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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/t9jmvbpa  ·   Fair (178 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A witty saying proves nothing.

Voltaire, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qowr2a9d  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising budget is big enough.

Ed Rollins, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/mzqjkhnh  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.

Will Rogers, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hxz4udr0  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.

La Rochefoucauld, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wk0s75et  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened, it won't last.

Jules Renard, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/xw6wlcfo  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's a bitch, and life's got lots of sisters.

Ross Presser, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hnbrayvq  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When one is trying to do something beyond one's known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.

Henry Miller, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/krs8ezg1  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.

Charlie McCarthy, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/i1bt6pjo  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Tim McGowan

I must catch up with the others, for I am their leader.

Tim McGowan, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/tgov7yf4  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wyl7j4bs  ·   Fair (137 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/mwivhu4q  ·   Fair (201 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Marty Milner

Modesty is the opium of the mediocre.

Marty Milner, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ssgp4mwz  ·   Fair (349 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down.

Wilson Mizner, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/av8bxdwe  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.

Joe Namath, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/jwf0oyef  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/z9mjngin  ·   Fair (1195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Republic (paperback)

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Plato, The Republic, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/lpeqizys  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

Neil Peart, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wjnnpmri  ·   Fair (63 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state.

John Ousterhout, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/qhz1bahc  ·   Fair (38 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Your ass is grass and I am the lawnmower.

J. A. O'Fihely, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ubucsjmk  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

Sean O'Casey, in Life and Death and Success and Failure