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Comment#  ·   Fair (415 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Alva Edison, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (502 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else -- unless it is an enemy.

Albert Einstein, in Altruism and Cynicism and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (131 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When I discover who I am, I'll be free.

Ralph Ellison, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (553 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hitch your wagon to a star.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man can get through me but through my act.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (196 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (403 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (289 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (611 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most of life is choices, and the rest is pure dumb luck.

Marian Erickson, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

With every passing hour, our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress.

Ransom K. Ferm, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

If at first you don't succeed, try, and try again. Then give up. There's no sense in being a damned fool about it.

W. C. Fields, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (373 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you're strong enough, there are no precedents.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (729 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (881 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whether you think that you can or that you can't, you are usually right.

Henry Ford, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (371 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's not over until it's over.

Yogi Berra, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (445 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.

Yogi Berra, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (680 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hatred: A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's superiority.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

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