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Comment#  ·   Fair (877 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

A ship doesn't travel far in a calm sea.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (25 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (20 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A winner never quits -- a quitter never wins.

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Comment#  ·   Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After all is said and done, a lot more is usually said than done.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (28 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After an instrument has been assembled, extra components will be found on the bench.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

After the last of 16 mounting screws has been removed from an access cover, it will be discovered that the wrong access cover has been removed.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (101 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All I ask of life is a constant and exaggerated sense of my own importance.

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Comment#  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

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Comment#  ·   Fair (141 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Ian Robinson

An error is not a mistake until you refuse to correct it.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any small object that is accidentally dropped will hide under a larger object.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any time things appear to be going better, you have overlooked something.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (18 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any time you think you have influence, try ordering around someone else's dog.

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Comment#  ·   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.

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Comment#  ·   Fair (28 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Blessed are the meek for they shall inhibit the earth.

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Comment#  ·   Fair (19 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Blessed are those who expect nothing... for they will not be disappointed.

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Comment#  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.

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Comment#  ·   Fair (17 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Boob's Law: You always find something in the last place you look.

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Comment#  ·   Fair (34 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Boren's Laws: (1) When in charge, ponder. (2) When in trouble, delegate. (3) When in doubt, mumble.

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