The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.

Marie de Vichy-Chamrond, Marquise du Deffand, letter to Jean Le Rond d’Alembert, 7 July 1763

If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.

Heraclitus of Ephesus (535 – c. 475 BCE), pre-Socratic Greek philosopher

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett (1906 – 1989), Irish avant-garde playwright, poet and winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature.

It’s a big mistake to be defensive. It’s more risky not to take risks. Always you have to attack. If you’re winning 2-0, you have to try for 3-0.

Pep Guardiola (1971- ), manager of FC Barcelona, the world’s best club football team, explaining why his side continued to attack even after going 2-0 up in their recent match at Arsenal