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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/kfrp7mf8  ·   Fair (44 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.

Virgil Thomson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/uetklpkx  ·   Fair (260 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power of the greatest obstacle.

Henry David Thoreau, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wb5d0s4b  ·   Fair (64 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

Lily Tomlin, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/6ksjcdo8  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you cannot convince them, confuse them.

Harry S Truman, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/7kxpl9yw  ·   Fair (342 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence -- and then success is sure.

Mark Twain, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/0516mcy2  ·   Fair (1042 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Chris Blake

The majority of the time, the thing that gets in the way of success... is your brain.

Chris Blake, 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/ecgyv8jm  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To deny we need and want power is to deny that we hope to be effective.

Liz Smith, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/u9pdixbi  ·   Fair (249 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.

Bessie Stanley, in Happiness and Misery and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/of4kcoqn  ·   Fair (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There are really not many jobs that actually require a penis or a vagina, and all other occupations should be open to everyone.

Gloria Steinem, in Men and Women and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ki5uq3ph  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.

Casey Stengal, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/5hbi0ras  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bravery and stupidity go hand in hand.

David Summers, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/15hrdjm4  ·   Fair (472 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/s2pjkz1e  ·   Fair (49 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/yxd6qmth  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.

Publilius Syrus, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/xajujcev  ·   Fair (41 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.

Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/1kqijph2  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.

Dylan Thomas, in Success and Failure