SUCCESS QUOTES IX

quotations about success

Complete success alienates a man from his fellows, but suffering makes kinsmen of us all.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

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The zest for life of those unusual men and women who make a great zealous success of living is due more often in good part to the craftiness and pertinacity with which they manage to overlook the misery of others. You can watch them watch life beat the stuffing out of the faces of their friends and acquaintances, although they themselves seem to outwit the dense delays of social custom, the tedious tick-tock of bureaucratic obfuscation, accepting loss and age and change and disappointment without suffering punctures in their stomach lining.

EDWARD HOAGLAND, Tigers & Ice

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A man may be a merchant prince and in commercial prosperity a grand success, but if lust of accumulation has eaten out all the finer qualities of the soul, the sympathy and affection for others, the desire to make others happy, the determination to live for God and the welfare of humanity, he is a lamentable failure.

HENRY F. KLETZING & ELMER L. KLETZING, Traits of Character Illustrated in Bible Light

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According to the most common idea among men, he that makes the most money is the most successful. The standard so often adopted to measure or weigh everything by a money value is a false one. Money has its uses. The lack of it is hard to bear. But they are not the highest and best powers that are called forth in the acquisition of money. To amass a fortune is not necessarily the highest success. To miss a fortune is not of necessity a dismal failure. Poverty and scanty means are in no way or sense desirable, but we would make very emphatic and press upon the attention of youth everywhere that man's success or happiness is not measured by his bank account.

HENRY F. KLETZING & ELMER L. KLETZING, Traits of Character Illustrated in Bible Light

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The highest and best sense in which a life is a success is within the reach of everyone. The successful life is a happy one, availing itself of the many advantages of personal culture, enjoying the sweetness and comfort of home, no matter how simple or even scanty the material furnishing may be. Above all money considerations, we may develop sterling, manly characters and have here and now the joy of heaven in our hearts and the life of heaven in our lives.

HENRY F. KLETZING & ELMER L. KLETZING, Traits of Character Illustrated in Bible Light

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We often set up as a model the man with a large fortune, rather than the man of integrity of soul, and urge our youth to emulate him. If fortune fails to smile on us in filling our coffers, we count that we have not made a success in life.

HENRY F. KLETZING & ELMER L. KLETZING, Traits of Character Illustrated in Bible Light

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The successful man is one who had the chance and took it.

ROBER BABSON, attributed, Distilled Wisdom

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I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what's next.

STEVE JOBS, interview, MSNBC, May 25, 2006

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The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.

MARK TWAIN, attributed, Unlimited Power

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The funny thing about having all this so-called success is that behind it is a certain horrible emptiness.

SAM SHEPARD, The Observer, March 20, 2010

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Success is a magnet that draws many followers.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

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Success too often sanctions the worst and the wildest schemes of human ambition.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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The greatest successes grow out of great failures. In numerous instances the result is better that comes after a series of abortive experiences than it would have been if it had come at once; for all these successive failures induce a skill which is so much additional power working into the final achievement.... The hand that evokes such perfect music from the instrument has often failed in its touch, and bungled among the keys.... Every disappointed effort fences in and indicates the only possible path of success, and makes it easier to find.

E. H. CHAPIN, Living Words

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Success seems to be that which forms the distinction between confidence and conceit.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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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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