„To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.“

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„It is difficult enough to reconcile these two needs, but the problem holds another hazard: the need of action under the pressure of time.“

—  Jacques Barzun Historian 1907 - 2012
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„Spam will be a thing of the past in two years' time.“

—  Bill Gates American business magnate and philanthropist 1955
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„No plan can prevent a stupid person from doing the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time - but a good plan should keep a concentration from forming.“

—  Charles Erwin Wilson American secretary of Defence 1890 - 1961
Charles E. Wilson, quoted in: Louis E. Boone, ‎David L. Kurtz (1987), Management, p. 100

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„Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965
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„I have been called a great many things in my time – that's politics.“

—  Nigel Farage British politician and former commodity broker 1964
Upon being fined €2,980 for "inappropriate behaviour" towards Herman Van Rompuy, EU President - Nigel Farage fined for verbal attack on EU president http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/mar/02/nigel-farage-fined-mep-rompuy, The Guardian, 2 March 2010.

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