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Comment#  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take Hofstadter's Law into account.

Doug Hofstadter, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success is like a fart -- only your own smells nice.

James P. Hogan, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising budget is big enough.

Ed Rollins, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.

Leo Rosten, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret Lee Runbeck, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (859 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Bill Masterson (wmasterson

The race may not be always to the swift, or the battle to the strong, but that's sure the way to bet.

Damon Runyon, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

Carl Sandburg, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.

William Saroyan, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing good ever ends.

William Saroyan, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.

Richard Sasuly, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (94 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.

Daniel Schorr, in Altruism and Cynicism and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it.

Elias Schwartz, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

Albert Schweitzer, 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 (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No pressure, no diamonds.

Mary Case, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (364 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is able to do what he is unable to imagine. His head trails a wake through the galaxy of the absurd.

René Char, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (480 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

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