Seabiscuit (May 23, 1933 – May 17, 1947) was a champion Thoroughbred racehorse in the United States. From an inauspicious start, Seabiscuit became an unlikely champion and a symbol of hope to many Americans during the Great Depression.
Seabiscuit began the campaign in relative obscurity. He won two overnight purses in his first 10 starts, captured a claiming stakes at Saratoga by six lengths and then won a graded handicap by four lengths.
Enter Charles S. Howard. He visited Saratoga for a round of parties and stopped by Fitzsimmons barn one morning, looking to purchase a nice allowance horse.
Mr. Fitz said he could have Seabiscuit for $7,500, and Howard shook hands on the deal. At that point, Seabiscuit had won nine of 47 starts, and earned less than $18,500.
In Howard’s colors, he won 24 of 42 starts and almost $420,000.
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- All war is deception.
- He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious
- If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.
- Pretend inferiority and encourage your enemy’s arrogance.
- Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
- Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.
Sun Tzu 544 BC- 496 BC, military commander and strategist, author of the book ‘Art of War’
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.
A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.
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Every noble work is at first impossible.
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He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years.
I don’t pretend to understand the Universe - it’s a great deal bigger than I am.
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
Thomas Carlyle, Essayist, satirist, historian, 1795-1881
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Hypocrisy is the homage that vice and wrong pay to virtue and justice.
The Republic cloaks its ambition with the pretense of a desire and duty to “extend the area of freedom”.
The thirst for power is never satisfied.
Remember that every moral characteristic of man finds its prototype an1ong creatures of lower intelligence;
Habit is a great force; it is second nature, even in trees. It is as strong in nations as in men.