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Comment#  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Paul Gauguin, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be braver -- you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

David Lloyd George, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

J. Paul Getty, in Success and Failure and Wealth and Poverty

Comment#  ·   Fair (19 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Things don't go wrong, they simply happen.

Jacob Ghitis, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (383 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The wind and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

Edward Gibbon, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only the mediocre are always at their best.

Jean Giraudoux, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (842 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When ideas fail, words come in very handy.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We will burn that bridge when we come to it.

Nick Gorski, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.

Albert Guinon, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (79 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.

Sacha Guitry, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (167 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.

Edward A. Murphy, Jr., in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can't carve your way to success without cutting remarks.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

You cannot produce a baby in one month by impregnating nine women.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You should emulate your heroes, but don't carry it too far. Especially if they are dead.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You're a genius if you fly a kite during a thunderstorm, and discover that lightning is electricity -- but you're an idiot if you fly a kite during a thunderstorm, and discover that lightning can kill you.

Unknown, (from Mad Magazine), in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (174 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Murphy's Law: If anything can go wrong, it will.

Edward A. Murphy, Jr., in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

While anyone can admit to themselves they were wrong, the true test is admission to someone else.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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