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Comment#  ·   Fair (162 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (200 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

Kehlog Albran, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (50 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Arthur Block, 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 (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act and, in acting, to live.

Omar Bradley, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit.

Ernest Bramah, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (628 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution.

Werner von Braun, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.

Werner von Braun, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Bertolt Brecht, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (974 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.

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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (1047 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and whatever you hit, call it the target.

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

Comment#  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep going forward.

Charlotte Brontë, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

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Comment#  ·   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

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 (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

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