— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
„The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.“
The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard (1927)
Variant: The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
— Rebecca Solnit Author and essayist from United States 1961
Source: A Field Guide to Getting Lost
— Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988
Part 5: "The World of One Physicist", "The 7 Percent Solution", p. 255
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (1985)
— John Cleese actor from England 1939
— Cecily von Ziegesar American writer 1970
— Romain Rolland French author 1866 - 1944
As quoted in On Relationships: A Book for Teenagers (1999) by Kimberly Kirberger
— Richard Branson English business magnate, investor and philanthropist 1950
From Richard Branson's blog ‘Learning from mistakes’ on the Virgin Website
— Fred Dibnah English steeplejack and television personality, with a keen interest in mechanical engineering 1938 - 2004
— Sukanto Tanoto Indonesian businessman 1949
Keynote speech, Wharton Global Modular Course, May 25, 2015. http://www.inside-rge.com/Sukanto-Tanoto-Entrepreneur-Journey-2
— Frank Wilczek physicist 1951
Source: The Lightness of Being – Mass, Ether and the Unification of Forces (2008), Ch. 1, p. 12.
„Give it a chance, try to make it happen. This is our greatest asset as a nation and one that we have to continue to encourage. You don’t have to go broke, you don’t have to bet everything on it, but you can start one day at a time by taking a chance and seeing if you too can build a great company.“
— Kevin Plank American entrepreneur and philanthropist 1972
Social Growth Technologies Wins U-Maryland Cupid’s Cup Business Competition Under Armour’s Kevin Plank and BB&T Sponsor Fifth Annual Event https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/news/social-growth-technologies-wins-u-maryland-cupids-cup-business-competition-under-armours-kevin, University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business (May 10, 2010)
— Ingvar Kamprad Entrepreneur 1926 - 2018
"The Testament of a Furniture Dealer" http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/pdf/reports-downloads/the-testament-of-a-furniture-dealer.pdf (1976).
Source: Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said (1974), Chapter 21 (p. 171)
Context: "Fear,” Jason said, “can make you do more wrong than hate or jealousy. If you're afraid you don’t commit yourself to life completely; fear makes you always, always hold something back.”'
Source: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 BC