If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Walden
The most merciful thing in the world . . . is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
H. P. Lovecraft
To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)