Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Theodore Roosevelt (18581919)
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT, governor of New York, speech before the Hamilton Club, Chicago, Illinois, April 10, 1899.The Strenuous Life (vol. 13 of The Works of Theodore Roosevelt, national ed.), chapter 1, p. 320 (1926).