Source: Time Enough for Love
Source: Life, the Universe and Everything
„They had no game plan for losing.... Because when you can't win a game, you need to run the clock, don't let it stop, don't throw passes incomplete... get the game over with, get on the bus and go home.“
— Barry Switzer American football player and coach 1937
Switzer on Oklahoma 79-10 defeat of North Texas in 2007. [Another BCS nightmare may be brewing, http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dufresne10sep10,0,4827957,full.column, LATimes.com, 2007-09-10, 2007-09-10, Chris, Dufresne]
„You know I really do hate to say it,
The government don't wanna see,
But if Roosevelt was livin'
He wouldn't let this be, no, no.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
HIStory: Past, Present & Future, Book I (1995)
„Startups don't win by attacking. They win by transcending. There are exceptions of course, but usually the way to win is to race ahead, not to stop and fight.“
— Paul Graham English programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist 1964
"Mean People Fail", November 2014
— George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945
This is cited to Patton in Patton's Principles : A Handbook for Managers Who Mean It! (1982) by Porter B. Williamson as well as Leadership (1990) by William Safire and Leonard Safir, p. 47, but is also cited to Erwin Rommel from his Infanterie Greift An [Infantry Attacks] (1937) in World War II : The Definitive Visual History (2009) by Richard Holmes, p. 128, and Timelines of History (2011) by DK Publishing, p. 392
— Erwin Rommel German field marshal of World War II 1891 - 1944
This is cited to to Rommel's Infanterie Greift An [Infantry Attacks] (1937) in World War II : The Definitive Visual History (2009) by Richard Holmes, p. 128, and Timelines of History (2011) by DK Publishing, p. 392, but to George S. Patton, in Patton's Principles : A Handbook for Managers Who Mean It! (1982) by Porter B. Williamson as well as Leadership (1990) by William Safire and Leonard Safir, p. 47
Source: Rommel: In His Own Words
— David Lloyd George Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1863 - 1945
Speech to the Trades Union Congress in Bristol (9 September 1915), quoted in The Times (10 September 1915), p. 9
Minister of Munitions
— Babe Ruth American baseball player 1895 - 1948
The earliest quotes similar to this are presented as unattributed folk wisdom, such as this example from 1959:
As Brother Allen of Newsweek indicated, it has been fun, but don't try to rest on your laurels. Always remember, “YESTERDAY’S HOME-RUN DOESN’T COUNT IN TODAY’S GAME,” and today’s game is well under way.
The quote does not begin to be attributed to Babe Ruth until the 1980s, nearly 30 years after its first appearance.
Source: F. N. Abbott, "On Your Marks", in [The Palm, vol lxxix, no. 1 (February 1959), Harry L., Bird (ed.), 1959, Champaign, IL, Alpha Tau Omega, 17, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiuc.1744313v0079?urlappend=%3Bseq=19]
— Kevin Kelly American author and editor 1952
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
”Beast,” p. 72
Circling: 1978-1987 (1993), Sequence: “Darkness Is Waiting”
„We don't propose to sit here in our rocking chair with our hands folded and let the Communists set up any government in the Western Hemisphere.“
— Lyndon B. Johnson American politician, 36th president of the United States (in office from 1963 to 1969) 1908 - 1973
Remarks to the 10th National Legislative Conference, Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO (May 3, 1965); reported in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965, book 1, p. 480.
„I think those who say that they are patriotic, they should be quiet and let the country run in a democratic way. In every election, if you don't like the government, you don't vote for it.“
— Thaksin Shinawatra Thai politician 1949
Interview with World Policy http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2016/04/21/interview-thaksin-shinawatra-thailand
„If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way let them kill as many as possible“
— Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972
As quoted in The New York Times (24 June 1941); also in TIME magazine (2 July 1951) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,815031,00.html)
Context: If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way let them kill as many as possible, although I don't want to see Hitler victorious under any circumstances. Neither of them thinks anything of their pledged word.