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If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.

His success may be great, but be it ever so great the wheel of fortune may turn again and bring him down into the dust.


To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.


Effective action is always unjust.

Maya Angelou

Excellence is not an act but a habit


I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.

Kahlil Gibran

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.

Oprah Winfrey

Only you can control your future.

And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth, seeking the successive autumns.

George Eliot

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given, than to explore the power they have to change it. 

Muhammad Ali

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

Muhammad Ali

The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.

Bob Marley

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

Yogi Berra

Delays have dangerous ends.

William Shakespeare

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

Abraham Lincoln

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.

Oscar Wilde

It is in the very heart of our activity that we search for our goal.

Rabindranath Tagore

Overstraining is the enemy of accomplishment. Calm strength that arises from a deep and inexhaustible source is what brings success.

Rabindranath Tagore

Be fully awake if you want to dream

Paulo Coelho

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.


God didn't call me to be successful, He called me to be faithful.

Mother Teresa

The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done.

Mother Teresa

I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.

Mother Teresa

I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so fuckin' heroic.

George Carlin

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.


We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions, rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things we can accomplish those goals.

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

Arnold H. Glasow

Each of us is merely one human being, merely an experiment, a way station. But each of us should be on the way toward perfection, should be striving to reach the center, not the periphery.

Herman Hesse

Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.

Herman Hesse

Well begun is half done.


Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.


Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.


By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's I mean.

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

Lily Tomlin

Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.

Woodrow Wilson

A mother's life you see is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.

Honore de Balzac

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.

Saint Augustine

It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.

Mahatma Gandhi

I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Abraham Lincoln

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.

George Washington

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.

Mahatma Gandhi

You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.


Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.

Wilson Mizner

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

Kahlil Gibran

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.

William Shakespeare

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.

Abraham Lincoln

Hold on with a bulldog grip and chew and choke as much as possible.

If you want to reach a goal you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.

Zig Ziglar

What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.


What is easy is seldom excellent.

Samuel Johnson

Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them and then you destroy yourself.

Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.

John Ruskin

The most successful people I've worked with like the Rolling Stones - people of a different kind of legendary caliber - have such great warm energy.

Christina Aguilera

We are a young team and we played extremely well tonight. We just take it game by game and we are starting to see more success.

Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.

George Burns

If you dominate a world sport you will always have questions and doubts. Perhaps at the end of the day we were too successful. When you win the Tour once twice seven times it is just too hard to believe.

Lance Armstrong

Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And if we could achieve it enough would not be enough.

Mignon McLaughlin

In order that people may be happy in their work these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.

John Ruskin

The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it.

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas A. Edison

The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent actor director producer leading man, and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude but true.

Hedy Lamarr

You must learn from your past mistakes but not lean on your past successes.

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result but the cause of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful, perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.

Norman Vincent Peale

My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe, I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.

It is not the going out of port but the coming in that determines the success of a voyage.

Henry Ward Beecher

The attempt, and not the deed, confounds us.

William Shakespeare

Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends at least in part on the ability to "carry it off."

Donald Rumsfeld

If a man loves the labour of his trade apart from any question of success or fame the gods have called him.

A glance from the corner of the eye is enough to get things done towards successful conclusion. Love activates love fulfils.

Sai Baba

The evangelical movement has become just a bit victimized by a success-oriented culture wanting the church - like the corporation - to be successful.

Henri Nouwen

We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes you are inclined to learn only errors.

Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals.

Success is dependent on effort.


Test ideas in the marketplace. You learn from hearing a range of perspectives. Consultation helps engender the support decisions need to be successfully implemented.

I always run inclusive and successful organisations.

You do not pay the price of success you enjoy the price of success.

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.


If there is any one secret of success it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.

Anything that won't sell I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility and utility is success.

Thomas A. Edison

There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

I didn't see it then but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

Steve Jobs

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life no matter what may be one's aim.

John D. Rockefeller

I like the idea that people hear my stuff and if it's commercially successful that's a good sign that it's being heard.

Paul McCartney

I do not like to repeat successes I like to go on to other things.

Walt Disney

If those committed to the quest fail they will be forgiven. When lost they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone whether successful or not provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable.

E. O. Wilson

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? .

James Allen

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.

R. Buckminster Fuller

If you wish to be a success in the world promise everything deliver nothing.

Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide but one thing is certain no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.

Desiderius Erasmus

Success is full of promise till one gets it and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.

Success is not greedy as people think but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.

To many a man and sometimes to a youth there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success.

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.

Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous, on the contrary it makes them for the most part humble tolerant and kind.

Every success story has a parent who says 'over my dead body.' Every success story has an old person who walks up to you and says when you're acting the fool 'you know, I worry about you sometimes.'

As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed, pay the price and it is yours.

Success is not to be pursued, it is to be attracted by the person you become.

A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be ideal in every respect and then they work every day toward their distant vision that goal or purpose.

Brian Tracy

To be successful keep looking tanned, live in an elegant building (even if you're in the cellar), be seen in smart restaurants (even if you nurse one drink), and if you borrow borrow big.

Perfection can be achieved only through devotion (to the Supreme Lord) for devotion is the basis of all success.

I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one, Helen Keller is the other.

Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.

There's no abiding success without commitment.

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

Before you start some work always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions go ahead.

Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.

Instead I have an abundance mentality: When people are genuinely happy at the successes of others the pie gets larger.

It's not just the 'Grammys' that I've pulled out of. I also pulled out of the English awards as well. The reason that I wanted to pull out was because I believe very much that the music industry as a whole is mainly concerned with material success.

Everything I have my career my success my family I owe to America.

The influential man is the successful man whether he be rich or poor.

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.

You grow up a bit damaged or broken then you have some success but you don't know how to feel good about the work you're doing or the life you're leading.

Johnny Depp

To be successful be ahead of your time but only a little.

As kids we're not taught how to deal with success, we're taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don't succeed try try again. If at first you succeed then what?

Success in life is determined by your ability to go from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us, to the janitors who kept our school clean... and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value.

I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.

All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door.

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.

Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

I stand ready to lead us down a different path where we're lifted up by our desire to succeed not dragged down by a resentment of success.

The path to success is to take massive determined action.

Be not penny-wise. Riches have wings. Sometimes they fly away of themselves and sometimes they must be set flying to bring in more.

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.

I did envisage being this successful as a player but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course.

I told you I'm not going to criticize my successor. I'll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that persuasion isn't going to work. Therapy isn't going to cause terrorists to change their mind.

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.

I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.

Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.

Success is never final failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.

We believe in individual initiative personal responsibility opportunity freedom small government the Constitution. These principles these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world.

Mitt Romney

I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.

The only thing I'm addicted to is winning. This bootleg cult arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent.

Like success failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude failure is a learning experience a rung on the ladder a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.

Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.

Before success comes in any man's life he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.

Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing patience and wisdom.

I don't need a successor only willing hands to accept the torch for a new generation.

Success didn't spoil me I've always been insufferable.

The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.

George Bernard Shaw

You guys can go in there anytime. Crack open a book. Expand your imagination and read and learn because that is truly the key to success. The more you know the more power you gain.

That business we started with 10 people has now grown into a great American success story.

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.

Successful people make money. It's not that people who make money become successful but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act look feel successful conduct yourself accordingly and you will be amazed at the positive results.

A clever ugly man, every now and then, is successful with the ladies; but a handsome fool is irresistible.

Achievement is not always success while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.

Forward as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it.... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter and think that even such a result is no trifle.

Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.

No one can guarantee success in war but only deserve it.

No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not at one time or other find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.

If you were successful somebody along the line gave you some help... Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.

Before everything else getting ready is the secret of success.

If we become one of those societies that attack success why not come as certain there will be a lot less success? And that's not who we are.

The price of success is hard work dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.

Andrew Jackson

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which more than anything else will affect its successful outcome.

I don't know the key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan in which we must fervently believe and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

Success should always be just beyond your grasp.

I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight. I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You're not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena until I start selling my book. I'm going to emerge then submerge.

If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.

Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.

I am the successor not of Louis XVI but of Charlemagne.

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success it enables you to ignore the minor hurts the opponent's pressure and the temporary failures.

No foreign policy - no matter how ingenious - has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none.

There is no formula that I'm aware of for being a successful or fulfilled woman today.

The world judge of men by their ability in their profession and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.

One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.

Success is a great deodorant.

Designer clothes worn by children are like snowsuits worn by adults. Few can carry it off successfully.

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling as in all careers of importance victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.

If Germany thanks to Hitler and his successors were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.

Simone Weil

Gain may be temporary and uncertain, but ever while you live expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.

You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

Our worldly successes cannot be guaranteed but our ability to achieve spiritual success is entirely up to us thanks to the grace of God. The best advice I know is to give is to give those worldly things your best but never your all - reserve the ultimate hope for the only one who can grant it.

The world must be filled with unsuccessful musical careers like mine and it's probably a good thing. We don't need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough.

All religions exhort man to cleanse the heart of malice, greed, hate and anger. All religions hold out the gift of Grace as the prize for success in this cleaning process.

The same person has come to Me seeking success at the examination then a job then a father-in-law then a child then a rise in the salary a transfer in a cheaper place and a seat in the Medical College for his son - a never ending series of wants until at last he comes seeking My Grace for an end to worldly pursuits and for initiation into the path of spirituality.

What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives.

Oprah Winfrey

When I prayed for success I forgot to ask for sound sleep and good digestion.

He has achieved success who has worked well laughed often and loved much.

Elbert Hubbard

Success in life comes not from holding a good hand but in playing a poor hand well.

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished.


Personality is the most important thing to an actress's success.

In inner-city low-income communities of color there's such a high correlation in terms of educational quality and success.

The success I have achieved in bodybuilding motion pictures and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved not because it is sought after.

Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes - they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice.

Success comes when people act together, failure tends to happen alone.

Deepak Chopra

In the successful organization no detail is too small to escape close attention.

The idea of capitalism is not just success but also the failure that allows success to happen.

If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my own success.

Samuel Butler

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.

John F. Kennedy

To be successful keep looking tanned live in an elegant building (even if you're in the cellar) be seen in smart restaurants (even if you only nurse one drink) and if you borrow borrow big.

Success is bounding from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends, that's the good stuff in life.

I was motivated by just thinking that if you had all this external success that everyone would love you and everything would be peaceful and wonderful.

Alanis Morissette

You can't compete with Walmart. But you can have smaller businesses that are successful.

There is no force like success and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it, as of the individual so should it be of the nation.

Marcus Garvey

Successful people ask better questions and as a result they get better answers.

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

Vince Lombardi

If everyone is moving forward together then success takes care of itself.

Ask yourself the secret of YOUR success. Listen to your answer and practice it."

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

I think the reason my stories have been so successful is that I have a strong sense of metaphor.

I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.

Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.

Like so many American families our families weren't asking for much. They didn't begrudge anyone else's success or care that others had much more than they did... in fact they admired it.

Moral excellence is an ornament for personal beauty, righteous conduct for high birth, success for learning, and proper spending for wealth.

Well I think any author or musician is anxious to have legitimate sales of their products partly so they're rewarded for their success partly so they can go on and do new things.

I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life he has imagined he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

A strong successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.

Orison Swett Marden

Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Don't take 'no' for an answer never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce you cannot hurt the world or even s

Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.

Paul Ryan

Don't speak ill of your predecessors or successors. You didn't walk in their shoes.

To reform means to shatter one form and to create another, but the two sides of this act are not always equally intended nor equally successful.

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.

Douglas MacArthur

To become an able and successful man in any profession three things are necessary nature study and practice.

Henry Ward Beecher

Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

Mark Twain

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.

Zig Ziglar

Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training diet and mental approach.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success.

The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.

I just didn't want to get out there anymore, I didn't want to get back into what I call 'the swamp.' And the other reason why is I don't think it's good for the presidency for a former president to be opining about his successor. President Obama's got plenty of critics - and I'm just not gonna be one.

Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do which isn't much. But the things that I'm really passionate about if I fail at those if I'm not successful what do I have?

Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.

The successful revolutionary is a statesman the unsuccessful one a criminal.

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.

I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.

Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest it is not empire it is not foreign bases it is not domination. It is simply put just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.

The thing you don't dream about as a kid is all the peripheral stuff that comes with success.

Well in order for me to be successful... In order to be a great artist - musician actor painter whatever - you must be able to be private in public at all times.

Talent in cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

Stephen King

Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success.

Always be yourself express yourself have faith in yourself do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

Hopefully I'll continue to have the success I've had.

We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.

Getting fired can produce a particularly bountiful payday for a CEO. Indeed he can 'earn' more in that single day while cleaning out his desk than an American worker earns in a lifetime of cleaning toilets. Forget the old maxim about nothing succeeding like success: Today in the executive suite the all-too-prevalent rule is that nothing succeeds like failure.

Eighty percent of success is just showing up

Success has always been a great liar.

Friedrich Nietzsche

One man cannot practice many arts with success.

One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure and so my reward in the work that precedes what the world calls success.

Thomas A. Edison

Success took me to her bosom like a maternal boa constrictor.

When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form a clear volume through successive eliminations you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse one finishes with the portrait.

In the United States I am a great success, but I am not a celebrity.

Paulo Coelho

Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

If you want to be successful find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results.

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation hard work and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

Success and failure are equally disastrous.

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that you're in control of your life. If you don't life controls you.

Tony Robbins

To judge between good or bad between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.

Anton Chekhov

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.

The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other.

My parents shared not only an improbable love they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name Barack or blessed believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.

Barack Obama

When I finish a picture I don't show it to anyone if I feel it's not good enough yet. I've learnt to listen to my partners and my friends. For me it's the biggest success if they like it.

I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning four years were spent refining and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.

Steve Martin

It is only the cynicism that is born of success that is penetrating and valid.

Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it you've got to start young.

It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many many months successively without being at any ball of any description and no material injury accrue either to body or mind, but when a beginning is made -- when the felicities of rapid motion have once been though slightly felt -- it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more.

The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.

[In purchasing] zeros ... a macro-based commitment such as this never has anything close to a 100 percent chance of being successful.

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.

That man is a success who has lived well laughed often and loved much.

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own, and from morning to night as from the cradle to the grave it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.

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