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Success and Failure

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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/dxbh08ml  ·   Fair (370 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/jgjax6rp  ·   Fair (1290 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Take a chance and you may lose. Take not a chance and you have lost already.

Søren Kierkegaard, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/d6nssfxi  ·   Fair (277 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Large increases in cost with questionable increases in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and women.

Lord Kelvin, in Men and Women and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/4ow5sbvj  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Walt Kelly, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/yuovagrx  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

Helen Keller, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hxz4udr0  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.

La Rochefoucauld, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/mzqjkhnh  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.

Will Rogers, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/qowr2a9d  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising budget is big enough.

Ed Rollins, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ka7fkx9f  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To buy happiness is to sell soul.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/uitd5jhz  ·   Fair (140 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I want what I want when I want it!

Roy Horton, (at age six), in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/9nbvii3g  ·   Fair (39 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Don't think, just do.

Reiko Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/m5vupi74  ·   Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When all is lost, ask the I.R.S. -- they'll find something.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/6wplp1s3  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We may not always get what we want, but surely we will get what we deserve.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/5r2sagdx  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To hit bottom is to fall from grace.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/dvzdavyb  ·   Fair (55 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/sr1e2c3y  ·   Fair (90 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every man wishes to rule the world. Unfortunately, the world rules every man.

Jeremy Preston Johnson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/s4bygqtn  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/fwsozshx  ·   Fair (239 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you have a bowl of apples and you eat the best ones first, then you have only the best ones left.

Shelly Horton, in Success and Failure