„The 50-50-90 rule: anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.“

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„It is still an open question as to whether mankind or insects shall ultimately inherit the earth. It is my opinion that mankind … has about a 50-50 chance….“

—  Henry Fountain Ashurst United States Senator from Arizona 1874 - 1962
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„If a child has an older sibling involved in an addiction, there is a 90 percent chance that he or she will get involved too.“

—  Virgil Miller Newton American priest 1938
Miller Newton in: Denise Lang (1992). How to Stop Your Relatives from Driving You Crazy: Strategies for coping with 'Challenging' Relatives. Fireside, NY, NY, pg 181.

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„Life is not fair. Get used to it… Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.“

—  Bill Gates American business magnate and philanthropist 1955
Though widely attributed to Gates on the internet, this list of life suggestions is actually based on one from Charles J. Sykes. More information at Snopes.com http://www.snopes.com/language/document/liferule.htm

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„Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

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