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Notable Quotes: If at First You Don’t Succeed…

April 17, 2023

Spring is the season when many of us admit failure and give up on resolutions we made at the New Year.  Take comfort in these words of wisdom collected by SLC member Bruce Blitman.

“Sometimes carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.” – Albert Camus

“Do not judge me by my success. Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling

“Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith

“Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.” – E.B. White

“I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” – Simone Biles

“The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing that you’ll make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.” – Nikki Giovanni

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote

“The man who never makes a mistake must get tired of doing nothing.” – Will Rogers

“Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.” – Abdul Kalam

“The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.” – Pete Seeger