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“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”

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Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do…

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The vender was a venerable Irishman with a benevolent face and a tongue that worked easily in the socket, and from him we…

They don’t drink it, sir. They can’t drink it, sir. Give an Irishman lager for a month, and he’s a dead man. An Irishman is lined with copper, and the beer corrodes it. But whiskey polishes the copper and is the saving of him, sir.’ Continue reading

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“Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.”

“Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.” Continue reading

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…so I will tell you what you ask and seek to know… Homer

…for afterwards a man finds pleasure in his pains, when he has suffered long and wandered long. So I will tell you what you ask and seek to know… Continue reading

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Good Morning by Eyeore

“Good morning, Pooh Bear”, said Eeyore gloomily. “If it is a good morning”, he said. “Which I doubt”, said he. Eeyore in Winnie-the-Pooh

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The Art of War – Sun Tzu – Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected

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The Art of War – Sun Tzu – supreme excellence

To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting

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The Art of War – Sun Tzu – know others

If you know others and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know others but know yourself, you win one and lose one; if you do not know others and do not … Continue reading

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The Art of War – Sun Tzu – know the self

Know [the] other, know [the] self, hundred battles without danger; not knowing [the] other but know [the] self, one win one loss; not knowing [the] other, not knowing [the] self, every battle must [be] lost

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