Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- -- Samuel Beckett
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley
O! many a shaft, at random sent
Finds mark the archer little meant!
-- Sir Walter Scott
Without being forgiven, released from the consequences of what we have done, our capacity to act would ... be confined to one single deed from which we could never recover; we would remain the victims of its consequences forever, not unlike the sorcerer’s apprentice who lacked the magic formula to break the spell.
-- Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), U.S. philosopher. The Human Condition, ch. 33 (1958).
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
NPR: Books Podcast, 3/6/2014
Justin Kaplan, who edited the last two editions of Bartlet’s Quotes, in a 1992 interview, when asked his favorite quote, he gave one attributed to Yogi Berra: When you come to a fork in the road, take it.