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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/wjnnpmri  ·   Fair (63 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state.

John Ousterhout, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/okiuvldz  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.

Abraham Maslow, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/krs8ezg1  ·   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

tiny.ag/qhz1bahc  ·   Fair (38 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Your ass is grass and I am the lawnmower.

J. A. O'Fihely, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ubucsjmk  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

Sean O'Casey, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/nhesdamx  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To solve the problems of today, we must focus on tomorrow.

Erik Nupponen, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/jwf0oyef  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gfofcun3  ·   Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/av8bxdwe  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.

Joe Namath, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ssgp4mwz  ·   Fair (349 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down.

Wilson Mizner, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/mwivhu4q  ·   Fair (201 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Marty Milner

Modesty is the opium of the mediocre.

Marty Milner, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/i1bt6pjo  ·   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

tiny.ag/tgov7yf4  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Herman Melville, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wyl7j4bs  ·   Fair (137 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hnbrayvq  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When one is trying to do something beyond one's known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.

Henry Miller, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/d75fswen  ·   Fair (90 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by William F. Light

Don't let fear stop you.

William F. Light, (to someone threatening to knock him out), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zi6fgh0w  ·   Fair (47 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.

Mao Tse-Tung, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ry72cat0  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.

Douglas MacArthur, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/4horecyq  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Christopher Lasch, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ecbydwuh  ·   Fair (846 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (paperback)

After spending many years in Wall Street and after making and losing millions of dollars I want to tell you this: It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting.

Edwin Lefèvre, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, in Success and Failure