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Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (201 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.

Hubert Humphrey, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (2972 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

With love and patience, nothing is impossible.

Daisaku Ikeda, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (11 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

DeVries' Dilemma: If you hit two keys on the typewriter, the one you don't want hits the paper.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (18 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Do not believe in miracles -- rely on them.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ducharm's Axiom: If you view your problem closely enough you will recognize yourself as part of the problem.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (121 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ever notice that even the busiest people are never too busy to tell you just how busy they are?

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (28 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every solution breeds new problems.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (14 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every successful person has had failures but repeated failure is no guarantee of eventual success.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything you do or say is public relations.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and the instruction afterwards.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Finagle's Fourth Law: Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it only makes it worse.

Unknown, in Success and Failure

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