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Eric HofferPeople who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher

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ThucydidesΤhose who do not yield to their equals, who keep terms with their superiors, and are moderate towards their inferiors, on the whole succeed best.

—  Thucydides, 460-394 BC, Ancient Greek historian

NapoleonKiss the feet of Popes provided their hands are tied.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Oscar WildeThe only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Brian WeirIn order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.

—  Brian Weir, American music composer

Albert EinsteinUnthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Jean-Paul SartreI hate victims who respect their executioners.

—  Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905-1980, French philosopher

Winston ChurchillThis is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never!

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Charles de GaulleYou start out giving your hat, then you give your coat, then your shirt, then your skin and finally your soul.

—  Charles de Gaulle, 1890-1970, French President


Funny Quotes

Sam GoldwynI don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.

—  Sam Goldwyn, 1879-1974, American film producer


Ancient Greek

ThucydidesI don’t blame those who want to rule but those who are more ready to obey.

Ου τοις άρχειν βουλομένοις μέμφομαι, αλλά τοις υπακούειν ετοιμοτέροις ούσιν.

—  Thucydides, 460-394 BC, Ancient Greek historian

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Proverbs

Chinese proverbIf you bow at all, bow low.

—  Chinese proverb










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