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Comment#  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake.

Confucius, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No one really knows enough to be a pessimist.

Norman Cousins, in Success and Failure

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 (80 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

Bette Davis, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.

W. Edwards Deming, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Daniel Dennett, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.

Bernadette Devlin, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can run with the big dogs or sit on the porch and bark.

Wallace Arnold, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

Alan Ashley-Pitt, 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 (673 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

Aesop, in Happiness and Misery and 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 (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

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