SUCCESS QUOTES IX

quotations about success

Men's best successes come after their disappointments.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, American Cavalcade, October 1937

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Success is ever a bad tree when evil is the root.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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There are some persons who never succeed from being too indolent to undertake anything; and others who regularly fail, because the instant they find success in their power, they grow indifferent, and give over the attempt.

WILLIAM HAZLITT, Characteristics

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If you would revenge yourself on those who have slighted you, BE SUCCESSFUL; it is a bitter satire on their want of judgment; to show that you can do without them, a galling wound to the self-love of proud, inflated people; but you must reckon on their hatred, as they will never forgive you.

CHARLES WILLIAM DAY, The Maxims, Experiences, and Observations of Agogos

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For one man who sincerely pities our misfortunes, there are a thousand who sincerely hate our success.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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The successful draw us up to their level; the unsuccessful down to theirs.

CHARLES EDWARD JERNINGHAM, The Maxims of Marmaduke

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The man who arrives young believes that he exercises his will because his star is shining. The man who only asserts himself at thirty has a balanced idea of what willpower and fate have each contributed, the one who gets there at forty is liable to put the emphasis on will alone.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, American Cavalcade, October 1937

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Success is full of promise till men get it; and then it is a last year's nest, from which the bird has flown.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Life Thoughts

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Yet there seemed to be some truth in the law of probability, according to which the chance of success is directly proportionate to the number of repetitions.

KOBO ABE, The Woman in the Dunes

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The certainty of succeeding makes the road easy.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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Just and noble minds rejoice in other men's success.

WILLIAM PENN, Some Fruits of Solitude

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Many a man can make a success of everything but himself.

EDGAR GUEST, Home Rhymes

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The bitch-goddess, Success, was trailed by thousands of gasping dogs with lolling tongues.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, Table-Talk

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You can only be successful if you let your mind go beyond the boundaries that other people have set for themselves.

BRIAN HERBERT & KEVIN J. ANDERSON, Dune: House Atreides

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Success,
The apple of ambition's eye;
The crooked prop of tyranny;
The wind that puffs the changeful sail;
That fills the tuneful pipe;
That gives a color to the pale,
A plumpness to the ripe;
Desire's counterpart,
That men most have at heart.

WILLIAM BATCHELDER GREENE, "Success", Imogen and Other Poems

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My problem is that I don't get the same exhilaration from success as I get depression from failure.

STEVE MARTIN, Time Magazine, August 24, 1987

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Society functions in a way much more interesting than the multiple-choice pattern we have been rewarded for succeeding at in school. Success in life comes not from the ability to choose between the four presented answers, but from the rather more difficult and painfully acquired ability to formulate the questions.

DAVID MAMET, The Secret Knowledge

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To succeed in life one needs two things -- influence and a lucky star.

LEONID ANDREYEV, The Life of Man

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