Aphorisms Galore!

Success and Failure

376 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

Aphorisms in This Category

<< < 21–40 (376) > >>  ·  Submit an Aphorism  ·  Post a Comment

Comment#  ·   Fair (320 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.

Stephen R. Covey, Principle-Centered Leadership, in Success and Failure

Principle-Centered Leadership (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.

Quentin Crisp, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

"It can't happen here" is number 1 on the list of famous last words.

David Crosby, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (901 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Become addicted to constant and neverending self-improvement.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Success and Failure

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (869 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't fear change -- embrace it.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Success and Failure

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (779 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Success and Failure

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Comment#  ·   Fair (365 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commision.

Fred Allen, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

Woody Allen, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

Nicholas Murray Butler, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.

Arthur Calwell, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (327 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Albert Camus, in Law and Politics and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you pray for rain, don't be surprised if you're struck by lightning.

Damien Cannon, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (522 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.

Howard Aiken, 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 (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

The Mythical Man-Month (paperback)

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

<< < 21–40 (376) > >>  ·  Submit an Aphorism  ·  Post a Comment