If at First Your Opinion Doesn’t Succeed, Try, Try Again

How many times have you heard or used the expression “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”? It might have been when you were hovering over a homework assignment with a parent, hearing a teacher offer encouragement in the classroom, or listening to a coach on the athletic field.

Actually, there is a second part to that popular quote, courtesy of author-comedian W. C. Fields, who completed the thought by saying, “Then quit. There’s no point in being a darn fool about it.” He might have been joking, but he certainly knew what he was talking about. Or did he?

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