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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 (729 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   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

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

Comment#  ·   Fair (45 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Thought precedes action, action does not always precede thought.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To buy happiness is to sell soul.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To hit bottom is to fall from grace.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We may not always get what we want, but surely we will get what we deserve.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When all is lost, ask the I.R.S. -- they'll find something.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

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

Don't think, just do.

Reiko Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (140 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I want what I want when I want it!

Roy Horton, (at age six), in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (239 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you have a bowl of apples and you eat the best ones first, then you have only the best ones left.

Shelly Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more you wrestle with a turd, the more shit gets on you.

Shelly Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (339 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

Elbert Hubbard, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo, in Success and Failure and War and Peace

Comment#  ·   Fair (201 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.

Hubert Humphrey, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (2972 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

With love and patience, nothing is impossible.

Daisaku Ikeda, in Success and Failure

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