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Comment#  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Watch for big problems; they disguise big opportunities.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Weiler's Law: Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (146 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wethern's Law: Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.

Unknown, 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

Comment#  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You are not what you think you are, you are not what they think you are, but you could be what you think they think you are.

Unknown, 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 (161 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.

Vincent T. Lombardi, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The average person thinks he isn't.

Larry Lorenzoni, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (753 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Do, or do not. There is no try.

George Lucas, The Empire Strikes Back (Yoda), in Success and Failure

The Empire Strikes Back, special ed. (VHS (NTSC))

Comment#  ·   Fair (45 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing very good or very bad lasts very long.

D. W. Luthanen, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.

Douglas MacArthur, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (47 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.

Mao Tse-Tung, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (773 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's better to be an authentic loser than a false success, and to die alive than to live dead.

William Markiewicz, Extracts of Existence, in Success and Failure

Extracts of Existence

Comment#  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.

Abraham Maslow, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.

Charlie McCarthy, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Tim McGowan

I must catch up with the others, for I am their leader.

Tim McGowan, in Success and Failure

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