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Thomas Carlyle
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Variant: "Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand." From: "Critical and miscellaneous essays: in 7 vol, Volume 2" by Thomas Carlyle (1869), p. 230, "Signs of the Time (1829)"
Winston Churchill
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On his mother, Lady Randolph Churchill, Chapter 1 (Childhood) - My Early Life: A Roving Commission (1930)
Aesop
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Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Kid

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