Nothing succeeds like excess.--_Life_.

Nothing succeeds like looking successful.--_Henriette Corkland_.

Success in life often consists in knowing just when to disagree with

one's employer.

A New Orleans lawyer was asked to address the boys of a business school.

He commenced:

"My young friends, as I approached the entrance
o this room I noticed

on the panel of the door a word eminently appropriate to an institution

of this kind. It expresses the one thing most useful to the average man

when he steps into the arena of life. It was--"

"Pull," shouted the boys, in a roar of laughter, and the lawyer felt

that he had taken his text from the wrong side of the door.

I'd rather be a Could Be

If I could not be an Are;

For a Could Be is a May Be,

With a chance of touching par.

I'd rather be a Has Been

Than a Might Have Been, by far;

For a Might Have Been has never been,

But a Has was once an Are.

'Tis not in mortals to command success,

But we'll do more, Sempronius,--

We'll deserve it.


There are two ways of rising in the world: either by one's own industry

or profiting by the foolishness of others.--_La Bruyère_.

Success is counted sweetest

By those who ne'er succeed.

--_Emily Dickinson_.

_See also_ Making good.