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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/no2pawla  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Do not believe in miracles -- rely on them.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/lmtj5cfu  ·   Fair (19 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Blessed are those who expect nothing... for they will not be disappointed.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/avqob1zr  ·   Fair (28 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Blessed are the meek for they shall inhibit the earth.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/kbikw1yt  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/odgzoipj  ·   Fair (17 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Boob's Law: You always find something in the last place you look.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/tcqireyb  ·   Fair (34 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Boren's Laws: (1) When in charge, ponder. (2) When in trouble, delegate. (3) When in doubt, mumble.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zmis8rln  ·   Fair (14 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bradley's Bromide: If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee -- that will do them in.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/dm6wz1hm  ·   Fair (21 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

By doing just a little every day, you can gradually let the task completely overwhelm you.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/nz2qcagl  ·   Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Cheer up! Things are getting worse at a slower rate.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/7a4ntqxo  ·   Fair (164 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Cox's Philosophy: Life's a bitch, and then you die.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/mximzhqd  ·   Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anyone who uses the phrase "easy as taking candy from a baby" has never tried taking candy from a baby.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/9unwygui  ·   Fair (18 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any time you think you have influence, try ordering around someone else's dog.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/qyrspbdi  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any time things appear to be going better, you have overlooked something.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/frlb4xpk  ·   Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any small object that is accidentally dropped will hide under a larger object.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/2kneov7h  ·   Fair (18 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/znt3vhbp  ·   Fair (11 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

DeVries' Dilemma: If you hit two keys on the typewriter, the one you don't want hits the paper.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/br8cx6zt  ·   Fair (628 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Werner von Braun, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hobsgyde  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Bertolt Brecht, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/rwq2lgkv  ·   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

tiny.ag/cya9lpyt  ·   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