Success and Failure
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Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.
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.
Brooks' Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.
I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep going forward.
To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and whatever you hit, call it the target.
Inform all the troops that communications have completely broken down.
I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution.
He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit.
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.
A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.
The majority of the time, the thing that gets in the way of success... is your brain.
Misfortune: The kind of fortune that never misses.
Hatred: A sentiment appropriate to the occasion of another's superiority.
Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.