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"Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it. Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not." - Raoul Vaneigem

"Those who only seek friends without seeking to be a good friend are selfishly needy and demanding. And those who only want to be a good friend but do not wisely seek good friends are bound to be taken advantage of, abused, neglected, and suffer from their foolish friend choices." - Mark Driscoll

"From the State the exceptional individual cannot expect much. He is seldom benefited by being taken into its service; the only certain advantage it can give him is complete independence. Only real culture will prevent him being too early tired out or used up, and will spare him the exhausting struggle against culture-philistinism." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I've taken advantage of the laws. And frankly, so has everybody else in my position." - Donald Trump

"I have taken advantage of other people's weaknesses in order to cover my own." - David Levithan

"Technology giants have taken advantage of tax codes written for an industrial age." - Charles Duhigg

"For centuries, magicians have intuitively taken advantage of the inner workings of our brains." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"I've taken advantage of a few breaks that came along and moved along with them." - Clint Eastwood

"It's easy to be taken advantage of if you're not honest." - Katherine Heigl

"Every disadvantage has its advantage." - Johan Cruijff

"We learned that Bernie Sanders was taken advantage of by Hillary Clinton's people, by Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Look what happened to her. But Bernie Sanders was taken advantage of. That's what we learned." - Donald Trump

"Quite low down in the list is "How much am I going to be paid?"... my main feeling about money is that I don`t want to feel as though I`m being taken advantage of... The other actors they asked to play Gandalf wouldn`t go to New Zealand on that money for that length of time. I thought it would be a bit of an adventure... I`m an eccentric actor, and there`s a lot of us around." - Ian Mckellen

"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. It is said that leaders are readers. However if they read trashy magazines for the majority of their time and they never run with the information that they glean from resourceful books, then they may as well have not taken any time to read at all. It is easier to stay out than get out." - Mark Twain

"Always remember that market quotations are there for convenience, either to be taken advantage of or to be ignored." - Benjamin Graham

"Any MC who chooses to go up against me is getting taken advantage of like Monica Lewinski" - Eminem

"The money is with people who have taken advantage of every single break in the tax code." - Hillary Clinton

"Other people have to understand where we are coming from, including our allies. Our allies have taken advantage of us." - Donald Trump

"People confuse goodness with weakness. It is weak people, not good people (goodness demands strength), who are taken advantage of." - Dennis Prager

"You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent." - Alexander Hamilton

"Advantage is a better soldier than rashness." - Henry George Bohn

"The willingness to trust others even when you know you may be taken advantage of is the cornerstone of becoming civilized." - Orlando Aloysius Battista

"When you continue to give without receiving, the only thing you are proving is that you know how to be taken advantage of." - Iyanla Vanzant

"American businessmen have taken advantage of the opportunities which existed in Europe and Europeans seem not to have been aware of." - Emilio Pucci

"We`re the generous country, we`re the ones that open our doors to other countries, and in many cases we get taken advantage of because of that." - Paul Ryan

"I think it is possible to be friends with employees, but there has to be a respect level where you're not taken advantage of, either." - Kenny Chesney

"All people would really want peace and all would want to be sure that they would not be taken advantage of." - Desmond Tutu

"Marilyn Monroe was taken advantage of by most of the men that knew her, including Frank Sinatra and Joe DiMaggio, whom I also knew very well." - Debbie Reynolds

"There is a need to take advantage of the change that has taken place in the Congo, however tragic that has been in its coming." - Paul Kagame

"I had been gullible, naive, soft, pliable. That's why I got taken advantage of. To survive, you have to have a tough skin." - Tia Carrere

"The cutthroat part of it is that professional wrestling has no union. There are a number of people that are taken advantage of on a daily basis." - Bill Goldberg

"We've been in that situation where you're just so happy to be doing what you love to do that you get taken advantage of." - Justin Timberlake

"So many people comment that I'm much more mature than average. In this business, you can get taken advantage of if you're not aware and you're not tough." - Amanda Bynes

"I have had the advantage of a radical Christian upbringing" - Tony Benn

"There's one advantage to being 102. There's no peer pressure." - Dennis Wolfberg

"Freedom is not given - it is taken." - Subhas Chandra Bose

"Sovereignty is not given, it is taken." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"Let those possess the land, and only those, Who love it with a love so strong and stupid That they may be abused and taken advantage of And made fun of by business, law, and art...." - Robert Frost

"This is the most generous country in the world when it comes to immigration. There are a million people a year who legally immigrate to the United States, and people feel like we're being taken advantage of." - Marco Rubio

"They are very different. Women who are empowered by it and have choices based off of their sexuality, are very different from the ones that are being taken advantage of." - Amber Heard

"Dependence goes somewhat against the grain of a generous mind; and it is no wonder that it should do so, considering the unreasonable advantage which is often taken of the inequality of fortune." - Jeremy Collier

"Some people are afraid of generosity. They feel they will be taken advantage of or oppressed. In cultivating generosity, we are only oppressing our greed and attachment. This allows our true nature to come out and become lighter and freer." - Ajahn Chah

"One element of maturity is the realization that we don't get away with anything. Any advantage gained or convenience taken, any private procrastination or insincerity, no matter how subtle or quick in passing, is paid for." - Hugh Prather

"Mexico has taken advantage of the United States. I don't blame the representatives and various presidents, et cetera, of Mexico. What I say is we shouldn't have allowed that to happen. It's not going to happen anymore." - Donald Trump

"When Secretary [Hillary] Clinton talks about people that didn't get paid, first of all, they did get paid a lot, but taken advantage of the laws of the nation." - Donald Trump

"People are saying, "I have a right to my opinion. Don't just keep condescending, telling me what to think." There's something slightly liberating about that, but also it lends itself to being taken advantage of, because in come the demagogues." - Duncan Green

"People have taken advantage of the very well-trodden pathways that divide science and faith on other issues, such as creation, evolution, and the age of the universe, to pigeonhole climate change as yet another variant on the same theme." - Katharine Hayhoe

"I do try hard to pick roles that differ. I love that about the job. I think the variety that's out there is to be taken advantage of and I enjoy that element of shape shifting with everything." - Emily Blunt

"I'd love to take a stab at writing videogames. There are a lot of storytelling opportunities that really aren't being taken advantage of in that field. I'd like to experiment with telling a truly non-linear story." - Patrick Rothfuss

"The goal of maximizing the welfare of all may be better achieved by an ethic that accepts our inclinations and harnesses them so that, taken as a whole, the system works to everyone's advantage." - Peter Singer

"Why could not advantage be taken of a time of relative calm and quiet to investigate and try to solve a question of such immense and worldwide importance, both from the humane and Christian stand-point?" - Henry Dunant

"Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it. Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not." - Raoul Vaneigem

"Brand marketers don't believe that ad-tech companies view brands as true partners. Ad-tech companies think brand marketers are paying attention to the wrong things. And publishers, with a few important exceptions, feel taken advantage of by everyone." - John Battelle

"The general fact of surplus value, namely that the workmen does not get the full value of his labours, and that he is taken advantage of by the capitalist, is obvious." - Edward Carpenter

"You get people talking about being worried about their art, and dances... their culture being wiped out or taken over, and yet these same people are taking advantage of their people to use them as cheap labour." - Arlo Guthrie

"Membership of the United Nations gives every member the right to make a fool of himself, and that is a right of which the Soviet Union in this case has taken full advantage." - Henry Cabot Lodge Jr

"Unfortunately, money in politics is an insidious thing - and a loophole in our campaign finance system was taken advantage of with money going to existing or new 527 groups with the sole purpose of influencing the election." - Olympia Snowe

"Realize that the game of life is the game of, to some extent, being taken advantage of by people who make a science of it. Whether they are in government or personal life or in business, they're everywhere." - Walter Kirn

"The advantage of the internet is that it has taken away the charade of politics. China has heard of democracy and people know about certain concepts they wouldn't have previously." - Marilyn Manson

"IBM has taken a leadership role in this area and is prepared to be a technology partner with companies around the world to take advantage of these new developments." - John Patrick

"Home advantage gives you an advantage" - Bobby Robson

"Home advantage gives you an advantage." - Bobby Robson

"Opportunities for fraud are open and they are taken advantage of. The most elementary precautions are neither taken nor even contemplated. The reverse is the case. People such as myself who attempt to bring openness and accountability to the system are pursued, suspended and dismissed." - Marta Andreasen

"The ability to say no is a tremendous advantage for an investor." - Warren Buffett

"If you take advantage of everything that America has to offer, there's nothing you can't accomplish." - Geraldine Ferraro

"The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good." - Baltasar Gracian

"If it is to your advantage, make a forward move; if not, stay where you are." - Sun Tzu

"One who sets the entire army in motion to chase an advantage will not attain it." - Sun Tzu

"In war, numbers alone confer no advantage. Do not advance relying on sheer military power." - Sun Tzu

"The Superior Man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage." - Confucius

"Money. A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it." - Ambrose Bierce

"The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions." - Robert Breault

"The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"True wit is nature to advantage dressed, what oft was thought, but never so well expressed." - Alexander Pope

"Freedom cannot be granted. It must be taken." - Max Stirner

"No profit grows where no pleasure is taken." - William Shakespeare

"There are offences given and offences not given but taken." - Izaak Walton

"Logic taken to an extreme would always equal chaos ..." - Kate Green

"Values spoken without actions taken are merely slogans." - John F Kerry

"Melancholy is sadness that has taken on lightness." - Italo Calvino

"Nothing that has been thought can ever be taken back." - Friedrich Durrenmatt

"Art is too serious to be taken seriously." - Ad Reinhardt

"I wanted to be taken out of myself." - Garry Disher

"Ay! says the Vedanta, it is not the fault of God that this partiality exists, that this competition exists. Who makes it? We ourselves. There is a cloud shedding its rain on all fields alike. But it is only the field that is well cultivated, which gets the advantage of the shower; another field, which has not been tilled or taken care of cannot get that advantage. It is not the fault of the cloud." - Swami Vivekananda

"There are a number of attributes of species and populations that are not of any particular selective advantage to any single individual in a population but that are of great advantage to the population as a whole." - Ernst Mayr

"Home advantage is usually an advantage to the home team" - Johnny Giles

"Be quick to take advantage of an advantage." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"We need to move from comparative advantage to perpetual advantage..." - Max Mckeown

"We used the home advantage to our advantage." - Phil Brown

"I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, so nothing of what I was studying seemed to fit. I know now that I should have taken advantage of that time and that I missed a great deal of the opportunity to educate myself." - Harrison Ford

"There comes a point in time when you must know that everything you have already given or done is enough. This is not something anyone else can tell you. You must know. Giving without receiving doesn't prove anything except that you know how to be taken advantage of." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Daniel held himself very still, waiting for the wave of jealousy that never came. He was furious with the man who'd taken advantage of her innocence, but he did not feel jealous. He did not need to be her first, he realized. He simply needed to be her last. Her only." - Julia Quinn

"No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one have not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better. With good intentions, hell proverbially is paved." - William James

"Daniel held himself very still, waiting for the wave of jealousy that never came. He was furious with the man who"d taken advantage of her innocence, but he did not feel jealous. He did not need to be her first, he realized. He simply needed to be her last. Her only." - Julia Quinn

"Lucy was suffering from the most grievous wrong which this world has yet discovered: diplomatic advantage had been taken of her sincerity, of her craving for sympathy and love. Such a wrong is not easily forgotten. Never again did she expose herself without due consideration and precaution against rebuff. And such a wrong may react disastrously upon the soul." - E M Forster

"I also have the impression that many women have been able, instinctively, to sniff out this loneliness of mine, which I confided to no one, and this in later years was to become one of the causes of my being taken advantage of." - Osamu Dazai

"Freedom from labor itself is not new; it once belonged among the most firmly established privileges of the few. In this instance, it seems as though scientific progress and technical developments had been only taken advantage of to achieve something about which all former ages dreamed but which none had been able to realize." - Hannah Arendt

"We're looking for something where we can make something happen: an industry where the competition is asleep, hasn't taken advantage. It's going to be hard to find another Blockbuster, but that doesn't mean you can't have three good companies growing. The point is, we're going to be busy." - Wayne Huizenga

"The corporations are powerful only because we have allowed them to be. In theory, it is we, not they, who mandate the state. But we have neglected our duty of citizenship, and they have taken advantage of our neglect to seize the reins of government." - George Monbiot

"The investor with a portfolio of sound stocks should expect their prices to fluctuate and should neither be concerned by sizable declines nor become excited by sizable advances. He should always remember that market quotations are there for his convenience, either to be taken advantage of or to be ignored." - Benjamin Graham

"I am also about trusting maggot instincts. If I get played or taken advantage of? So be it. That's a life lesson. I would rather have believed in someone and get hurt than live life with distrust. I always go into a relationship with trust." - Masi Oka

"We're being taken advantage of because we have leaders who are incompetent. They don't even know. When I went out and told them you know in their trade deal they didn't even discuss the devaluation, they didn't even discuss it. At least they started discussing it, only because of me." - Donald Trump

"We need to roll back precarious employment models. Temporary and limited contracts were initially seen as a way of introducing more flexibility so as to bridge periods of need in certain phases of production. Some employers have taken advantage of the model to push down wages. In general, we must strive for equal pay for equal work." - Martin Schulz

"Another mess I inherited, and we have imposed new sanctions on the nation of Iran who has totally taken advantage of our previous administration, and they're the world's top sponsor of terrorism, and we're not going to stop until that problem is properly solved, and it's not properly solved now." - Donald Trump

"If the dominant political expression that we're seeing right now is of nostalgia and we know that nostalgia won't really work out, what happens is, we become depressed as individuals and societies - when we're depressed, we're much more vulnerable to be taken advantage of by demagogues and xenophobes." - Mohsin Hamid

"When employees don't really care about the work they do and they take no pride in being in the specific organization where they work, they bring no enthusiasm, energy or passion to what they're doing. If, in addition, they feel abused, resentful, insignificant, betrayed, or taken advantage of...they want out. Naturally." - Judith M Bardwick

"I would hesitate to tell people to stop being kind or sympathetic to sociopath. But just like loyalty, some things that can be taken advantage of are empathy, sympathy, and our tendency to pity somebody when something has gone wrong in their life." - Martha Stout

"China is illegally dumping steel in the United States and Donald Trump is buying it to build his buildings, putting steelworkers and American steel plants out of business. That's something that I fought against as a senator and that I would have a trade prosecutor to make sure that we don't get taken advantage of by China on steel or anything else." - Hillary Clinton

"The one thing I cannot tolerate in life is seeing people being taken advantage of, I cannot tolerate it; I can't even see it in a movie. That can borderline on abuse and so what I would say is: really know when to put that guard up, and know how to really read people because that will help you along the way." - Eva Mendes

"I think the tech stock, the public market is still completely traumatized by the dotcom crash. I think the investors and reporters and analysts and everybody is determined to not get taken advantage of again, and that is what everybody who lived through 2000, what they kind of remember." - Marc Andreessen

"Anger is about fairness. If it feels that you're getting ripped off or taken advantage of, that's when anger comes up. Sadness deals with loss. And I suddenly had this new revelation - it felt like to me - that those are all true, but the real, deeper reason we have emotions is to connect us together. And that felt big to me." - Pete Docter

"He was just a young man who'd come to town on a donkey, bored to death or something, who'd taken advantage of the chance to be entertained by a small-town kid who was bored to death, too. That's the only way I could figure it out without accepting the general theory that he was crazy." - William Saroyan

"If you've treated your girlfriend without respect, taken advantage of her, or cheated on her, your actions have taught her that she has no value. Needless to say, this is a serious, serious injury. If you don't try to make it right, she might start to believe the lie you've told her and spend the rest of her life thinking she deserves poor treatment." - Josh Shipp

"The basic idea of karma is not punishment. Karma presents the opportunity for development; to make use of opportunities that were not taken advantage of, to fill in gaps of ignorance, to enlarge understanding through experience, to do what should be done." - Seth

"I still wanted to see the family come back to life. And when that didn't transpire from the music, it kinda made me feel like I was bein' taken advantage of. I thought, when people heard '8 Diagrams,' they'd be like, 'Oh, Wu-Tang is a wrap now - they've lost it.' And I know that we didn't lose it." - Raekwon

"I'm terrified of bugs and I travel with sprays, lotions, potions; the lot. I have to check the room before I go to sleep and if I come across a bug and fail to remove it I have to sleep in a separate room as I'm paranoid that I'll be taken advantage of as I sleep." - Freema Agyeman

"The still image continues to have a ton of strength. An image taken out of context from one fraction of a second to the next can tell a story, and if photographers are looking to tell a certain story, they can curate those slices of time to their advantage." - Jill Greenberg

"It takes a minute for me to let my guard down, but once I do and I get to know someone, I'm very open, very trusting. Some might say too trusting, because considering the amount of money that can be made from selling gossip, I could be very easily taken advantage of." - Anne Hathaway

"I think the tech stock, the public market is still completely traumatized by the dotcom crash. I think the investors and reporters and analysts and everybody is determined to not get taken advantage of again, and that is what everybody who lived through 2000, what they kind of remember." - Marc Andreessen

"People feel vulnerable when they travel. Nobody wants to be taken advantage of or talked into something they don't want. Staying at Motel 6 makes you feel smarter. In fact, I think it actually means you are smarter, but I have no hard data to support that." - Tom Bodett

"Everyone's talking about how no one is buying records any more, but to me it's quite logical. In the 1990s, music was so hardcore-marketed to a certain group of people that I think a lot of kids felt taken advantage of." - Robyn

"I am proud of my heritage and have happily taken advantage of every opportunity to educate my teammates and Steeler Nation about American Samoa, both as a player and in the community, through the Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation." - Troy Polamalu

"No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better." - William James

"The overwhelming majority of Puerto Rico is completely, completely alienated from the political structure. Colonialism is really, really strong and alive in Puerto Rico. And the politicians have taken full advantage of that. We have a debt of $74 billion, caused primarily by the system and the political structure that exists in Puerto Rico." - Oscar Lopez Rivera

"He who is enamored of himself will at least have the advantage of being inconvenienced by few rivals." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"Religion, it is true, still possesses the huge if cumbersome and unwieldy advantage of having come first." - Christopher Hitchens

"The expert in battle seeks his victory from strategic advantage and does not demand it from his men." - Sun Tzu

"Count no day lost in which you waited your turn, took only your share and sought advantage over no one." - Robert Breault

"Peace, which costs nothing, is attended with infinitely more advantage than any victory with all its expence." - Thomas Paine

"Technology is always evolving, and companies.. not just search companies.. can't be afraid to take advantage of change." - Eric Schmidt

"If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be." - Bill Shankly

"The rare individuals who unselfishly try to serve others have an enormous advantage-they have little competition." - Andrew Carnegie

"Man has always sacrificed truth to his vanity, comfort and advantage. He lives not by truth but by make-believe." - W Somerset Maugham

"The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense; he is always satisfied with himself." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"The sage has one advantage: he is immortal. If this is not his century, many others will be." - Baltasar Gracian

"The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness." - Nancy Mitford

"[I]f vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established." - Algernon Sidney

"It is important to understand that the system of advantage is perpetuated when we do not acknowledge its existence." - Beverly Daniel Tatum

"... true socialism is the equalization of all privileges. The power to take advantage of them, - that is another matter ..." - Lilian Whiting

"Every advantage has its disadvantage." - Johan Cruijff

"Optimism is a competitive advantage." - Jon Gordon

"Every advantage has its tax." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Every disadvantage has its advantage." - Johan Cruyff

"Take advantage of educating yourself." - Nneka

"To renounce an honor for an advantage. To renounce an advantage for a greater advantage." - Ambrose Bierce

"As we have explained, in first love the soul is taken long before the body; later the body is taken long before the soul; sometimes the soul is not taken at all." - Victor Hugo

"America is a country ready to be taken-in fact, longing to be taken-by political leaders ready to restore democracy and trust to the political process." - Arianna Huffington

"Although care must be taken not to kill or injure anyone while these persons are being taken into custody, resistance must be broken!" - Otto Skorzeny

"All these soft kinds [of stone] have the advantage that they can be easily worked as soon as they have been taken from the quarries. Under cover, they play their part well; but in open and exposed situations the frost and rime make them crumble, and they go to pieces. On the seacoast, too, the salt eats away and dissolves them, nor can they stand great heat either." - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

"Out of hundreds of deals that I've done, hundreds, on four occasions I've taken advantage of the laws of this country, like other people. I'm not going to name their names because I'm not going to embarrass, but virtually every person that you read about on the front page of the business sections, they've used the law.The difference is, when somebody else uses those laws, nobody writes about it. When I use it, they say, "Trump, Trump, Trump."" - Donald Trump

"'Greater love has no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends' (Jn. 15:13). In truth if someone hears an evil saying, that is, one which harms him, and in his turn, he wants to repeat it, he must fight in order not to say it. Or if someone is taken advantage of and he bears it, without retaliation at all, then he is giving his life for his neighbor." - Poemen



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