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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/ndscvllq  ·   Fair (339 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

Elbert Hubbard, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/piklxjab  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo, in Success and Failure and War and Peace

tiny.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

tiny.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

tiny.ag/of4kcoqn  ·   Fair (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are really not many jobs that actually require a penis or a vagina, and all other occupations should be open to everyone.

Gloria Steinem, in Men and Women and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ki5uq3ph  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.

Casey Stengal, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/5hbi0ras  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bravery and stupidity go hand in hand.

David Summers, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/15hrdjm4  ·   Fair (472 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/s2pjkz1e  ·   Fair (49 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/yxd6qmth  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.

Publilius Syrus, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/xajujcev  ·   Fair (41 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.

Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/1kqijph2  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.

Dylan Thomas, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/kfrp7mf8  ·   Fair (44 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.

Virgil Thomson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/uetklpkx  ·   Fair (260 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power of the greatest obstacle.

Henry David Thoreau, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wb5d0s4b  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

Lily Tomlin, in Success and Failure

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

If you cannot convince them, confuse them.

Harry S Truman, in Success and Failure

tiny.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