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Comment#  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

Carl Sandburg, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.

William Saroyan, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing good ever ends.

William Saroyan, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.

Richard Sasuly, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (94 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.

Daniel Schorr, in Altruism and Cynicism and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it.

Elias Schwartz, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

Albert Schweitzer, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (852 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talkers are no good doers.

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in Success and Failure

Henry VI (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To solve the problems of today, we must focus on tomorrow.

Erik Nupponen, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

Sean O'Casey, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (38 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Your ass is grass and I am the lawnmower.

J. A. O'Fihely, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (63 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state.

John Ousterhout, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

Neil Peart, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (1195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Plato, The Republic, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

The Republic (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's a bitch, and life's got lots of sisters.

Ross Presser, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (58 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened, it won't last.

Jules Renard, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.

La Rochefoucauld, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Will Rogers, in Success and Failure

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