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Comment#  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (63 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake.

Confucius, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No one really knows enough to be a pessimist.

Norman Cousins, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (320 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.

Stephen R. Covey, Principle-Centered Leadership, in Success and Failure

Principle-Centered Leadership (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.

Quentin Crisp, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

"It can't happen here" is number 1 on the list of famous last words.

David Crosby, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (901 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Become addicted to constant and neverending self-improvement.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Success and Failure

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Comment#  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The biggest things are always the easiest to do because there is no competition.

William Van Horne, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

They are able because they think they are able.

Vergil, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (80 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

Gore Vidal, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (178 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A witty saying proves nothing.

Voltaire, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (49 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All my life I wanted to be someone; I guess I should have been more specific.

Jane Wagner, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (47 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.

George Washington, in Success and Failure

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