„Whenever serious and competent people need to get things done in the real world, all considerations of tradition and protocol fly out the window.“

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—  George Marshall US military leader, Army Chief of Staff 1880 - 1959
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„Of course I hate these people and let's all hate these people because maybe hate is what we need if we're gonna get something done.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
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„Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.“

—  Emily Dickinson American poet 1830 - 1886
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