Quotations on Success

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I don't think about my previous success. I'm happy that the work I've done has been very successful.
- Aaliyah
(Keywords: Work, Success, Successful)

By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.
- John Acton
(Keywords: Time, Success, Action, Nations, Past, World)

I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Family, Success, Awards, Friends)

Rockefeller once explained the secret of success. 'Get up early, work late - and strike oil.'
- Joey Adams
(Keywords: Work, Success, Oil)

No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Experience, Success, Failure, Cause)

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Imagination, Success, Act, Kindness)

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Age, Life, Success, Time, Work, Day, Old, Play, Will, Worth, Youth)

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.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Life, Success, Actor, Popularity)

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Power, Wisdom, Success, Influence, Jewels, Man, Mind)

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
- George Allen, Sr.
(Keywords: Men, Success, People, Ability, Succeed)

Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Death, Religion, Success, Christianity, Islam, Dying, Man)

Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Change, Politics, Success, Economics)

If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons, or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family, although I must abandon my life to its success, and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never see again my own beloved America.
- John James Audubon
(Keywords: Life, Family, Success, America, Names)

Every city across the country that has successfully renewed and revitalized itself points to a robust education system as its fundamental key to success.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Education, Success, Country, Key)

But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Leadership, Success, Opportunity, Development, Achievement, Survival, Luck, Nation)

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.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Government, Success, Excellence)

I have never described the time I was in Doctor Who as anything except a kind of ecstatic success, but all the rest has been rather a muddle and a disappointment. Compared to Doctor Who, it has been an outrageous failure really - it's so boring.
- Tom Baker
(Keywords: Time, Success, Failure, Disappointment, Rest)

Such a faith would be fatal to my reason, to my liberty, and even to the success of my undertakings; it would immediately transform me into a stupid slave, an instrument of the will and interests of others.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: Faith, Success, Liberty, Reason, Will)

Protect your health. Without it you face a serious handicap for success and happiness.
- Harry F. Banks
(Keywords: Happiness, Success, Health)

We help people to begin truly healthful diets, and it is absolutely wonderful to see, not only their success, but also their delight at their ability to break old habits and feel really healthy for a change.
- Neal Barnard
(Keywords: Change, Success, People, Ability, Delight, Habits, Help, Old)

I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends; that's the good stuff in life.
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: Life, Success, Power, Fame, Fortune, Friends, Job, Want)

It's hard for a man to live with a successful woman - they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women.
- Shirley Bassey
(Keywords: Men, Success, Women, Successful, Man, Woman)

Married couples who work together to build and maintain a business assume broad responsibilities. Not only is their work important to our local and national economies, but their success is central to the well-being of their families.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Business, Success, Work)

And the success of the union movement, historically, has always been to benefit all working men and women - not just people who belong to the union.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Men, Success, Women, People)

The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Keywords: Men, Success, Successful, End, Result)

Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success; they are interested in your money.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Money, Success, Wealth)

A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Keywords: Health, Success, Control, Desire, Mental health)

One of the things that happens in the business is that success is a very strange thing in that if you are involved in something very successful the next person wants you to repeat it.
- Elmer Bernstein
(Keywords: Business, Success, Successful)

Because success is such a weasel word anyway, it's such a horribly American word, and it's such a vamp and, I think it's a death trap.
- Daniel Berrigan
(Keywords: Death, Success, American, Word)

I never could have achieved the success that I have without setting physical activity and health goals.
- Bonnie Blair
(Keywords: Health, Success, Goals)

The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms.
- Neal Boortz
(Keywords: Life, Success, Failure, Choices, Fact, Key, Leading, Responsibility)

Happy Days was about a family... although the show was shot in the 70s, it was about a family in the 50s. I realized that kids were watching their parents grow up and the parents were watching themselves grow up. That was the key to the success of our show.
- Tom Bosley
(Keywords: Family, Success, Key, Kids, Parents)

As the world's sole remaining super power and economic powerhouses, our nation's ability to be at the forefront of innovation and production has enabled unparalleled economic success of our nation's workforce.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Power, Success, Ability, Innovation, Nation, Production, World)

Our success in this matter is important to all Americans. Whether you are in the forest land business or just enjoy the shade of a majestic oak gracing your lawn, we all have an interest in this important issue.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Business, Success, Americans, Interest, Land, Oak)

The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one's children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Education, Home, Success, Dream, Goals, American, Children, College, Job, Ownership)

You know, I think I still have a sense that no matter what you do, no matter what you achieve, no matter how much success you have, no matter how much money you have, relationships are important.
- Ed Bradley
(Keywords: Money, Success, Relationships, Sense)

Well, I think that there's a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you're likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.
- Richard Branson
(Keywords: Business, Success, Failure, Financial, Wrong)

Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
- Charlotte Bronte
(Keywords: Men, Success, God)

We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Equality, Success, Corporations, Income, Labor, State, Taxes, Will)

The system that enables the most people to earn the most success is free enterprise, by matching up people's skills, interests, and abilities. In contrast, redistribution simply spreads money around. Even worse, it attenuates the ability to earn success by perverting economic incentives.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Money, Success, People, Ability, Contrast)

My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Keywords: Intelligence, Success, Common sense)

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Keywords: Happiness, Success, Want)

There's a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.
- Paul Bryant
(Keywords: Dreams, Success, Blood)

Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too.
- Jimmy Buffett
(Keywords: Humor, Success, Creativity, Luck)

Today, there are more opportunities for writers in terms of access to larger success, but it's more difficult to publish a literary novel in the lower ranges. In other words, you almost have to hit a home run. You can hit a triple, maybe, but nobody's interested in a single.
- James Lee Burke
(Keywords: Home, Success, Literary, Today, Words, Writers)

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
- George Burns
(Keywords: Love, Success, Failure, Hate)

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
- George Burns
(Keywords: Love, Success, Failure, Hate)

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.
- Edward B. Butler
(Keywords: Life, Success, Enthusiasm, Man, Years)

If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my own success.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Death, Success, Being)

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.
- Charles Buxton
(Keywords: Experience, Success, Ability, Zeal)



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