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  • My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
  • Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
  • Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
  • Never be afraid to try, remember…
    Amateurs built the ark
    Professionals built the Titanic
  • Success in past U.S. conflicts has not been strictly the result of military leadership but rather the judgment of the president in choosing generals and setting broad strategy.
  • Politicians, like generals, have a tendency to fight the last war.
  • The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.
  • Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
  • Health, money. That’s what people worried about in the 14th century as much as today. I find it so much more interesting than the supposed activities of kings, queens, generals.
  • Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
  • If you stop at general math, you’re only going to make general math money.