— Blake Lewis American musician 1981
Commenting on his take of You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi in the Bon Jovi-themed week in his pre-performance clip on May 1, 2007.
— Blake Lewis American musician 1981
„Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice. Goodness is the only investment that never fails.“
— Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
— Pearl S. Buck American writer 1892 - 1973
„How do you get up in the morning?
Another wasted life it's so boring
The system never failed you
You failed yourself and all of your friends
Now your heart is failing too
A total system failure they pronounce you“
— Juliana Hatfield American guitarist/singer-songwriter and author 1967
"Total System Failure"
„Above all, never think you're not good enough. Never think that. In life people will take you at your own reckoning.“
— Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992
„Have confidence in the Providence that so far has never failed us. The way is not yet clear. Grope along slowly.“
— Théodore Guérin Catholic saint and nun from France 1798 - 1856
Context: You may have to wait longer than you would like, you may have to bear privations; but, bear and forebear. Have confidence in the Providence that so far has never failed us. The way is not yet clear. Grope along slowly. Do not press matters; be patient, be trustful. Letter to the Sisters at Jasper 1842-03-20.
— Michael Nava American writer 1954
p.41 (Chapter 4) [page numbers as per the Alyson Publications Paperback Edition, April 2004]
„I never fail to toss a stone on the pile, Hannes. In my own way it is a small offering to those lonesome gods.“
— Louis L'Amour Novelist, short story writer 1908 - 1988
Context: Sometimes, when crossing a pass in the mountains, one will see a pile of loose stones, even several piles. Foolish people have dug into them, thinking treasure is buried there. It is a stupid idea, to think a treasure would be marked so obviously. It is an old custom of these people to pick up a stone and toss it on the pile. Perhaps it is a symbolical lightening of the load they carry, perhaps a small offering to the gods of the trails. I never fail to toss a stone on the pile, Hannes. In my own way it is a small offering to those lonesome gods. A man once told me they do the same thing in Tibet, and some of our ancient people may have come from there, or near there. Regardless of that, I like to think those ancient gods are out there waiting, and that they are, because of my offerings, a little less lonely. Ch. 8
„In business you wind up trying a lot of things, most of which won’t work. The way you become a good business person is to fail, fail, fail and fail.“
— Bob Parsons United States Marine 1950
Forbes: GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips for Entrepreneurs https://www.forbes.com/sites/luisakroll/2015/10/18/godaddy-billionaire-bob-parsons-7-tips-for-entrepreneurs/ (18 October 2015)
„All the gifts which fortune bestows she can easily take away; but education, when combined with intelligence, never fails, but abides steadily on to the very end of life.“
— Vitruvius Roman writer, architect and engineer -80 - -15 v.Chr
Introduction, Sec. 3
„There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk "his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor" on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else.“
— Robert A. Heinlein American science fiction author 1907 - 1988