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Success and Failure

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

[aphorist] Mark Twain, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The biggest things are always the easiest to do because there is no competition.

[aphorist] William Van Horne, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

They are able because they think they are able.

[aphorist] Vergil, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (80 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

[aphorist] Gore Vidal, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (174 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A witty saying proves nothing.

[aphorist] Voltaire, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (49 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All my life I wanted to be someone; I guess I should have been more specific.

[aphorist] Jane Wagner, in [category] Success and Failure

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

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.

[aphorist] George Washington, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always expect the worst, and you will never be disappointed.

[aphorist] Peter Wastholm, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing ventured, nothing gained -- but if everything is ventured, and still nothing gained, give up and venture elsewhere.

[aphorist] Peter Wastholm, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (350 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Usually, if you're calling any shots at all, you're not eating worms.

[aphorist] Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes (the Susie Derkins character), in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.

[aphorist] Weisert, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

[aphorist] Mae West, in [category] Success and Failure

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

If I traveled to the end of the rainbow
As Dame Fortune did intend,
Murphy would be there to tell me
The pot's at the other end.

[aphorist] Bert Whitney, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (475 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

[aphorist] Oscar Wilde, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (425 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

[aphorist] Oscar Wilde, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Make voyages! Attempt them... there's nothing else.

[aphorist] Tennessee Williams, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nonchalance is the ability to remain down to earth when everything else is up in the air.

[aphorist] Earl Wilson, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.

[aphorist] Woodrow Wilson, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.

[aphorist] Walter Winchell, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (20 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing recedes like success.

[aphorist] Walter Winchell, in [category] Success and Failure

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