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As the gardener, by severe pruning, forces the sap of the tree into one or two vigorous limbs, so should you stop off your miscellaneous activity and concentrate your force on one or a few points.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson (1857, Public Domain)

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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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