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Success and Failure

376 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (221 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 (283 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 (778 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 (31 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 (234 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 (298 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 (18 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 (547 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

[aphorist] Aesop, in [category] Happiness and Misery and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (386 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.

[aphorist] Howard Aiken, 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 (328 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commision.

[aphorist] Fred Allen, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (814 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

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

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

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

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.

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

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

Thought precedes action, action does not always precede thought.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (69 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To buy happiness is to sell soul.

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

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To hit bottom is to fall from grace.

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

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

We may not always get what we want, but surely we will get what we deserve.

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

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