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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/frlb4xpk  ·   Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any small object that is accidentally dropped will hide under a larger object.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zsgksyjo  ·   Fair (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

Woody Allen, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/t9jmvbpa  ·   Fair (178 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A witty saying proves nothing.

Voltaire, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qkzfb5u9  ·   Fair (780 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You see things and you say, "Why?" But I see things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"

George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah, Part I, Act I (1921), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ckd9cv6r  ·   Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After all is said and done, a lot more is usually said than done.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/oic7hxlc  ·   Fair (28 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After an instrument has been assembled, extra components will be found on the bench.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/lv1mbo3c  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After the last of 16 mounting screws has been removed from an access cover, it will be discovered that the wrong access cover has been removed.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/dhkq0tg9  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/6dhgl4cy  ·   Fair (141 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Ian Robinson

An error is not a mistake until you refuse to correct it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/o9rrnhjx  ·   Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anthony's Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll into the least accessible corner of the workshop.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hwk0yobb  ·   Fair (101 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All I ask of life is a constant and exaggerated sense of my own importance.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/8qrwy5es  ·   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

tiny.ag/9umqrmgd  ·   Fair (859 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Bill Masterson (wmasterson

The race may not be always to the swift, or the battle to the strong, but that's sure the way to bet.

Damon Runyon, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/0jnrf9e2  ·   Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing good ever ends.

William Saroyan, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/6ntlf03d  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.

Richard Sasuly, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/euochyxn  ·   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

tiny.ag/dhpqxvke  ·   Fair (852 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talkers are no good doers.

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zsifm5dt  ·   Fair (293 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.

George Bernard Shaw, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ass2ou8g  ·   Fair (222 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zmkoye6d  ·   Fair (56 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Elias Schwartz, in Success and Failure