Posts tagged “quotations”

On Loving Sports

On Loving Sports

“Almost winning is almost the best. But you’ve got to win once in a while.”

“On the Plains of Hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the Dawn of Victory, sat down to wait … and waiting, died.”
George W. Cecil, 1923

I never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with a lot of pleasure.
Clarence Darrow

“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”
B.F. Skinner

It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment?
Vita Sackville-West

Remember you are just an extra in everyone else’s play.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, (b) Jan 30, 1882

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”
W. Somerset Maugham

Happy Birthday, Teddy

Happy Birthday, Teddy

Teddy Roosevelt, the Original Rough Rider

“An atheist is a man who watches a Notre DameSouthern Methodist University game and doesn’t care who wins.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.