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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can run with the big dogs or sit on the porch and bark.

Wallace Arnold, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

Alan Ashley-Pitt, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (826 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3070 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.

Francis Bacon, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

As you ramble on through life, brother, whatever be your goal: keep your eyes upon the donut, and not upon the hole!

Murray Banks, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (880 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young.

Russell Banks, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- 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

Comment#  ·  **-- 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (174 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- 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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Jones' Law: The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Laugh at your problems; everybody else does.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (103 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Law of Probability Dispersal: Whatever it is that hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's a bitch, and then she has puppies.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Measure twice because you can only cut once.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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