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Quotes of the Day for 7 January 2003 – Concentration

Sometimes it's easy to see what is important and to concentrate on it, other times one or both of those is difficult. In my case that is largely related to ADD, but it's a general problem for everyone, as shown by these quotes on Concentration.

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The quotes:

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
     - Alexander Graham Bell

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital.... The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
     - Andrew Carnegie, 1835 - 1919

I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
     - Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1870

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
     - Doug Larson

Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them.
     - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832

The ability to concentrate and use time well is everything.
     - Lee Iacocca


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