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Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive.

Friedman, Milton

—Milton Friedman

Show me a trailblazer who changed an industry, or the world, and I will show you someone who was impugned and made fun of for what they set out to accomplish.  Screw the naysayers—develop a plan to achieve your grand vision and forge ahead, day in and day out, with blinders on!

MSH

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You are remembered for the rules you break.

MacArthur, Douglas

—Douglas MacArthur

Follow God’s path, not the well-defined but lifeless brown path that too many others have worn down for you.  You will be impugned for doing so, but it will be worth it.

MSH

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A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

into the mountains

—Chinese Proverb

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The Arena

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Roosevelt, Theodore

—Theodore Roosevelt

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The person who in shaky times also wavers only increases the evil, but the person of firm decision fashions the universe.

von Goethe

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Decisiveness!

If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.

Churchill

—Winston Churchill

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In crises the most daring course of action is often safest.

Kissinger_Henry

—Henry Kissinger

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