The rain fell alike upon the just and upon the unjust, and for nothing was there a why and a wherefore.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), 'Of Human Bondage', 1915
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Marie Ebner von Eschenbach, Aphorisms, 1905
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925)
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Pierre Corneille, 'The Cid,' 1636