Thomas eddison on the invention of the light bulb when asked by a reporter how it felt to have failed 700 time: 'I have not failed 700 times, I have not failed once, I have succeeded in proving that those 700 hundred ways will not work. When I have eliminated all the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work. Theres nothing like optimism.
So very many favorites... But I guess my top five are: 1. "Men plan. Fate laughs." As made famous by Jim Butcher. 2. "When life gives you lemons ask for tequila and salt and call me." As made famous by someone unknown. 3. "What would you attempt in life if you knew you could not fail?" As made famous by someone unknown. 4. Ex Hoc Momento Pendet Aeternitas. Translation:Eternity is hinged upon this moment. As made famous by someone unknown. 5."There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy and a tragedy." As made famous by Mark Twain.