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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 (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.

Richard Sasuly, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (94 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.

Daniel Schorr, in Altruism and Cynicism and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it.

Elias Schwartz, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

Albert Schweitzer, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (852 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talkers are no good doers.

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in Success and Failure

Henry VI (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (222 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw, 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 (232 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anything is possible if you wish hard enough.

James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan, in Success and Failure

Peter Pan (hardcover)

Comment#  ·   Fair (324 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most plans are just inaccurate predictions.

Ben Bayol, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Spel chekers, hoo neeeds em?

Alan James Bean, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (436 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.

Ludwig van Beethoven, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give up because by that time I was too famous.

Peter Benchley, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one.

James G. Bennet, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (611 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most of life is choices, and the rest is pure dumb luck.

Marian Erickson, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

With every passing hour, our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress.

Ransom K. Ferm, 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

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