Almost all really new ideas have
a certain aspect of foolishness
when they are first produced.
—Alfred North Whitehead
You never change things by
fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build
a new model that makes
the existing model obsolete.
—R. Buckminster Fuller
Victory awaits him who has everything in order — luck, people call it.
Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time;
this is called bad luck.
The South Pole (1912)
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth,
but you shall meditate on it day and night,
so that you may be careful to do
according to all that is written in it.
For then you will make your way prosperous,
and then you will have good success.
—Joshua 1:8 esv