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Success and Failure

376 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man can get through me but through my act.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (677 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in [category] Love and Hate and [category] Success and Failure

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (737 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hatred: A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's superiority.

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in [category] Love and Hate and [category] Success and Failure

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (481 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Misfortune: The kind of fortune that never misses.

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in [category] Success and Failure

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1042 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Chris Blake

The majority of the time, the thing that gets in the way of success... is your brain.

[aphorist] Chris Blake, in [category] Success and Failure

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

A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.

[aphorist] Arthur Block, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (411 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.

[aphorist] Daniel Boorstin, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When I discover who I am, I'll be free.

[aphorist] Ralph Ellison, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (511 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hitch your wagon to a star.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (200 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

[aphorist] Kehlog Albran, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3115 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

As you ramble on through life, brother, whatever be your goal: keep your eyes upon the donut, and not upon the hole!

[aphorist] Murray Banks, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (840 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young.

[aphorist] Russell Banks, in [category] Life and Death and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (175 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it's been though a blender first.

[aphorist] Les Barker, An Infinite Number of Occasional Tables, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (232 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anything is possible if you wish hard enough.

[aphorist] James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan, in [category] Success and Failure

Peter Pan (hardcover)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (322 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most plans are just inaccurate predictions.

[aphorist] Ben Bayol, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

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

Spel chekers, hoo neeeds em?

[aphorist] Alan James Bean, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (379 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.

[aphorist] Ludwig van Beethoven, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give up because by that time I was too famous.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one.

[aphorist] James G. Bennet, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (161 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

99% of the game is half mental.

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

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