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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/1ywkwx4s  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Henry Kissinger, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/boc0z1r2  ·   Fair (74 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.

Don Knuth, 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/enjckxg8  ·   Fair (45 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing very good or very bad lasts very long.

D. W. Luthanen, 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/zi6fgh0w  ·   Fair (47 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.

Mao Tse-Tung, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/emt4aro3  ·   Fair (773 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It's better to be an authentic loser than a false success, and to die alive than to live dead.

William Markiewicz, Extracts of Existence, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/f6aon4ji  ·   Fair (1099 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Never try to out-stubborn a cat.

Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, in Success and Failure

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

The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

Robert Heller, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ifr4pyih  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Prophecy is many times the principal cause of the events foretold.

Thomas Hobbes, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/qn68ckxs  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take Hofstadter's Law into account.

Doug Hofstadter, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wiq0woar  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success is like a fart -- only your own smells nice.

James P. Hogan, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/vtq15sgk  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/kjm5ugma  ·   Fair (201 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/uvpjrb6x  ·   Fair (721 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Desperation is like stealing from the mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/axfjdopk  ·   Fair (143 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/yqo9cx7w  ·   Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good ideas are a dime a dozen, bad ones are free.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/93thhysu  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure