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Comment#  ·   Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To solve the problems of today, we must focus on tomorrow.

Erik Nupponen, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

Sean O'Casey, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (38 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Your ass is grass and I am the lawnmower.

J. A. O'Fihely, 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

Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

Neil Peart, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (1195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Plato, The Republic, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

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Comment#  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Franklin P. Jones, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (162 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.

Danny Kaye, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (419 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

John Keats, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

Helen Keller, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Walt Kelly, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (277 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Large increases in cost with questionable increases in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and women.

Lord Kelvin, in Men and Women and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (370 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (1290 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999  · 

Take a chance and you may lose. Take not a chance and you have lost already.

Søren Kierkegaard, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (381 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We have had an Imperial lesson; it may make us an Empire yet!

Rudyard Kipling, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Henry Kissinger, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

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