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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/0csjlftm  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 2011 by peter

Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/sdc7t2fc  ·   Fair (167 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.

Edward A. Murphy, Jr., in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/8ebocmyu  ·   Fair (174 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Murphy's Law: If anything can go wrong, it will.

Edward A. Murphy, Jr., in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/renqzacv  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You're a genius if you fly a kite during a thunderstorm, and discover that lightning is electricity -- but you're an idiot if you fly a kite during a thunderstorm, and discover that lightning can kill you.

Unknown, (from Mad Magazine), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gelcd01a  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You should emulate your heroes, but don't carry it too far. Especially if they are dead.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/lc1buagj  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot produce a baby in one month by impregnating nine women.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/tnfwhxlp  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gpnuvt0q  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/qtbtjqxs  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can't carve your way to success without cutting remarks.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/f65xdmkd  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You are not what you think you are, you are not what they think you are, but you could be what you think they think you are.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/sm4gracz  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Strategy: A long-range plan whose merit cannot be evaluated until sometime after those creating it have left the organization.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/n6uw7frr  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The last time you failed, did you stop trying because you failed -- or did you fail because you stopped trying?

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/7tiaqkyk  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/0dnzu8o7  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success is a journey, not a destination.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wvpojnsh  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ffrhkz8y  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Golden Rule: whoever has the gold makes the rules.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/i1mqw56v  ·   Fair (146 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The future belongs to those who dare.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/rhjtfglc  ·   Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The chance of the bread falling with the buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/cajbytn9  ·   Fair (143 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The greatest thing man can create is himself.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/y2wjstfn  ·   Fair (286 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The amount of work to be done increases in proportion to the amount of work already completed.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation