"I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from 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."Jean Kerr on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Jean Kerr 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."Jean Kerr on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Jean Kerr 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."Jean Kerr on Steve Jobs
"I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being skin deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?"
"Some people have such a talent for making the best of a bad situation that they go around creating bad situations so they can make the best of them."
"A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table."
"The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible."
"Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house."