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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/5edntuvq  ·   Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I can be of any help, you're in worse trouble than I thought.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/fsy6lb1v  ·   Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/stfdm53a  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If at first you don't succeed, redefine success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/aqhc8mvh  ·   Fair (1060 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Glenn Troester

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/puraglae  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If the odds are a million to one against something occurring, chances are 50-50 it will.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/bpgwmk3n  ·   Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hsipkpnw  ·   Fair (160 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/vhuaqm1e  ·   Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you do what you've always done, you'll be what you've always been.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/t2ay3kb5  ·   Fair (67 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you see a turtle on a fence post, he has had some help.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ohvcxj98  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imbesi's Law with Freeman's Extension: In order for something to become clean, something else must become dirty; but you can get everything dirty without getting anything clean.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/u1iblda0  ·   Fair (66 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object to realize you are in a hurry.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/d4uzlrvm  ·   Fair (280 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is always better to fail in doing something than to excel in doing nothing.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/uc5f23qi  ·   Fair (284 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Vice and Virtue

tiny.ag/xqe7yfma  ·   Fair (152 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/2wniecpg  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is said that the lonely eagle flies to the mountain peaks while the lowly ant crawls the ground, but cannot the soul of the ant soar as high as the eagle?

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/pe3wjdh9  ·   Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Jenkinson's Law: It won't work.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/xnqzybth  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Johnson's First Law: When any mechanical contrivance fails, it will do so at the most inconvenient possible time.

Unknown, in Success and Failure