A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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“If at first you don’t succeed, reward failure by throwing more money at it.—The Government”

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is a popular American poem verse from the 1830s. The verse has many joke endings that replace “try, try again.”
 
“If at first you don’t succeed, reward failure by throwing more money at it.—The Government” (shown on an image) was posted on Facebook by Economics for DumbAsses on January 26, 2019.
 
 
The Yale Book of Quotations
Edited by Fred. R. Shapiro
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press
2006
Pg. 578:
Thomas H.Palmer
U.S. author, 1782-1861
“‘Tis a lesson you should heed,
Try, try again;
If at first you don’t succeed,
Try, try again.”
Quoted in The Village Reader (1840). The identical words, except with “try, try again,” appear in a poem titled “Perseverance; or, Try Again,” printed in Common School Assistant, Aug. 1838. No author is identified. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is a popular American poem verse from the 1830s. The verse has many joke endings that replace “try, try again.”
     
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January 26, 2019 at 10:45 AM ·
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“If at first you don’t succeed,
reward failure by throwing more
money at it”
—The Government
     
Statist Slayers
If at first you don’t succeed…
This entry was posted in Meme and tagged failure, reward on April 8, 2019 by B. Slaymore.
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“If at first you don’t succeed,
reward failure by throwing more
money at it”
—The Government
 
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Monika
@MonikaMusing
Gov’t is the only place where you reward failure by throwing more money at it.
10:23 AM · May 20, 2019
 
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Ashley
@Ashie_kid
If at first you don’t succeed, reward failure by throwing more money at it.
THE GOVERNMENT.
3:41 AM · Oct 16, 2019
   
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DuPage Libertarians
@DuPageLiberty
“If at first you don’t succeed, reward failure by throwing more money at it.” - The Government
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@SusanNOBULL
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Day 29 | “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or x.com/SusanNOBULL/st…
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“If at first you don’t succeed,
reward failure by throwing more
money at it”
—The Government
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