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Quotations about Success

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To have success, you can't let failure stop you. To have great success, you can't let success stop you. ~Robert Brault,

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good. ~Joe Paterno

For every person who succeeds by holding course, ten succeed by daring to change course — and vice-versa. ~Robert Brault,, 2019

[S]uccess is no second-hand thing. It is all right to give men the impulse, but the details they must work out themselves. ~Edward Mott Woolley, "Adventures in Business: The Merchant Who Needed a Press Agent," in The Saturday Evening Post, 1912 September 21st

The trick to succeeding is to stop thinking that there's a trick to everything. ~Robert Brault,

As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it's leaning against the right building. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~Winston Churchill

What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins. ~Gene Fowler

We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best. ~Miguel de Unamuno, Essays and Soliloquies, 1925

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. ~Lily Tomlin

The hard part is not to work for success but to wait for it to ripen. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1903, George Horace Lorimer, editor

I couldn't wait for success... so I went ahead without it. ~Jonathan Winters

There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap." ~Carrie Fisher

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. ~David Frost

Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it. ~Author Unknown

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding out you're exactly the same. All I feel is a responsibility to live up to it. And even, with luck, survive it. ~Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993)

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction. ~Bessie Anderson Stanley (1879–1952)  [Stanley was awarded the $250 grand prize in November 1905 from The George Livingston Richards Co., of Boston, for the best answer not exceeding 100 words to the question, "What constitutes success?" At the time, she was credited in publications as Mrs. A. J. Stanley. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

Strength, will power, determination and a pinch of you. That's the cocktail for success. ~Adarsh, @MrAdarshB, September 2010 entry to The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on Twitter

Try to discover
The road to success
And you'll seek but never find,
But blaze your own path
And the road to success
Will trail right behind.
~Robert Brault,

In the matter of achieving success consistency is a paste jewel compared with persistency. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1903, George Horace Lorimer, editor

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind. ~George Bernard Shaw, 28 August 1896

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves. ~Larry King

Success has made failures of many men. ~Cindy Adams

Some aspects of success seem rather silly as death approaches. ~Donald A. Miller

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. ~Author Unknown

People who consult their moods, their preferences, or their ease never make a great success in life. It is the man who gets a firm grip on himself and forces himself to do the thing that will ultimately be best for him, who succeeds. ~Orison Swett Marden, paraphrased by Dan P. Gibson, "Doing the Hardest Thing First," 1910

Failure is not frailty.
Success never guarantees.
~Terri Guillemets

In spite of spelling reform, success still ends in $$. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1906, George Horace Lorimer, editor

When we fail our pride supports us; when we succeed it frequently betrays us. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1903, George Horace Lorimer, editor

[Y]ou can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. ~Napoleon Hill (1883–1970)

Success is a shell — don't let it harden around your ego.
Failure is a shell — don't let it harden around your ambition.
~Terri Guillemets

Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles. ~Walter Cronkite

Ability is man's capital; success is the interest that capital earns. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1906, George Horace Lorimer, editor

The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success. ~Author Unknown

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it. ~Elbert Hubbard

The requisites for success are the same in all classes of business: good judgment, application, diplomacy, executive ability, nerve, push, sticktoitiveness, integrity, a thick skin, and a pleasant smile. ~C.A. Morse, "President's Address," Twentieth Annual Convention of the American Railway Engineering Association, 1919 March 18th, wording slightly altered

Material success is always tempered by the recollection that there was some kind of happiness that was supposed to come with it. ~Robert Brault,

The closer one gets to the top, the more one finds there is no "top." ~Nancy Barcus

Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment. ~Ross Perot

One way to measure your success is by the earnestness with which your competitors lie about you. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, George Horace Lorimer, editor, as reprinted in Poor Richard Jr's Almanack, 1906

In a world where it is necessary to succeed, perhaps only we women know more deeply that success can be a quiet and hidden thing. ~Pam Brown, To a Very Special Daughter, 1991,

What will matter is not your success but your significance.... ~Michael Josephson, from "What Will Matter" (poem), 2003,

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it.... Success is shy — it won't come out while you're watching. ~Tennessee Williams

Among the things that you, and you alone, are the absolute and final judge of is whether or not you are a success. ~Robert Brault,

There is no secret to success except hard work and getting something indefinable which we call "the breaks." ~Countee Cullen (1903–1946)

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. ~William Feather

There is only one success — to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~Christopher Morley

How do you achieve success? Well, for one thing, you don't define it before you achieve it. ~Robert Brault,

To freely bloom — that is my definition of success. ~Gerry Spence

Passion is purpose—
Success is proof.
~Terri Guillemets

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. ~Irving Berlin

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. ~Earl Wilson

The trick to getting ahead is to give it the same effort you give to getting even. ~Robert Brault,

Time is not an element of success; it is space for earning it. Some men wouldn't earn success if they had eternity for their office hours. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1904, George Horace Lorimer, editor

Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now. ~Jonatan Mårtensson

Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to. ~Author Unknown

In the end, success is not about who you know, it's about you know who. ~Robert Brault,

Some success is born of conceit, and much conceit is born of success. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1904, George Horace Lorimer, editor

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. ~Dale Carnegie

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get. ~Dale Carnegie

A success seems larger when a failure is used for the measuring-stick. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1903, George Horace Lorimer, editor

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. ~Booker T. Washington

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. ~George Smith Patton

It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final. ~Author Unknown

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten? ~Logan Smith

Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they're really not. They're companions — the hero and the sidekick. ~Laurence Shames

To find someone who will love you through success and failure is to discover how little life has to do with either. ~Robert Brault,

The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure. ~B.C. Forbes

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction. ~Al Bernstein

Ah, listen, I'll say something I shouldn't say because no one will believe it, but success isn't a pleasure for me. I'm glad to be able to live from what I write, so I have to put up with the popular and critical side of success. But I was happier as a man when I was unknown. Much happier. ~Julio Cortázar (1914–1984), interview with Jason Weiss, "The Art of Fiction No. 83," The Paris Review, Fall 1984

When a man's success makes him unhappy he has failed. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1906, George Horace Lorimer, editor

There is no success but your own success. ~Terri Guillemets

The road to success is wherever people need another road. ~Robert Brault,

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