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Comment#  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ever notice that even the busiest people are never too busy to tell you just how busy they are?

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (28 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every solution breeds new problems.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (14 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every successful person has had failures but repeated failure is no guarantee of eventual success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything you do or say is public relations.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and the instruction afterwards.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Finagle's Fourth Law: Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it only makes it worse.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (20 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in 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.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (78 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (84 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Remember only the good, the bad will never forget you.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (55 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (45 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Thought precedes action, action does not always precede thought.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Peter Wastholm, in 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.

Peter Wastholm, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (351 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes (the Susie Derkins character), in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Weisert, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

Mae West, in Success and Failure

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