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Comment#  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any time things appear to be going better, you have overlooked something.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (18 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any time you think you have influence, try ordering around someone else's dog.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anyone who uses the phrase "easy as taking candy from a baby" has never tried taking candy from a baby.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (28 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Blessed are the meek for they shall inhibit the earth.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (19 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Blessed are those who expect nothing... for they will not be disappointed.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (17 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Boob's Law: You always find something in the last place you look.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (34 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Boren's Laws: (1) When in charge, ponder. (2) When in trouble, delegate. (3) When in doubt, mumble.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (14 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bradley's Bromide: If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee -- that will do them in.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (21 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

By doing just a little every day, you can gradually let the task completely overwhelm you.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Cheer up! Things are getting worse at a slower rate.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (164 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Cox's Philosophy: Life's a bitch, and then you die.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (11 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

DeVries' Dilemma: If you hit two keys on the typewriter, the one you don't want hits the paper.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (18 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Do not believe in miracles -- rely on them.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ducharm's Axiom: If you view your problem closely enough you will recognize yourself as part of the problem.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Even a blind pig in a blizzard finds an acorn once in a while.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (814 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Austin Holmes  · 

Even if you aren't making money at your job, but doing something you love to do, you are a true success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ever notice that even the busiest people are never too busy to tell you just how busy they are?

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (28 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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