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Success and Failure

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Commenttiny.ag/6ksjcdo8  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you cannot convince them, confuse them.

Harry S Truman, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/7kxpl9yw  ·   Fair (342 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence -- and then success is sure.

Mark Twain, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/h5blv72l  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/n3oab9iu  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The biggest things are always the easiest to do because there is no competition.

William Van Horne, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/cgb5omnm  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

They are able because they think they are able.

Vergil, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/30roecxw  ·   Fair (80 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

Gore Vidal, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/t9jmvbpa  ·   Fair (178 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A witty saying proves nothing.

Voltaire, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/ghr75dcd  ·   Fair (49 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All my life I wanted to be someone; I guess I should have been more specific.

Jane Wagner, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/kzayik2y  ·   Fair (47 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.

George Washington, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/m3n54rvj  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always expect the worst, and you will never be disappointed.

Peter Wastholm, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/vpdlcnc4  ·   Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing ventured, nothing gained -- but if everything is ventured, and still nothing gained, give up and venture elsewhere.

Peter Wastholm, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/ajoczguy  ·   Fair (351 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Usually, if you're calling any shots at all, you're not eating worms.

Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes (the Susie Derkins character), in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/cwprmiyl  ·   Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.

Weisert, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/6wwft1cd  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

Mae West, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/5wea9qlk  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I traveled to the end of the rainbow
As Dame Fortune did intend,
Murphy would be there to tell me
The pot's at the other end.

Bert Whitney, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/ass2ou8g  ·   Fair (222 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/zsifm5dt  ·   Fair (293 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.

George Bernard Shaw, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Commenttiny.ag/qkzfb5u9  ·   Fair (780 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You see things and you say, "Why?" But I see things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"

George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah, Part I, Act I (1921), in Success and Failure

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Commenttiny.ag/ecgyv8jm  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To deny we need and want power is to deny that we hope to be effective.

Liz Smith, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/u9pdixbi  ·   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

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