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No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast, and specific decision.

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) American historian and author
The Guns of August, ch. 9 (1962)
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Success for the most part attends those who act boldly, not those who weigh everything, and are slow to venture.

Xerxes I (519-465 BC) King the Achaemenid Empire of Persia [Xerxes the Great]
In Herodotus, The Persian Wars, 7.50 [tr. Rawlinson (1942)]
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