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Success and Failure

376 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (21 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily.

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

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

Happiness isn't getting what you want, it's wanting what you've got.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (19 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hoare's Law of Large Problems: Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (183 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Jim Mueller

I wish I were what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (248 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I'd rather be rich than stupid.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I can be of any help, you're in worse trouble than I thought.

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

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

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

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

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

If at first you don't succeed, redefine success.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1059 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Glenn Troester

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If the odds are a million to one against something occurring, chances are 50-50 it will.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (43 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (386 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.

[aphorist] Yogi Berra, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (201 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take Hofstadter's Law into account.

[aphorist] Doug Hofstadter, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (19 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success is like a fart -- only your own smells nice.

[aphorist] James P. Hogan, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (15 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anthony's Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll into the least accessible corner of the workshop.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any small object that is accidentally dropped will hide under a larger object.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (28 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any time things appear to be going better, you have overlooked something.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (18 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any time you think you have influence, try ordering around someone else's dog.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anyone who uses the phrase "easy as taking candy from a baby" has never tried taking candy from a baby.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (28 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Blessed are the meek for they shall inhibit the earth.

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

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