Success and Failure
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Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.
If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.
You should emulate your heroes, but don't carry it too far. Especially if they are dead.
You're a genius if you fly a kite during a thunderstorm, and discover that lightning is electricity -- but you're an idiot if you fly a kite during a thunderstorm, and discover that lightning can kill you.
There are two types of dirt: the dark kind, which is attracted to light objects, and the light kind, which is attracted to dark objects.
The more you put into life, the less you will get.
There are people who make things happen, those who watch what happens, and those who wonder what happened.
There are a lot of ways to become a failure, but never taking a chance is the most successful.
The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.
The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.
The surest way of having something done is to forbid your kids to do it.
The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it.
The last time you failed, did you stop trying because you failed -- or did you fail because you stopped trying?
The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of an approaching train.