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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/t9jmvbpa  ·   Fair (178 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A witty saying proves nothing.

Voltaire, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/30roecxw  ·   Fair (80 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

Gore Vidal, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/cgb5omnm  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

They are able because they think they are able.

Vergil, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/n3oab9iu  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The biggest things are always the easiest to do because there is no competition.

William Van Horne, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/h5blv72l  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/7kxpl9yw  ·   Fair (342 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence -- and then success is sure.

Mark Twain, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/6ksjcdo8  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you cannot convince them, confuse them.

Harry S Truman, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wb5d0s4b  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

Lily Tomlin, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/uetklpkx  ·   Fair (260 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power of the greatest obstacle.

Henry David Thoreau, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/kfrp7mf8  ·   Fair (44 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.

Virgil Thomson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/1kqijph2  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.

Dylan Thomas, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/xajujcev  ·   Fair (41 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.

Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/yxd6qmth  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.

Publilius Syrus, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/s2pjkz1e  ·   Fair (49 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/3dgnw9ta  ·   Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.

Leo Rosten, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/5hbi0ras  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bravery and stupidity go hand in hand.

David Summers, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/15hrdjm4  ·   Fair (472 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wk0s75et  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened, it won't last.

Jules Renard, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hxz4udr0  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.

La Rochefoucauld, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/xw6wlcfo  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's a bitch, and life's got lots of sisters.

Ross Presser, in Life and Death and Success and Failure