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Success and Failure

376 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (206 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is always better to fail in doing something than to excel in doing nothing.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (205 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is said that the lonely eagle flies to the mountain peaks while the lowly ant crawls the ground, but cannot the soul of the ant soar as high as the eagle?

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Jenkinson's Law: It won't work.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Johnson's First Law: When any mechanical contrivance fails, it will do so at the most inconvenient possible time.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Jones' Law: The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (79 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Laugh at your problems; everybody else does.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Law of Probability Dispersal: Whatever it is that hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (248 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's a bitch, and then she has puppies.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Measure twice because you can only cut once.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Mistakes are often the stepping stones to utter failure.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than in a Lada.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My hands are free, but my mind hesitates.

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

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

Never make anything simple and efficient when a way can be found to make it complex and wonderful.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ninety-Ninety Rule of Project Schedules: The first ninety percent of the task takes ninety percent of the time, and the last ten percent takes the other ninety percent.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Non-Reciprocal Laws of Expectations: Negative expectations yield negative results. Positive expectations yield negative results.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is difficult to those who have the will.

[aphorist] Unknown, (motto of the Dutch Poet's Society), in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (952 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Official Project Stages: (1) Uncritical Acceptance. (2) Wild Enthusiasm. (3) Dejected Disillusionment. (4) Total Confusion. (5) Search for the Guilty. (6) Punishment of the Innocent. (7) Promotion of the Non-participants.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Oliver's Law: Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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

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