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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/hvtbkoet  ·   Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.

Albert Guinon, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/pyfjvpn5  ·   Fair (79 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.

Sacha Guitry, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/dncdjxtf  ·   Fair (55 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man who needs a monument ever ought to have one.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/5hnyq46s  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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/rxjp4mey  ·   Fair (324 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most plans are just inaccurate predictions.

Ben Bayol, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/hdkst9q4  ·   Fair (445 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.

Yogi Berra, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/lmbiznpc  ·   Fair (371 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's not over until it's over.

Yogi Berra, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/tmknh1db  ·   Fair (163 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

99% of the game is half mental.

Yogi Berra, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/8aevknh4  ·   Fair (877 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

A ship doesn't travel far in a calm sea.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/4ocga7zg  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one.

James G. Bennet, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gdmyudjb  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give up because by that time I was too famous.

Peter Benchley, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gwiaxqqe  ·   Fair (436 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.

Ludwig van Beethoven, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ogrpomi2  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Spel chekers, hoo neeeds em?

Alan James Bean, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/u5mb79tw  ·   Fair (232 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Peter Pan (hardcover)

Anything is possible if you wish hard enough.

James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/pgsxbect  ·   Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it's been though a blender first.

Les Barker, An Infinite Number of Occasional Tables, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/iuvg5od2  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A carelessly planned project takes three times longer to complete than expected; a carefully planned project will take only twice as long.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ow0faywn  ·   Fair (15 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A conceited person never gets anywhere because he thinks he is already there.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/27fahwgf  ·   Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A computer can make as many mistakes in two seconds as 20 men working for 20 years.

Unknown, in Success and Failure