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You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. - Wayne Gretzky, quoted in Speaker's Idea File, p. 3. One of my superstitions has always been when I started to go anywhere, or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was accomplished. - Ulysses S. Grant, quoted in Reader's Digest. I look at a stone cutter hammering away at a rock a hundred times without so much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the 101st blow it splits in two. I know it was not the one blow that did it, but all that had gone before. - Jacob Riis, quoted in Reader's Digest