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Success and Failure

376 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

[aphorist] Henry Louis Mencken, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When one is trying to do something beyond one's known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.

[aphorist] Henry Miller, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (196 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Marty Milner

Modesty is the opium of the mediocre.

[aphorist] Marty Milner, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (341 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down.

[aphorist] Wilson Mizner, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can run with the big dogs or sit on the porch and bark.

[aphorist] Wallace Arnold, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

[aphorist] Alan Ashley-Pitt, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (44 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing very good or very bad lasts very long.

[aphorist] D. W. Luthanen, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Douglas MacArthur, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (47 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.

[aphorist] Mao Tse-Tung, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (770 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] William Markiewicz, Extracts of Existence, in [category] Success and Failure

Extracts of Existence

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Abraham Maslow, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Charlie McCarthy, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] Tim McGowan

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

[aphorist] Tim McGowan, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

[aphorist] Herman Melville, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (846 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

[aphorist] Edwin Lefèvre, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, in [category] Success and Failure

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (90 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] William F. Light

Don't let fear stop you.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (161 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

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

[aphorist] Vincent T. Lombardi, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (51 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The average person thinks he isn't.

[aphorist] Larry Lorenzoni, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (752 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Do, or do not. There is no try.

[aphorist] George Lucas, The Empire Strikes Back (Yoda), in [category] Success and Failure

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (303 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

[aphorist] Woody Allen, in [category] Success and Failure

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