- OVER WINNER
A winner says, "Let's find out."
A loser says, "Nobody knows."
When a winner makes a mistake, he says, "I was wrong."
When a loser makes a mistake, he says, "It wasn't my fault."
A winner works harder than a loser and has more time.
A loser is always "too busy" to do what is necessary.
A winner goes through a problem.
A loser goes around it, and never gets past it.
A winner makes commitments.
A loser makes promises.
A winner says, "I'm good, but not as good as I ought to be."
A loser says, "I'm not as bad as a lot of people."
A winner listens.
A loser just waits until it's his turn to talk.
A winner respects those who are superior to him and tries to learn something
A loser resents those who are superior to him and tries to find chinks in their armor.
A winner explains.
A loser explains away.
A winner feels responsible for more than his job.
A loser says, "I only work here."
A winner says, "There ought to be a better way to do it."
A loser says, "That's the way it's always been done here."
This article is re-printed from the alt.quotations newsgroup and was submitted by Ken Leonard -- firstname.lastname@example.org)