Quotations: Success

God gave us two ends. One to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use; head you win -- tails, you lose.

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Mary Kay Ash

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Richard Bach

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.
Smiley Blanton

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
Erma Bombeck

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
Joyce Brothers

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.
Pearl S. Buck

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Mark Caine

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

The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm… to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
Cyril Connolly

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

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

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

It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.
Havelock Ellis

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm S. Forbes

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
B. R. Hayden

Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Helen Keller

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy

To succeed, we must first believe that we can.
Michael Korda

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. On Being a Teacher
Jonathan Kozol

Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
Louis L'Amour

When your physical environment is in alignment with your aspiration, success becomes the norm.
Susan St Lawrence

To fly, we have to have resistance.
Maya Lin

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
Abraham Lincoln

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

The heights by great men reached and kept / Were not attained by sudden flight, / But they, while their companions slept, / Were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness.
John C. Maxwell

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

Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.
J.C. Penney

My mother said to me, If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope. Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
Pablo Picasso

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

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Theodore Roosevelt

Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert Schuller

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
George Bernard Shaw

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire.
Fred Shero

Get up one time more than you're knocked down.
Peter's Principle of Success

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Paul Sweeney

Success is a journey, not a destination.
Ben Sweetland

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.
Herbert B. Swope

All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Danny Thomas

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
Henry David Thoreau

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.
Henry David Thoreau

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

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 strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington

The way to succeed is to double your error rate.
Thomas Watson

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
Thomas Wolfe

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Zig Ziglar

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