"Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Fred Allen on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Fred Allen on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Fred Allen on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Fred Allen on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Fred Allen on Steve Jobs
"We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion."
"An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission."
"My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense."
"I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap."
"Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs."