Success Quotes

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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

When you get a bit older and are able to look back on it more, you realise what an incredible time it was and to have all that success at such a young age.
Zac Hanson

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

Success is dependent on effort.
Sophocles

It's kind of hard to keep going sometimes but you just have to believe in what you are and what you can do and that's the way to success [on reacting to knock backs for record contracts]
Buddy Guy

Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

The world tolerates conceit from those who are successful, but not from anybody else.
John Blake

Narcissist: psychoanalytic term for the person who loves himself more than his analyst; considered to be the manifestation of a dire mental disease whose successful treatment depends on the patient learning to love the analyst more and himself less.
Thomas Szasz

I believe in a country where hard work and merit, not privilege or background, determine success. [He didn't outline which country he was referring to]
Tony Blair

It's hard every night when the lads are going out having a pint or playing a round of golf. But if sitting on a bike is what I have to do to be successful, then that's what I will do.
Ian McCulloch

'Playing for Success is working tremendously well since its launch five years ago. It's getting lots of schoolkids more involved with their local sports teams while teaching them the basics in a way that interests them.' - on initiatives to improve English rugby
Johnny Wilkinson

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein

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.
Orison Swett Marden

I always think I'm the Tom Cruise of music - a lot of success and fans, but no critics, darling.
Jon Bon Jovi

My goal is to appeal to as many people as I can. I'm not looking to leave country, but I do want to have more international success.
Shania Twain

When I look back on the success that we have had, sometimes I end up scaring and amazing myself, it's a strange emotion.
Andy Gibb

I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down...
Abraham Lincoln

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

Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.
H G Wells

Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
Margaret Thatcher

This bikini made me a success.
Ursula Andress

As an Englander, I must admit it is true - if a Welshman achieves success he is heralded as a britishh triumph, should he lose then he is very much a Welsh failure.
Stan Stevens

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

Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution.
Hank Aaron

We welcome the new Pope and wish him every success in the daunting challenges that lie ahead.

...We hope that he will continue along the path of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II in working to enhance relations with the Jewish people and the State of Israel. [on the election of Pope Benedict XVI]
Jonathan Sacks

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

When our attitude towards ourselves is big, and our attitude toward others is generous and merciful, we attract big and generous portions of success.
W Clement Stone

Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives.
Edwin C Bliss

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Charles Horton Cooley

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

Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow - after you have done your best to achieve success today.
Maxwell Maltz

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

A fellow told me he was going to hang-glider school. He said, 'I've been going for three months.' I said, 'How many successful jumps do you need to make before you graduate?' He said, 'All of them.'
Red Skelton

It's great that we're having all this success in the Champions League and we always have confidence in European games.
Dirk Kuyt

The success of the show is amazing, I have people coming up to me all the time telling me how much they love it which is great!
Dani Harmer

Sweet smell of success (Title of book and film)
Ernest Lehman

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

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.
Mario Andretti

The only place you'll find success before work is in the dictionary.
May B Smith

I am still looking for the modern equivalent of those Quakers who ran successful businesses, made money because they offered honest products and treated their people decently... This business creed, sadly, seems long forgotten.
Anita Roddick

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

If you examine the dynamic between me and Simon, there is a lot of jealousy. He's had success, but later in life. I think he wishes he was my age having it all.
Ryan Seacrest

In the publishing business you have to learn to greet failure with the same handshake as you would success.
Eddie Bell

I had never thought of advertising as a life work, though I had on the side, written some very successful copy.
Bruce Barton

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.
Gustav Flaubert

The success of the wicked tempts many to sin
Phaedrus

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 theatre. It lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment.
Anna Pavlova

And so, at the age of thirty, I had successively disgraced myself with three fine institutions, each of which had made me free of its full and rich resources, had trained me with skill and patience, and had shown me nothing but forbearance and charity when I failed in trust.
Simon Raven



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