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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 (451 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.

Daniel Boorstin, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No pressure, no diamonds.

Mary Case, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (201 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (721 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Desperation is like stealing from the mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (143 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good ideas are a dime a dozen, bad ones are free.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (78 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (84 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Remember only the good, the bad will never forget you.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (55 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

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