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Success and Failure

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tiny.ag/0csjlftm  ·   Fair (70 ratings)  ·  submitted 2011 by peter

Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/qhi9mj1t  ·   Fair (146 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wethern's Law: Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/uxknfqoq  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Try to get all of your posthumous medals in advance.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/tbra32py  ·   Fair (306 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hzol4xrd  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Watch for big problems; they disguise big opportunities.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/k41czawu  ·   Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Weiler's Law: Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/jlmjkna4  ·   Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/xjrw4zcp  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

While anyone can admit to themselves they were wrong, the true test is admission to someone else.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/f65xdmkd  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You are not what you think you are, you are not what they think you are, but you could be what you think they think you are.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gpnuvt0q  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/sdc7t2fc  ·   Fair (167 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.

Edward A. Murphy, Jr., in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/8ebocmyu  ·   Fair (174 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Murphy's Law: If anything can go wrong, it will.

Edward A. Murphy, Jr., in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/renqzacv  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You're a genius if you fly a kite during a thunderstorm, and discover that lightning is electricity -- but you're an idiot if you fly a kite during a thunderstorm, and discover that lightning can kill you.

Unknown, (from Mad Magazine), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gelcd01a  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You should emulate your heroes, but don't carry it too far. Especially if they are dead.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/lc1buagj  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot produce a baby in one month by impregnating nine women.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/tnfwhxlp  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/qtbtjqxs  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can't carve your way to success without cutting remarks.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/wvpojnsh  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/0dnzu8o7  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success is a journey, not a destination.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/7tiaqkyk  ·   Fair (83 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.

Unknown, in Success and Failure