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Success and Failure

Don't keep a negative attitude, such as I will not succeed, I will not succeed. Instead, keep a positive attitude: I will fail. I will fail.
If at first you don't succeed, try a little ardor.
If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average.
-- M. H. Alderson

If at first you do succeed, try to hide your astonishment.
-- Harry F. Banks

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time--a tremendous whack.
--Winston Churchill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
--Winston Churchill

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain hazardous, and conflicting information.
--Winston Churchill

If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X+Y+Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
-- Albert Einstein

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves. (1929)
-- Albert Einstein

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.
-- W. C. Fields

Whether you think that you can or that you can't, you're usually right.
-- Henry Ford

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
-- Anatole France

He who multiplies riches multiplies cares.
--Benjamin Franklin

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.
-- Jean Giradoux

$100 placed at 7 percent interest compounded quarterly for 200 years will increase to more than $100,000,000, by which time it will be worth nothing.
-- Robert Heinlein/Lazarus Long

Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.
-- Adolf Hitler

Folly is often more cruel in the consequences than malice can be in the intent.
-- Aldous Huxley

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
-- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Reason and free inquiry are the only effective agents against error. Give a loose to them, they will support the true religion by bringing every false one to their tribunal, to the test of their investigation. They are the natural enemies of error, and of error only. Had not the Roman government permitted free inquiry, Christianity could never have been introduced. Had not free inquiry been indulged at the era of the Reformation, the corruption's of Christianity could not have been purged away.
--Thomas Jefferson

I know my own principles to be pure and therefore am not ashamed of them. On the contrary, I wish them known and therefore willingly express them to everyone. They are the same I have acted on from the year 1775 to this day, and are the same, I am sure, with those of the great body of the American people. (to Samuel Smith, 1798)
--Thomas Jefferson

There are two rules for success: 1. Never tell everything you know.
-- Roger H. Lincoln

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
If at first you don't succeed, redefine success.
If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.
-- Bill Lyon

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your thing.
-- Warren Miller

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you.
If at first you don't succeed, you may be at your level of incompetence.
-- Laurence J. Peter

One loses all the time which he might employ to better purpose.
--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.
-- Bertrand Russell

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
-- Bertrand Russell

Every advance in civilization has been denounced while it was still recent.
-- Bertrand Russell

Nothing is impossible to the man who does not have to do it himself.
-- George Bernard Shaw

You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find you'll get what you need.
-- Rolling Stones, You Can't Always Get What You Want (1969)

Perfection is our goal. Excellence will be tolerated.
-- TQM Motto of the International Association of Business Communicators

History is little else than a picture of human crimes and misfortunes.
-- Voltaire

The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors.
-- Voltaire

It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose.
-- Darrin Weinberg

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