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Comment#  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more you know, the less you need to show.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (94 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more you know, the less you think you know.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The more you put into life, the less you will get.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The number of people watching you is directly proportional to the stupidity of your action.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The surest way of having something done is to forbid your kids to do it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (105 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.

Unknown, (Russian proverb), in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are a lot of ways to become a failure, but never taking a chance is the most successful.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are people who make things happen, those who watch what happens, and those who wonder what happened.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are two types of dirt: the dark kind, which is attracted to light objects, and the light kind, which is attracted to dark objects.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, to forgive unusual.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of them absent.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (152 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is said that the lonely eagle flies to the mountain peaks while the lowly ant crawls the ground, but cannot the soul of the ant soar as high as the eagle?

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Jenkinson's Law: It won't work.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Johnson's First Law: When any mechanical contrivance fails, it will do so at the most inconvenient possible time.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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