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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/mydapq7x  ·   Fair (605 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Megan

To accomplish great things, you must not only act but also dream, not only dream but also believe.

Anatole France, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/16klo0kt  ·   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

tiny.ag/ykvnehgu  ·   Fair (729 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/yyswmzge  ·   Fair (373 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/dxiykzqf  ·   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

tiny.ag/1j9ttvjx  ·   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

tiny.ag/dozch5ts  ·   Fair (611 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Marian Erickson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/bpcdcqq7  ·   Fair (553 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hitch your wagon to a star.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/2lhdnopk  ·   Fair (213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man can get through me but through my act.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ezoktgw3  ·   Fair (196 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/2ohv3gf8  ·   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

tiny.ag/0bmtlpd4  ·   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

tiny.ag/koexwc3k  ·   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

tiny.ag/bu9vryao  ·   Fair (131 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Albert Einstein, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/oqp628a1  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Ralph Ellison, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/oxoy2gsu  ·   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

tiny.ag/pxbmzdh5  ·   Fair (255 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/950guyxd  ·   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

tiny.ag/p7nfwxgq  ·   Fair (455 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/6nolsedp  ·   Fair (25 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.

Unknown, in Success and Failure