„There are very few men-and they are the exceptions-who are able to think and feel beyond the present moment“

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Karl von Clausewitz4
1780 - 1831

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—  Donald Barthelme American writer, editor, and professor 1931 - 1989

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„When men feel happy, they think of men who love; when they feel sad they think and pray to God.“

—  Menotti Lerro Italian poet 1980

Gli uomini quando si sentono felici pensano agli uomini che amano, quando si sentono tristi pensano e pregano Dio.

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„Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all, except for large sums of money.“

—  Alan Ayckbourn English playwright 1939

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„It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.“

—  Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Original: (el) Παύροις γὰρ ἀνδρῶν ἐστι συγγενὲς τόδε,
φίλον τὸν εὐτυχοῦντ' ἄνευ φθόνων σέβειν.
Fonte: Oresteia (458 BC), Agamemnon, lines 832–833

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„The fact is, very few men are right in everything.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

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„The present moment
contains past and future.
The secret of transformation,
is in the way we handle this very moment.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926

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„Now, very few [physicians] are men of science in any very serious sense; they're men of technique.“

—  Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995

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„He is able who thinks he is able.“

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„It’s silly to think that Presidents are born, because very few people are 35 years old at birth, and those who are won’t admit it.“

—  Gracie Allen American actress and comedienne 1902 - 1964

Fonte: How to Become President (1940), Ch. 2 : Others make good, why not you?
Contexto: Presidents are made, not born. That’s a good thing to remember. It’s silly to think that Presidents are born, because very few people are 35 years old at birth, and those who are won’t admit it. So if you’re only 16 don’t be discouraged, because it’s only a phase and there’s nothing wrong with you that you won’t outgrow.

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