— Ashleigh Brilliant American author and cartoonist 1933
— Arthur Schopenhauer, kniha The World as Will and Representation
Das Talent gleicht dem Schützen, der ein Ziel trifft, welches die Uebrigen nicht erreichen können; das Genie dem, der eines trifft, bis zu welchem sie nicht ein Mal zu sehn vermögen...
Vol. II, Ch. III, para. 31 (On Genius), 1844
As cited in The Little Book of Bathroom Philosophy: Daily Wisdom from the Greatest Thinkers (2004) by Gregory Bergman, p. 137
The World as Will and Representation (1819; 1844; 1859)
— Donald Miller American writer 1971
Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance (2000, Harvest House Publishers)
„Sitcoms routinely portray women hitting men, almost never portray men hitting women. When he fails to leave, it is not called “Battered Man Syndrome”; it is called comedy.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say (2000)
— Anthony Robbins Author, actor, professional speaker 1960
— Og Mandino, kniha The Greatest Salesman in the World
Varianta: Never feel shame for trying and failing for he who has never failed is he who has never tried.
Zdroj: The Greatest Salesman in the World
— James Hudson Taylor Missionary in China 1832 - 1905
(A.J. Broomhall. Hudson Taylor and China’s Open Century, Book Five: Refiner’s Fire. London: Hodder and Stoughton and Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 1985, 175).
„We have a bow and arrow and if we aim well, we can hit the target. The problem is that Bayern has a bazooka.“
— Jürgen Klopp German association football player and manager 1967
Klopp comparing the financial capabilities of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
About Bayern Munich
„A stroke of the sword that does not hit its target is the sword stroke of death; you reach over it to strike the winning blow.“
— Yagyū Munenori samurai and daimyo of the early Edo period 1571 - 1646
A Hereditary Book on the Art of War (1632)
Kontext: A stroke of the sword that does not hit its target is the sword stroke of death; you reach over it to strike the winning blow. Your adversary's initiative having missed its mark, you turn the tables around and get the jump on your adversary.
„A boomerang returns back to the person who throws it.
But first, while moving in a circle, it hits its target.
So does gossip.“
— Vera Nazarian American writer 1966
Zdroj: The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
— Les Brown American politician 1945
— W. Clement Stone American New Thought author 1902 - 2002
As quoted in The Power of Choice (2007) by Joyce Guccione, p. 199
also attributed to Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) and Les Brown (1912–2001)
— Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626
„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.
I don't say 'fail'. I saw we aim and miss. But we still hit something.“
— Orson Scott Card, Treasure Box
Zdroj: Treasure Box
— Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, Komarr (1998)
Zdroj: Miles in Love
„They were simply targeted for being Muslims, as they paid respects to God. My own late father never missed Friday prayers. I often joined him, and I fondly look back on the peaceful moments we shared.“
— Sajid Javid British politician 1969
Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47593536, BBC News, 16 March 2019
„I walked into Target, but I missed. I think the entrance to Target should have people splattered all around. And, when I finally get in, the guy says "Can I help you?"“
— Mitch Hedberg American stand-up comedian 1968 - 2005
Mitch All Together (2003)