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If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them.

Jack Welch

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His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.

Ernest Hemingway

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If we will disbelieve everything, because we cannot certainly know all things, we shall do much what as wisely as he who would not use his legs, but sit still and perish, because he had no wings to fly.

John Locke

For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction... A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three -- the mind, the body, and the emotions. If one doesn't get you, the others are waiting in the wings.

Peter McWilliams

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Cranes carry this heavy mystical baggage. They're icons of fidelity and happiness. The Vietnamese believe cranes cart our souls up to heaven on our wings.

Mitchell Burgess

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.

Theodore Dreiser

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If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury

Christophe was injured in November. He is one of our best wings. We want to win the Six Nations because it's a true competition and we want to field the best players available.

Jo Maso

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We've definitely had kids waiting in the wings. The seniors, juniors, and even the sophomores, are really ready to go into those roles. We've been preparing them to do so for a while now and know they are ready.

Martha Whiting

There's a whole generation out there that can't get into the casinos, the college kids, that are waiting in the wings. It's going to go on at least another three years, maybe another five, before it levels off. It's not like the hula hoop craze.

Kathy Raymond

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The problem of dealing with conflict on a large, sort of society-wide scale, is a bit analogous to building a complex aircraft. You need a whole lot of different parts. You can't fly an airplane with just a jet engine, you need wings, you needs control surfaces, you need avionics, you need a seat for the pilot, fuel tanks, all sorts of stuff.

Guy Burgess

Pepsi clearly wants Quaker for strategic reasons. Their offer is still a substantial premium to where Quaker Oats is trading. The reason they walked away the first time is because they had Coca-Cola waiting in the wings. They no longer have that luxury.

John O'neil

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Time is swift, it races by; Opportunities are born and die... Still you wait and will not try - A bird with wings who dares not rise and fly.

A. A. Milne

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.


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We had trouble finishing. We had a lot of looks from the wings and opportunities to score.

Kevin Cassidy

I battered the cordons around me/ And cradled my wings on the breeze,/ Then soared to the uttermost reaches/ With rapture, with power, with ease!

Georgia Douglas Johnson

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We were trying to trap on the wings to get turnovers and it worked very well. It also gave us a lot of fast-break points.

Cory Clayton

Most pilots learn, when they pin on their wings and go out and get in a fighter, especially, that one thing you don't do, you don't believe anything anybody tells you about an airplane.

Chuck Yeager

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We're going to have a think about it. Our feeling is there still could be another player in the wings.

Tom Elliott

Grandmother, family-proud and so of house, with hob black-leaded, glistening like a raven's wings and brass like gold untarnished.

Brian Harris

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