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  • When people are put into positions slightly above what they would expect, they're apt to excel.
    (Richard Branson : 1950 : Success : November - 1992)



  • That low man seeks a little thing to do,

    Sees it and does it :

    This high man, with a great thing to pursue,

    Dies ere he knows it.

    That low man goes on adding one to one,

    His hundred's soon hit :

    This high man, aiming at a million,

    Misses an unit.
    (Robert Browning 1812-89 : A Grammarian's Funeral - 1855)



  • Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt ... Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
    (Winston Churchill 1874-1965 : Radio Broadcast on 9 February 1941)



  • None climbs so high as he who knows not whither he is going.
    (Oliver Cromwell 1599-1658)



  • The trouble with fulfilling your ambitions is you think you will be transformed into some sort of archangel and you're not. You still have to wash your socks.
    (Louis de Bernieres : 1954 : in Independent 14 February 1999)



  • I feel for eight minutes on screen, I should only get a little bit of him.
    (accepting an Oscar for her role as Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love : Judi Dench : 1934)



  • The distance is nothing. It is only the first step that is difficult.
    (commenting on the legend that St Denis, carrying his head in his hands, walked two leagues : Mme Du Deffand 1697-1780)



  • Seriously, though, he's doing a grand job!
    (David Frost : 1939 : catch-phrase in That Was The Week That Was on)
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