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What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
I respect only those who resist me; but I cannot tolerate them.
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.
Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop.
You don't always get what you ask for, but you never get what you don't ask for... unless it's contagious!
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as a means to other account, and not merely as a means to other things, are knowledge, art instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.

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