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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.

Kehlog Albran, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (365 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commision.

Fred Allen, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

Woody Allen, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can run with the big dogs or sit on the porch and bark.

Wallace Arnold, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

Alan Ashley-Pitt, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (826 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.

Leo Burnett, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

Nicholas Murray Butler, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.

Arthur Calwell, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (327 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Albert Camus, in Law and Politics and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (98 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you pray for rain, don't be surprised if you're struck by lightning.

Damien Cannon, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (196 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (55 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man who needs a monument ever ought to have one.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (673 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

Aesop, in Happiness and Misery and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (522 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.

Howard Aiken, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Ralph Ellison, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (553 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hitch your wagon to a star.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man can get through me but through my act.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (120 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.

John Kenneth Galbraith, in Success and Failure

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