quotations about success
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles one has overcome while trying to succeed.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, Up From Slavery
The chances of a man's succeeding who does not love his work are very small. For all success costs labor.
FRANK CHAPMAN SHARP, Success: A Course in Moral Instruction
Success is full of promise till men get it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.
HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit
The successful man is the one that understands the true meaning of life, that takes its outlook on to another stage of existence, that shows sympathy toward his fellow man in all his dealings, that can find true enjoyment in doing his daily work of whatever character that be, that has an eye for the beauties of nature all around him, that, while not destitute of honorable ambition, has learned contentment with his lot in life, and that is ready to do what he can to make the lot of others brighter and better. This man is not controlled by the rule of gold, but by the golden rule.
HENRY F. KLETZING & ELMER L. KLETZING, Traits of Character Illustrated in Bible Light
Nothing succeeds like success.
URSULA K. LE GUIN, The Left Hand of Darkness
To be successful in life, there are many hurdles you have to overcome. For me, the biggest hurdle to success has always been failure.
CHRISTOPHER TITUS, "The Smell of Success", Titus
It is not what happens that is success or failure, but what it does to the heart of man.
BRUCE LEE, Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
INFECTED MUSHROOM, "The Missed Symphony"
Success is a helluva drug.
CARLOTA ZIMMERMAN, "Empathy in Emails", Huffington Post, July 10, 2017
I'm gonna get dressed for success
Shaping me up for the big time, baby.
Get dressed for success
Shaping it up for your love yea yea yea.
ROXETTE, "Dressed for Success"
The dreams and hopes of men
Are powered by addiction
And who am I to say that
This is an affliction
When everybody gets
Suckered in and lives their
Lives like fiction
Writing their own story
GRAHAM PARKER, "Success"
Success is less about hours of input and more the quality of output.
JON PACKER, "Take Time To Unplug And Check Out This Summer", Huffington Post, July 10, 2017
Success is never assured, but having some challenges is almost always assured. Preparation to deal with those situations can reduce the hurdles and increase the prospects for success.
MARK KAPLAN, "Dealing with the certainty of change", New Hampshire Union Leader, July 9, 2017
Success is a mix of sailing skill, grit, determination and improvisation; having to deal with broken yards, torn sails, capsizes and, in one instance, a rudder being washed away, not to mention the obligatory blisters, sand fly bites and sunburn that come with wild camping on deserted dessert islands.
ANONYMOUS, "Ngalawa Cup: The Nuclear Option", Scuttlebutt Sailing News, July 10, 2017
The dizzying heights
The sound of your hearts
Measure your step
Or all your plans
May fall asunder
Now gently faster
Building in momentum
Befalls the master
Of the tightrope walk
THE DAMNED, "Tightrope Walk"
You might discover greater success is just a matter of better channeling and projecting positivity about work.
CHRISTY RAKOCZY, "5 smart brain hacks to help you feel -- and project -- more positivity at work", Mic, July 10, 2017
Before success can manifest
You got to go through the learning process
SCOOTER, "The Learning Process"
It's an attitude
Livin' the lifestyle is getting real buckwild
Hey if you want it
You've just got to let go
Come and get into it
DANNII MINOGUE, "Success"
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, A Childhood Recollection
saw you again
leap year summer
presence drew in
flies of success
leaving no doubt
you were a hit
plain to see
I prayed lightly
weaved my path
raise no question
how I survived
but I see no reason to covet
cause I'm just thinking
it all seems so amusing
failure and success
SACCHARINE TRUST, "Success and Failure"