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Success and Failure

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (363 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

[aphorist] Aesop, in [category] Happiness and Misery and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (210 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.

[aphorist] Howard Aiken, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

[aphorist] Kehlog Albran, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (143 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commision.

[aphorist] Fred Allen, in [category] Success and Failure

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

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

[aphorist] Albert Guinon, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Sacha Guitry, in [category] Success and Failure

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

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

[aphorist] Nathaniel Hawthorne, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (892 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Never try to out-stubborn a cat.

[aphorist] Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, in [category] Success and Failure

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

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

[aphorist] Robert Heller, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Prophecy is many times the principal cause of the events foretold.

[aphorist] Thomas Hobbes, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take Hofstadter's Law into account.

[aphorist] Doug Hofstadter, in [category] Success and Failure

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

Success is like a fart -- only your own smells nice.

[aphorist] James P. Hogan, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.

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

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

Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (151 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (50 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (13 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

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

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (200 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

If at first you don't succeed, try, and try again. Then give up. There's no sense in being a damned fool about it.

[aphorist] W. C. Fields, in [category] Success and Failure

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