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Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are a lot of ways to become a failure, but never taking a chance is the most successful.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are people who make things happen, those who watch what happens, and those who wonder what happened.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are two types of dirt: the dark kind, which is attracted to light objects, and the light kind, which is attracted to dark objects.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (221 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To err is human, to forgive unusual.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of them absent.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Try to get all of your posthumous medals in advance.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (306 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Watch for big problems; they disguise big opportunities.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Weiler's Law: Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (146 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wethern's Law: Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

While anyone can admit to themselves they were wrong, the true test is admission to someone else.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You are not what you think you are, you are not what they think you are, but you could be what you think they think you are.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can't carve your way to success without cutting remarks.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

You cannot produce a baby in one month by impregnating nine women.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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