Success and Failure
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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.
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion.
As you ramble on through life, brother, whatever be your goal: keep your eyes upon the donut, and not upon the hole!
Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young.
Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
You should emulate your heroes, but don't carry it too far. Especially if they are dead.
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.
If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.
The surest way of having something done is to forbid your kids to do it.
There are a lot of ways to become a failure, but never taking a chance is the most successful.
The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.
The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.