Launches: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 626 pages
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Familiar Quotations FlounderingMany people flounder about in life because they do not have a purpose, an objective toward which to work.ndash;George HalasFloundering ndash; BlundersMany blunder in business through inability or an unwillingness to adopt new ideas. I have seen many a success turn to failure also, because the thought which should be trained on big things is cluttered up with the burdensome detail of little things.ndash;Philip DelaneyWhen one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.ndash;Marianne MooreFloundering ndash; FlopNonviolence is a flop. The only bigger flop is violence.ndash;Joan BaezThe only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.ndash;Joan BaezThe second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop.ndash;Isaac Bashevis SingerFloundering ndash; HesitateSuccessful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate.ndash;AnonymousI hesitate to deposit money in a bank. I am afraid I shall never dare to take it out again. When you go to confession and entrust your sins to the safe-keeping of the priest, do you ever come back for them?ndash;Jean BaudrillardNo wonder that, when a political career is so precarious, men of worth and capacity hesitate to embrace it. They cannot afford to be thrown out of their life's course by a mere accident.ndash;James BryceWhen the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish-it is then that you must not hesitate.ndash;Dag Hammarskjold

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