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Success and Failure

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

No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.

[aphorist] Richard Sasuly, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.

[aphorist] Daniel Schorr, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it.

[aphorist] Elias Schwartz, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

[aphorist] Albert Schweitzer, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (852 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talkers are no good doers.

[aphorist] William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in [category] Success and Failure

Henry VI (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (222 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

[aphorist] George Bernard Shaw, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (287 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.

[aphorist] George Bernard Shaw, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (779 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You see things and you say, "Why?" But I see things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"

[aphorist] George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah, Part I, Act I (1921), in [category] Success and Failure

Back to Methuselah (hardcover)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To deny we need and want power is to deny that we hope to be effective.

[aphorist] Liz Smith, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (244 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.

[aphorist] Bessie Stanley, in [category] Happiness and Misery and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (310 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.

[aphorist] Gloria Steinem, in [category] Men and Women and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (23 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Casey Stengal, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bravery and stupidity go hand in hand.

[aphorist] David Summers, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (469 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

[aphorist] Sun Tzu, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

[aphorist] Publilius Syrus, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Publilius Syrus, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (41 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower, in [category] Success and Failure

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

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

[aphorist] Dylan Thomas, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- 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.

[aphorist] Virgil Thomson, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- 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.

[aphorist] Henry David Thoreau, in [category] Success and Failure

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