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Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.

If you want to achieve things in life, you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart, you'll succeed.

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.

They succeed, because they think they can.

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

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

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.

We fall forward to succeed.

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.

Nothing recedes like success.

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each slice.

It's not enough that I should succeed - others should fail.

Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day's insolence.

We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.

I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism.

Success is not a function of the size of your title but the richness of your contribution.

It wasn't success, because Teller and I, by the time Asparagus Valley got together - within a year, we had achieved all our goals. I mean, our goal was to earn our living doing exactly what we wanted. Which is many people's goal.

I realised those things my ego needed - fame and success - were going to make me terribly unhappy. So I wrenched myself away from that. I had to. I had to walk away from America and say goodbye to the biggest part of my career because I knew, otherwise, my demons would get the better of me.

The consumer is deciding what they want to see and when and how, and filmmakers are more aware and accepting of the fact that success is not predicated on your movie showing in a traditional theater for a certain amount of time.

I believe we can accelerate our acumen, performance and success by leveraging our associations and spending time with people better than us.

Here's the thing: When you become brilliant at listening, people feel that you care about them. When they feel you care about them, they begin to care about you. And when people care about you, your success becomes a part of how they define their success.

By seizing the opportunities that disruption presents and leveraging hard times into greater success through outworking/outinnovating/outthinking and outworking everyone around you, this just might be the richest time of your life so far.

One of the core organizing principles of my life is that success comes through a delicate balance between making things happen and letting things happen.

The conflict between religion and science is inherent and (very nearly) zero-sum. The success of science often comes at the expense of religious dogma; the maintenance of religious dogma always comes at the expense of science.

One of the signs of a bad coworker is a pattern of persistent undermining - intentionally hindering a colleague's success, reputation, or relationships.

I try to be professional; I try to be on time. I don't take anything I have for granted. That's my definition of success.

Prior to the App Store, the chances of that happening, of somebody really young forming a company and in a period of no time really becoming a global provider of a game or something else, it really didn't happen. Now there are these success stories popping up everywhere.

If you look at iPod, iPod wasn't viewed as a success, but today it's viewed as an overnight success. The iPhone was the same way. People were writing about there's no physical keyboard. Obviously nobody would want it.

Some young people can rely on a privileged background and great connections to get work experience, but I don't believe anybody can be guaranteed success nowadays.

My biggest success is getting over the things that have tried to destroy and take me out of this life. Those are my biggest successes. It has nothing to do with work.

In order to have the success with 'Empire,' you have to have Fox; you have to have huge P&A. You have to have huge budgets for the show. I'm pretty confident that the budget of 'Empire' is six times what I'm spending on 'Have And Have Nots.'

Success for me means being able to work. I don't look at so much at what I've done as much as I look to what I will do.

Success in America - what I find with my homeland, nothing lasts very long. Europe is different. You're right there with them until you come back.

I'm always asked how my husband is feeling about my success with a note of concern. He feels great. It's not hard to feel good about your spouse making money.

The concept of 'diversity' was this big moral 'should.' And now with the success of shows like 'Fresh Off the Boat,' 'Empire,' 'Blackish,' and 'Jane the Virgin,' it's become this big business 'must,' which is so great.

Success is a sort of metaphysical experience. I live exactly as I did before - only on a slightly bigger scale. Naturally, I won't be corrupted. I'll sit there in my Rolls, uncorrupted, and tell my chauffeur, uncorruptedly, where to go.

There are repercussions to everything, even advancement and success. And I think that the repercussions to my success was the loss of my marriage.

When I got my success, I became decadent for a while. This was 2003 to 2008. I fell for tiramisu really hard. I've become more moderate since, because African-Americans are prone to diabetes.

It was an amazing childhood, despite what you might think about black struggle and poor neighbourhoods and the ghetto. My mother was an educated, budding linguist who really inspired us. Some of the leading indicators of success in the world have to do with how many books are in the house when you're a kid.

In every stump speech I give, I speak about the fact that people who dream and achieve enormous success do not make us poorer - they make us better off.

Talent doesn't always equal success.

I've had some success at writing and directing, and I like it. It's infinitely more creative than just acting, and I have things I want to say and do.

Success, for me, is being able to wake up in the morning and feel like a 12 year old.

There really isn't a formula for success.

Everyone talks about how they knew the Bond films were going to be a success, but it simply isn't true.

There is no evidence that success in business will make us happy people or allow us to have happy families.

I think the reason why a lot of young people are such screw ups... is oftentimes they didn't have the luxury I had of forming important relationships and opinions and life experiences before having success.

My father ran for Congress in 2004, and I got a sense that there is no way to achieve much success without a certain amount of compromise.

I went from not being known anywhere in the world to winning junior Wimbledon and six months later playing the Australian Open. I was a victim of my own success, really.

Obviously, it's nice when you're having success, but this isn't going to last forever. There are going to be rough times as well, but you've just got to ride those.

Part of my success with urban bachata is reinventing yourself as an artist and continuing to give people different kind of fusions, mixing up the elements and concepts without changing the beat.

'Despacito' is phenomenal; you can't really chase that type of success. I'm a huge fan of the record, the original, and then when the remix came out, I said, 'Oh my God, it just got greater!'

Because of the success of 'Hamilton' and 'On Your Feet!' you can't hide behind the old argument of, 'It needs to be bankable, so we can't put all these people of color in the show.' We are bankable.

Being second generation in Hollywood is complicated: Success is expected, and yet the track record of the second generation is not great. Only a small group of us, like Jane Fonda, have succeeded.

In organizations, once you articulate how success will be measured, everybody tries to game the system so that they are measured in the best possible way.

People who have the drive to achieve spend most of their time on what brings them the most tangible, immediate sense of success. Investments in our family only pay off in the very long term.

Remembering what you've been through and how that has strengthened your mindset can lift you out of a negative brain loop and help you bypass those weak, one-second impulses to give in. Even if you're feeling low and beat down by life right now, I guarantee you can think of a time or two when you overcame odds and tasted success.

A franchise is dictated on the success of doing one film right, so if you can get it done correctly, you've got a chance of something else, but sometimes it just doesn't work that way. Ideally, it's insurance for the future; if you can do something, if you can find a character that people really do like, then you're very lucky.

The stories are success stories. The letters from listeners often touch the heart and can be inspiring.

Success doesn't happen in a vacuum. You're only as good as the people you work with and the people you work for.

Maintaining spirituality and humanism are the keys to success. It's a balance.

Success is a collective job, and one can't claim the credit for themselves.

Even when I do commercials, I try to tell a story about the product. With music, I try to tell the story of the person's struggle for success. And I believe every word I say. I never read anything on the air I don't believe in. I think people sense that about me, and they respond to it.

I fell out with a group of the homies, including Mustard. I'm dealing with success.

I'm happy with my success.

Success means your options multiply. Size increases complexity, and complexity can confuse vision.

I've had so much success. I had something to say, I got to say it, people heard it, and they agreed. That's every artist's dream. That's the brass ring.

As a kid from Compton, you can get all the success in the world and still question your worth.

I look at where I'm at today and realize that most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life.

I'd rather invest in an entrepreneur who has failed before than one who assumes success from day one.

I think it's way harder when you have success, 'cause people tend to not treat you the same or look at you the same because they see the success or the money you make.

There are people out there who hate me and who say I'm arrogant, vain, and whatever. That's all part of my success. I am made to be the best.

If a film is not a success, then that's just the way things are. Nothing I can do can make a difference. I have stopped worrying about it.

Lord knows, every day is not a success, every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good.

I thought 'Deliverance' was a very good film. But it didn't have the success financially that 'Smokey and the Bandit' did, although that film made more money than 'Star Wars' in the first week.

I measured my success by how many clients I had and how many billable hours I had.

I love Bad Bunny. He's changing the game. I think he's doing something very important with his success.

I'm not a big fan of fame; I'm a big fan of success.

Fame is something that is bestowed upon you because of success. Success is something you have to chase.

In business, you can have one massive success that earns $50 million overnight, and that's it. You're successful. End of story. But in the music business, you have to keep on doing it.

Excuses destroy success every time.

I'm excited about it, thrilled with the success thus far.

The secret of my success with Geraldine is that she's not a putdown of women. She's smart, she's trustful, she's loyal, she's sassy.

Past performance speaks a tremendous amount about one's ability and likelihood for success.

I don't believe in the so-called Latino explosion when it comes to movies. Jennifer Lopez doesn't have an accent. She grew up in New York speaking English, not Spanish. Her success is very important because she represents a different culture, but it doesn't help me.

In this business, if you're a success, there's some folks who actually worship you. I have been to some places where it's impossible to walk across the stage without having the major portion of my outfit torn off for souvenirs.

The domesticated chicken is probably the most widespread bird in the annals of planet Earth. If you measure success in terms of numbers, chickens, cows and pigs are the most successful animals ever.

I have friends that are super talented, that are far more talented than I am in certain areas, but it just doesn't happen for them. Sometimes you feel guilty for your success because you know people who deserve it way more.

We're only on the earth for a short period of time. Movies aren't enough. I want to take my success and parlay it into something bigger and better.

I study a lot of philosophy. I want to be an example of how to enjoy this success, and that's exactly what I've done. I've enjoyed every moment.

It was good to be a kid because I did not realise all the things that came with the success. Going to the Games, I was asked what I expected to do.

I used to tell people if they looked at a map, it was right in the middle of the United States. But now everybody knows Oklahoma because of the Thunder and their success. I don't know if I'll get 'Why?' anymore.

I think Joshua has been doing a good job winning his fights and beating the guys in front of him. You got to congratulate him for his success.

I never place limits on the potential success of my students. If they're going into acting, they're going to win the Oscar... If they're going into law, they're going to be chief justice.

The feminist movement is not about success for women. It is about treating women as victims and about telling women that you can't succeed because society is unfair to you, and I think that's a very unfortunate idea to put in the minds of young women because I believe women can do whatever they want.

A lot of people don't understand what feminism is. They think it is about advance and success for women, but it's not that at all. It is about power for the female left. And they have this, I think, ridiculous idea that American women are oppressed by the patriarchy and we need laws and government to solve our problems for us.

I would not want to be called a feminist. The feminists don't believe in success for women and, of course, I believe that American women are the most fortunate people who ever lived on the face of the earth, can do anything they make up their minds to do.

There are so many women who contributed in a very real way in pushing for the space program during the time in which there was a lot of competition to get into space first, and to know that there were African-American women who were integral in that success is pretty phenomenal.

Success requires first expending ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. Your momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort.

I'd never read 'Prince Caspian'. I watched it and loved that film. Everybody was talking about its lack of success; its relative success in comparison to the other film. It's a great film. It deserved to do a lot better than it did. It's very difficult to make a film that will match up to the first.

America is - and will always be - a success story. We have African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and members of other ethnic groups elected to positions inside our governments.

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest success only comes later.

Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals.

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.

The only thing I'm addicted to is winning. This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent.

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.

You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.

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.

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

Every success story has a parent who says, 'over my dead body.' Every success story has an old person who walks up to you and says, when you're acting the fool, 'you know I worry about you sometimes.'

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.

Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.

She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.

Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.

I'm an addict, I'm addicted to success. Thankfully, there's no rehab for success.

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

Personality is the most important thing to an actress's success.

There's no abiding success without commitment.

If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

One man cannot practice many arts with success.

I stand ready to lead us down a different path where we're lifted up by our desire to succeed, not dragged down by a resentment of success.

If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.

Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.

Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.

You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.

The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.

Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.

You do the work and you want people to see it but, um while I'm doing the work, the result doesn't matter at all to me. Ultimately, I don't, I don't care whether the film is - you know - some big giant box-office bonanza and I don't care if its a complete flop. To me, when a film gets made and it's actually finished it's a success. They're all a success in their own way.

If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.

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

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.

In inner-city, low-income communities of color, there's such a high correlation in terms of educational quality and success.

I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.

If we become one of those societies that attack success, why not come as certain there will be a lot less success? And that's not who we are.

Well I think any author or musician is anxious to have legitimate sales of their products, partly so they're rewarded for their success, partly so they can go on and do new things.

Our success educationally, industrially and politically is based upon the protection of a nation founded by ourselves. And the nation can be nowhere else but in Africa.

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.

If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.

Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.

To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success.

Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.

Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time.

The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

No one has a corner on success. It is his who pays the price.

The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.

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

Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.

Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough.

I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn't enough. I was exploding inside.

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

I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?

I've stopped apologizing to myself for having this great period of success and financial acceptance.

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.

If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.

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.

I have no problem with the people who work hard to get success. But I think people are very jealous about success. I work very hard and they don't appreciate that.

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.

The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success.

I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.

What I have in common with the character in 'Truman' is this incredible need to please people. I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.

We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.

No foreign policy - no matter how ingenious - has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none.

The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.

It is only the cynicism that is born of success that is penetrating and valid.

Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.

No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.

Raising children is an uncertain thing success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.

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

It's very easy for me to say what success is. I think success is connecting with an audience who understands you and having a dialogue with them. I think success is continuing to push yourself forward creatively and not sort of becoming a caricature of yourself.

I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.

When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.

There is no success without hardship.

After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success.

I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.

Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to 'carry it off.'

I've learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods.

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?

No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.

The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.

Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.

While I was doing stand-up, I thought I knew for sure that success meant getting everyone to like me. So I became whoever I thought people wanted me to be. I'd say yes when I wanted to say no, and I even wore a few dresses.

Success took me to her bosom like a maternal boa constrictor.

When success comes, people can try to trick you or take advantage of you.

Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.

Success is survival.

Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.

When I finish a picture I don't show it to anyone if I feel it's not good enough yet. I've learnt to listen to my partners and my friends. For me it's the biggest success if they like it.

Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn't guarantee success, but without it you don't have a chance.

Never mind what others do do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?

The more defects a man may have, the older he is, the less lovable, the more resounding his success.

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.

An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.

My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good.

The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.

Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example.

We are taught to consume. And that's what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume, that it's just a mind set, that it's just an addiction, then we wouldn't be out there stepping on people's hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.

From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you.

I hate the idea of success robbing you of your private life.

I don't think about my previous success. I'm happy that the work I've done has been very successful.

Nobody travels on the road to success without a puncture or two.

Constant success shows us but one side of the world adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!

Success should always be just beyond your grasp.

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.

The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.

Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.

Like so many American families, our families weren't asking for much. They didn't begrudge anyone else's success or care that others had much more than they did... in fact, they admired it.

On receiving from the people the sacred trust twice confided on my illustrious predecessor, and which he has discharged so faithfully and so well, I know that I can not expect to perform the arduous task with equal ability and success.

For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.

I don't know what keeps me going. Sometimes I wonder... I think it's just pure perseverance and wanting to succeed and having that burning desire to always have success.

In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner.

Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack of other fundamental qualities, but no advancements can be maintained without hard work.

I was motivated by just thinking that if you had all this external success that everyone would love you and everything would be peaceful and wonderful.

An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.

After a lifetime of working, raising families, and contributing to the success of this nation in countless other ways, senior citizens deserve to retire with dignity.

People fall forward to success.

I define success as being comfortable with yourself and your life. And that is about as good as it gets, really.

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Hopefully I'll continue to have the success I've had.

The thing you don't dream about as a kid is all the peripheral stuff that comes with success.

Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.

Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success.

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure beats anything that comes in second.

The real secret of success is enthusiasm.

Giving responsibility is the key to success with boys, especially with the rowdiest and most difficult boys.

Nothing succeeds like success. Get a little success, and then just get a little more.

If you carefully consider what you want to be said of you in the funeral experience, you will find your definition of success.

Earn your success based on service to others, not at the expense of others.

Success isn't supposed to happen, no matter how hard you work. There's no guarantee you're going to succeed. There's nothing set in stone.

My success comes in making fun of whatever you're doing. That's my way.

Hollywood has a way of making everything seem like an overnight success.

My drive is other people's success.

Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.

Anyone who achieves any kind of success, however you want to define it, sometimes can't let go of it.

A person has to remember that the road to success is always under construction. You have to get that through your head. That it is not easy becoming successful.

You can't forget that organizational success flows from the hearts and minds of the men and women you lead. Rather than treating your people as you'd like to be treated, treat them as they would like to be treated. Small gestures like opting for face-to-face meetings or sending personal notes can have an enormous impact on teams and their morale.

When I took over Louis Vuitton, everyone said, 'It's already so big - what more can you do?' And since then, we've multiplied that success tenfold.

The flaw in, say, austerity, is that its success is predicated on the relative exactitude of math rather than the shifting, liquid imperfection of people's lives.

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

The cost of our success is the exhaustion of natural resources, leading to energy crises, climate change, pollution, and the destruction of our habitat. If you exhaust natural resources, there will be nothing left for your children. If we continue in the same direction, humankind is headed for some frightful ordeals, if not extinction.

Perhaps the most useful lesson which has come out of the work on penicillin has been the demonstration that success in this field depends on the development and coordinated use of technical methods.

I've never been jealous of anybody's success. I've been flummoxed by it because I don't understand it, but I'm not jealous of it.

Democrats hate success.

There's nothing like success.

I've had a lot more success helping guys then just being punitive.

Fighting for one's freedom, struggling towards being free, is like struggling to be a poet or a good Christian or a good Jew or a good Muslim or good Zen Buddhist. You work all day long and achieve some kind of level of success by nightfall, go to sleep and wake up the next morning with the job still to be done. So you start all over again.

My view of democratic socialism builds on the success of many other countries around the world that have done a far better job than we have in protecting the needs of their working families, their elderly citizens, the children, the sick and the poor.

In a lot of ways, success is much harder than I thought it would be. I figured that you'd get here and then everything would be happily ever after. But, it's hard work, almost harder once you're successful because you've got to maintain it.

Success comes to those who have an entire mountain of gold that they continually mine, not those who find one nugget and try to live on it for fifty years.

Basically, when you get to my age, you'll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you.

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.

Everywhere I go, the kids call me 'the book lady.' The older I get, the more appreciative I seem to be of the 'book lady' title. It makes me feel more like a legitimate person, not just a singer or an entertainer. But it makes me feel like I've done something good with my life and with my success.

An empowered organisation is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organisational success.

When one side benefits more than the other, that's a win-lose situation. To the winner it might look like success for a while, but in the long run, it breeds resentment and distrust.

The difference between us and them, between you and success, is not that you never fail, but it's how you recover from those failures - is that you keep getting up time and time again. You figure out what you did wrong, and then you make it right. I say that to my kids every day.

I try not to be influenced by success or popularity.

The success of most things depends upon knowing how long it will take to succeed.

Good third-down teams are teams that usually have success in this league.

It's going to be awesome getting to learn from a guy like Alex Smith, who's had a ton of success in the league.

I have to make those tight-window throws, and trying to make those plays is the reason I have had success.

Popular struggles to bring about a freer and more just society have been resisted by violence and repression, and massive efforts to control opinion and attitudes. Over time, however, they have met with considerable success, even though there is a long way to go, and there is often regression.

Success is always dangerous, and we need to be alert and avoid becoming the victims of our own success. Will we influence the world for Christ, or will the world influence us?

To me, what success looks like is not to believe that Afghanistan can become a unified, Western-style democracy with a developed-country economy just yet. I think success in the American interest is some level of assurance that it's not going to be a place that again leads to an attack on the American homeland.

Collegiality is crucial to the success of our mission. We could not do the job the Constitution assigns to us if we didn't - to use one of Justice Antonin Scalia's favorite expressions - 'Get over it!'

I can tell you from experience that God's help and presence in our lives is vital. He is the Author of all true success and everything that is good-without Him, we can do nothing of true value.

I want to let you in on a little secret: I don't always feel like I'm a success. That's right. There are plenty of times when I feel like I've just totally messed up and failed to connect with the people I'm trying to communicate with.

If you look at space companies, they've failed either because they've had a technical solution where success was not a possible outcome, they were unable to attract a critical mass of talent, or they just ran out of money. The finish line is usually a lot further away than you think.

Because the theory of quantum mechanics could explain all of chemistry and the various properties of substances, it was a tremendous success. But still there was the problem of the interaction of light and matter.

I got a signed document from Bullock's saying that they had such-and-such drawings on consignment. Of course, nobody bought any of them, but otherwise, I was a big success: I had my drawings on sale at Bullock's!

The most successful detectives owe their success to noticing small signs. Scouts are natural detectives and never let the smallest detail escape them. These small things are called by Scouts 'Sign.'

For me, success is a state of mind. I feel like success isn't about conquering something; it's being happy with who you are.

BTS as a group sort of took off with the success of our 2015 album that had our hit single 'I Need U.'

I can say that my big records and my success have been due to the backing which Atlantic have put behind me.

My measure of success is whether I'm fulfilling my mission.

Ultimately, the success of America's market economy depends on trust. This includes trust between buyers and sellers, between lenders and borrowers, and between investors and the companies in which they invest.

Bayern want a decade of success like Barca. That's OK if you have the money because it increases the possibility of success. But it's not guaranteed.

Liverpool is a club with a big, big, big history, and all the clubs in the world have a big history if the present is not too successful. If you have never had success, then nobody knows how it is, but in Liverpool, everybody knows how it was.

It needs time. Nobody wants to hear it, but that's the truth: if you want to have success in the future, you have to be ready to work now.

There was one film that I really wanted. This was a long time ago; it was a film called 'Fracture.' Ryan Gosling ended up doing it with Anthony Hopkins. It wasn't a giant box-office success, but I really enjoyed the script, and I enjoyed the character. I got pretty close and was kind of disappointed it didn't go my way.

You stand with the least likely to succeed until success is succeeded by something more valuable: kinship. You stand with the belligerent, the surly and the badly behaved until bad behavior is recognized for the language it is: the vocabulary of the deeply wounded and of those whose burdens are more than they can bear.

I do think that the success, although still not complete... in the recognition of equal rights... to all Americans, regardless of color, creed and so forth, was also one of the best stories we've had to report.

It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.

Because of my success in the private sector, I had the chance to run America's largest city for 12 years, governing in the wake of its greatest tragedy.

I will form good habits and become their slave. And how will I accomplish this difficult feat? Through these scrolls it will be done, for each scroll contains a principle which will drive a bad habit from my life and replace it with one which will bring me closer to success.

Success can breed all kinds of other behavior and cause companies to behave a certain way that isn't necessarily the ingredients for achieving more success. For instance, with success comes arrogance, and that's typically the death of success.

Let man live at a distance from God, and the universe remains neutral or hostile to him. But let man believe in God, and immediately all around him the elements, even the irksome, of the inevitable organize themselves into a friendly whole, ordered to the ultimate success of life.

Personal success or personal satisfaction are not worth another thought if one does achieve them, or worth worrying about if they evade one or are slow in coming. All that is really worth while is action - faithful action, for the world, and in God.

I was sure I'd set the world on fire, and it was hard for a young feller like me to realize the truth - that I hadn't set the world on fire, and I was totally unprepared to handle the consequences if 'The Big Trail' had been a success and launched me as a star.

If you look at the average age of a company on the Dow Jones index, it's something like 35 years or younger. In other words... success is no indication of longevity.

The new midlife is where you realize that even your failures make you more beautiful and are turned spiritually into success if you became a better person because of them. You became a more humble person. You became a more merciful and compassionate person.

As a lower-class kid, I was raised to think success would be owning stuff. Having that great job, too. Now I find my parents' dream was wrong. You never really own anything. And you're never really finished as a person.

Success is not a stop sign.

I believe that one key to success is to accept truth, no matter how it's spoken.

It pays to cultivate popularity. It doubles success possibilities, develops manhood, and builds up character.

Any time someone achieves success before they've earned it, it always comes back to haunt them.

Anybody who succeeds is helping people. The secret to success is find a need and fill it; find a hurt and heal it; find a problem and solve it.

I'd love to win trophies, be in movies, have a body of work I'm proud of and find a way to enjoy it along the way. Success is probably a more of a complicated thing than that.

What did you have the potential to do? And if you came close to that, if you maximized that, then you were a success in God's eyes. So many of us do things that the world would say is successful, but we have so much more potential.

For some reason, we can't just enjoy somebody else's success. Somehow, that's going to affect us. If they have more, then I have less - and I don't know why.

No doubt the ridiculous politicians are right to like politics. They have found careers in which success can be achieved by being ridiculous. Imagine Jimmy Carter or George W. Bush rising to the top of any other profession.

Teachers are always trying to inspire people to do better, to learn, to grow. That's what we do, and we're proud of the success we've had here doing that, and it's something we'll certainly continue to do.

When people have success, one of two things happen. They either get really satisfied and want to keep thinking about it and talking about what they did, or the success becomes a little addictive, and it makes them want to keep having more.

In a person's career, well, if you're process-oriented and not totally outcome-oriented, then you're more likely to be success. I often say 'pursue excellence, ignore success.' Success is a by-product of excellence.

After 'Born to Run,' I had a reaction to my good fortune. With success, it felt like a lot of people who'd come before me lost some essential part of themselves. My greatest fear was that success was going to change or diminish that part of myself.

Satan well knows that success can only attend order and harmonious action. He well knows that every thing connected with Heaven is in perfect order.

We cannot expect systemic success when our teachers are underpaid and under-resourced, or when they split time being caretakers and counselors for our children as well.

I've thought it would be cool to have a baby young. You know, be my road dog - like my dogs, they travel the world - but there's always something you have to give up for success. Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?

Perseverance is also key to success in any endeavor, but without perseverance in combat, there can be no victory.

Anybody who is an entrepreneur is a person who essentially has impaired judgment. The odds of success are zilch.

My mother and my father have been married 50 years, and he's just started to understand that something's wrong with the system. He accepted the whole thing, you see. Yet this industrious kind of engagement didn't bring him the success, according to American terms, that he wanted. I was probably affected by this very much. In fact, I know I was.

We've had great successes, but our future is not about our past success. It's going to be about whether we will invent things that are really going to drive our future.

If you look at anyone who has achieved great success and wealth, people like Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, or Lance Armstrong, they have all focused intensely in order to win.

With five chances on each hand and one unwavering aim, no boy, however poor, need despair. There is bread and success for every youth under the American flag who has energy and ability to seize his opportunity.

The great thing in life is efficiency. If you amount to anything in the world, your time is valuable, your energy precious. They are your success capital, and you cannot afford to heedlessly throw them away or trifle with them.

The secret of success lies in that old word, 'Drudgery,' in doing one thing long after it ceases to be amusing; and it is 'this one thing I do' that gathers me together from my chaos, that concentrates me from possibilities to powers, and turns powers into achievements.

The temptation to take the easy road is always there. It is as easy as staying in bed in the morning and sleeping in. But discipline is paramount to ultimate success and victory for any leader and any team.

Your success, or lack of success, is your responsibility. Even when you have a chain of command that you don't like as well, its your responsibility to work with the up chain of command.

I started running because my neighbour, Patrick Sang, was an athlete and I wanted to be just like him. Patrick came from the same village as I do and my mother used to be his teacher. I was so inspired by his success.

To win is not important. To be successful is not even important. How to plan and prepare is crucial. When you plan very well and prepare very well, then success can come on the way. Then winning can come on your way.

My problem is I am Christian, so I think other people must have success, too; it's not about me.

Only stupid people are changed by success.

Young man, the secret of my success is that at early age I discovered that I was not God.

I'm not opposed to success.

How does one measure the success of a museum?

Even as you make progress, you need the discipline to keep from backtracking and sabotaging the success as it's happening.

We're Americans. We celebrate success. We just don't want the game to be rigged.

My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.

I wonder how many times people give up just before a breakthrough - when they are on the very brink of success.

If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success.

I'm an eternal realist and the success rate for being an actor is pretty low.

Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

For someone who's had the level of success I've had, there's been very little critical review of my work, which is pretty fascinating.

Rock and Roll is still asking people like me to live up to the old guard's concept of what success is but it doesn't mean anything.

It was so draining. Going to parties to rub elbows with so-and-so and act like it's no big deal, when really all I was doing was hoping I'd have the success they had.

The worst part of success is to try finding someone who is happy for you.

Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal.

I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.

The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice.

For a good 10 to 12 years, I was working non-stop and I wasn't really enjoying my success.

I think all those people I did stories about measured their own success by the joy their work was giving them.

The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability.

Refuse to accept the belief that your professional relevance, career success or financial security turns on the next update on the latest technology. Sometimes it's good to put the paddle down and just let the canoe glide.

The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.

Indeed I regard the enduring support which I have received over the years from all sections of the community in Ballymena as being more than sufficient recognition for any success which I may have achieved as an actor.

I am highly offended by the total lack of acknowledgement of my contribution to Laker success.

If not for the success that medicine has made, I might be part of a much different story right now.

People are beginning to see that the first requisite to success in life is to be a good animal.

Democrats believe in reigniting the American dream by removing barriers to success and building ladders of opportunity for all, so everyone can succeed.

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.

Sometimes people take it for granted that they had success, especially nowadays when you have instant stardom. A lot of people feel entitlement and nobody is entitled to anything.

America's wealth comes from the efforts of people striving for success. Take away their incentive with badmouthing success and you take away the wealth that helps us take care of the needy.

Success is just being happy. And I try so many different things. I do a lot of different things. Because I think God has helped me to love myself. I know who God is, and I love God.

Success is always something completely different to people. I feel like I've succeeded, if I'm doing something that makes me happy and I'm not lying to anybody.

You've got to eat while you dream. You've got to deliver on short-range commitments, while you develop a long-range strategy and vision and implement it. The success of doing both. Walking and chewing gum if you will. Getting it done in the short-range, and delivering a long-range plan, and executing on that.

I always say be humble but be firm. Humility and openness are the key to success without compromising your beliefs.

Well, certainly one of the ironies of the success of affirmative action is that the middle class within the black community no longer lives within 'black community' by and large.

The historical basis for the gap between the black middle class and underclass shows that ending discrimination, by itself, would not eradicate black poverty and dysfunction. We also need intervention to promulgate a middle-class ethic of success among the poor, while expanding opportunities for economic betterment.

I sort of understood that when I first started: that you shouldn't repeat a success. Very often you're going to, and maybe the first time you do, it works. And you love it. But then you're trapped.

The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.

You really have to work hard and apply yourself and by applying yourself and working hard and being diligent, you can achieve success.

Success is like a liberation or the first phrase of a love story.

So many stars lose their way, and with success become more neurotic, not less so.

Success breeds success.

Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.

Well, success does not mean doing well.

Remember, I come from such an excessively overdone, red-carpet place called Hollywood. So I'm used to people blowing up their success in ways that are far above and beyond the truth.

Although in skating you compete with other people, anyone who achieves a certain level of success is first and foremost competing against themselves. And for me the idea that I could always do better, learn more, learn faster, is something that came from skating. But I carried that with me for the rest of my life.

I'd rather have huge success and huge failures than travel in the middle of the road.

I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that 'nothing succeeds like success.'

The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.

I think the success of democracy is not really police security it's the presence of a broad middle class. The stronger the middle class of a people is, the less you have to worry about one group coming in and exploiting the democratic process for its own ends.

I wish I could just go tell all the young women I work with, all these fabulous women, 'Believe in yourself and negotiate for yourself. Own your own success.' I wish I could tell that to my daughter. But it's not that simple.

It's so interesting how success hits people and how they react to it.

I get hired by companies to hack into their systems and break into their physical facilities to find security holes. Our success rate is 100% we've always found a hole.

You've got to work hard for your success and you've got to have a steady presence. That's the secret.

Breast cancer deaths in America have been declining for more than a decade. Much of that success is due to early detection and better treatments for women. I strongly encourage women to get a mammogram.

The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent judiciary was critical to the success of the nation.

The great dream merchant Disney was a success because make-believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land.

Rockefeller once explained the secret of success. 'Get up early, work late - and strike oil.'

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.

Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.

In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.

American inventiveness and the desire to build developed because we were guaranteed the right to own our success.

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

You know, I start with the assumption that -or with, with the belief that this president has to succeed. We all have an enormous amount of capital invested in his success. His success is the country's success.

I think the idea that you know who your inner self is on a daily basis, because... you know. What's good for you 25 years ago may not be good for you now. So, to keep in touch with that, I think that's the first ingredient for success. Because if you're a successful human being, everything else is gravy, I think.

We moved into the back, made it into a little 50s sitting room and started to sell the records. We had an immediate success. For one thing, these Teddy Boys were thrilled to buy the records.

I don't think success is harmful, as so many people say. Rather, I believe it indispensable to talent, if for nothing else than to increase the talent.

I always think, when there's stuff that people don't like, I always say that if I have another success, I'll enjoy it more, but you don't really.

Success isn't everything but it makes a man stand straight.

There's more to life than success, and if you can try to be more well-rounded, you'll be able to enjoy your success more. It won't own you or control you.

Success is always something completely different to people. I feel like I've succeeded, if I'm doing something that makes me happy and I'm not lying to anybody. I'm not doing that now, so I feel really good about myself.

This weird thing happens when you're in a movie that has some level of success. People start offering you all kinds of things, and they just expect you to do them because they'll be good for your career. It's not about the project's integrity or anything like that.

One measure of your success will be the degree to which you build up others who work with you. While building up others, you will build up yourself.

For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.

The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.

The best revenge in the world is success.

An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.

Eventually, with success, I started to feel more and more isolated - like I didn't have a community of artists.

Once you have a lot of success, you become a target in many ways.

Without Arthur's voice, I never would have enjoyed that success.

There's not an instruction manual on how to deal with success, so you just have to rely on having great friends and a good team.

I was very clear that I wanted to keep 'Thor' out of the rest of the Marvel universe for no less than the first six issues. And the success of the book, I think, speaks well to that decision.

I've learned that success comes in a very prickly package. Whether you choose to accept it or not is up to you.

People think your success is just a matter of having a pretty face. But it's easy to be chewed up and spat out. You've got to stay ahead of the game to be able to stay in it.

To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.

Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.

So much of a professional athlete's success depends upon not necessarily the play itself but how he deals with... always saying how you deal with good, is just as important as how you deal with bad.

Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.

I've had great success being a total idiot.

The film is not a success until it makes money. It's only good when there's a dollar figure attached to the box office.

No one ever attains success by simply doing what is required of him.

They thought I was a success as soon as I started paying the bills.

The hardest thing to find in life is balance - especially the more success you have, the more you look to the other side of the gate. What do I need to stay grounded, in touch, in love, connected, emotionally balanced? Look within yourself.

My father was an immigrant who literally walked across Europe to get out of Russia. He fought in World War I. He was wounded in action. My father was a great success even though he never had money. He was a very determined man, a great role model.

I feel lucky because I was a nerd, which I talk about in the book, but I had academic success, so through that, because that's what my parents put a great deal of value on, I had a great childhood because I sort of fulfilled the expectations of being good at school.

The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along.

Sometimes success will get in the way of maturity - at least temporarily.

Anytime you play a team sport, the success of the team really makes everything better. It's nice.

I believe success is preparation, because opportunity is going to knock on your door sooner or later but are you prepared to answer that?

Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.

A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.

I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated.

Which is - you know, like check it out, I'm pretty young, I'm only about 40 years old. I still have maybe another four decades of work left in me. And it's exceedingly likely that anything I write from this point forward is going to be judged by the world as the work that came after the freakish success of my last book, right?

When somebody has an enormous success in this culture, people start asking two questions, which are 'What are you doing now?' and 'How are you going to beat that?' And I have to say, I love the assumption that your intention is to beat yourself constantly - that you're in battle against yourself.

My career started young and I was really ambitious, and then I had success and I hung out with people who were much older. I think I might have been temporally misplaced, so I thought I was 40. It was a premature midlife crisis.

The only success worth one's powder was success in the line of one's idiosyncrasy... what was talent but the art of being completely whatever one happened to be?

The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could love: my wife, my three children, some friends I would have liked to grow old with.

The success of the Rat Pack or the Clan was due to the camaraderie, the three guys who work together and kid each other and love each other.

Everyone has determination - it's a question of how you use it. Hers is based on power and success and conquering she doesn't care what she has to do or who gets hurt in the process. In that way we're very, very different.

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.

The Occupy movement needs an organizing principle, and - just as the Tea Party did - it needs some actual measures of success. Choose one candidate whose agenda is squarely within that of the movement and make his or her electoral success a focal point.

In the end, you make your reputation and you have your success based upon credibility and being able to provide people who are really hungry for information what they want.

Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there - or failing to get there.

Success will always be measured by the extent to which we serve the buying public.

To me, success is choice and opportunity.

I was, if you like, a successful schoolboy in that I had a degree of talent in all the required things that make you a success at school.

Hosting a TV show is a full-time job in which success is defined by it never ending.

My college degree was in theater. But the real reason, if I have any success in that milieu, so to speak, is because I spent a lot of years directing, I spent a lot of years behind the camera.

Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I'm concerned, that's success.

Nearly all monster stories depend for their success on Jack killing the Giant, Beowulf or St. George slaying the Dragon, Harry Potter triumphing over the basilisk. That is their inner grammar, and the whole shape of the story leads towards it.

I think you can have moderate success by copying something else, but if you really want to knock it out of the park, you have to do something different and take chances.

I didn't have a whole lot of success getting dates, I was always a bit of a geek.

You can never be comfortable with your success, you've got to be paranoid you're going to lose it.

Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility.

The only thing I can say about having this type of success is that you can get yourself in trouble because basically the world is set open for you. People will say yes to anything you ask, so it's basically down to you and what you want or need.

Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you're trying to say on stage. Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier.

The first principle of success is desire - knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.

Because after my first year I had a lot of success, took everybody by storm, came back the next year thought it was easy and didn't have near the season I had the previous year. It was kind of a wake-up call. And so, life goes on.

Follow your passion. Nothing - not wealth, success, accolades or fame - is worth spending a lifetime doing things you don't enjoy.

Everybody loves success, but they hate successful people.

There is never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time.

Philanthropy is the thing that I am really excited about, and having success means I can do more.

The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything.

We do not celebrate people who have made success out of serious hard work.

Success makes you less intimidated by things.

People still don't appreciate how ephemeral success is.

It would be a joy for me if someone who was working with me became a big success.

It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of. But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected.

The problem with being British... I don't know if it's me being British or being raised a strict Catholic, but you never really enjoy success.

In America, as opposed to the old country, success was based on merit.

I think the measure of your success to a certain extent will be the amount of things written about you that aren't true.

All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

My own early experiences in war led me to suspect the value of discipline, even in that sphere where it is so often regarded as the first essential for success.

When people stand up and talk about the great success that the EU has been, I'm not sure anybody saying it really believes it themselves anymore.

As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy.

Am I coasting on some early success? Yeah. It was a good lucky break for me. But I would rather earn my way back again than simply conform to what people are expecting.

The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me.

But I think it's more normal for my team to have no success than it is to win two consecutive European cups.

I'm not a defender of old or new football managers. I believe in good ones and bad ones, those that achieve success and those that don't.

I suppose your security is your success and your key to success is your fine palate.

Lesson from Pataki's success is: Use the political moment.

I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life.

Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game's two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself.

The one thing that makes me feel super lucky about my financial success is that I have a housekeeper.

Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there's no palace till it's built.

The quick success was a bit strange to get used to.

I've learned it's always better to have a small percentage of a big success, than a hundred percent of nothing.

I don't think success arrives and you're suddenly happy. It's not like that. If people think that they'll be very disappointed.

In a way, a certain amount of self-criticism is a good thing, because it keeps you humble. Realizing that no matter what success you've achieved, you can still make enemies makes you humble, too.

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.

Success is not in never failing, but rising everytime you fall!

Excess is success.

Sometimes, because of my success, I am afraid that I was not a good father. With the first two I was too strong, and with the other three I was too weak.

I feel like a hostage to fortune. Not that I am complaining. I wanted to play the role. But in truth I didn't think the show would be such a success. OK, I thought it would fail. Not because it was bad. I was confident it was good, but plenty of good things just sort of wither on the vine.

It's absolutely essential that we have the same safeguards that straight couples do. But I want more than a 50 percent chance of success. I don't want to emulate that.

I have more love, success, and security than I could ever dream of.

Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.

When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as to what they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people.

With 'Believe' bringing really big success for me outside of the U.K. for the first time, it meant I have been touring around the world and that led to a gap from the studio. I really feel like the gap has done me the world of good. Throughout that time I was able to collect songs that I really loved.

I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.

Like everybody, I have invested in things that have gone bad, because there's never any guarantee of success or profit when it comes to money.

When everything happens to you when you're so young, you're very lucky, but by the same token, you're never going to have that same feeling again. The first time anything happens to you - your first love, your first success - the second one is never the same.

We all know that Social Security is one of this country's greatest success stories in the 20th century.

I went to America and got into a band, had success, had hits in Australia.

Yeah, ideally, I'd probably wish to be more anonymous. But scrutiny and success go together. And I want to be successful.

The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers.

I never expected any sort of success with 'Mockingbird'... I sort of hoped someone would like it enough to give me encouragement.

Well, I do feel that I carry the responsibility of representing my country wherever I am, and this responsibility came with the success that I had in last couple of years, not just myself but the whole group of tennis players that comes from Serbia. And athletes in general are, in this moment, the biggest ambassadors that our country has.

I want to make sure I don't interfere with the success of that team next year. I don't see any way I could go to practice like most of 'em do, and not hurt the team. I'd go nuts if I tried doing that.

Team GB's success at the Beijing Olympics can, in part, be said to have been made in Manchester. For example, all the cycling medal winners trained at Manchester's velodrome, the National Cycling Centre.

Though I had success in my research both when I was mad and when I was not, eventually I felt that my work would be better respected if I thought and acted like a 'normal' person.

I think the success of a talk show depends on how true it is to the personality of the person hosting it. The shows I really admire, like 'Oprah' and 'Ellen,' are distinctively like their hosts, so I think my show will be successful only if we try to stay consistent to my own sense of myself.

Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success.

Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success.

The kind of theater that I do is sort of 'narrative realism,' which I think in the broadest sense is legitimate to say is mainstream. I mean, in a certain sense, Suzan-Lori's plays have had mainstream levels of success. But Suzan-Lori is in some ways not a narrative realist.

My store, Wine Library, outsells big national chains. How do you think we do it? It started with hustle. I always say that our success wasn't due to my hundreds of online videos about wine that went viral, but to the hours I spent talking to people online afterward, making connections and building relationships.

I always say that the real success of Wine Library wasn't due to the videos I posted, but to the hours I spent talking to people online afterward, making connections and building relationships.

Well, you can't be trying to achieve success of any kind in this business without accepting that there's going to be a flip side to it.

I'm starting to judge success by the time I have for myself, the time I spend with family and friends. My priorities aren't amending they're shifting.

A sign now of success with a certain audience when you do a short comedy piece, anywhere, is that it gets on YouTube and gets around. It's always something you're thinking about unconsciously.

I mean, we are tribal by nature, and sometimes success and material wealth can divide and separate - it's not a new philosophy I'm sharing - more than hardship, hardship tends to unify.

In my time and neighborhood (and in my soul) there was only one standard by which a woman measured success: did some man want her?

My definition of success is control.

If there is any secret to my success, I think it's that my characters are very real to me. I feel everything they feel, and therefore I think my readers care about them.

All business success rests on something labeled a sale, which at least momentarily weds company and customer.

The whole secret to our success is being able to con ourselves into believing that we're going to change the world because statistically we are unlikely to do it.

Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.

Evolution acts slowly. Our psychological characteristics today are those that promoted reproductive success in the ancestral environmen.

To be associated with success is absolutely wonderful.

Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.

I was trying to uphold what I thought feminism was as best I could by supporting women, by trying to create an opportunity to get women to get together, play music together and celebrate the fact that we are having great success making music on our own and together.

If there's no fire, there's no scream. If there's no scream, then no one hears you and no one comes to help you in the first place. The depth of my struggle has definitely determined the height of my success. To be able to teach my kids not just about success but about the struggle that comes with it.

Put paying your dues and all that puts so much into being a success. You have an understanding of what it's about, being on your own for three or four years and living day to day on $3, or living in an apartment with no electricity.

For example, the equivalent of a woman being treated as a sex object is a man being treated as a success object.

Success sometimes can really bite you in the shorts.

I was born with success. Lucky for me I am able to handle it. Also, I damn well deserve it!

Sudden success in golf is like the sudden acquisition of wealth. It is apt to unsettle and deteriorate the character.

With success came an ever-growing burden of responsibility. I lived with a near-constant low-level anxiety that I would make a mistake that would not only threaten my career, but also my brothers' - not to mention the livelihoods of many people who work with us or for us.

I passionately believe that's it's not just what you say that counts, it's also how you say it - that the success of your argument critically depends on your manner of presenting it.

I think that everybody in the world, whatever colour or creed, has a jerk like JR in his or her family somewhere. Whether it is a father, uncle, cousin or brother, everybody can identify with JR and that certainly had something to do with the success of 'Dallas.'

The success of Watermark surprised me. I never thought of music as something commercial it was something very personal to me.

That's the key to success, isn't it? It has to be fun.

There's that unwritten schism that literary writers get all the awards and commericals writers get all the success.

I think all of us certainly believed the statistics which said that probably 88% chance of mission success and maybe 96% chance of survival. And we were willing to take those odds.

You know, I can be the happiest man in the world with minimal record success.

I want to see success right away. And I want to never give up, never stop.

If you can go out with your live show and turn people on to that, where you have that fan base that's religious and they're going to come see you when you're in that town, once your radio success is gone and you're not a mainstream guy anymore you can still go out and play your shows.

A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.

When one has success, the answer is not to undo that success. It is to continue what has been done.

Writers, as they gain success, feel like outsiders because writers don't come together in real groups.

First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success.

The first condition of success for the League of Nations is, therefore, a firm understanding between the British Empire and the United States of America and France and Italy that there will be no competitive building up of fleets or armies between them.

The success of Torn was a bit too much for me. I took a year off and was still scared to start the second album.

Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.

Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.

One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.

You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don't make moves and when you don't climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you're not competition.

Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.

Look, if you ask a child, 'Would you rather have a fulfilled mother or a stay-at-home Sylvia Plath,' they'll pick Sylvia Plath every time. But I think it's really important that children don't feel their parents' emotional lives depend on their success.

My literary success meant nothing to me.

I don't think success has changed us as people at all. We are the same lunatics that we were when this band first got going. We never see ourselves as being on a higher level than our fans.

The key to sitcom success is miserable people. If you see a happy couple, it's just gone, like when Sam and Diane got together on Cheers.

Success is the person who year after year reaches the highest limits in his field.

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

We were called The Toilets originally - we were flushed with success.

Whenever I hear, 'It can't be done,' I know I'm close to success.

Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take.

Winning in Afghanistan is having a country that is stable enough to ensure that there is no safe haven for Al Qaida or for a militant Taliban that welcomes Al Qaida. That's really the measure of success for the United States.

I'm in the studio 24 hours a day. It's true that once you get a certain level of success, you become a target. Talk magazine should be ashamed of themselves.

In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success.

One is never ready for success. It consecrates and looses you at the same time.

It's both rebellion and conformity that attack you with success.

But Big Oil and Big Coal have always been as skilled at propaganda as they are at mining and drilling. Like the tobacco industry before them, their success depends on keeping Americans stupid.

To burn always with this hard, gem-like flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.

I feel true success comes from being able to work and the love for it.

There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete.

I have decided to fight for my country, because we have build a success story in Guanajuato, with real results and more yet to come in the next two years.

The real end winner of NAFTA is going to be Mexico because we have the human capital. We have that resource that is vital to the success of the U.S. economy.

My first attempt at a kiss was in fifth grade, but it didn't go so well. Later, I used Boyz II Men and Jodeci songs to come on to girls. I had more success.

To this day, most people think of me as the fastest human. They don't really think me as a long jumper, although that's the event I had more success in.

I'd rather a young black actor read about success as opposed to how tough it was. I get these roles because I can act and that's it. Hopefully that's it.

Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes.

I've had a lot of success over the years racing in New York, but the main point is that I feel the marathon is a different event, a lot more my event.

I did not become successful in my work through embracing or engaging in celebrity culture. I never signed away my privacy in exchange for success.

You may lose your wife, you may lose your dog, your mother may hate you. None of those things matter. What matters is that you achieve success and become free. Then you can do whatever you like.

Success comes in waves.

We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present.

There are so few women in general who aren't completely threatened and confused by other women's success. It's very disappointing.

Success listens only to applause. To all else it is deaf.

There's nothing so aphrodisiacal for a woman as money and success.

Whatever success I've had, I always like to top it.

To win in Australia, for me, has to be the ultimate success because the Aussies live for sport.

A variety of national and international studies indicate that the broad-based deployment of information technology can have a substantial impact on our nation's economic productivity and growth as well as the educational and social success of our citizens.

The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.

All these people who say success changes people well, no, it just magnifies what's there.

Success is not a destination, but the road that you're on. Being successful means that you're working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That's living your dream.

Everyone applauds each other's success in Hollywood because they know how tough it is, but it really comes down fundamentally to the process.

My ambition was to stop waiting tables. That was how I measured success: finally, I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent, and that was by being a stand-up comic. Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living.

I had come to the point when I realized it was unlikely that my film career was going to move beyond a certain level of role. And I was - because I had graphic instances of it - handicapped by the success of Star Trek. A director would say, 'I don't want Jean-Luc Picard in my movie' - and this was compounded by X-Men as well.

With the success of the last three or so years, when a lot of people start treating you differently, there's a danger that you may start to think of yourself differently. You rely on your friends to say, 'Hey, wake up!'

If the film is a hit then everyone shares the success. If it is going to be a disaster then it might as well be because of me, not because of somebody else.

For the past few years, I was the more visible Asian performer, and I think it gave young girls a kind of role model showing it's possible to actually reach success doing movies.

I came from a family where I felt great pressure to be financially successful, and I felt that staying in Chicago and doing theater, I was, in all likelihood, not going to find financial success.

For me, I don't feel it is a success in the career to be the pretty woman career success comes from being characters who tell us something about the truth.

I've always been too hard on myself to behave like I've arrived or even to enjoy whatever success I've had. I've always envisioned myself higher than where I was and I still do. With each success I think, 'That's nice but I'm supposed to go there!'

Success is a process, a quality of mind and way of being, an outgoing affirmation of life.

For globalization to work for America, it must work for working people. We should measure the success of our economy by the breadth of our middle class, and the scope of opportunity offered to the poorest child to climb into that middle class.

We had maybe the greatest success of any company that I know of in Paris, and after two or three years I wanted to do this same number that we did for PBS, so we did it and Paris had always considered us their darlings.

Success is what you do with your ability. It's how you use your talent.

Other people's success spurs me on to do well and gives me motivation.

I've always known I would be a success, but I was surprised at the way it came.

It's hard for children's authors to be accepted when they try to write adult books. J.K. Rowling is the exception because people are so eager to read anything by her, but it took Judy Blume three or four tries before she had a success.

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

Women face enough pressures and challenges in a workplace that is still depressingly biased against a female's success. Add to that, the fact that the very thing many women I know find most rewarding (having kids) is now frowned upon.

The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.

I thought doing reality TV would be the greatest success of my life or the biggest mistake.

Nothing fails like success nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant Cause.

People repeat behaviour that leads to flooding their brains with pleasurable chemicals. The short-term reward loop acts over hours to years, and the long-term reproductive success loop over generations.

Every success in limiting armaments is a sign that the will to achieve mutual understanding exists, and every such success thus supports the fight for international law and order.

I have an idea of who I want to be, I have a vision of my own success.

Well, I believe that the depth of your struggle can determine the height of your success. I was inspired to come out of everything I've been through and end up in a place where I never thought that I would be.

I always envisioned myself being a rapper and being in the game and having success, but you never know what it feels like or how you're going to be when you're there.

Girlfriend and 100 Percent Fun were my two peeks, around '92 and '96. The reality is that the times I had the most media success, sold lots of records and played bigger shows, I had the least control of my own life.

I was successful materially, but I know life is much more than worldly success. I saw all these blessings God had given me. The way to give thanks is obedience to God.

Whenever you analyse anyone who has had any success and they're in the headlines, you will find they are human and make mistakes. I'm certainly that and I've made a lot of mistakes.

At this point, I can't say what network would be picking it up, but I know that it would be a success.

I put &pound150,000 into the stage production of Grease and have got back &pound1.5 million so far. It has been a fantastic success.

I used to think that losing made you more hungry and determined but after my success at the Olympics and the U.S. Open I realise that winning is the biggest motivation.

I don't like Tommy on Broadway at all. I like the music, I'm pleased with Pete's success but I don't like what they've done to it.

My overnight success was really 15 years in the making. I'd been writing songs since I was 6 and playing in bands and performing since I was 14.

In hindsight, I slid into arrogance based upon past success.

If you come into success too soon, you'll burn out and be finished before you know it. If you let the maturation process happen naturally, you'll be happier with yourself in the end.

I'm a mum, so my wardrobe consists of sweaters and jeans. As long as I don't leave the house forgetting my jeans, I count that as a fashion success.

I'm extremely ambitious. I don't know why people are afraid to say that. I won't sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success and I don't think that's bad.

Former Olympians also get paid to make appearances. Many of them won their medals in an era when Olympic success didn't go hand-in-hand with financial success.

Success comes to a writer as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.

I just want to continue the success and be an athlete that is shown in a good light in New York City.

I'm astonished by my success.

It's the price of success: people start to think you're omnipotent.

The secret of my success is my hairspray.

Success, in whatever form it takes, is a tricky thing - once you've achieved your goal, then what? Where do you aim?

Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.

It's nice, being brought up with no money at all. It's just not how I measure success, so that makes it a bunch easier.

Immigrants provide skills that we simply cannot afford to do without. They have contributed hugely to Britain's success.

Independent films have a very different cachet than success films.

When making music I sink myself into the process as deeply as I can and forget all of the success.

The writing of a melody is an emotional moment success doesn't make it easy.

It's an awesome responsibility, not only to maintain the level of success the NFL has, but to build on that.

The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected.

I would love to be a guest on a talk show or a panel that shows women who have been on reality shows who've had success, to prove to audiences that you don't have to be a fool to become successful.

I think that everything you do helps you to write if you're a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don't experience either one of those, you're being deprived of something.

Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.

You can take Elvis. You can take Marilyn Monroe. Success and fame will not be the answer if something inside of you is bothering you, if things in your mind aren't going right.

I never thought about success. I always thought about doing the job at hand. My goal was getting through the show that night.

I didn't know how to deal with success. If there was a Rock Star 101, I would have liked to take it. It might have helped me.

As long as somebody finances you, can make a film and get it seen any place and in any language; then, hopefully, it's a success.

The key to success is to get out into the store and listen to what the associates have to say.

I attribute much of my success in New York to my ability to understand and avoid unnecessary distractions.

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.

Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

When you win, nothing hurts.

I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.

Whatever success I may have attained is due to the fact that since I was old enough to work at all, my ambition has never deserted me.

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.

Fortune befriends the bold.

The victor belongs to the spoils.

There is no substitute for victory.

I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got.

Adjusting to the passage of time, I think, is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches.

Success, to me, is just doing things that I'm really proud of.

The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It's scary.

Nothing comes easy. Success doesn't just drop on your lap. You have to go out and fight for it every day.

I saw a shrink because I thought I suffered from fear of success.

The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.

You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.

For me, money is not my definition of success. Inspiring people is a definition of success.

No self-respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party who ignores her sex.

The one thing that I know is that you win with good people.

You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.

I have only one understanding of development and of making success, and that's by going step by step.

The worst tragedy that could have befallen me was my success. I knew right away that I was through - cast out.

The proud depend upon the world to tell them whether they have value or not. Their self-esteem is determined by where they are judged to be on the ladders of worldly success. They feel worthwhile as individuals if the numbers beneath them in achievement, talent, beauty, or intellect are large enough.

Obedience brings success; exact obedience brings miracles.

Mission presidents hold keys of responsibility for the welfare, safety, and success of their missionaries.

We reached a high point in my opinion with the passage of the civil rights legislation and Martin Luther King's success and the crusade of others. I think we kind of breathed a sigh of relief as if we had achieved the end of racial discrimination or white supremacy.

The man who has really won the love of one good woman in this world, I do not care if he dies in the ditch a beggar - his life has been a success.

Success is not how many zeroes your bank account has. It's about making the most of the life you have.

Its a touchy subject, 'cause I never want to take it there, where it seems like it's all about race. But I feel like that's something that comes along with the territory of being a black quarterback. When you have success - 'Oh, you're a freak athlete.' Not, 'Oh, you're a good quarterback.'

To me, I've played full seasons and had success. Mentally, I've been through it before. I'm not incapable of going through this.

Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success.

Success is entirely accessible, even if you happen to be a huge screw-up 95 percent of the time.

If you drill down on any success story, you always discover that luck was a huge part of it. You can't control luck, but you can move from a game with bad odds to one with better odds. You can make it easier for luck to find you. The most useful thing you can do is stay in the game.

I've tried lots of things. The reality is, I'm excited by everything on Day 1. And if by Day X things aren't working the way I hoped, I lose my passion. I have not seen the correlation between my passion and my success.

If you have a reasonable system for pursuing success, it can survive a lot of face-plants along the way. That knowledge makes success seem accessible. If you think successful people have some sort of superpower or special connections, why try?

Whether it's his beloved game of polo or his magical success in business, Norman Brinker simply does not know how to lose.

Most people don't have so much talent that they can become a success all their own. We all need people to help us and lift us up.

My success, literally, is your success figuratively.

It's a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur's metric for success. It's not, and nor should it be.

I love performing, but I never really liked show business. My success is my family. I want to be more successful as a mother.

My definition, a definition in the drill books from the time that General Von Steuben wrote the regulations for General George Washington, the definition of the object of military training is success in battle... It wouldn't be any sense to have a military organization on the backs of the American taxpayers with any other definition.

BioRhythm was a perfect fit for me, as I can relate to the company's attention to detail when producing its products to a very dedicated fan base. Detail is a key to my success on the football field.

You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman.

I'm lucky to be part of a team who help to make me look good, and they deserve as much of the credit for my success as I do for the hard work we have all put in on the training ground.

When I was a model - and I was all during high school and college - you always wanted to be on the cover of a magazine. That's how your success was judged. The more cover, the better.

I want to let little kids know that no matter what situation they come up in, that they're not exempt from success. All I ever wanted was for people to believe in me and just recognize my potential. I came, I struggled, I made it, I conquered.

The hardest part of fame and success is adapting to the people around you that's changing. It changes the way people look at you from how they used to look at you. They listen to you on the radio, they look at you on TV and when people speak on you in a good light, you have a couple people who hold grudges.

Fear can be good when you're walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it's not good when you have a goal and you're fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before.

In actuality, California could be a wonderful place to live. In fact, if you're highly educated and ambitious, you can do quite well here while enjoying the sun and the fun. The only problem: California will then blame you for your success and recommend that all your cash be removed from you.

Socialism has no moral justification whatsoever; poor people are not morally superior to rich people, nor are they owed anything by rich people simply because of their lack of success. Charity is not a socialist concept - it is a religious one, an acknowledgment of God's sovereignty over property, a sovereignty the Left utterly rejects.

All my fans saw me as some little kid who can't even afford new jeans in his room, so they'll support me. That'll work until I become a success.

I'm not looking for career attention, for more success, more money. I'm just singing songs I chose because I love them.

The hardest thing to find in life is balance - especially, the more success you have, the more you look to the other side of the gate.

I'm passionate about my fans and my shows. But my biggest reward in the success that is my life are my husband and kids.

'Success' is a seductive word. Thousands of books have been written on the subject. They promise money, freedom, leisure, and luxury.

The danger is in pleasing an immediate public: the immediate public that comes around you and takes you in and accepts you and gives you success and everything. Instead of that, you should wait for fifty years or a hundred years for your true public. That is the only public that interests me.

Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.

When I did have some success, it further emboldens you to be like, 'No, I'm just going to write what I feel I should write.'

Do you remember any instance where tyranny was destroyed and freedom established on its ruins, among a people possessing so small a share of virtue and public spirit? I recollect none, and this more than the British arms makes me fearful of final success, without a reform.

Success doesn't make you happy.

I live in a country where music has very little success, though, exclusive of those who have forsaken us, we have still admirable professors and, more particularly, composers of great solidity, knowledge, and taste.

I like the idea of working in different genres and transcending genres and hopefully finding success, and ultimately make movies people like.

With all the... success that I've been lucky enough to get? That doesn't happen unless the home life is solid.

I'm always asked, 'What's the secret to success?' But there are no secrets. Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.

Check your ego at the door. The ego can be the great success inhibitor. It can kill opportunities, and it can kill success.

The truth is that intelligence, knowledge, and domain expertise are vastly overrated as the driving forces behind competitive advantage and sustainable success.

Too many executives I've met over the years have the mentality of a bodybuilder; they've come to accept the idea that growth is synonymous with success.

Where there is humility, there is more success, and lasting success.

Anybody, and any company, can have a big run of success once, but if you're going to repeat that over time, you need to be aware that you need to keep learning.

The success of my comedy has been not being afraid to touch on subject matters or issues that everyone else is politically scared of.

There's no success story. Everybody's got a ghetto story. You always want to make it bigger than what it is.

Success is nothing if you don't have the right people to share it with; you're just gonna end up lonely.

Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory but rather of embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence.

Leaders in China and India realize that science and technology lead to success and wealth. But many countries in the West graduate students into the unemployment line by teaching skills that were necessary to live in 1950.

Western democracies exalt the ideal of social equality, but our economic system arguably emerged from 16th-century Calvinism, a religion whose members believed that God showed favor by bestowing wealth and other forms of success on what they called 'the chosen.'

I've known entrepreneurs who were not great salespeople, or didn't know how to code, or were not particularly charismatic leaders. But I don't know of any entrepreneurs who have achieved any level of success without persistence and determination.

Ego stops you from getting things done and getting people to work with you. That's why I firmly believe that ego and success are not compatible.

It's only lonely at the top if you forget all the people you met along the way and fail to acknowledge their contributions to your success.

Remember you're not entitled to anything. You have to earn your success every day, and you will make mistakes like everyone else.

If the 'Post' can play the role of a connector between the West and the East, I have confidence in the paper's future success.

Canada's extraordinary success is that we have bound together a vast country with a set of shared ideas and beliefs.

I have nothing against wealth; I believe that government has a role to play in creating it by supporting pro-growth policies. However, success comes with responsibility.

The Senior Tour is a good concept, although frankly I'm not astounded at its continued success. It gives a lot of guys an opportunity to extend their careers.

In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.

I think journaling is a key to success. You can set clear goals for yourself. You can start noticing repetitive behavior patterns and see the type of things that keep bothering you, and then you can have a bird's eye view of it.

If I have learned anything, it is to keep my wife happy by sending her lavish gifts. Other men can learn from my success and send their wives and girlfriends fresh flowers for birthdays, anniversaries, and of course, Valentine's Day.

One press account said I was an overnight success. I thought that was the longest night I've ever spent.

You don't base records on success; you base it on creativity.

You will definitely encounter lots of resistance on the road to super success, but don't let others stop you from reaching your goals.

The fact that anyone lives in America is the single reason poverty is never a death sentence, and transforms it instead into - at worst - an obstacle on the path to a better life and road to freedom and success.

To tell her that I joined the parachute club was too hard for me. I didn't want to trouble her; besides, I was not completely sure about the success of my new adventure.

It's true in everything, not just in drag: To be a success, you have to understand the landscape. You have to know thyself, and you have to know your history so that you can draw from people who have figured out the equation you are faced with. It's not rocket science.

The secret of success in every field is redefining what success means to you. It can't be your parent's definition, the media's definition, or your neighbor's definition. Otherwise, success will never satisfy you.

Personally, I experience success when I enjoy what I'm doing. I love the creative process, even if the end result isn't embraced by anyone else.

When I go into rehearsal rooms and meet with bands, they're genuinely excited to be with me because of what I've done as an artist, not because of anything else. There's that whole celebrity rock star thing, and artists are into artists who have been able to achieve success their way.

I was not so committed to financial success that I was willing to abandon my principles and priorities. One of the most visible examples of this is our decision to close on Sunday.

The road to success is always under construction... there are lots of pot holes but no traffic jams.

Super-success is not for everyone, and you will endure weeks and months and years of hard work, obstacles, failures, victories, pain, and any manner of 'negative' experiences to reap the rewards of success, drink from the golden goblet, own the brass ring.

Remarkably successful people habitually do what other people won't do. They go where others won't go because there's a lot less competition and a much greater chance for success.

Never start small where goals are concerned. You'll make better decisions - and find it much easier to work a lot harder - when your ultimate goal is ultimate success.

It is extremely gratifying to see success like exhibited by the founders of Instagram!

While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.

Success in the United States is not an entitlement in China. You have to go there and earn it, and earn it the right way.

I wish for a world where success is measured not by what we take nor by what we get. Just by what we give. And who we become.

Success is ever so dangerous. Once you rise to success, it's so easy to stop doing the things that made you successful.

Success is seductive. It can make one complacent and inefficient and stale.

The future of America is not an entitlement. We have been given a treasure chest of gifts and opportunities, but some people are being left behind, and success is not sustainable unless it is shared.

Success is best when it's shared.

I won't sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success and I don't think that's bad.

When I became successful, I put up a caution. I didn't think it was fair to have the shadow of that kind of success thrown on my family. And I was cautious about being taken by things that could destroy you.

Be careful of success; it has a dark side.

The thing about going back to El Paso, it's overwhelming sometimes. I look at the support that I get and the success that I've had, and I can't walk anywhere without being spotted. My hair might be the biggest crime in this situation.

There's a long way to fall when you pretend that you're so far away from the earth, far away from reality, floating in a bubble that's protected by fame or success. It's scary, and it's the thing I fear the most: to be swallowed up by that bubble. It can be poison to you, fame.

I used to feel unsafe right in the moment of an accomplishment - I felt the ground fall from under my feet because this could be the end. And even now, while everyone is celebrating, I'm on to the next thing. I don't want to get lost in this big cushion of success.

Never did a government commence under auspices so favorable, nor ever was success so complete.

I'm blessed to have a little bit of success in football.

If I believe that I became the best quarterback that I could possibly be, the best football player that I could possibly be... That's how I'm going to measure my career as a success or not.

I don't judge my success in life as a football player.

I don't measure my success anymore by the Grammys. I can't because I'll just end up crushed.

Most companies target women as end users, but few are effectively utilizing female employees when it comes to innovating for female consumers. When women are empowered in the design and innovation process, the likelihood of success in the marketplace improves by 144%!

If there was a template for success in sports, everyone would follow it. You do the best you can and trust the people you trust.

I strongly believe that through dedication and perseverance, one can overcome adversity to achieve success. It is a privilege to accept membership in the Horatio Alger Association, an organization which promotes this principle.

We must see others' struggles as our own, and their success as our success, so we can speak to our common humanity.

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Don't expect your friend to be a perfect person. But, help your friend to become a perfect person.

It doesn't matter how slowly you go - as long as you don't stop!

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

The professional has learned that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work. The professional concentrates on the work and allows rewards to come or not come, whatever they like.

If we go to work at 8 am and go home at 5 pm, this is not a high-tech company and Alibaba will never be successful. If we have that kind of 8-to-5 spirit, then we should just go and do something else.

Combining all of those skills together, the art and the science, the thinking and the doing, was what resulted in the exceptional result.

No matter how successful you are in your career, you must always remember that we are here to live. If you keep yourself busy working, you will surely regret it.

We are successful today not because we did a great job today, but because we had a dream 15 years ago, and we believed that the Internet could help small businesses.

The biggest hurdle is rejection. Any business you start, be ready for it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is the successful people do all the things the unsuccessful people don't want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically, with a smile on your face.

Great achievers are driven, not so much by the pursuit of success, but by the fear of failure.

Successful enterprises are built from the ground up. You can't assemble them with a bunch of acquisitions.

Reputation is the key to success. You have to be loyal to your customers.

People are the key to success or extraordinary success.

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.

Nothing reinforces a professional relationship more than enjoying success with someone.

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress.

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.

Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.

All those who are around me are the bridge to my success, so they are all important.

I believe that people who don't achieve anything in life are isolated and resent those that are successful.

My mum always told me 95 per cent of success was partnering well.

Successful organizations, including the Military, have learned that the higher the risk, the more necessary it is to engage everyone's commitment and intelligence.

The success of each of us benefits us all, and the success of us all benefits each of us individually.

Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.

Fortune sides with him who dares.

Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been truth, goodness, and beauty... The ordinary objects of human endeavour - property, outward success, luxury - have always seemed to me contemptible.

I was working eighteen hours a day, seven days a week, trying to build a business, expand our coverage, and bring in investors. But my life, I realized, was out of control. In terms of the traditional measures of success, which focus on money and power, I was very successful. But I was not living a successful life by any sane definition of success. I knew something had to radically change. I could not go on that way.

To live the lives we truly want and deserve, and not just the lives we settle for, we need a Third Metric, a third measure of success that goes beyond the two metrics of money and power, and consists of four pillars: well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving.

Success and money can really be quite blinding.

Real success is know about money, it's about making an positive impact in the world.

Don't think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.

Money is like manure. It stinks when you pile it; it grows when you spread it.

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.

That should be the measure of success for everyone. It's not money, it's not fame, it's not celebrity; my index of success is happiness.

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives.

Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don't want..to impress people that they don't like.

Top 15 things money can't buy: Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.

A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.

Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs.

You don't have to show people how successful you are.

What would you like the most on your tombstone? 'She/he was famous' or 'she/he was a kind and loving friend'?

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go!

No-one knows what he can do until he tries.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've done before.

You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

Be silly, be honest, be kind.

Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.

Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you.

No kid is unsmart. Every kid's a genius at something. Our job is to find it. And then encourage it.

Pulling someone down will never help you reach the top.

Fame and success are very different things.

True success is having done his best to be his best.

The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind.

You are great. Already. Whether you realize it or not. Whether anybody else realizes it or not. And it's not because you launched an iPhone app, or finished school a year early, or bought yourself a sweet-ass boat. These things do not define greatness.

Integrity is more valuable than income. Honor is richer than fame. Self-worth is wealthier than net worth.

The man who has done his level best... is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.

The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.

Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.

For some, success and happiness mean popularity, noise, having the spotlight. For others, it means peace, wisdom, silence, doing what's important to you and making an impact.

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.

Neither self nor wealth can be measured in terms of what you consume or own.

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.

True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment.

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.

I don't believe the most successful people are the ones who got the best grades, got into the best schools, or made the most money.

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.

What we're beginning to recognize now is that success is not always about doing more, but also about doing better, and we do better when we're connected to our inner wisdom, strength, and intuition.

Success is about enjoying what you have and where you are, while pursuing achievable goals.

Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to.

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, What's in it for me?.

Being best is a false goal, you have to measure success on your own terms.

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

I don't work for the others, I work for myself. And I chose the way to work for myself. But working for myself, that means working for the society. If you really want to work for yourself, think about the others, the DT time, making sure you help others, because only when the other people are successful, when the other people are happy, you'll be successful, you'll be happy.

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

The successful man doesn't use others, other people use the successful man, for above all the success is of service.

Success is about honour, feeling morally calibrated, absence of shame, not what some newspaper defines from an external metric.

Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.

Success in anything is through happiness.

Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.

I think people often confuse success with fame and stardom.

We must do our work for its own sake, not for fortune or attention or applause.

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

Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.

There is no scientific answer for success. You can't define it. You've simply got to live it and do it.

So I feel like success is opportunity plus preparation, so work begets work, and as long as you're prepared it's going to continue to come your way.

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

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

The success you see others experiencing is rarely as sexy as it appears to be.

The results of success are usually public and highly visible, but the process behind success is often private and hidden from view.

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.

Be careful, ever so careful, in trumpeting your own achievements, and always talk less about yourself than about other people. Modesty is generally preferable.

Actually, your past successes are your biggest obstacle: every battle, every war, is different, and you cannot assume that what worked before will work today.

Success isn't about how your life looks to others. It's about how it feels to you.

Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.

Success is about doing the right thing, not about doing everything right.

Best predictor of success: Innate ability to allocate time properly.

Success is created by doing the basics, to a high standard, consistently.

Success comes down to choosing the pain of discipline over the ease of capitulation.

Are you chasing success? Chase good habits instead.

Winning is a matter of perception. Some will check the scoreboard, others will check the progress. What are you checking?

If you want to be successful, surround yourself with people who are more successful than you are, but if you want to be happy, surround yourself with people who are less successful than you are.

He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.

Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.

If I tell you I'm good, probably you will say I'm boasting. But if I tell you I'm not good, you'll know I'm lying.

Show me someone for whom success is less important than the manner in which it is achieved. Of concern for the means, rather than the ends, of their actions...I want to see him. This is the person I have looked for a long time, the true genius.

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.

I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.

This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.

Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.

Life is not about accomplishing things and then showing off to people. It's about doing what truly matters to you in the most beautiful way possible.

True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain.

Success must never be measured by how much money you have.

The relationships we have with people are extremely important to success on and off the job.

I think I was born with the drive for success because I have a certain gene.

I felt most proud on the success of the Apollo mission.

I think when smallpox was eliminated, the whole world got pretty excited about that because it's just such a dramatic success.

My songs are the door to every dream I've ever had and every success I've ever achieved.

People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.

There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.

Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get.

Collaboration is a key part of the success of any organization, executed through a clearly defined vision and mission and based on transparency and constant communication.

I tried out various experiments described in treatises on physics and chemistry, and the results were sometimes unexpected. At times, I would be encouraged by a little unhoped-for success; at others, I would be in the deepest despair because of accidents and failures resulting from my inexperience.

Success isn't always going to be a huge contract; success is going to be if you just live out your purpose in life.

Those who succeed and are happy know that the goal is to be authentic and memorable and make a difference, not to be understood and liked by everyone.

Happiness is not always through success. Equally, the constant pursuit of success is sure unhappiness. But we have to find the balance.

Life fundamentally does not change depending on work or fame or success.

Sometimes success comes in ways you don't expect.

A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.

You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.

Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.

Often it's the little, daily decisions - the ones you make hour by hour - that mean the difference between success and failure.

We reveal our joys and successes, we conceal our pain.

I gave up a lot of things in exchange for my success.

I'm not one of those people who thinks they simply deserve success. I have the drive to work.

Hard work - the most raw and obvious way to reach something.

Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.

People just don't understand how obsessed I am with winning.

I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non successful entrepreneurs is pure perseverance. It is so hard, you pour so much of your life into this thing, there are such rough moments in time, that most people give up. I don't blame them, it's really tough.

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.

The harder you work for something you love, the more meaningful your life becomes.

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.

We all naturally want to become successful... we also want to take shortcuts. And it's easy to do so, but you can never take away the effort of hard work and discipline and sacrifice.

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.

No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better.

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.

The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.

We can be truly successful only at something we're willing to fail at.

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.

Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed.

Do you really think you'll learn and grow and achieve without failing?

Obstacles are placed in our way to see if what we want is really worth fighting for.

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.

Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.

A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.

Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.

It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.

Real successful people are the ones who don't even bother about obstacles because they know exactly what they want.

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

Without failure there is no sweetness in success. There's no understanding of it.

Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.

Despite the successes, you remember the failures - rather lovingly.

I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure.

The road to success is always under construction.

Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.

No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.

Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes it's built on catastrophe.

Once you can accept failure, you can have fun and success.

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Your ability to learn faster than your competition is your only sustainable competitive advantage.

Successful entrepreneurs may hate hierarchies and structures and try to destroy them. They may garner the disapproval of MBAs for their creativity and wildness. But they have antennae in their heads. When they walk down the street anywhere in the world, they have their antennae out, evaluating how what they see can relate back to what they are doing. It might be packaging, a word, a poem, or even something in a completely different business.

The world's most successful entrepreneurs play hard, but they work even harder.

If you delight your customers, you'll delight your shareholders.

Real success is being totally indulgent about your own trip. You put your blinders on about the garbage and go full speed ahead.

Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.

To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field.

Really liking what you do, whatever area that you get into, even if you're the best of the best, there's always a chance of failure. So, I think it's important that you really like whatever you're doing, if you don't like it, life is too short. If you like what you're doing, you think about it even when you're not working, it's something that your mind is drawn to. And if you don't like it, you really just can't make it work.

Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.

The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people.

The doers are the major thinkers. The people that really create the things that change this industry are both the doer/thinker in one person.

The truly passionate people do it out of love, caring and truth.

While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.

Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives. Be creative, but make sure that what you create is not a curse for mankind.

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Success is my only option, failure's not.

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

Success has always been a great liar.

Success is the sum of details.

Success can't be forced.

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.

Success is the fruit of concentration.

There's a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.

Success tempts many to their ruin.

Success is dependent on effort.

Success is the sweetest revenge.

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

Become so curious and obsessed with one thing that you forget everything else. Follow it, drink it, dive deep in it, master it. Remarkable results need remarkable actions.

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

No one who strives to bring new life to something significant should be too quick to abandon the hope that he will succeed.

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.

Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.

To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world - that I am able to change it in positive ways.

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

I measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her fellow human beings.

What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.

Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.

The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

Be hungry for success, hungry to make your mark, hungry to be seen and to be heard and to have an effect. And as you move up and become successful, make sure also to be hungry for helping others.

Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success.

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.

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

The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.

Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.

Why be a king, when you can be a god?

I'm the most successful bad player ever.

Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs.

True success isn't being at the beach with your laptop. It's being at the beach without your laptop.

No burden is so heavy for a man to bear as a succession of happy days.

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

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.

Success is when the checks don't bounce.

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

It's our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people.

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.

Success is a great deodorant.

A successful marriage isn't necessarily one that lasts until you're dead.

I'm finding that success is way more time-consuming than failure ever was.

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.

What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins.

Don't stress about press if you want success.

The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.

Success is always less funny than failure.

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

People get successful and they start saying, 'Well of course I am! I was chosen! I'm special!' No, you're not.

Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire.

When I prayed for success, I forgot to ask for sound sleep and good digestion.

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.

If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my own success.

Success comes in cans; failure in can'ts.

Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.

Conquer, but don't triumph.

The fools in life want things fast and easy ” money, success, attention.

The wise in life create things slowly, because they love it.

Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.

The great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.

The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. To comprehend a nectar - requires sorest need.

The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape.

Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.

The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness.

Practice like you've never won. Perform like you've never lost.

There is only one kind of success that really matters: the success of transforming ourselves, transforming our afflictions, fear, and anger. This is the kind of success, the kind of power, that will benefits us and others without causing any damage.

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.

Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.

Success is when you can spend 90 percent of your time doing the things you want to do and only 10 percent doing things you have to do. Most people's lives are just the opposite.

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it... Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.

Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.

Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.

To be successful be ahead of your time, but only a little.

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

Accomplishing goals is not success. How much you expand in the process is.

If you only master yourself and you don't help anyone else, we'd call you happy, but nobody would define you as successful.

Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.

It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.

Success is not in what you have, but who you are.

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.

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

The secret of success is constancy of purpose.

Success is the child of audacity.

Forget the past.

The true success is the person who invented himself.

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.

Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.

Failure is success in progress.

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.

If you want to be successful, find out what the price is and then pay it.

Success is never accidental.

90% of your plans are going to fail no matter what you do. Get used to it.

The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say 'no' to almost everything.

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.

The people who succeed are irrationally passionate about something.

The maximum success is reached when you are never busy.

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.

My secret for success? I don't know what the hell success means.

Success is leaving a good path, or even better, leaving no path at all.

My success is not who I am.

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.

To be able to look back upon one's life in satisfaction, is to live twice.

Mediocrity always measures success by money.

I don't dwell on success. Maybe that's one reason I'm successful.

I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.

A minute's success pays the failure of years.

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.

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

Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

My mother said to me, If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope. Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.

I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

There are no gains without pains.

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

Nothing succeeds like success.

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.

Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.

The best revenge is massive success.

The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.

Action is the foundational key to all success.

80% of success is showing up.

To succeed, we must first believe that we can.

To fly, we have to have resistance.

Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.

Nothing fails like success.

Measure your success according to fun and creativity.

Applause waits on success.

Slow and steady is better than fast and shaky.

You sleep on a win and you'll wake up with a loss.

Clarity equals success.

When it comes to success, there are no shortcuts.

One fails forward toward success.

To be great is to be misunderstood.

Be brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious.

To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theater; it lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment.

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.

The key is over time. Success is built sequentially. It's one thing at a time.

The secret of success is sincerity.

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

Singleness of purpose is essential for success in life.

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

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.

Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.

Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.

Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.

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

Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.

Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.