„Nobodys life ever goes according to plan.
So why do we keep on planning?
Because that's how we know who we are. By what we intend to be. By what we try to become.
And fail.
I don't say 'fail'. I saw we aim and miss. But we still hit something.“

—  Orson Scott Card, Treasure Box

Zdroj: Treasure Box

Posledná aktualizácia 3. jún 2021. Histórie
Orson Scott Card fotka
Orson Scott Card
americký spisovateľ 1951

Podobné citáty

Robert N. Proctor fotka

„Why do we know what we know and why don't we know what we don't know? What should we know and what shouldn't we know? How might we know differently?“

—  Robert N. Proctor American historian 1954

Zdroj: Value-free science?: Purity and power in modern knowledge, 1991, p. 13

Daniel Goleman fotka
Ronald David Laing fotka

„The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.“

—  Ronald David Laing Scottish psychiatrist and author 1927 - 1989

Attributed to R.D. Lang in: Jack Lee Seymour, Margaret Ann Crain, Joseph V. Crockett (1993) Educating Christians. p. 53

Jimmy Carter fotka

„Failure is a reality; we all fail at times, and it's painful when we do. But it's better to fail while striving for something wonderful, challenging, adventurous, and uncertain than to say, " I don't want to try because I may not succeed completely.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924

Zdroj: Sources of Strength: Meditations on Scripture for a Living Faith

Gene Kranz fotka

„Tough means we are forever accountable for what we do or what we fail to do.“

—  Gene Kranz NASA Flight Director and manager 1933

Address to his branch and flight control team on the Monday morning following the Apollo 1 disaster (30 January 1967), known as "The Kranz Dictum"; as published in Failure Is Not An Option : Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond (2000) by Gene Kranz, p. 204. The phrase "tough and competent" was echoed by NASA Director Sean O'Keefe following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, adding that "these words are the price of admission to the ranks of NASA, and we should adopt it that way."
Kontext: Spaceflight will never tolerate carelessness, incapacity, and neglect. Somewhere, somehow, we screwed up. It could have been in design, build, or test. Whatever it was, we should have caught it.
We were too gung ho about the schedule and we locked out all of the problems we saw each day in our work. Every element of the program was in trouble and so were we. The simulators were not working, Mission Control was behind in virtually every area, and the flight and test procedures changed daily. Nothing we did had any shelf life. Not one of us stood up and said, "Dammit, stop!"
I don't know what Thompson's committee will find as the cause, but I know what I find. We are the cause! We were not ready! We did not do our job. We were rolling the dice, hoping that things would come together by launch day, when in our hearts we knew it would take a miracle. We were pushing the schedule and betting that the Cape would slip before we did.
From this day forward, Flight Control will be known by two words: "Tough and Competent." Tough means we are forever accountable for what we do or what we fail to do. We will never again compromise our responsibilities. Every time we walk into Mission Control we will know what we stand for.
Competent means we will never take anything for granted. We will never be found short in our knowledge and in our skills. Mission Control will be perfect.
When you leave this meeting today you will go to your office and the first thing you will do there is to write "Tough and Competent" on your blackboards. It will never be erased. Each day when you enter the room these words will remind you of the price paid by Grissom, White, and Chaffee. These words are the price of admission to the ranks of Mission Control.

Scott Jurek fotka
Ian Brown fotka

„We started out to finish groups like U2 - that was what it was all about. And they're still the biggest band in the world, so we failed. We didn't really do anything, people wore flares for a year or two, d'you know what I mean? That's all we did.“

—  Ian Brown English musician and singer of The Stone Roses 1963

Interview by Lindsay Baker, "The Unsinkable Ian Brown" http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2002/feb/02/shopping.popandrock?INTCMP=SRCH, The Guardian, 2 February 2002, retrieved 2011-08-13

Jane Roberts fotka
John F. Kennedy fotka

„All mankind waits upon our decision. A whole world looks to see what we will do. We cannot fail their trust, we cannot fail to try.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

1960, The New Frontier
Kontext: For the harsh facts of the matter are that we stand on this frontier at a turning-point in history. We must prove all over again whether this nation — or any nation so conceived — can long endure — whether our society — with its freedom of choice, its breadth of opportunity, its range of alternatives — can compete with the single-minded advance of the Communist system. Can a nation organized and governed such as ours endure? That is the real question. Have we the nerve and the will? Can we carry through in an age where we will witness not only new breakthroughs in weapons of destruction — but also a race for mastery of the sky and the rain, the ocean and the tides, the far side of space and the inside of men's minds? Are we up to the task — are we equal to the challenge? Are we willing to match the Russian sacrifice of the present for the future — or must we sacrifice our future in order to enjoy the present? That is the question of the New Frontier. That is the choice our nation must make — a choice that lies not merely between two men or two parties, but between the public interest and private comfort — between national greatness and national decline — between the fresh air of progress and the stale, dank atmosphere of "normalcy" — between determined dedication and creeping mediocrity. All mankind waits upon our decision. A whole world looks to see what we will do. We cannot fail their trust, we cannot fail to try.

Paulo Coelho fotka
Cassandra Clare fotka
Richelle Mead fotka
Joe Armstrong fotka
Eleanor Roosevelt fotka

„What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Henry David Thoreau fotka

„In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.“

—  Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Zdroj: Walden

Ivan Konev fotka

„We plan alone but we fulfill our plans together with the enemy, as it were, in accordance with his opposition.“

—  Ivan Konev Soviet military commander 1897 - 1973

Quoted in "How Wars End: Eye-witness Accounts of the Fall of Berlin" - by Vladimir Sevruk - History - 1974 - Page 27.

Lauryn Hill fotka

„We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it.“

—  Lauryn Hill American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actress 1975

Súvisiace témy