„If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
W. C. Fields Foto
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US-amerikanischer Schauspieler 1880 - 1946

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„When I was a little boy I used to repeat: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again."“

—  Neville Chamberlain Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1869 - 1940

That is what I am doing. When I come back I hope I may be able to say, as Hotspur said in Henry IV, "Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety."

Speech at Heston Airport before his flight to Munich to meet Hitler (29 September 1938), quoted in The Times (30 September 1938), p. 12
Prime Minister

Ovid Foto

„Either don't try at all or make damned sure you succeed.“

—  Ovid, buch Ars amatoria

Book I, line 389 (tr. James Michie)
Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love)
Original: (la) Aut non rem temptes aut perfice.

Joseph Chamberlain Foto

„If we fail, let us try again and again until we succeed.“

—  Joseph Chamberlain British businessman, politician, and statesman 1836 - 1914

As a response to Prime Minister Gladstone's criticism of Chamberlain's "Radical Programme," from a Speech at Warrington, cited in "Great Issues in Western Civilization, Volume II" (Donald Kagan, 1992), pg. 419.
1880s

Robert A. Heinlein Foto

„If at Last You Do Succeed, Never Try Again.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, buch "—All You Zombies—"

"—All You Zombies—" (1958)

Bill Cosby Foto

„If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.“

—  Bill Cosby American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist 1937

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

Clive Staples Lewis Foto

„The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.“

—  Clive Staples Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

The Magician's Nephew (1955), Ch. 10: The First Joke and Other Matters
The Chronicles of Narnia (1950–1956)

Mark Heard Foto
Bertrand Russell Foto

„Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

George Bernard Shaw Foto

„Do not try to live for ever. You will not succeed.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

Preface
1910s, The Doctor's Dilemma (1911)

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Paulo Coelho Foto

„Don't try to be useful. Try to be yourself: that is enough & that makes all the difference.“

—  Paulo Coelho, buch Manuscript Found in Accra

Quelle: Manuscript Found in Accra (2012), Uselessness

Henny Youngman Foto

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