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David Lloyd GeorgeDon't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

—  David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, British Prime Minister [1916-1922]

Benjamin DisraeliThe most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

NapoleonIn war, groping tactics, half-way measures, lose everything.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Edmund BurkeNobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

—  Edmund Burke, 1729-1797, British statesman & philosopher

George Bernard ShawPlato long ago pointed out the importance of being governed by men with sufficient sense of responsibility and comprehension of public duties to be very reluctant to undertake the work of governing.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

William ShakespeareOur doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Measure for Measure


Proverbs

English proverbHe who hesitates is lost.

—  English proverb

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