novelist, magazine and newspaper editor 1853 - 1937

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„Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.“

—  Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881

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„You mean to tell me that Jamaicans invented sugar, reggae and the best drug on Earth and the white man makes all the money!?“

—  Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965

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