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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/jro1ckeb  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.

Charles Brower, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/bvz84ngk  ·   Fair (208 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Mythical Man-Month (paperback)

Brooks' Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.

Fred Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/dcbu6t7e  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep going forward.

Charlotte Brontë, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/rsmenqfu  ·   Fair (1047 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and whatever you hit, call it the target.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/aodtqiq7  ·   Fair (966 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Inform all the troops that communications have completely broken down.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/4t1buvks  ·   Fair (1278 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/vv4beyfe  ·   Fair (974 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.

Ashleigh Brilliant, Brilliant Thoughts (copyright info: www.ashleighbrilliant.com), in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hobsgyde  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Bertolt Brecht, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/qv5khfql  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.

Werner von Braun, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/br8cx6zt  ·   Fair (628 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution.

Werner von Braun, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/cya9lpyt  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit.

Ernest Bramah, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/rwq2lgkv  ·   Fair (77 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act and, in acting, to live.

Omar Bradley, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/ikcjtldg  ·   Fair (451 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.

Daniel Boorstin, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/zfe8lgun  ·   Fair (50 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.

Arthur Block, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/0516mcy2  ·   Fair (1042 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Chris Blake

The majority of the time, the thing that gets in the way of success... is your brain.

Chris Blake, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/imyvlox8  ·   Fair (481 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Misfortune: The kind of fortune that never misses.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Success and Failure

tiny.ag/snlzrsu1  ·   Fair (741 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Hatred: A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's superiority.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/opp6altk  ·   Fair (680 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/pgsxbect  ·   Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it's been though a blender first.

Les Barker, An Infinite Number of Occasional Tables, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance