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Thread #80140   Message #1461008
Posted By: GUEST,Joe_F
14-Apr-05 - 09:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: Witty Epigrams: Lifetime Achievement
Subject: RE: BS: Witty Epigrams: Lifetime Achievement
In this world there are only two ways of getting on -- either by one's own industry or by the imbecility of others. -- Jean de la Bruyere

'Tis not in mortals to command success, / But we'll do more, Sempronius -- / We'll deserve it. -- Joseph Addison

I knew very well what I was undertaking, and very well how to do it, and have done it very well. -- Samuel Johnson

Success is the end of hope. -- Anon.

Any live man has succeeded in living; any dead man may have succeeded in committing suicide. -- G. K. Chesterton

(The first four of these are in H. L. Mencken's New Dictionary of Quotations, s.v. sucess. That compilation has no index & so is almost useless for *finding* a quotation; but because it is classified by subject & has cross references, for this kind of browsing it is supreme.)

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Be sincere: fool yourself first. :||