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Success and Failure

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (800 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whether you think that you can or that you can't, you are usually right.

[aphorist] Henry Ford, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (8 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything you do or say is public relations.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is difficult to those who have the will.

[aphorist] Unknown, (motto of the Dutch Poet's Society), in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (4 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Desperation is like stealing from the mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is able to do what he is unable to imagine. His head trails a wake through the galaxy of the absurd.

[aphorist] René Char, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (767 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After spending many years in Wall Street and after making and losing millions of dollars I want to tell you this: It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting.

[aphorist] Edwin Lefèvre, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, in [category] Success and Failure

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of an approaching train.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (137 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If the odds are a million to one against something occurring, chances are 50-50 it will.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (107 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 (800 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Inform all the troops that communications have completely broken down.

[aphorist] Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in [category] Success and Failure

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 (updated 2012)

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 (updated 2012)  · 

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)

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