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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (409 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat.

[aphorist] Robert Byrne, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (215 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you have a bowl of apples and you eat the best ones first, then you have only the best ones left.

[aphorist] Shelly Horton, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (380 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In war, there is no substitute for victory.

[aphorist] Douglas MacArthur, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (633 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.

[aphorist] Alfred Korzybski, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (390 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.

[aphorist] Yogi Berra, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (433 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Middle age is youth without levity. And old age without decay.

[aphorist] Daniel Defoe, in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (271 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

[aphorist] Michel de Montaigne, in [category] Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (236 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (295 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

[aphorist] Elbert Hubbard, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1235 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999  · 

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

[aphorist] Søren Kierkegaard, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (325 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I am become death, shatterer of worlds.

[aphorist] Robert J. Oppenheimer, (quoting the Bhagavadgita after witnessing the first nuclear explosion), in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (573 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hell, there are no rules here -- we're trying to accomplish something.

[aphorist] Thomas Alva Edison, in [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (337 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Robert F. Kennedy, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.

[aphorist] Abraham Lincoln, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.

[aphorist] Dean Martin, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (314 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.

[aphorist] Stephen R. Covey, Principle-Centered Leadership, in [category] Success and Failure

Principle-Centered Leadership (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (368 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

[aphorist] Thomas Alva Edison, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1345 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

[aphorist] Robert Frost, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (333 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is able to do what he is unable to imagine. His head trails a wake through the galaxy of the absurd.

[aphorist] René Char, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (511 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's kinda fun to do the impossible.

[aphorist] Walt Disney, in [category] Success and Failure

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