SUCCESS QUOTES X

quotations about success

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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Success is buried on the other side of frustration.

ANTHONY ROBBINS, Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement

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Confident expectation of success makes us a receiving instrument for all the success thoughts that are vibrating through the ether of the atmosphere, and our mind becomes a powerful magnet to draw success thought.

WALTER MATTHEWS, "Success", Human Life from Many Angles

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Keep away from people who are always despondent; who always have a mental picture of some bad luck that is on the way. You can derive no benefit from association with such people; they spread the contagion of poverty thought, and in their company you will surely assimilate some of their ruinous-thought element. To say that "I can" and "I will" places you in alignment with thought currents that inevitably lead to "SUCCESS."

WALTER MATTHEWS, "Success", Human Life from Many Angles

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SUCCESS must first be created in mind. No matter what our vocation may be, we can generate thought force to carry us to the highest pinnacle of success.

WALTER MATTHEWS, "Success", Human Life from Many Angles

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It's very important that people aspire to be successful. The only way you can do it is if you look at somebody who is.

DONALD TRUMP, Playboy, March 1990

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