A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Thankscaking (Thanksgiving + cake) (11/25)
“If it burns, it earns” (11/25)
Two Left Feet (clumsy at dancing) (11/25)
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“The only person telling you the truth in politics is the one who says he is not voting for you” (11/24)
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Entry from October 13, 2013
“Success is the art of making your mistakes when no one is looking”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
May 1917, American Cookery, pg. 768, col. 2:
Good Rule for Success
Success is the art of making your mistakes when no one is looking. — Life.

Twitter
Short Sayings
‏@ShortSayings
“Everybody makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when no one is looking.” -Unknown #shortsayings
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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, October 13, 2013 • Permalink