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Comment#  ·   Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.

Leo Rosten, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret Lee Runbeck, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (859 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Bill Masterson (wmasterson

The race may not be always to the swift, or the battle to the strong, but that's sure the way to bet.

Damon Runyon, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

Carl Sandburg, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.

William Saroyan, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing good ever ends.

William Saroyan, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To solve the problems of today, we must focus on tomorrow.

Erik Nupponen, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (38 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Your ass is grass and I am the lawnmower.

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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Neil Peart, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (1195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Necessity is the mother of invention.

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

The Republic (paperback)

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Will Rogers, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.

Charles Brower, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When I discover who I am, I'll be free.

Ralph Ellison, in Success and Failure

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