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Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them.  Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.

von Goethe

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Focus

Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.

Boulanger, Nadia

—Nadia Boulanger

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If you can’t explain it, you don’t understand it.

Knight, Chuck Emerson Chairman 74 to 04

—Chuck Knight, Chairman of Emerson Electric, 1974-2004

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The anger of an ape; the threat of a flatterer…these deserve equal regard.

Epictetus

—Epictetus

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You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terrors. Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.

Churchill

—Winston Churchill

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Character

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.

Thatcher_Margaret

—Margaret Thatcher

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Personal Conduct

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.

Disraeli, Benjamin

—Benjamin Disraeli

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It is one thing to have a powerful strategy; it’s another to execute it.

Writer and Investor David Dreman

—David Dreman

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Remain Focused

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.

Canfield, Jack

—Jack Canfield

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Attitude

It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.

Fields, WC

—W.C. Fields

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