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Comment#  ·   Fair (11 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

DeVries' Dilemma: If you hit two keys on the typewriter, the one you don't want hits the paper.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (18 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Do not believe in miracles -- rely on them.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ducharm's Axiom: If you view your problem closely enough you will recognize yourself as part of the problem.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Even a blind pig in a blizzard finds an acorn once in a while.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (814 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Austin Holmes  · 

Even if you aren't making money at your job, but doing something you love to do, you are a true success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ever notice that even the busiest people are never too busy to tell you just how busy they are?

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (28 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every solution breeds new problems.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (14 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every successful person has had failures but repeated failure is no guarantee of eventual success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything you do or say is public relations.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Finagle's Fourth Law: Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it only makes it worse.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (21 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (20 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you've got.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (19 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hoare's Law of Large Problems: Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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