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Theodore Roosevelt
J. R. R. Tolkien
George Ayittey
Emma Orczy
Douglas MacArthur
Henry Clay
Ziaur Rahman

I have always been fond of the West African proverb "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
This is the first known use of this phrase, which became a signature motto of Roosevelt's after he used it in a speech as Vice-President at the Minnesota State Fair