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Comment#  ·   Fair (445 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.

Yogi Berra, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one.

James G. Bennet, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (163 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

99% of the game is half mental.

Yogi Berra, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Prophecy is many times the principal cause of the events foretold.

Thomas Hobbes, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take Hofstadter's Law into account.

Doug Hofstadter, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success is like a fart -- only your own smells nice.

James P. Hogan, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (201 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (721 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Desperation is like stealing from the mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (143 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good ideas are a dime a dozen, bad ones are free.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.

Albert Guinon, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (79 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.

Sacha Guitry, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (55 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man who needs a monument ever ought to have one.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (1099 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998  · 

Never try to out-stubborn a cat.

Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, in Success and Failure

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Comment#  ·   Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Robert Heller, in Success and Failure

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