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Success and Failure

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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/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/lveycuka  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Just because you've been wiping your ass for twenty years, that doesn't mean you've been doing it right.

John Winsett, (said at a training seminar), in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/6v4py5gm  ·   Fair (30 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.

Walter Winchell, in Success and Failure

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

Anyone who uses the phrase "easy as taking candy from a baby" has never tried taking candy from a baby.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/9unwygui  ·   Fair (18 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any time you think you have influence, try ordering around someone else's dog.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/qyrspbdi  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any time things appear to be going better, you have overlooked something.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/vaj63mlc  ·   Fair (428 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

Oscar Wilde, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zvet9opr  ·   Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.

Woodrow Wilson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/no4elqmc  ·   Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nonchalance is the ability to remain down to earth when everything else is up in the air.

Earl Wilson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/elkpp3t4  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Make voyages! Attempt them... there's nothing else.

Tennessee Williams, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ry72cat0  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.

Douglas MacArthur, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/4horecyq  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Christopher Lasch, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ecbydwuh  ·   Fair (846 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (paperback)

After spending many years in Wall Street and after making and losing millions of dollars I want to tell you this: It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting.

Edwin Lefèvre, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/d75fswen  ·   Fair (90 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by William F. Light

Don't let fear stop you.

William F. Light, (to someone threatening to knock him out), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/0aw3r6zu  ·   Fair (161 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.

Vincent T. Lombardi, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/rvxpkbzw  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The average person thinks he isn't.

Larry Lorenzoni, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/mtyfl0j1  ·   Fair (753 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Empire Strikes Back, special ed. (VHS (NTSC))

Do, or do not. There is no try.

George Lucas, The Empire Strikes Back (Yoda), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/5wea9qlk  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I traveled to the end of the rainbow
As Dame Fortune did intend,
Murphy would be there to tell me
The pot's at the other end.

Bert Whitney, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/6wwft1cd  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

Mae West, in Success and Failure