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Confucius – A ruler who governs by virtue

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ConfuciusA ruler who governs his state by virtue is like the north polar star, which remains in its place while all the other stars revolve around it.

Confucius  

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Henry Brooks Adams – The influence of an author

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Henry Brooks AdamsThe difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by five hundred readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the five hundred, he reaches the five hundred thousand.

Henry Brooks Adams   (1838-1918)
The Education of Henry Adams

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Lord Acton – Great men almost always bad

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Lord ActonGreat men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority.

Lord Acton   (1834-1902)

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