"Life has two rules: #1 never quit, #2 always remember rule #1” has been cited in print since at least 2000, when it was credited to American composer and bandleader Duke Ellington (1899-1974). There is no evidence that Ellington ever said it, or that the phrase was ever said during Ellington’s lifetime.
The inspirational saying has been printed on many posters.
Wikipedia: Duke Ellington
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. His career spanned over 50 years, leading his orchestra from 1923 until death.
Speaking of Science:
Notable Quotes on Science, Engineering, and the Environment
Edited by Jon Fripp, Michael Fripp, Deborah Fripp
Eagle Rock, VA: LLH Technology Pub,
Life has two rules: Number 1, Never Quit! Number 2, always remember rule number 1 . — Duke Ellington
The Millionaires’ Club:
How to Start and Run Your Own Investment Club—and Make Your Money Grow
By Carolyn M. Brown
New York, NY: Wiley
Life has two rules: Number one, Never quit!; Number two, Always remember rule number one. — Duke Ellington
By Joan Lunden
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill
Life has two rules: number 1, Never quit!; number 2, Always remember rule number 1. — Duke Ellington
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Life has two rules. Rule Number 1-NEVER QUIT! Rule Number 2- Always remember Rule Number 1-Duke Ellington http://fixyaface.blogspot.com
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