SUCCESS QUOTES V

quotations about success

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 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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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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The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.

VINCE LOMBARDI, attributed, "The Wisdom of Vince Lombardi", The Mirror, June 11, 2013

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Any time you see someone more successful than you are ... they are doing something you aren't.

MALCOLM X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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The greater success a man has made, the more he fears a climb down.

LIN YUTANG, The Importance of Living

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JACK CANFIELD, The Success Principles

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Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.

GORE VIDAL, Sunday Times Magazine, September 16, 1973

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Success is identical with happiness only on condition that we have aimed at and attained those things in life which are really worthwhile, and--if success is to be complete--the most worthwhile. Any success which does not result in happiness, in some one of its varied forms, for self or for others, is a sham.

FRANK CHAPMAN SHARP, Success: A Course in Moral Instruction

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Success makes men rigid and they tend to exalt stability over all the other virtues; tired of the effort of willing they become fanatics about conservatism.

WALTER LIPPMANN, A Preface to Politics

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If you are a genius and unsuccessful, everybody treats you as if you were a genius, but when you come to be successful, when you commence to earn money, when you are really successful, then your family and everybody no longer treats you like a genius, they treat you like a man who has become successful.

PABLO PICASSO, attributed, Picasso

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True success is ... the experience of the miraculous. It is the unfolding of the divinity within us.

DEEPAK CHOPRA, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

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Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna, or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.

BARBARA WALTERS, Newsweek, May 6, 1974

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Success produces success, just as money produces money.

SÉBASTIEN CHAMFORT, Maximes et pensées

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