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Comment#  ·   Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When all is lost, ask the I.R.S. -- they'll find something.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (39 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Don't think, just do.

Reiko Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (140 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I want what I want when I want it!

Roy Horton, (at age six), in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (239 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you have a bowl of apples and you eat the best ones first, then you have only the best ones left.

Shelly Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more you wrestle with a turd, the more shit gets on you.

Shelly Horton, 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 (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 (3070 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.

Francis Bacon, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (3116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

As you ramble on through life, brother, whatever be your goal: keep your eyes upon the donut, and not upon the hole!

Murray Banks, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (881 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young.

Russell Banks, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it's been though a blender first.

Les Barker, An Infinite Number of Occasional Tables, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (232 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anything is possible if you wish hard enough.

James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan, in Success and Failure

Peter Pan (hardcover)

Comment#  ·   Fair (324 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most plans are just inaccurate predictions.

Ben Bayol, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Spel chekers, hoo neeeds em?

Alan James Bean, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (436 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.

Ludwig van Beethoven, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give up because by that time I was too famous.

Peter Benchley, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one.

James G. Bennet, in Success and Failure

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