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Comment#  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

Mae West, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I traveled to the end of the rainbow
As Dame Fortune did intend,
Murphy would be there to tell me
The pot's at the other end.

Bert Whitney, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (480 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Oscar Wilde, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (428 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

Oscar Wilde, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Make voyages! Attempt them... there's nothing else.

Tennessee Williams, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nonchalance is the ability to remain down to earth when everything else is up in the air.

Earl Wilson, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.

Woodrow Wilson, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (30 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.

Walter Winchell, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (20 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing recedes like success.

Walter Winchell, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Just because you've been wiping your ass for twenty years, that doesn't mean you've been doing it right.

John Winsett, (said at a training seminar), in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Where there is no vision, there is no achievment.

Chris Y., in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (67 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People who never acheive happiness are the ones who complain whenever they're awake, and whenever they're asleep,they are thinking about what to complain about tommorrow.

Adam Zimbler, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (1236 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What a strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

Unknown, (W.O.P.R. computer in War Games), in Success and Failure and War and Peace

War Games (VHS (NTSC))

Comment#  ·   Fair (23 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A .44 magnum beats four aces.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (39 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A bend in the road is not the end of the road -- unless you fail to make the turn.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A carelessly planned project takes three times longer to complete than expected; a carefully planned project will take only twice as long.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A computer can make as many mistakes in two seconds as 20 men working for 20 years.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (15 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A conceited person never gets anywhere because he thinks he is already there.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (14 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A day for firm decisions! Or is it?

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (877 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

A ship doesn't travel far in a calm sea.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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