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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/xiwdsjg7  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.

Daniel Dennett, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/t8hgtc1d  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.

W. Edwards Deming, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/lasqyfqt  ·   Fair (80 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

Bette Davis, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ki5uq3ph  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.

Casey Stengal, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/60xih5fm  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.

Quentin Crisp, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wlihbcon  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

"It can't happen here" is number 1 on the list of famous last words.

David Crosby, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/uqvndhdp  ·   Fair (901 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Become addicted to constant and neverending self-improvement.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zan4dyde  ·   Fair (869 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Don't fear change -- embrace it.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Success and Failure

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/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/ecgyv8jm  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To deny we need and want power is to deny that we hope to be effective.

Liz Smith, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/u9pdixbi  ·   Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.

Bessie Stanley, in Happiness and Misery and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/k5r69m8l  ·   Fair (779 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/of4kcoqn  ·   Fair (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are really not many jobs that actually require a penis or a vagina, and all other occupations should be open to everyone.

Gloria Steinem, in Men and Women and Success and Failure

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/rxx8g4si  ·   Fair (67 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Appius Claudius, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/p7nfwxgq  ·   Fair (455 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.

Winston Churchill, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/cf7uraml  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Intelligence is nothing without delight.

Paul Claudel, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/dlqoy9f3  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke, Technology and the Future, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/vjl9ro7i  ·   Fair (63 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.

Joe Clark, in Success and Failure