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Success and Failure

376 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.

[aphorist] John Kenneth Galbraith, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (41 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can run with the big dogs or sit on the porch and bark.

[aphorist] Wallace Arnold, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (180 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 (14 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Mistakes are often the stepping stones to utter failure.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (164 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

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

When all is lost, ask the I.R.S. -- they'll find something.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

[aphorist] Alan Ashley-Pitt, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (663 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

[aphorist] Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2882 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.

[aphorist] Francis Bacon, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

[aphorist] Nicholas Murray Butler, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1040 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Necessity is the mother of invention.

[aphorist] Plato, The Republic, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

The Republic (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (257 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 (121 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 (107 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 (80 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commision.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (190 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (9 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Charlie McCarthy, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (55 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] Tim McGowan

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

[aphorist] Tim McGowan, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (6 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Herman Melville, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Henry Louis Mencken, in [category] Success and Failure

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