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Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
Dale Turner

It's like an American tradition. A person gets successful and then he's supposed to change for the worse. It's silly.
Barbra Streisand

People in the Pentagon had colleagues killed and maimed by bin Laden. They're trying to find bin Laden and kill him and his cult. Naturally they consider that a legitimate thing to do, but they're having mixed success at the job.
Bruce Sterling

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.
Alan Greenspan

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Anthony Robbins

I don't think we've been influenced massively by our success and by our travels. The lyrics [singer Chris Martin] writes are more basic than that, more basic, emotional ideas rather than life experiences. There's probably a few lines in there which reflect what's happened in the last year or so, but it's hard to say
Guy Berryman

Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.
Sophia Loren

Like computer viruses, successful mind viruses will tend to be hard for their victims to detect. If you are the victim of one, the chances are that you won't know it, and may even vigorously deny it.
Richard Dawkins

The desire for success lubricates secret prostitution's in the soul.
Norman Mailer

[The success of my show is due to] people on the dole who have nothing else to do at 5 o'clock.
Paul O'Grady

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

I learned the hard way of the need to face up to this medical problem, one that is dealt with successfully by many others on a daily basis
Charles Kennedy

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

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 Bennett

The success of the wicked entices many more
Phaedrus

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.
Harold Geneen

Really successful people don't live in the present. They imagine the future and visualise what their customers want.
Robin Rowland

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

Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.
Sergey Brin

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

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

The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully.
Charles E Hughes

I'm a catalyst for change You can't be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place.
Rupert Murdoch

As a person who inwardly revolts all the time, I'm a raging success. [that's always good to know...]
Roy Harper

It was phenomenal. I was doing two ongoing series, each totally different from the other, and they were both successful. [On a very successful acting period in his career]
William Daniels

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
Albert Schweitzer

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.
Bette Davis

Successful people turn everyone who can help them into sometime mentors.
John Crosby

Success is not assured, but America is resolute: this is the best chance for peace we are likely to see for some years to come - and we are acting to help Israelis and Palestinians seize this chance.
Condoleezza Rice

I sow; my successor reaps. This is the majesty of democracy.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience.
Wallis Simpson

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
Dale Carnegie

I think when I go home and I reflect on everything that's happened maybe it will sink in a little bit. [On retiring after a very successful career]
Steve Backley

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. I grew up in Mexico, not the US, and the fact is that there just aren't any parts for Latin actresses. I have to persuade people that my accent won't be a problem, but an asset.
Salma Hayek

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.
Lana Turner

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.
Orison Swett Marden

MTV is the lava lamp of the 1980's... the musical channel phenomenon has been exported successfully all over the world.
Doug Ferrari

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?
Anthony Robbins

If a man with a business brain like Richard Branson's felt the girls should take their clothes off, I knew it must be a winner [on the success of his nightclub]
Peter Stringfellow

He's beloved. Not many players become what he has become. You know that he [Agassi] is going to be equally famous and equally successful in his post career.
Lindsay Davenport

I don't know if he [Robbie Williams] would come through the other end [of going through what he went through].

On a musical level, I know how much it keeps him together, doing this and being successful.
Gary Barlow

Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.
Martha Stewart

We wish him and his family well, and we wish him every success in whatever he does in the future. [on Tony Blair]
David Cameron

No young man starting in life could have better capital than plenty of friends. They will strengthen his credit, support him in every great effort, and make him what, unaided, he could never be. Friends of the right sort will help him more - to be happy and successful - than much money...
Orison Swett Marden

I certainly feel that the time is not far distant when a knowledge of the principles of diet will be an essential part of one's education. [if the massive marketing behind such things is a success for sure!]
Fannie Farmer

Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage
Charles Luckman

Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
Philip Caldwell

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

A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
Chet Atkins

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.
Charlie Finley



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