HENRY FORD, My Life and WorkA minute's success pays the failure of years.
ROBERT BROWNING, prologue, Apollo and the Fates
Unless you have courage, a courage that keeps you going, always going, no matter what happens, there is no certainty of success. It is really an endurance race.
HENRY FORD, Theosophist Magazine, Feb. 1930What people call success is only preparation for the next failure.
AUGUST STRINDBERG, A Dream PlayThe truth is, everybody I've ever met who's successful is a workaholic.
ICE-T, Men's Health, Dec. 2005
If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
SIGMUND FREUD, A Childhood RecollectionSuccess had ruined many a man.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Poor Richard's Almanac
Success is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each one.
BARBRA STREISAND, quoted in Little Giant Encyclopedia of Inspirational QuotesThe predominant quality of successful people is optimism.... Your level of optimism is the very best predictor of how happy, healthy, wealthy, and long-lived you will be.
BRIAN TRACY, Focal PointQuality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
ANTHONY ROBBINS, quoted in 101 Best Ways to Get AheadToday we define success by publicity and bank accounts. But that's not really success at all. Don't believe the hype. Success is ephemeral. You have to define it yourself.
CHRIS NOTH, Men's Health, Dec. 2005
Take the time to understand what's behind your success. It's the best way to ensure it will continue.
STUART R. LEVINE, O Magazine, Jan. 2007Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.
VANESSA REDGRAVE, David Bailey's Good-bye Baby and Amen
- There's room at the top I'm telling you still
- but first you must learn how to smile as you kill
- if you want to be like the folks on the hill.
JOHN LENNON, Working Class HeroThe best revenge is massive success.
FRANK SINATRA, quoted in 1,600 Quotes & Pieces of Wisdom That Just Might Help You Out When You're Stuck In a Moment and Can't Get Out Of It!
VICKI BAUM, Grand Hotel
Neither failure nor success has the power to change your inner state of Being.Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing.
ECKHART TOLLE, The Power of Now
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, letter to Isham Reavis, Nov. 5, 1855
Success demands paranoia.
JOSEPH FINDER, Paranoia
- Trees are bowed down with weight of fruit,
- Clouds big with rain hang low,
- So good men humbly bear success,
- Nor overweening grow.
BHARTRHARI, "The Path of Altruism"
They must try who would succeed.
THEOCRITUS, "The Two Ladies of Syracuse"
When things go well, you should be suspicious. When things go exceptionally well, start sniffing for the dog crap on the bottom of your shoe.
Success is an easy road (when gained).
ROB THURMAN, NightlifeYour successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
ALBERT CAMUS, The Fall
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
BOB DYLAN, Weekly World News, Oct. 1, 1996
EDWARD COUNSEL, MaximsThe only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.Don't aim at success--the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue ... as the unintended side-effect of one's personal dedication to a course greater than oneself.
VIKTOR FRANKL, Man's Search for Meaning
The logic of worldly success rests on a fallacy: the strange error that our perfection depends on the thoughts and opinions and applause of other men! A weird life it is, indeed, to be living always in somebody else's imagination, as if that were the only place in which one could at last become real!
THOMAS MERTON, The Seven Storey Mountain
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
PABLO PICASSO, Vogue, Nov. 1, 1956
It is a great presumption to ascribe our successes to our own management, and not to esteem ourselves upon any blessing, rather as it is the bounty of heaven, than the acquisition of our own prudence.
JOSEPH ADDISON, The Spectator, Feb. 5, 1712
Success is a hidden jewel, and is found but by a few.
EDWARD COUNSEL, MaximsSuccess: a marvelous stimulant, bubbling with inspiration and incitement. But for all except the few who are strong and steadfast, there lurks beneath the effervescence a subtle poison.
SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS, Success: A Novel
Success soon palls. The joyous time is, when the breeze first strikes your sails, and the waters rustle under your bows.
CHARLES BUXTON, Notes of Thought
If you sit by the wayside waiting for Success, your knees will be too stiff to follow her when she passes.
AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of ThoughtSuccess does not mean happiness: it means an unusual number of industrious enemies.
EDGAR WATSON HOWE, Country Town SayingsThe people who succeed the most are the people who have failed the most, because they are people who have tried the most.
The squalid cash interpretation put on the word success — is our national disease.
WILLIAM JAMES, letter to H. G. Wells, Sep. 11, 1906Constant success shows us but one side of the world; for, as it surrounds us with friends, who will tell us only our merits, so it silences those enemies from whom alone we can learn our defects.
CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon
Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.
GRAHAM GREENE, London Independent, Apr. 4, 1991The worst use that can be made of success is to boast of it.
ARTHUR HELPS, Thoughts in the Cloister and the Crowd
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
MAYA ANGELOU, attributed, Telling It Like It Is
Your success and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
ALBERT CAMUS, The FallIf A is success in life, then A = x + y + z. Work is x, play is y and z is keeping your mouth shut.
ALBERT EINSTEIN, remark to Samuel J. Woolf, summer 1929The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
VINCE LOMBARDI, attributed, "The Wisdom of Vince Lombardi," The Mirror, Jun. 11, 2013
Success covers a multitude of sins.
AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought
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