„While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman.“

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escritor y humanista italiano 1313 - 1375
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„To master the virtue of the long sword is to govern the world and oneself, thus the long sword is the basis of strategy. The principle is "strategy by means of the long sword". If he attains the virtue of the long sword, one man can beat ten men. Just as one man can beat ten, so a hundred men can beat a thousand, and a thousand men can beat ten thousand. In my strategy, one man is the same as ten thousand, so this strategy is the complete warrior's craft.“

—  Miyamoto Musashi Japanese martial artist, writer, artist 1585 - 1645
Context: To master the virtue of the long sword is to govern the world and oneself, thus the long sword is the basis of strategy. The principle is "strategy by means of the long sword". If he attains the virtue of the long sword, one man can beat ten men. Just as one man can beat ten, so a hundred men can beat a thousand, and a thousand men can beat ten thousand. In my strategy, one man is the same as ten thousand, so this strategy is the complete warrior's craft. The Way of the warrior does not include other Ways, such as Confucianism, Buddhism, certain traditions, artistic accomplishments and dancing. But even though these are not part of the Way, if you know the Way broadly you will see it in everything. Men must polish their particular Way.

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„Ten men have failed from defect in morals, where one has failed from defect in intellect.“

—  Horace Mann American politician 1796 - 1859
As quoted in Excellent Quotations for Home and School (1890) by Julia B. Hoitt, p. 73

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„Ten men in our country could buy the whole world and ten million can't buy enough to eat.“

—  Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
As quoted in The Quotable Will Rogers (2006) by Joseph H. Carter

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„Of Every One-Hundred Men, Ten shouldn't even be there, Eighty are nothing but targets, Nine are real fighters... We are lucky to have them... They make the battle. Ah but the One, One of them is a Warrior... and He will bring the others back.“

—  Heraclitus pre-Socratic Greek philosopher -535 - -475 a.C.
Attributed to "Hericletus c. 500 B.C." [sic] in The Tactical Rifle https://books.google.com/books?id=xO7XAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22They+make+the+battle.+Ah+but+the+One%2C+One+of+them+is+a+Warrior%22&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22He+will+bring+the+others+back%22 (1999) by Gabriel Suarez; no earlier source has been found. <!-- A blog poster http://www.armedpolitesociety.com/index.php?topic=935.0 claimed that Gabriel Suarez told them that he got the quote from Warrior's Words: A Quotation Book compiled by Peter Tsouras. https://www.amazon.com/Warriors-Words-Quotation-Sesostris-Schwarzkopf/dp/1854090887 I was unable to find the quote in the book. —unsigned comment by -->

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„Men repent speaking ten times, for once that they repent keeping silence.“

—  James Burgh British politician 1714 - 1775
Context: Men repent speaking ten times, for once that they repent keeping silence. It is an advantage to have concealed one's opinion; for by that means you may change your judgment of things (which every wise man fmds reason to do) and not be accused of fickleness.

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„Clever men will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness; every authority rouses their ridicule, every superstition amuses them, every convention moves them to contradiction. Only force finds favor in their eyes, and they have no toleration for anything that is not purely natural and spontaneous. And yet ten clever men are not worth one man of talent, nor ten men of talent worth one man of genius.“

—  Henri-Frédéric Amiel Swiss philosopher and poet 1821 - 1881
Context: Clever men will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness; every authority rouses their ridicule, every superstition amuses them, every convention moves them to contradiction. Only force finds favor in their eyes, and they have no toleration for anything that is not purely natural and spontaneous. And yet ten clever men are not worth one man of talent, nor ten men of talent worth one man of genius. And in the individual, feeling is more than cleverness, reason is worth as much as feeling, and conscience has it over reason. If, then, the clever man is not mockable, he may at least be neither loved, nor considered, nor esteemed. He may make himself feared, it is true, and force others to respect his independence; but this negative advantage, which is the result of a negative superiority, brings no happiness with it. Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing. 16 February 1868