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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/qhz1bahc  ·   Fair (38 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Your ass is grass and I am the lawnmower.

J. A. O'Fihely, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wjnnpmri  ·   Fair (63 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state.

John Ousterhout, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/av8bxdwe  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.

Joe Namath, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gfofcun3  ·   Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/jwf0oyef  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wyl7j4bs  ·   Fair (137 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Success and Failure

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

When one is trying to do something beyond one's known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.

Henry Miller, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/mwivhu4q  ·   Fair (201 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Marty Milner

Modesty is the opium of the mediocre.

Marty Milner, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ssgp4mwz  ·   Fair (349 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down.

Wilson Mizner, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/ljsjuhkx  ·   Fair (826 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (paperback)

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, 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/krs8ezg1  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.

Charlie McCarthy, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/i1bt6pjo  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Tim McGowan

I must catch up with the others, for I am their leader.

Tim McGowan, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/tgov7yf4  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/pdvztxjj  ·   Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can run with the big dogs or sit on the porch and bark.

Wallace Arnold, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/shbtdjjo  ·   Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

Alan Ashley-Pitt, in Success and Failure