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Success and Failure

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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/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/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/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/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/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/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/6wach9td  ·   Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Pick battles big enough to matter, but small enough to win.

Jonathan Kozol, 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/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

tiny.ag/piklxjab  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo, in Success and Failure and War and Peace

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/4horecyq  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Christopher Lasch, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/k4nebyuf  ·   Fair (814 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Austin Holmes

Even if you aren't making money at your job, but doing something you love to do, you are a true success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/2uk6i3ep  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Even a blind pig in a blizzard finds an acorn once in a while.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/8ixk9v6t  ·   Fair (19 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hoare's Law of Large Problems: Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out.

Unknown, in Success and Failure