If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you, and you have to battle with only one of them.

Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) American lawyer, politician, US President (1925-29)
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Recounted by Herbert Hoover as advice he received as Coolidge's Secretary of Commerce. Often quoted without the final "and you ..." section. See also Coolidge.
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 8-Oct-13
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