Quotations on Successful

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In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes - a virtuous cycle of change.
- Abdallah II
(Keywords: Change, Successful, Reform, Will)

Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.
- Paula Abdul
(Keywords: People, Successful, Friend)

The epic poet collaborates with the spirit of his time in the composition of his work. That is, if he is successful; the time may refuse to work with him, but he may not refuse to work with his time.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Time, Work, Successful, May, Spirit)

I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.
- Bryan Adams
(Keywords: Music, Successful, Job, Play)

Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: Success, Successful, Failure, Goal)

At the same time, the Reagan Administration assured that the main elements of policymaking were in the hands of competent loyalists, thus assuring a successful launch and a highly successful first year.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Time, Successful, First)

The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Policy, Successful, Democrats, National security)

The choice of personnel, perhaps the most important choice (because 'people are policy'), never proceeds according to plan, but there have been some successful transitions that upheld high standards.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Policy, Successful, Choice)

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Funny, Successful, Eye, Information, Journalism, Needs, Service)

I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Change, Successful, Clarity, Meaning, Order, Stability, Stress)

The first stage in a technology's advance is that it'll fall below a critical price. After it falls below a critical price, it will tend, if it's successful, to rise above a critical mass, a penetration.
- Chris Anderson
(Keywords: Technology, Successful, First, Will)

If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Time, Death, Successful, Books, Self, Silly, Writing)

I think that somebody with the resources and innovation and the idea is going to come out of nowhere and come up with a successful space travel program.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Travel, Idea, Successful, Innovation, Space)

I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and have a family. Women are nearly always seen as victims.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Women, Family, Successful, Drama, Victims)

There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Policy, Successful, states, United)

Mozart often wrote to his family that certain variations or sections of pieces were so successful that they had to be encored immediately, even without waiting for the entire piece to end.
- Emanuel Ax
(Keywords: Family, Successful, End, Waiting)

I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I'm doing my job.
- Donovan Bailey
(Keywords: Opportunity, Successful, Gifts, Job, Want)

My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative.
- Bob Balaban
(Keywords: Business, Dad, Successful, Baby, School, Writer)

People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.
- Albert Bandura
(Keywords: Faith, Power, People, Successful, Control, Ability, Effect, Exercise, Measure)

Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way, but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all.
- Joseph Barbera
(Keywords: Work, Successful, Character, Cartoons, Hard work)

I've always just worked and tried to do as good a job as possible so that the people who are watching me took notice. That's what's helped me be successful today.
- Maria Bartiromo
(Keywords: People, Successful, Job, Today)

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: People, Successful, Listening, Talking)

I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough.
- Shirley Bassey
(Keywords: Men, Successful, Want, Woman)

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)

We should be proud of liberating the 26 million people in Iraq and should remember that this is why it is important to stick it out to it's successful conclusion.
- Evan Bayh
(Keywords: People, Successful, Iraq)

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Business, Morality, Successful, Man)

To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Nature, Successful, Man, Practice, Profession, Study)

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)

A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy.
- Rod Blagojevich
(Keywords: Business, Strategy, Successful, Development, Economy, Focus, Needs, Today)

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
- Ken Blanchard
(Keywords: Leadership, Successful, Authority, Influence, Key, Today)

I always considered myself very successful even before the success of Secrets and Lies.
- Brenda Blethyn
(Keywords: Success, Successful, Lies, Secrets)

Pick up any newspaper or magazine, open the TV, and you'll be bombarded with suggestions of how to have a successful life. Some of these suggestions are deeply unhelpful to our own projects and priorities - and we should take care.
- Alain de Botton
(Keywords: Life, Successful, Care, Open, Priorities, Projects)

In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Keywords: Love, Successful, Ambition, Merit)

Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.
- Erskine Bowles
(Keywords: Leadership, Successful, Key)

Grammys, American Music Awards, successful albums, I'd pick my kids any day over any of it.
- Toni Braxton
(Keywords: Music, Successful, American, Awards, Day, Kids)

I think that you have to do everything you can do to empower girls when they are young, from their education, to their successful independence, to their sexual self-knowledge.
- Susie Bright
(Keywords: Education, Successful, Independence, Girls, Self)

If you're successful in what you do over a period of time, you'll start approaching records, but that's not what you're playing for. You're playing to challenge and be challenged.
- Lou Brock
(Keywords: Time, Successful, Challenge)

The European Union is the world's most successful invention for advancing peace.
- John Bruton
(Keywords: Peace, Successful, Invention, World)

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan
(Keywords: Fear, Successful, Self)

The case of the Seminoles constitutes at present the only exception to the successful efforts of the Government to remove the Indians to the homes assigned them west of the Mississippi.
- Martin Van Buren
(Keywords: Government, Successful, Present)

If you get through the primary and you work very hard for three months and you're not successful, you go back to being normal. The only thing that changes your life forever is if you win.
- Max Burns
(Keywords: Life, Work, Successful, Being, Months)

The successful man doesn't use others, other people use the successful man, for above all the success is of service.
- Mark Caine
(Keywords: Success, People, Successful, Man, Service)

Music - opera particularly - is a process which is endurable or successful only if it is achieved by people who love to collaborate.
- Sarah Caldwell
(Keywords: Love, Music, People, Successful, Opera)

Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure.
- John Cale
(Keywords: Work, Knowledge, Successful, Fact, Will)

Nothing's funny about someone who's successful.
- Drew Carey
(Keywords: Funny, Successful, Nothing)

Even when people are rich and successful on TV shows, there's always some trouble - you have to poke holes in them, throw them out of a job, put a pie in the face.
- Drew Carey
(Keywords: People, Successful, Job, Trouble)

This work is the result of a meeting of minds from two of the most successful men in their respective fields.
- Will Carling
(Keywords: Men, Work, Successful, Meeting, Result)

Although our war on drugs must be fortified with the best laws, enforcement efforts and resources, we would not be successful without your individual commitment to this cause.
- Mel Carnahan
(Keywords: War, Successful, Cause, Commitment, Drugs, Laws)

My wife - to-be and I went to see my father. Only he could answer the two questions before us: Shall we get married now? Shall I begin the practice of law, or continue being the successful wine salesman I had become, working my way through law school?
- Emanuel Celler
(Keywords: Father, Wife, Successful, Being, Law, Now, Practice, Questions, School, Wine)

It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Keywords: Art, Successful, Being, Fortune, Pursuit)



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