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Comment#  ·   Fair (502 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else -- unless it is an enemy.

Albert Einstein, in Altruism and Cynicism and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (131 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.

Bessie Stanley, in Happiness and Misery and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are really not many jobs that actually require a penis or a vagina, and all other occupations should be open to everyone.

Gloria Steinem, in Men and Women and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.

Casey Stengal, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bravery and stupidity go hand in hand.

David Summers, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (472 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (877 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

A ship doesn't travel far in a calm sea.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (25 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (20 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A winner never quits -- a quitter never wins.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After all is said and done, a lot more is usually said than done.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (28 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After an instrument has been assembled, extra components will be found on the bench.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After the last of 16 mounting screws has been removed from an access cover, it will be discovered that the wrong access cover has been removed.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (101 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All I ask of life is a constant and exaggerated sense of my own importance.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (141 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Ian Robinson

An error is not a mistake until you refuse to correct it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Anthony's Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll into the least accessible corner of the workshop.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any small object that is accidentally dropped will hide under a larger object.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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