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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/nvfl7j9k  ·   Fair (522 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.

Howard Aiken, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/kiehwrll  ·   Fair (673 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

Aesop, in Happiness and Misery and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/0csjlftm  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 2011 by peter

Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/sdc7t2fc  ·   Fair (167 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.

Edward A. Murphy, Jr., in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gelcd01a  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You should emulate your heroes, but don't carry it too far. Especially if they are dead.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/renqzacv  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Unknown, (from Mad Magazine), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/8ebocmyu  ·   Fair (174 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Murphy's Law: If anything can go wrong, it will.

Edward A. Murphy, Jr., in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/tp4xrqcg  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wj0czhzk  ·   Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more you put into life, the less you will get.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/mnjs1wvi  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are people who make things happen, those who watch what happens, and those who wonder what happened.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/yevckcm5  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are a lot of ways to become a failure, but never taking a chance is the most successful.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/d0mk6ixb  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/juykxd68  ·   Fair (105 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.

Unknown, (Russian proverb), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/eoiuzgcy  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The surest way of having something done is to forbid your kids to do it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/tglvjgxa  ·   Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/n6uw7frr  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The last time you failed, did you stop trying because you failed -- or did you fail because you stopped trying?

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/5wcgbb1a  ·   Fair (94 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more you know, the less you think you know.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/qdve785j  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more you know, the less you need to show.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zoapng08  ·   Fair (176 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of an approaching train.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/i1mqw56v  ·   Fair (146 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The future belongs to those who dare.

Unknown, in Success and Failure