„If you desire to rule and conquer, you don't just fold your hands when things go wrong, you act.“

—  Babur, "History of India" at Amazing World http://www.amworld.info/india-travel/history-of-india; it is not clear in the source cited that this is a quote of Babur — it might be a comment made about him.
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