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Success and Failure

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (8 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anthony's Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll into the least accessible corner of the workshop.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (12 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any small object that is accidentally dropped will hide under a larger object.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (11 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any time things appear to be going better, you have overlooked something.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (9 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any time you think you have influence, try ordering around someone else's dog.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (12 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anyone who uses the phrase "easy as taking candy from a baby" has never tried taking candy from a baby.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

99% of the game is half mental.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (172 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's not over until it's over.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (219 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 (600 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in [category] Love and Hate and [category] Success and Failure

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (655 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in [category] Love and Hate and [category] Success and Failure

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (410 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Misfortune: The kind of fortune that never misses.

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in [category] Success and Failure

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1014 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Chris Blake

The majority of the time, the thing that gets in the way of success... is your brain.

[aphorist] Chris Blake, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (856 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

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

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (11 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (5 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (7 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A winner never quits -- a quitter never wins.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (5 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After all is said and done, a lot more is usually said than done.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (11 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After an instrument has been assembled, extra components will be found on the bench.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (10 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After the last of 16 mounting screws has been removed from an access cover, it will be discovered that the wrong access cover has been removed.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All I ask of life is a constant and exaggerated sense of my own importance.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Life and Death and [category] Success and Failure

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