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The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.

Success in life is a matter not so much of talent as of concentration and perseverance. - C. W. Wendte

The trouble comes when we try to fashion our success to the outside world's specifications even though these are not the specifications drawn up in our own hearts. For whom are we succeeding, for ourselves or for somebody else? Success, if it is to be mea - Howard Whitman

Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is. - Tennessee Williams

The secret of success is to realize that the crisis on our planet is much larger than just deciding what to do with your own life, and if the system under which we live the structure of western civilization begins to collapse because of our selfishness and greed, then it will make no difference whether you have $1 million dollars when the crash comes or just $1.00. The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world. - Marianne Williamson

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. - Earl Wilson

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders. - Sloan Wilson

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it. - Jonathan Winters

Success is peace of mind, a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming, and not just in a physical way: seek ye first the kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be yours as well. - John Wooden

The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration. - Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. - Zig Ziglar

If at first you don't succeed; you are running about average. - M. H. Alderson

It's simply a matter of doing what you do best and not worrying about what the other fellow is going to do. - John R. Amos

You are wholly complete and your success in life will be in direct proportion to your ability to accept this truth about you. - Dr. Robert Anthony

Success, or failure, very often arrives on wings that seem mysterious to us. - Dr. Marcus Bach

Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success. - Jim Backus

Character is more important than intelligence for success. - Gilberte Beaux

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments. - Henry Ward Beecher

The measure of a man's success must be according to his ability. The advancement he makes from the station in which he was born gives the degree of his success. - Sir Walter Besant

A young person, to achieve, must first get out of his mind any notion either of the ease or rapidity of success. Nothing ever just happens in this world. - Edward William Bok

Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years. - Bob Brown

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. - Pearl S. Buck

Success is important only to the extent that it puts one in a position to do more things one likes to do. - Sarah Caldwell

It takes twenty years to become an overnight success. - Eddie Cantor

The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. - Dale Carnegie

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out... - Robert Collier

To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports; when we succeed; it betrays us. - Charles Caleb Colton

It's the men behind who "make" the man ahead. - Merle Crowell

Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing. [On the prospects for his 1997 movies The Rainmaker and Good Will Hunting] - Matt Damon

The road to success runs uphill. - Willie Davis

To succeed means that you may have to step out of line and march to the sound of your own drummer. - Keith Degreen

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. - Emily Dickinson

I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things. - Walt Disney

Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful. - Benjamin Disraeli

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year. - John Foster Dulles

Be awfully nice to them going up, because you're gonna meet them all coming down. - Jimmy Durante

Success... it's what you do with what you've got. - Leroy Van Dyke

Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. - T. S. Eliot

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

One principle reason why men are so often useless is that they divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits. - G. Emmons

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it. - Sam Ewing

What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team. - Benjamin F. Fairless

When I am delivering my very best, then that is when I feel successful. - Art Fettig

It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed. - Harvey S. Firestone

I have found it is much easier to make a success in life than to make a success of one's life. - G. W. Follin

My definition of success is total self acceptance. We can obtain all of the material possessions we desire quite easily, however, attempting to change our deepest thoughts and learning to love ourselves is a monumental challenge. We may achieve success in our business lives but it never quite means as much if we do not feel good inside. Once we feel good about ourselves inside we can genuinely lend ourselves to others. - Franki

The great recipe for success is to work, and always work. - Leon Gambetta

If you get up early, work late, and pay your taxes, you will get ahead if you strike oil. - J. Paul Getty

Don't expect mangoes when you plant papayas. - Mimfa A. Gibson

The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time. - Joe Girard

On the pinnacle of success man does not stand firm long. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

When you are making a success of something, it's not work. It's a way of life. You enjoy yourself because you are making your contribution to the world. - Andrew Granatelli

Successful people are successful because they form the habits of doing those things that failures don't like to do. - Albert Gray

The real superstar is a man or a woman raising six kids on $150 a week. - Spencer Haywood

If a guy has a really good success pattern, I'll go along with him if he says he can go to the moon on Scotch tape. - Raymond Herzog

Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success. - Napoleon Hill

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top. - Napoleon Hill

Subdue fate by exerting human strength to the maximum; and if, when the effort has been made and success is not achieved, no one else can be blamed. - Hitopadesa

Success is like a fart -- only your own smells nice. - James P. Hogan

I'm always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I've been. - Billie Holiday

To give your best is to receive the best. - Raymond Holliwell

Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last. - Hamilton Holt

We claim that any man who is honest, fair, tolerant, kind, charitable, and well-behaved is a success. No matter what his station in life. - Jay House

Anything that interferes with individual progress ultimately will retard group progress. - George Houston

Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them... - Edgar Watson Howe

There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it? - Kin Hubbard

To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it. - Bunker Hunt

The key to my success has been to give up everything for my dream. - John Johnson

Strategy is a style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success. - Pete Johnson

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today. - Stewart B. Johnson

Success and suffering are vitally and organically linked. If you succeed without suffering, it is because someone suffered for you; if you suffer without succeeding, it is in order that someone else may succeed after you. - Edward Judson

It is tragic that Howard Hughes had to die to prove that he was alive. - Walter Kane

It is more important to be of service than successful. - Robert Kennedy Jr.

To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it. - Michael Korda

Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable. - Fran Lebowitz

The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you. - Malcolm. W. Little

If, at first, you do succeed, try to hide your astonishment. - Los Angeles Times

Success is that old A B C; ability, breaks, and courage. - Charles Luckman

To have known the best, and to have known it for the best, is success in life. - John W. Mackay

The only certain means of is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. - Og Mandino

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances. - Orison Swett Marden

Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at. - Don Marquis

Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That's dedication. - Cecil B. De Mille

Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom. - Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

I think that at some point in your life you realize you don't have to worry if you do everything you're supposed to do right. Or if not right, if you do it the best you can... what can worry do for you? You are already doing the best you can. - Joe Namath

Success is like war and like charity in religion, it covers a multitude of sins. - Sir Charles Napier

Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose. - G. K. Nielson

We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way. - Earl Nightingale

It is harder for a poor man to be successful than it is for a rich man. - Gregory Nunn

If you're climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until you step back and see how high you've really gone. - Donny Osmond

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks. - Jack Penn

Success breeds conservatism, and that means a love affair with the status quo and an aversion to change. - Frank Popoff

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. - Colin Powell

The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do. - Leontyne Price

Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success. - Diana Rankin

Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want. - Anthony Robbins

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. - Jim Rohn

Not in time, place, or circumstances, but in the man lies success. - Charles B. Rouss

Success doesn't suck. - Darius Rucker

Success by the laws of competition signifies a victory over others by obtaining the direction and profits of their work. This is the real source of all great riches. - John Ruskin

Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go.

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.

The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Albert Schweitzer

Success covers a multitude of blunders. - George Bernard Shaw

The two leading recipes for success are building a better mousetrap and finding a bigger loophole. - Edgar Shoaff

Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal. - Don Shula

You have not lived a perfect day... unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. - Ruth Smeltzer

The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary. - May V. Smith

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful. - Paul Sweeney

Success is a journey, not a destination. - Ben Sweetland

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

Success is not permanent. The same is also true of failure.

When a man is willing and eager, the gods join in.

Success is not a destination, it's a journey.

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

A man's own character is the arbiter of his fortune. - Publilius Syrus

One only gets to the top rung of the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you--suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too." - Margaret Thatcher

We were born to succeed, not to fail. - Henry David Thoreau

Success means only doing what you do well, letting someone else do the rest. - Goldstein S. Truism

There's always something about your success that displeases even your best friends. - Mark Twain

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.

A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.

Success doesn't come to you…you go to it.

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.

Big men become big by doing what they didn't want to do when they didn't want to do it. - Source Unknown

Formula for Success... and then some. The top people do what's expected of them, and then some. They are thoughtful and considerate of others, and then some. They meet their obligations and responsibilities fairly and squarely, and then some. They are good friends to their friends, and then some. They can be counted on in an emergency, and then some. And so it is when we do what is assigned to us in our lives and in the church, and then some; then the Lord pays in full, and then some. - Source Unknown

If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures. - Source Unknown

The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces - Source Unknown

There is plenty of room at the top -- but no place to sit down. - Source Unknown

You don't have to stay up nights to succeed; you have to stay awake days. - Source Unknown

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

Success is not a doorway, it's a staircase. - Dottie Walters

Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pocket.

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm. - Thomas J. Watson

Only a life built into God's place can succeed. Half of our discouragements are due to the fact that we are not in tune with the infinite harmony of the Great Power, We should be helpers in building the city of God. A city that will endure when all earthly - Bishop Herbert E. Welch

The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other. - H.G. Wells


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