SUCCESS QUOTES III

quotations about success

Success quote

They must try who would succeed.

THEOCRITUS, "The Two Ladies of Syracuse"

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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.

ROB THURMAN, Nightlife

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Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.

ALBERT CAMUS, The Fall

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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, October 1, 1996

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Success is an easy road (when gained).

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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

SATCHEL PAIGE, attributed, Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

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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

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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, February 5, 1712

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Success is a hidden jewel, and is found but by a few.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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Success: 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

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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

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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 Thought

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Success does not mean happiness: it means an unusual number of industrious enemies.

EDGAR WATSON HOWE, Country Town Sayings

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The squalid cash interpretation put on the word success -- is our national disease.

WILLIAM JAMES, letter to H. G. Wells, September 11, 1906

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Constant 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

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Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.

GRAHAM GREENE, London Independent, April 4, 1991

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The worst use that can be made of success is to boast of it.

ARTHUR HELPS, Thoughts in the Cloister and the Crowd

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Is it possible to have an endless series of successes without falling on our faces? I suppose it is, but I think it would entail doing the same things over and over again without taking chances, without taking risks or exploring our limits, without finding out what we can and can't do.

ALAN ARKIN, An Improvised Life

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Your success and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.

ALBERT CAMUS, The Fall

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If 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 1929

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