Aphorisms Galore!

Success and Failure

376 aphorisms  ·  31 comments

Aphorisms in This Category

1–20 (376) > >>  ·  Submit an Aphorism  ·  Post a Comment

Comment#  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you pray for rain, don't be surprised if you're struck by lightning.

Damien Cannon, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No pressure, no diamonds.

Mary Case, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (364 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is able to do what he is unable to imagine. His head trails a wake through the galaxy of the absurd.

René Char, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (480 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (455 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (479 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (255 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Kites rise highest against the wind -- not with it.

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (63 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.

Joe Clark, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

Woody Allen, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.

Leo Burnett, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

Nicholas Murray Butler, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.

Arthur Calwell, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (327 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Albert Camus, in Law and Politics and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act and, in acting, to live.

Omar Bradley, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit.

Ernest Bramah, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (628 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution.

Werner von Braun, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.

Werner von Braun, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Bertolt Brecht, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (974 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Success and Failure

1–20 (376) > >>  ·  Submit an Aphorism  ·  Post a Comment