quotations about success
Success had ruined many a man.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Poor Richard's Almanac
We all love looking down
All we want is some success
But the chance is never around
It's all part of the process
MORCHEEBA, "Part of the Process"
Success is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each one.
BARBRA STREISAND, attributed, Little Giant Encyclopedia of Inspirational Quotes
What is success?
Is it do your own thing?
Or to join the rest
And if you truly believe it,
And try over and over again
Living in hopes
That someday you'll be in with the winners
BONNIE RAIT, "What Is Success?"
In Success few mornings frown;
For the youth, to view the town,
When morning came, with Sorrow went
Through statued park and street;
And they joined a gilded throng,
As it coldly moved along
Toward the temple built to Fortune,
Low to worship at her feet.
HENRY ABBEY, "The City of Success"
Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
ANTHONY ROBBINS, attributed, 101 Best Ways to Get Ahead
Failure seems to be regarded as the one unpardonable crime, success as the all-redeeming virtue.
CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS, "A Chapter of Erie", North American Review, July 1869
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
WALTER BAGEHOT, Shakespeare the Man: An Essay
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
SALVADOR DALI, Conversations with Dali
Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.
VANESSA REDGRAVE, attributed, Good-bye Baby and Amen
The best revenge is massive success.
FRANK SINATRA, attributed, 1,600 Quotes & Pieces of Wisdom That Just Might Help You Out When You're Stuck In a Moment and Can't Get Out Of It!
Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.
VICKI BAUM, Grand Hotel
Neither failure nor success has the power to change your inner state of Being.
ECKHART TOLLE, The Power of Now
They must try who would succeed.
THEOCRITUS, "The Two Ladies of Syracuse"
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
Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
ALBERT CAMUS, The Fall
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
Success is an easy road (when gained).
EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims
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
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