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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/sdc7t2fc  ·   Fair (167 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.

Edward A. Murphy, Jr., in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/mnjs1wvi  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are people who make things happen, those who watch what happens, and those who wonder what happened.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/tp4xrqcg  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are two types of dirt: the dark kind, which is attracted to light objects, and the light kind, which is attracted to dark objects.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/pb2gjrze  ·   Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/r3bhbgos  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/uijwr4e3  ·   Fair (221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, to forgive unusual.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hhdwpvkc  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of them absent.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/uxknfqoq  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Try to get all of your posthumous medals in advance.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/tbra32py  ·   Fair (306 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hzol4xrd  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Watch for big problems; they disguise big opportunities.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/k41czawu  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Weiler's Law: Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/qhi9mj1t  ·   Fair (146 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wethern's Law: Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/jlmjkna4  ·   Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/xjrw4zcp  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

While anyone can admit to themselves they were wrong, the true test is admission to someone else.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/f65xdmkd  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You are not what you think you are, you are not what they think you are, but you could be what you think they think you are.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/qtbtjqxs  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can't carve your way to success without cutting remarks.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gpnuvt0q  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/tnfwhxlp  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/renqzacv  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You're a genius if you fly a kite during a thunderstorm, and discover that lightning is electricity -- but you're an idiot if you fly a kite during a thunderstorm, and discover that lightning can kill you.

Unknown, (from Mad Magazine), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gelcd01a  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You should emulate your heroes, but don't carry it too far. Especially if they are dead.

Unknown, in Success and Failure