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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/sm4gracz  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Strategy: A long-range plan whose merit cannot be evaluated until sometime after those creating it have left the organization.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/7tiaqkyk  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/0dnzu8o7  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success is a journey, not a destination.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wvpojnsh  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ffrhkz8y  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Golden Rule: whoever has the gold makes the rules.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/xhom8dbn  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only those who do not expect anything are never disappointed. Only those who never try, never fail.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/4wuke9ix  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them that Benjamin Franklin said it first.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/xts9pvd0  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Perfection is only achieved on the point of collapse.

Unknown, (from Bjarne Stroustrup's book on C++), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/rcehbv9s  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Putt's Law: Technology is dominated by two types of people: Those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/jb6usc1h  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reach for the moon and if you miss at least you will land among the stars.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ovsgddqq  ·   Fair (115 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Non-Reciprocal Laws of Expectations: Negative expectations yield negative results. Positive expectations yield negative results.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/u05c2aqo  ·   Fair (156 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is difficult to those who have the will.

Unknown, (motto of the Dutch Poet's Society), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/oumhmbbr  ·   Fair (987 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Official Project Stages: (1) Uncritical Acceptance. (2) Wild Enthusiasm. (3) Dejected Disillusionment. (4) Total Confusion. (5) Search for the Guilty. (6) Punishment of the Innocent. (7) Promotion of the Non-participants.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/aa3jqtel  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Oliver's Law: Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/z1irlfxp  ·   Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Once you've tried to change the world you find it's a whole bunch easier to change your mind.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wbhpks76  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Measure twice because you can only cut once.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/5ce9bwks  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Mistakes are often the stepping stones to utter failure.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/w3vp1iki  ·   Fair (314 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than in a Lada.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/xe17luio  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My hands are free, but my mind hesitates.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zoq7mjnx  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never make anything simple and efficient when a way can be found to make it complex and wonderful.

Unknown, in Success and Failure