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“Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.” – Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645, legendary Japanese swordsman

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle (384-322 BC, Greek philosopher)

“Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances.” – Sun Tzu (c. 490 BC, Chinese military strategist)

“Unless a variety of opinions are laid before us, we have no opportunity of selection, but are bound of necessity to adopt the particular view which may have been brought forward.” – Herodotus (5th century BC Greek historian)

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