— Les Brown American politician 1945
„If you can't make yourself understood by your friends, you'll be in trouble when your enemies come for you.“
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
— Natalie Merchant American singer-songwriter 1963
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Cited as a piece of anonymous folk-wisdom from the 1940s onwards https://books.google.com/books?id=iNkWAQAAMAAJ&dq=%22Learn+from+the+mistakes+of+others.+You+can%27t+live+long+enough+to+make+them+all+yourself%22&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22make+them+all+yourself%22. Not attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt until 2001 https://books.google.com/books?id=ctxi36FCi18C&pg=PA151&dq=%22Learn+from+the+mistakes+of+others%22+%22live+long%22+roosevelt&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiI_sD5mqDLAhWIKGMKHb8HAZ0Q6AEIHTAA#v=onepage&q=%22Learn%20from%20the%20mistakes%20of%20others%22%20%22live%20long%22%20roosevelt&f=false.
„Sometimes one bad decision can mess up your life. We seal our fate with the choices we make. But don't give a second thought to the chances we take... Surely, you say, it's not as bad as you make it sound. If we make a mistake, you can always turn it back around. Get back on the straight and narrow -- When I'm through having all my fun... We seal our fate with the choices we make...“
— Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957
Seal Our Fate
„If you are always frightened for yourself you can't act, and then life loses its purpose. You just have to tell yourself that, when you get right down to it, you don't matter all that much.“
— Terry Brooks, The Elf Queen of Shannara
The Elf Queen Of Shannara
„We tell our young managers: 'Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice'.“
— Akio Morita Japanese businessman 1921 - 2000
Akio Morita, cited in: Nick Lyons (1976) The Sony vision. p. 101.
— Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters