Subject: Problems

Getting caught is the mother of invention.

(1930 – ) American author and billiard player, teacher & commentator

The worst part is that I don’t even have the fun of doing the things I’m getting blamed for.

(1955 – ) cartoonist (Calvin and Hobbes)

A child will not spill on a dirty floor.

If a thing is done wrong often enough, it becomes right.

The mistake you make is in trying to figure it out.

(1911 – 1983) playwright

If you drop something, it will never reach the ground.

I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man’s failures.

(1891 – 1974) 14th U.S. Chief Justice & politician

I don't believe in astrology; the only stars I can blame for my failures are those that walk about the stage.

(1899 – 1973) English playwright, actor, composer, director & songwriter

I failed to make the chess team because of my height.

(1935 – ) movie actor, director & comedian

When one is trying to be elegant and sophisticated, one won't.

Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.

(1903 – 1968) movie actress

The faster a computer is, the faster it will reach a crashed state.

In life your dreams may not come true, but sooner or later one of your nightmares will.

(1957 – 2007) American stand-up comedian & actor

There is always one more bug.

Any attempt to print Murphy's laws will jam the printer.

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.

(1919 – 1990) educator & writer

He's completely unspoiled by failure.

(1899 – 1973) English playwright, actor, composer, director & songwriter

A $300 picture tube will protect a 10¢ fuse by blowing first.

A malfunctioning car will stop displaying symptoms of imminent breakdown when driven to within one-quarter mile of a garage.

The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it.

(1919 – 1990) educator & writer

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