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Three guesses

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posted on Jan, 4 2007 @ 03:16 AM
Three guesses as to the person who spoke the following words (all from the same mouth/mind/heart):

  • Obstacles do not exist to be surrendered to, but rather to be broken.

  • He who first demands of Fate a guarantee of success, automatically renounces all idea of a heroic deed.

  • It can be established here that the greatest and most enduring successes in history tend, for the most part, to be those which in their beginnings found the least understanding because they stood in sharpest conflict with general public opinion, with its ideas and its will.

  • When man tries to rebel against the iron logic of Nature, he comes into conflict with principles to which he himself owes his existence as man. And so his action against Nature must lead to his own downfall.

  • This planet once moved through space for millions of years without human beings, and it can do so again some day if men forget that they owe their higher existence, not to the ideas of a few crazy ideologues, but to the knowledge and ruthless application of Nature’s iron-clad laws.

  • By rejecting personal authority and replacing it with the numbers of a momentary mob, the parliamentary principle of majority rule sins against the basic aristocratic idea of Nature.

  • Sooner will a camel pass through the eye of a needle than a great man be ‘discovered’ by an election.

  • As soon as egoism becomes the ruler of a people, the bands of order are loosened and in the pursuit of their own happiness men fall from heaven into a real hell.

  • For in the long run systems of government are not maintained by the pressure of force, but by faith in their soundness and in the truthfulness with which they represent and advance the interests of a people.

  • Honest work, no matter of what kind, is never a disgrace.

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