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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/ecgyv8jm  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To deny we need and want power is to deny that we hope to be effective.

Liz Smith, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/0csjlftm  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 2011 by peter

Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

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/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/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/ezoktgw3  ·   Fair (196 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

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/bpcdcqq7  ·   Fair (553 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hitch your wagon to a star.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, 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/bx0vlces  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else -- unless it is an enemy.

Albert Einstein, in Altruism and Cynicism and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/4xolnjrp  ·   Fair (502 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zfe8lgun  ·   Fair (50 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.

Arthur Block, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/mgtvsjqa  ·   Fair (415 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Alva Edison, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/knpetbhm  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's no success like failure, And failure's no success at all.

Bob Dylan, "Love Minus Zero/No Limit", 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/jro1ckeb  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.

Charles Brower, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/bvz84ngk  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Mythical Man-Month (paperback)

Brooks' Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.

Fred Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ck8ji3nm  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.

Leo Burnett, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/aodtqiq7  ·   Fair (966 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Inform all the troops that communications have completely broken down.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/4t1buvks  ·   Fair (1278 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Science and Religion and Success and Failure