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Success and Failure

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Commenttiny.ag/1j9ttvjx  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

With every passing hour, our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress.

Ransom K. Ferm, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/dxiykzqf  ·   Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

If at first you don't succeed, try, and try again. Then give up. There's no sense in being a damned fool about it.

W. C. Fields, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/yyswmzge  ·   Fair (373 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you're strong enough, there are no precedents.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/ykvnehgu  ·   Fair (729 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/16klo0kt  ·   Fair (881 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whether you think that you can or that you can't, you are usually right.

Henry Ford, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/mydapq7x  ·   Fair (605 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Megan

To accomplish great things, you must not only act but also dream, not only dream but also believe.

Anatole France, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/hukld0ge  ·   Fair (291 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked throughout the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, in Success and Failure

Man's Search for Meaning (paperback)

Commenttiny.ag/vpwdae8j  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Commenttiny.ag/9kdycunx  ·   Fair (1386 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve.

Robert Frost, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Commenttiny.ag/lc1buagj  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

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

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/gelcd01a  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/renqzacv  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/8ebocmyu  ·   Fair (174 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

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

Commenttiny.ag/sdc7t2fc  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/wj0czhzk  ·   Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The more you put into life, the less you will get.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

Commenttiny.ag/31pmzh6f  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The number of people watching you is directly proportional to the stupidity of your action.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/tglvjgxa  ·   Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/eoiuzgcy  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The surest way of having something done is to forbid your kids to do it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/juykxd68  ·   Fair (105 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.

Unknown, (Russian proverb), in Success and Failure

Commenttiny.ag/d0mk6ixb  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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