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Success and Failure

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (330 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

[aphorist] Peter F. Drucker, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (101 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.

[aphorist] Will Rogers, in [category] Success and Failure

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

You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising budget is big enough.

[aphorist] Ed Rollins, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

[aphorist] Wallace Arnold, in [category] 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.

[aphorist] Alan Ashley-Pitt, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (825 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 (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 (85 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

"It can't happen here" is number 1 on the list of famous last words.

[aphorist] David Crosby, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (900 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Become addicted to constant and neverending self-improvement.

[aphorist] Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in [category] Success and Failure

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (865 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't fear change -- embrace it.

[aphorist] Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in [category] Success and Failure

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (778 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.

[aphorist] Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in [category] Success and Failure

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (79 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

[aphorist] Bette Davis, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.

[aphorist] W. Edwards Deming, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (122 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

[aphorist] Daniel Dennett, in [category] Life and Death and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.

[aphorist] Bernadette Devlin, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (515 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's kinda fun to do the impossible.

[aphorist] Walt Disney, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1012 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

[aphorist] Benjamin Disraeli, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I kept on digging the hole deeper and deeper looking for the treasure chest until I finally lifted my head, looked up and realised that I had dug my own grave.

[aphorist] Dominic, (on the psychology of a gambler), in [category] Life and Death and [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (140 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who hesitates is probably smart... or maybe stapled to the floor.

[aphorist] Dr. Squid, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism and [category] Success and Failure

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

Sloppy thinking only gets worse with decapitation.

[aphorist] Dr. Squid, in [category] Success and Failure

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