Success and Failure
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By doing just a little every day, you can gradually let the task completely overwhelm you.
Cox's Philosophy: Life's a bitch, and then you die.
DeVries' Dilemma: If you hit two keys on the typewriter, the one you don't want hits the paper.
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.
Any small object that is accidentally dropped will hide under a larger object.
The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.
Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
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.
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
You see things and you say, "Why?" But I see things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"
After an instrument has been assembled, extra components will be found on the bench.
After the last of 16 mounting screws has been removed from an access cover, it will be discovered that the wrong access cover has been removed.
All I ask of life is a constant and exaggerated sense of my own importance.