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Success and Failure

376 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (139 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, to forgive unusual.

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

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

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Try to get all of your posthumous medals in advance.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (188 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Watch for big problems; they disguise big opportunities.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (105 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (139 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (122 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.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (157 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (144 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (174 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

You cannot produce a baby in one month by impregnating nine women.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (147 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (166 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.

[aphorist] Unknown, (from Mad Magazine), in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Murphy's Law: If anything can go wrong, it will.

[aphorist] Edward A. Murphy, Jr., in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Edward A. Murphy, Jr., in [category] Success and Failure

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

Everything you do or say is public relations.

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

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

Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and the instruction afterwards.

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

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