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success has many fathers, failure is an orphan

People are quick to associate themselves with successful ventures and distance themselves from failures. A: "All the people who were so excited about this project in the beginning now act like they've never even heard of it." B: "Well, success has many fathers, failure is an orphan."
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No, but I DON'T think Mrs Boffin would like an orphan who squints so MUCH.
if Mrs Boffin wants an orphan QUITE nineteen, who drives a cart and waters the roads.
Which Mrs Milvey confirmed; and really the kind, conscientious couple spoke, as if they kept some profitable orphan warehouse and were personally patronized.
Accordingly, it was resolved that Mr and Mrs Milvey should search for an orphan likely to suit, and as free as possible from the foregoing objections, and should communicate again with Mrs Boffin.
We have orphans, I know,' pursued Mr Milvey, quite with the air as if he might have added, 'in stock,' and quite as anxiously as if there were great competition in the business and he were afraid of losing an order, 'over at the clay-pits; but they are employed by relations or friends, and I am afraid it would come at last to a transaction in the way of barter.
But there, SHE wouldn't shrink from adopting a whole orphan asylum if she took it into her head.
Rachel would have liked to stay until Matthew came home with his imported orphan.
There is a thought that for strength should avail me, Though both of shelter and kindred despoiled; Heaven is a home, and a rest will not fail me; God is a friend to the poor orphan child.
He noted that QC is always keen to see orphans healthy and active by making physical activity a part of its comprehensive orphan care.
Along with the National Day celebrations and its annual activity plans, QC hosted a ceremony in Kenya to honour 'excellent orphan students' in the region of Karisia.
BAJAUR AGENCY -- Assistant Political Agent of Bajaur Agency, Mohammad Ali Khan has said the federal government is making all out efforts for the welfare of orphan and poor children of the tribal areas to make them useful citizen of the society.
NEW YORK -- Since its passage in 1983, the Orphan Drug Act--legislation to facilitate development of orphan drugs, defined as medications for rare conditions such as Huntington's Disease, myoclonus, ALS, Tourette syndrome and muscular dystrophy --has long been considered a success for encouraging the production of hundreds of medications for the Americans suffering from these diseases.
6 million to 2,465 orphans in Yemen sponsored by Qatari philanthropists within the framework of the "Orphan Sponsorship" project it implements in Arab and African countries.
He said that expenses of one orphan child for one month are Rs 8000.
The two most recent Government-commissioned Intellectual Property reviews stressed the need to tackle the problem of orphan works.