Success

Found 27 thoughts of success

Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.

Mike Ditka

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it... Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.

Tennessee Williams

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby

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.'

Helen Hayes

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

Reggie Leach

A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.

Kurt Lewin

Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.

David Rockefeller

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture...Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.

Norman Vincent Peale

Underpromise; overdeliver.

Tom Peters

If A is 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

What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan

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

Kin Hubbard

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.

Gerry Spence

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

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

Albert Schweitzer

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there.

Irving Berlin

We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.

Aristotle

You always pass failure on the way to success.

Mickey Rooney

The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.

Confucius

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.

Arthur Rubinstein

I know of only one bird - the parrot - that talks; and it can't fly very high.

Wilbur Wright

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

Michael Flatley

I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.

Herbert Bayard Swope
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