It's not how you fall, it's if you get up?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by vachecow, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. vachecow Senior Member

    USA English
    I'm writing a speech, and somewhere I have heard a quote that would perfectly fit what I am saying. It sounds something like "It doesn't matter that you fall, it matters how you pull yourself up."
    However, I googled it and couldn't find anything, so I was wondering if anyone else had heard of this, and knew who the author and what the actual quote is.

  2. JamesM

    JamesM à la Mod

    I've heard a similar saying:

    Success is nothing more than getting up one more time than you fall down.

    I can't find any attribution for it, though.
  3. elroy

    elroy Motley mod

    Chicago, IL
    American English, Palestinian Arabic
    "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up." – Vince Lombardi

    Found here. And here.
  4. vachecow Senior Member

    USA English
    Thanks everyone. This is greatly appreciated!
  5. ozon

    ozon Member

    catalan catalunya
    Hi wachecow, I know one variant:

    The man is not valuated for the times that fall but the times that he gets up again.

    Although is possible that it have few mistakes is the one that sounds more popular to me.
  6. AWordLover

    AWordLover Senior Member

    Atlanta, Georgia USA
    USA English
    There is a Japanese saying, that is translated as...

    Fall seven times, stand up eight.

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