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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/uvpjrb6x  ·   Fair (721 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Desperation is like stealing from the mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/axfjdopk  ·   Fair (143 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/yqo9cx7w  ·   Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good ideas are a dime a dozen, bad ones are free.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/93thhysu  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hd1r4yfi  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/woh9u2ra  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/1nxtc03g  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.

Danny Kaye, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zhi7upjz  ·   Fair (419 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

John Keats, in Success and Failure

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

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

Helen Keller, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/4ow5sbvj  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Walt Kelly, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/d6nssfxi  ·   Fair (277 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Large increases in cost with questionable increases in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and women.

Lord Kelvin, in Men and Women and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/dxbh08ml  ·   Fair (370 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/jgjax6rp  ·   Fair (1290 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Take a chance and you may lose. Take not a chance and you have lost already.

Søren Kierkegaard, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/opp6altk  ·   Fair (680 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/snlzrsu1  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Hatred: A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's superiority.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/imyvlox8  ·   Fair (481 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Misfortune: The kind of fortune that never misses.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Success and Failure

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

The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Robert Heller, in Success and Failure