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Worth Repeating #5

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 1996 – “There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper.”

--John Ruskin

(1819-1900)

English writer, social reformer

“Nothing endures but personal qualities.”

--Walt Whitman

(1819-1892)

U.S. poet

“Every noble work is at first impossible.”

--Thomas Carlyle

(1795-1881)

British writer

“It never occurs to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.”

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(1749-1832)

German writer

“A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.”

--James Madison

(1751-1836)

U.S. president

“The best way to defeat an enemy is to defeat his strategy. The best way to defeat his strategy is to adopt it.”

--Sun Tzu

(c. 500 B.C.)

Chinese military strategist

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