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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/la8pw7kl  ·   Fair (381 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We have had an Imperial lesson; it may make us an Empire yet!

Rudyard Kipling, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/1ywkwx4s  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Henry Kissinger, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/boc0z1r2  ·   Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.

Don Knuth, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/6wach9td  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Pick battles big enough to matter, but small enough to win.

Jonathan Kozol, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/4horecyq  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Christopher Lasch, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ecbydwuh  ·   Fair (846 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (paperback)

After spending many years in Wall Street and after making and losing millions of dollars I want to tell you this: It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting.

Edwin Lefèvre, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/d75fswen  ·   Fair (90 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by William F. Light

Don't let fear stop you.

William F. Light, (to someone threatening to knock him out), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/0aw3r6zu  ·   Fair (161 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.

Vincent T. Lombardi, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/rvxpkbzw  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The average person thinks he isn't.

Larry Lorenzoni, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/mtyfl0j1  ·   Fair (753 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Empire Strikes Back, special ed. (VHS (NTSC))

Do, or do not. There is no try.

George Lucas, The Empire Strikes Back (Yoda), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/enjckxg8  ·   Fair (45 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing very good or very bad lasts very long.

D. W. Luthanen, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ry72cat0  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.

Douglas MacArthur, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zi6fgh0w  ·   Fair (47 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.

Mao Tse-Tung, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/emt4aro3  ·   Fair (773 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's better to be an authentic loser than a false success, and to die alive than to live dead.

William Markiewicz, Extracts of Existence, in Success and Failure

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

When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.

Abraham Maslow, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/krs8ezg1  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.

Charlie McCarthy, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/i1bt6pjo  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Tim McGowan

I must catch up with the others, for I am their leader.

Tim McGowan, in Success and Failure