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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/mgtvsjqa  ·   Fair (415 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Alva Edison, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/4xolnjrp  ·   Fair (502 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/bx0vlces  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else -- unless it is an enemy.

Albert Einstein, in Altruism and Cynicism and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/bu9vryao  ·   Fair (131 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/oqp628a1  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When I discover who I am, I'll be free.

Ralph Ellison, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/bpcdcqq7  ·   Fair (553 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hitch your wagon to a star.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/2lhdnopk  ·   Fair (213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man can get through me but through my act.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ezoktgw3  ·   Fair (196 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/0bmtlpd4  ·   Fair (289 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/2ohv3gf8  ·   Fair (403 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/2xwphyb8  ·   Fair (162 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce, 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/wva2bjoz  ·   Fair (153 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I kept on digging the hole deeper and deeper looking for the treasure chest until I finally lifted my head, looked up and realised that I had dug my own grave.

Dominic, (on the psychology of a gambler), in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/xgpm1arf  ·   Fair (1071 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

Benjamin Disraeli, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/slwohzjt  ·   Fair (549 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's kinda fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/uyr1lndu  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.

Bernadette Devlin, in 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/y5vkzeae  ·   Fair (320 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.

Stephen R. Covey, Principle-Centered Leadership, in Success and Failure

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/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