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Comment#  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret Lee Runbeck, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (859 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Bill Masterson (wmasterson

The race may not be always to the swift, or the battle to the strong, but that's sure the way to bet.

Damon Runyon, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Do not believe in miracles -- rely on them.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ducharm's Axiom: If you view your problem closely enough you will recognize yourself as part of the problem.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Even a blind pig in a blizzard finds an acorn once in a while.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (814 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Austin Holmes  · 

Even if you aren't making money at your job, but doing something you love to do, you are a true success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ever notice that even the busiest people are never too busy to tell you just how busy they are?

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (28 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every solution breeds new problems.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (14 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every successful person has had failures but repeated failure is no guarantee of eventual success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything you do or say is public relations.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and the instruction afterwards.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Finagle's Fourth Law: Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it only makes it worse.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (21 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (20 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you've got.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (19 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hoare's Law of Large Problems: Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (190 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Jim Mueller

I wish I were what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.

Charlie McCarthy, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Tim McGowan

I must catch up with the others, for I am their leader.

Tim McGowan, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville, in Success and Failure

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