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Without training, they lacked knowledge. Without knowledge, they lacked confidence. Without confidence, they lacked victory.

Caesar, Julius

—Julius Caesar

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First study to conceal what thou art; seek wisdom a little while unto thyself.  Thus grows the fruit; first, the seed must be buried in the earth for a little space; there it must be hid and slowly grow, that it may reach maturity.  But if it produce the ear before the jointed stalk, it is imperfect—a thing from the garden of Adonis.  Such a sorry growth art thou; thou hast blossomed too soon: the winter cold will wither thee away!

Epictetus

—Epictetus, Greek Philosopher, 55 AD – 135 AD

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All things are ready, if our minds be so.

Shakespeare

—William Shakespeare, Henry V

 

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If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.

Washington Praying at Valley Forge

—General George Washington

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Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Honest Abe

 

 

 

 

 

–Abraham Lincoln

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