„Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.“

As quoted in Business Etiquette for the Nineties : Your Ticket to Career Success (1992) by Lou Kennedy, p. 8
Varianta: Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.

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