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Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and
unruffled under all circumstances.
Thomas Jefferson

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for
the first time.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose
your self-respect.
Marcus Aurelius

Speed is the essence of war. Take advantage of the enemy's unpreparedness; travel by
unexpected routes and strike him where he has taken no precautions.
Sun Tzu

Most people think small because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making
decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage.
Donald Trump

A people... who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their
advantages may achieve almost anything.
George Washington

The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and
exactly in the right places.
Samuel Butler

Every company has room for the man who has a definite plan of action which is to the
advantage of that company.
Napoleon Hill

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody's listening.
Franklin P. Jones

No matter what your product is, you are ultimately in the education business. Your customers
need to be constantly educated about the many advantages of doing business with you,
trained to use your products more effectively, and taught how to make never-ending
improvement in their lives.
Robert G. Allen

The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and have been born in
poverty.
Sophia Loren

The vulgar herd estimate friends by the advantage to be derived from them.
Ovid

Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.
William S. Burroughs

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the next important thing is to know when to
forego an advantage.
Benjamin Disraeli

Being tall is an advantage, especially in business. People will always remember you. And if
you're in a crowd, you'll always have some clean air to breathe.
Julia Child

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and
the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
P. G. Wodehouse

One of the disadvantages of having children is that they eventually get old enough to give you
presents they make at school.
Robert Byrne

Law 39
Stir Up Waters To Catch Fish

Anger and emotion are strategically counterproductive. You must always stay calm and
objective. But if you can make your enemies angry while staying calm yourself, you gain a
decided advantage. Put your enemies off-balance: Find the chink in their vanity through
which you can rattle them and you hold the strings.
Robert Greene

The wise man draws more advantage from his enemies than the fool from his friends.
Benjamin Franklin

Constituted as man is, he has positive need of occasional recreation, and whatever can give
him this, associated with virtue and advantage and free from vice and disadvantage, is a
positive good.
Abraham Lincoln

It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.
Saint Augustine

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to
have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages
prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
Wilson Mizner

Resign, v. To renounce an honor for an advantage. To renounce an advantage for a greater
advantage.
Ambrose Bierce

If brothers disagree, the bystander takes advantage.
Chinese proverb

While the speculator doesn't have the product knowledge or speed, he does have the
advantage of not having to play. The speculator can choose to only bet when the odds are in
his favor. That is an important positional advantage.
Larry Hite

In a government whose distinguishing characteristic should be a diffusion and equalization of its
benefits and burdens the advantage of individuals will be augmented at the expense of the
community at large.
Martin Van Buren

I saw early on that there were a lot of great advantages to winning, but there was also one 
big disadvantage: Once you're on that pedestal, you're alone.
John McEnroe

A short temper is a disadvantage.
Japanese proverb

The old adage, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" isn't always correct. In fact,
the suspicion, cynicism, and doubt that are inherent in this belief can and does keep people
from taking advantage of excellent opportunities.
Richard Carlson

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