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Success and Failure

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Commenttiny.ag/ljsjuhkx  ·   Fair (826 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (paperback)

Commenttiny.ag/kgnv53qx  ·   Fair (3070 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.

Francis Bacon, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/pdvztxjj  ·   Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can run with the big dogs or sit on the porch and bark.

Wallace Arnold, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/shbtdjjo  ·   Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

Alan Ashley-Pitt, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/iyraxvda  ·   Fair (365 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commision.

Fred Allen, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/zsgksyjo  ·   Fair (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

Woody Allen, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.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

Commenttiny.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

Commenttiny.ag/eswahi1x  ·   Fair (200 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

Kehlog Albran, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/f65xdmkd  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You are not what you think you are, you are not what they think you are, but you could be what you think they think you are.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/qtbtjqxs  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can't carve your way to success without cutting remarks.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/gpnuvt0q  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/tnfwhxlp  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/lc1buagj  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

You cannot produce a baby in one month by impregnating nine women.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.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

Commenttiny.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

Commenttiny.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

Commenttiny.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

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

The future belongs to those who dare.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/cajbytn9  ·   Fair (143 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The greatest thing man can create is himself.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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