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Karl Wallenda
1905 - 1978

German-born circus performer, head of the internationally known "Flying Wallendas" troupe of high-wire artists who were famous for their grace and daring

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting. Some people think failure is final. Others gain energy and learn from failure.

1968 - quoted in Leadership: Strategies for Taking Charge by Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus, 1985