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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Maxim 132

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Perhaps of all undertakings, there is no more delicate and difficult, than to address advice to the ear of power; to a sovereign prince, to a celebrated general, or, in a word, to him, who is elevated to authority over his fellow men. This is true, in the first place, because the great never want advisers: And secondly, because to look, with clearness into the future, far exceeds the keenest foresight, and the most consummate wisdom. Besides, we ...
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Gaius Sallustius Crispus, generally known simply as Sallust, (86-34 BC), a Roman historian, belonged to a well-known plebeian family, and was born at Amiternum in the country of the Sabines. Throughout his career Sallust always stood by his principle as a popularis, an opposer of Pompey's party and the old aristocracy of Rome.

Some time before he became involved in the Dreyfus Affair, Emile Zola wrote an article called "The Toad." It purported to be his advice to a young writer who could not stomach the aggressive mendacity of a press which in 1890 was determined to plunge the citizens of France into disaster.

Zola explained to the young man his method for inuring himself to newspaper columns. Each morning, over a period of time, he bought a toad in the market place...
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Dalton Trumbo Dalton Trumbo (December 9, 1905 - September 10, 1976) was an American screenwriter and novelist, and one of the Hollywood Ten, a group of film professionals who testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during the committee's investigation of Communist influences in the motion picture industry.

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To come but once into the World, and Trifle away our true Enjoyment of it, and of our selves in it, is lamentable indeed.
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William Penn He was an English founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future U.S. State of Pennsylvania. He was known as an early champion of democracy and religious freedom and famous for his good relations and his treaties with the Lenape Indians. Under his direction, Philadelphia was planned and developed.

There is nothing more apt to deceive us than our own judgement, in deciding on our own works; and we should derive more advantage from having our faults pointed out by our enemies, than by hearing the opinions of our friends, because they are too much like ourselves, and may deceive us as much as our own judgement."

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Leonardo DaVinci

A mentor is a concerned counselor

When Odysseus, hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey, set out for the siege of Troy, he was afraid that he was going to be gone for quite some time; so, he left his household and his wife, Penelope, in the care of his trusted friend, Mentor.

When Odysseus was gone, things went from bad to worse in his house because of Penelope's suitors drinking up the contents of the wine-cellar and butchering the cattle for t...
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Wilfred Funk

It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'try to be a little kinder

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Aldous Huxley

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right.
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Henry Ford

When we ask advice, we are usually....
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Joseph Louis LeGrange A famous mathematician.

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