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A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.
- Logan Pearsall Smith
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
- David Brinkley
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
- Euripides
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln
Always imitate the behavior of winners when you lose.
- Anonymous
Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
- Thomas A. Edison
Be different, stand out, and work your butt off.
- Reba McEntire
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.
- Napoleon Hill
Behind every successful man there is a surprised woman.
- Maryon Pearson
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
- Mario Andretti
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
- Dale Carnegie
Donít improve it into a flop!
- Samuel Goldwyn
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
- Woody Allen
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
- Dale Carnegie
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
- Ethel Barrymore
For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out. The light doesn't always necessarily have to be in your family; for me it was teachers and school.
- Oprah Winfrey
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
- Harry F. Banks
Give me a couple of years, and Iíll make that actress an overnight success.
- Samuel Goldwyn
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
- Charles Kettering
Hit the ball over the fence and you can take your time going around the bases.
- John W. Raper
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong -- because someday you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver
I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.
- Earl Warren
I attribute my success to thisóI never gave or took any excuse.
- Florence Nightingale
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is Ė try to please everybody.
- Herbert Bayard Swope
I certainly hear the Trombones Unlimited version of 'Daydream' in a lot of elevators.
- John Sebastian
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
- Bill Cosby
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
I know it is the fans that are responsible for me being here. I've always tried in each and every broadcast to serve the fans to the best of my ability.
- Harry Caray
I've been lucky enough to win an Oscar, write a bestseller... my other dream would be to have a painting in the Louvre. The only way that's going to happen is if I paint a dirty one on the wall of the gentlemen's lavatory.
- David Niven
I've learned it's always better to have a small percentage of a big success, than a hundred percent of nothing.
- Art Linkletter
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
- Anonymous
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
- Cicero
If you want to zoom down the expert slope tomorrow, you have to fall down the bunny slope today.
- Cynthia Copeland Lewis
It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.
- Peter Marshall
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt
It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.
- Aristotle
Iím not going to die because I failed as someone else. Iím going to succeed as myself.
- Margaret Cho
Let us be thankful for fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
- Mark Twain
Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success.
- Jim Backus
Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Money and success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
- Will Smith
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.
- Agatha Christie
Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they have discovered that they are fools. The sooner the discovery is made the better, as there is more time and power for taking advantage of it.
- William Lamb Melbourne
No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start.
- Larry McMurtry
Nothing recedes like success.
- Walter Winchell
Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
- Lao Tzu
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
- Andre Malraux
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe
One of the things that happens in the business is that success is a very strange thing in that if you are involved in something very successful the next person wants you to repeat it.
- Elmer Bernstein
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu
Personnel and their capacity for work on their exact jobs is the basic key to income and success.
- L. Ron Hubbard
Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna ó or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.
- Barbara Walters
Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
- Sloan Wilson
Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.
- Brad Pitt
Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.
- Rosalind Russell
Success is meaningless if you can't sleep at night because of harsh things said, petty secrets sharpened against hard and stony regret, just waiting to be plunged into the soft underbelly of a 'friendship.'
- Margaret Cho
Success is not in never failing, but rising everytime you fall!
- Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
- Earl Wilson
Success tends to go not to the person who is error-free, because he also tends to be risk-averse. Rather it goes to the person who recognizes that life is pretty much a percentage business.
- Donald Rumsfeld
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
- Andrew Jackson
The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.
- Michael Korda
The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of its behind.
- Joseph Stilwell
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion... It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation - persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
- Alexander Graham Bell
The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
- Cecil B. DeMille
The road to success is always under construction.
- Arnold Palmer
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
- Agatha Christie
The secret of success is the consistency to pursue.
- Harry F. Banks
The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.
- Aristotle Onassis
The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me.
- Howard Nemerov
The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
- Roy L. Smith
The three great American vices seem to be efficiency, punctuality, and the desire for achievement and success. They are the things that make the Americans so unhappy and so nervous. - From The Importance of Living (1937)
- Lin Yutang
The three signs of great men are -- generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
- Otto von Bismarck
The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.
- Irving Berlin
The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.
- Thomas J. Watson
The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you.
- Bette Midler
There are moments when everything goes well; don't be frightened, it won't last.
- Jules Renard
There is always room at the top.
- Daniel Webster
There is no rest, there must be no rest for a fellow when he is successful. He has got to keep right on going... And donít think that I am the product of luck or breaks or anything like that. I have worked hard ever since I came out of the University of Colorado. I have played the trombone in so many bands, I canít count them all.
- Glenn Miller
There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?
- Kin Hubbard
To know how to wait is the great secret of success.
- Joseph Marie de Maistre
To succeed, one must posses an effective combination of ability, ambition, courage, drive, hard work, integrity, and loyalty.
- Harry F. Banks
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein
Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.
- Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
- Dale Carnegie
Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
- Henry Ford
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

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