SUCCESS QUOTES VIII

quotations about success

Quick souls have their intensest life in the first anticipatory sketch of what may or will be, and the pursuit of their wish is the pursuit of that paradisiacal vision which only impelled them, and is left farther and farther behind, vanishing forever even out of hope in the moment which is called success.

GEORGE ELIOT, Felix Holt

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To attain "success" without attaining positive self-esteem is to be condemned to feeling like an imposter anxiously awaiting exposure.

NATHANIEL BRANDEN, The Power of Self-Esteem

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Success is partly a matter of luck, and may be a question of cowardice. Just as cowards come back from wartime alive, so they may get rich and sleek and influential.

EDWARD HOAGLAND, Balancing Acts

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Perpetuating success or sliding into decline is the result of many intersecting forces that reinforce one another directly and indirectly. They are both cause and effect of winning or losing. Winning generates positive forces, losing generates negative forces.

ROSABETH MOSS KANTER, Confidence

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Your intention sets the universe in motion. The universe flows in the direction of your intention, and so it is important to be clear on your exact intention in any situation. If you are absolutely clear as to your intent, your subconscious success mechanism will support you in getting there. Most people encounter problems in creating the kind of life they want because they have not clearly determined where they want to go, or visualized what it is going to look like when they get there. Those who lead purposeful, successful lives do so because they have set up in their mind a clear picture of what they want to create in their lives.

ROBERT ANTHONY, Beyond Positive Thinking

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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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