We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Success Quotes from Charles Kendall Adams, Benjamin Disraeli, Xavier Dolan, David McCullough, Ambrose Bierce. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
To me, the idea of success is to be able to work with people you admire.
Real success is finding you lifework in the work that you love.
Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
The seeds of success in every nation on Earth are best planted in women and children.
One man cannot practice many arts with success.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
One of the main focuses of my training sessions is to help individuals find their unique voices in the learning process. We all have our strengths, our weaknesses, our styles of learning, our personalities. Developing introspective sensitivity to these issues is critical to long-term success.
Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.
It’s so funny, this thing of ‘overnight success.’ I’ve been doing this for 20 years, but yes, sure, it happened overnight!
The amazing thing about love and attention and encouragement and grace and success and joy is that these things are infinite. We get a new supply every single morning, and so we can give it away all day. We never, ever have to monitor the supply of others or grab or hoard.
I tried out various experiments described in treatises on physics and chemistry, and the results were sometimes unexpected. At times, I would be encouraged by a little unhoped-for success; at others, I would be in the deepest despair because of accidents and failures resulting from my inexperience.
With each film, you are still trying to get the length and measure right. And failure is all about others’ perception of you. When you have one success, they think you know it all. But if you fail, they think they know it all.
In this great country, we celebrate success. We don’t want to penalize those who have done well.
The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.
Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one’s origins and one’s final achievement.
Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
The secret to success is to be yourself.
We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.
Under President Trump’s leadership, illegal immigration was the lowest it had been in 17 years. The Trump administration achieved this success because they understood the actual problems and addressed them.
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
I study a lot of philosophy. I want to be an example of how to enjoy this success, and that’s exactly what I’ve done. I’ve enjoyed every moment.
My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
For me, success is a state of mind. I feel like success isn’t about conquering something; it’s being happy with who you are.
Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get.
My biggest success is getting over the things that have tried to destroy and take me out of this life. Those are my biggest successes. It has nothing to do with work.
You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
To work for the team and for the success of the team. That is more important than one ego.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.
To win is not important. To be successful is not even important. How to plan and prepare is crucial. When you plan very well and prepare very well, then success can come on the way. Then winning can come on your way.
Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.
Making the playoffs is hard to come by, so if you can help contribute to your team’s success it’s always a successful time.
There’s no success story. Everybody’s got a ghetto story. You always want to make it bigger than what it is.
The thing I always say to people is this: ‘If you avoid failure, you also avoid success.’
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
I think the success that I have is due to hard work and destiny. It is important to stay grounded and not take things for granted.
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
Every failure is a step to success.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Our economy is increasingly dependent on the success and integrity of the financial markets.
From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you.
Success is survival.
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: Try to please everybody.
What’s really cool about our family is that we don’t hold grudges, and I think that is what’s been the key to the success. We get into our little disagreements, and whether we’re right or wrong, we’ll go and apologize. That’s just the way we are.
Nothing recedes like success.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
We know from research that growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people that are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success.
Success is always a matter of some luck and timing.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
Every day, every year, every new season is a reset from the last, and you are still hungry for success, to do things better and better.
Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.
Success is not only one thing. It’s not only having a nice house in Beverly Hills and driving a nice Mercedes.
Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.
Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success.
Anybody who succeeds is helping people. The secret to success is find a need and fill it; find a hurt and heal it; find a problem and solve it.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.
One of the key elements of human behavior is, humans have a greater fear of loss than enjoyment of success. All the academic studies will show you that the fear of loss of capital is far greater than the enjoyment of gains.
You have to appreciate the slow grind because success is not going to happen overnight. It can happen overnight, but that’s not my journey.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.
Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.
I don’t think ‘Cocktail’ was a perfect critical success, but it touched a vein in our culture.
The success of a production depends on the attention paid to detail.
The road to success is always under construction… there are lots of pot holes but no traffic jams.
I saw a lot of people have success handed to them that then exploited it. They didn’t protect it or cherish it.
It’s the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race.
Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.
Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is… the highway to success.
I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.
The first principle of success is desire – knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.
The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
The worst part of success is to try finding someone who is happy for you.
I owe my success to all my teammates. It is the result of the team work.
Mentality is where the success is. I will teach the kids how to think in a positive way.
There is no royal flower strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights.
Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.
I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.
I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
If you look at space companies, they’ve failed either because they’ve had a technical solution where success was not a possible outcome, they were unable to attract a critical mass of talent, or they just ran out of money. The finish line is usually a lot further away than you think.
Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
I felt most proud on the success of the Apollo mission.
We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.
Those who have succeeded at anything and don’t mention luck are kidding themselves.
My mum always told me 95 per cent of success was partnering well.
Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success.
Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.
The single most important ingredient in the recipe for success is transparency because transparency builds trust.
There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
Past success is no guarantee of future success, so I have learned to be an entrepreneur. I began to produce and direct my own projects.
Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.
Urgent optimism is the desire to act immediately to tackle an obstacle, combined with the belief that we have a reasonable hope of success.
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
We were all born with a certain degree of power. The key to success is discovering this innate power and using it daily to deal with whatever challenges come our way.
Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.
Success doesn’t find you when you’re alone in your house.
The only durable sense of success is if you’ve followed your calling.
It needs time. Nobody wants to hear it, but that’s the truth: if you want to have success in the future, you have to be ready to work now.
There is no success without hardship.
You can have all the riches and success in the world, but if you don’t have your health, you have nothing.
What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people’s lives.
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.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Success doesn’t make you happy.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: Try to please everybody.
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
I don’t really think I am the most beautiful woman in the world at all. If I can create some illusion to that effect – and it seems I have – then that is what spells success to me.
Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
There is a huge difference between failing and failure. Failing is trying something that you learn doesn’t work. Failure is throwing in the towel and giving up. True success comes from failing repeatedly and as quickly as possible, before your cash or your willpower runs out.
When it comes to success, there are no shortcuts.
There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.
To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil.
As a boss, as a CEO, as a creative director, as a chef, I’ve learned that failure will always come. I’ve learned to give it a big squeeze, smile at it, humble myself to it and then use it as a springboard to send me on my way to strength, success, and fulfillment.
Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.
The only way to permanently change the temperature in the room is to reset the thermostat. In the same way, the only way to change your level of financial success ‘permanently’ is to reset your financial thermostat. But it is your choice whether you choose to change.
There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.
I think true success is intrinsic… It’s love. It’s kindness. It’s community.
I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.
Our success educationally, industrially and politically is based upon the protection of a nation founded by ourselves. And the nation can be nowhere else but in Africa.
There is no substitute for victory.
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure.
Nothing comes easy. Success doesn’t just drop on your lap. You have to go out and fight for it every day.
The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I’m concerned, that’s success.
Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time.
The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind.
Success to me means serving a calling higher than yourself that improves the lives of everyone and is done completely in the name of service.
It’s the same with success and failure. There’s always the momentum thing, but you just have to put whatever happened in the past behind you.
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
To me, success is choice and opportunity.
The longer you hang in there, the greater the chance that something will happen in your favor. No matter how hard it seems, the longer you persist, the more likely your success.
Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.
You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that’s where you’ll find success – on the far side of failure.
Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day’s insolence.
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
I’ve always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success.
Don’t wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
As kids we’re not taught how to deal with success; we’re taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what?
Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don’t learn. So the last part to me is the key, especially if you have had some initial success. It becomes even more critical that you have the learning ‘bit’ always switched on.
When we started making ‘Borgen,’ no one had any idea it would have any appeal outside Denmark. No one expected it to follow the success of ‘The Killing’ because it’s basically all about Danish politics.
As long as you have discipline, you can be a success. Discipline is what makes you do everything you need to do.
A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.
I have seen good times and bad times, struggle and success.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
I’ve had a lot of success; I’ve had failures, so I learn from the failure.
Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
I have seen people climbing up and down the ladder of success, and I learnt a lot from them.
If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.
Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.
Success has always been a great liar.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.
My fears are never about failure – it’s about extreme success.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Hope… is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing.
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field.
True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.
With the success of a show, you get an opportunity to call attention to things that you believe in.
I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through – then follow through.
Building businesses takes tremendous stamina, and success isn’t achieved without it.
In a lot of ways, success is much harder than I thought it would be. I figured that you’d get here and then everything would be happily ever after. But, it’s hard work, almost harder once you’re successful because you’ve got to maintain it.
In the world today many people rightfully feel entitled to have success and the good things in life, but they usually understand it will require sacrifice and hard work.
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.
Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Applause waits on success.
Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.
The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan.
Scars are the price you pay for success.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back?
As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy.
The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.
Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
Adjusting to the passage of time, I think, is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches.
Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take.
Curt Hennig was my buddy, and he had great success with Mr. Perfect.
The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
I haven’t had a successful life; and now that God has blessed me with some success, I’m doing my best to be responsible with that success.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.
I think baking is very rewarding, and if you follow a good recipe, you will get success.
Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
We should no longer measure our wealth and success in the graph that shows economic growth, but in the curve that shows the emissions of greenhouse gases.
The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.
Even as you make progress, you need the discipline to keep from backtracking and sabotaging the success as it’s happening.
The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.
Every time you go out there to do something, you wonder if you can do it. There’s no assured success. There’s no secret recipe for success. Every time you go out there, you go out there with the possibility of great failure.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.
In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
A minute’s success pays the failure of years.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
I’m lucky to be part of a team who help to make me look good, and they deserve as much of the credit for my success as I do for the hard work we have all put in on the training ground.
Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.
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.
The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.
True leaders don’t invest in buildings. Jesus never built a building. They invest in people. Why? Because success without a successor is failure. So your legacy should not be in buildings, programs, or projects; your legacy must be in people.
Success is not two cars or a swimming pool. It’s the approval of your peers.
A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you’ll have left is your character.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
My problem is I am Christian, so I think other people must have success, too; it’s not about me.
My success isn’t a result of arrogance – it’s a result of belief.
There’s no abiding success without commitment.
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
The longer people watch Netflix and the longer they stay members – they’re the criteria of success for us.
Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
If you have talent, then success will come to you.
We fall forward to succeed.
Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.
You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don’t make moves and when you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you’re not competition.
I owe my success to Allah and my parents who have sacrificed so much to get me where I am.
My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It’s about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world.
Your success, or lack of success, is your responsibility. Even when you have a chain of command that you don’t like as well, its your responsibility to work with the up chain of command.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.
Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.
Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.
One of the signs of a bad coworker is a pattern of persistent undermining – intentionally hindering a colleague’s success, reputation, or relationships.
I strongly believe that through dedication and perseverance, one can overcome adversity to achieve success. It is a privilege to accept membership in the Horatio Alger Association, an organization which promotes this principle.
When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.
Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.
To be prepared is half the victory.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory but rather of embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence.
For me, money is not my definition of success. Inspiring people is a definition of success.
Winning isn’t everything, but it sure beats anything that comes in second.
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success.
A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.
The business of biomedical research is mostly about failure. Few projects we commission will ultimately result in success. But every study we do contributes to the body of knowledge that brings science and society closer to a solution.
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility… in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have… is the ability to take on responsibility.
I’ve learned it’s always better to have a small percentage of a big success, than a hundred percent of nothing.
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.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
Success – it’s what you do with what you’ve got.
Once you have a lot of success, you become a target in many ways.
Success is different for everyone; everybody defines it in their own way, and that’s part of what we do in ‘Close Up’, finding what it was each person wanted to achieve and what their willingness to sacrifice for that was.
The hardest thing to find in life is balance – especially the more success you have, the more you look to the other side of the gate. What do I need to stay grounded, in touch, in love, connected, emotionally balanced? Look within yourself.
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.
I’m not a big fan of fame; I’m a big fan of success.
Past performance speaks a tremendous amount about one’s ability and likelihood for success.
There is no substitute for hard work. There is no such thing as an overnight success or easy money.
The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
Fame and success are very different things.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Success produces success, just as money produces money.
Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.
The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.
Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
The formula for achieving middle-class success is simple: Finish high school; don’t have a child before the age of 20; and get married before having the child.
The secret of success is sincerity.
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
You can’t kill your way to success in a counter insurgency effort. You have to protect the people, get the civil military balance right, train the locals, and practice effective strategic communications.
I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success.
I believe success is preparation, because opportunity is going to knock on your door sooner or later but are you prepared to answer that?
I think that success is having fun.
I didn’t inherit any great success and the problems that came with it, and yet I was able to keep working and supporting myself and later a family. I’m crazy fortunate.
The man who has done his level best… is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
The grass is always greener on the other side – until you get there and see it’s AstroTurf. Symbols are never reality. Someone might have amassed material success and fame, but that doesn’t mean they’re happy. So, don’t go judging a person’s life by the cover.
There was one film that I really wanted. This was a long time ago; it was a film called ‘Fracture.’ Ryan Gosling ended up doing it with Anthony Hopkins. It wasn’t a giant box-office success, but I really enjoyed the script, and I enjoyed the character. I got pretty close and was kind of disappointed it didn’t go my way.
Success doesn’t motivate me as much as integrity does. Everyone loses. I enjoy the pressure of showing up every single day, being focused, putting forth my best effort, getting the best out of my teammates, and enjoying the journey.
We’re only on the earth for a short period of time. Movies aren’t enough. I want to take my success and parlay it into something bigger and better.
The key to success is to get out into the store and listen to what the associates have to say.
The Lord gave us two ends – one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.
Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
You can only get better if you’re prepared to go beyond your limits at times. That’s very important for success.
Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.
Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success.
To follow, without halt, one aim: that’s the secret of success.
Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success.
The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.
Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.
I always believe that the elders in my family are the reason for my success.
The success of the film is down to the crew.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
Success and failure is temporary. So don’t let them get to you.
People think because I’ve got some success, I’ve made it, but in my eyes it’s like, ‘How long has Jay Z been in the business? How many albums has he got?’ Not that I’m trying to be Jay Z, but I am trying to be around for a long time.
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.
The first thing successful people do is view failure as a positive signal to success.
When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it’s just wonderful.
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
The conflict between religion and science is inherent and (very nearly) zero-sum. The success of science often comes at the expense of religious dogma; the maintenance of religious dogma always comes at the expense of science.
No self-respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party who ignores her sex.
Success didn’t spoil me, I’ve always been insufferable.
Fortune befriends the bold.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Success is 99 percent failure.
In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Success is not just making money. Success is happiness. Success is fulfillment; it’s the ability to give.
Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.
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.
The one thing that I know is that you win with good people.
I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
People who achieve the highest levels of success – whether in business or in raising families or simply in discovering fulfillment and satisfaction and purpose in life – are those who place their focus on other people rather than themselves.
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.
I’ve been asked many times if I considered myself a narcissist, so I looked up the real meaning of the word, and I came to the conclusion that indeed I am one. I think of myself as better than other people, not every person, but many, unique and talented, and I aim to success.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
The success of the young entrepreneur will be the key to India’s transformation in the new millennium.
What strikes me is that there’s a very fine line between success and failure. Just one ingredient can make the difference.
I know you want me to let you in on some big secret to success in the NBA. The secret is there is no secret. It’s just boring old habits.
Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure.
There’s really no secret to success. You make your own success.
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.
I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism.
The idea of capitalism is not just success but also the failure that allows success to happen.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
I passionately believe that’s it’s not just what you say that counts, it’s also how you say it – that the success of your argument critically depends on your manner of presenting it.
My success, literally, is your success figuratively.
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
Problems or successes, they all are the results of our own actions. Karma. The philosophy of action is that no one else is the giver of peace or happiness. One’s own karma, one’s own actions are responsible to come to bring either happiness or success or whatever.
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.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.
Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.
Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
Success is not about how much money we have in the bank, but it’s about how many peoples’ lives we have impacted through it. Success is experienced when we do things which are never done before.
Improvement at anything is based on thousands of tiny failures, and the magnitude of your success is based on how many times you’ve failed at something.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Success doesn’t happen overnight.
Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching.
There is never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time.
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.
The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world’s dreadful injustice.
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?
Much effort, much prosperity.
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
Monetary success is not success. Career success is not success. Life, someone that loves you, giving to others, doing something that makes you feel complete and full. That is success. And it isn’t dependent on anyone else.
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
On or off the field, practice and teamwork are the key to success.
Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game’s two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself.
Your own business growth and success depends on many things, and along that growing path, you are going to have to concede certain responsibilities and activities – whether for your accounting, your production, or day-to-day management.
Everybody loves success, but they hate successful people.
Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.
Success is like a lightning bolt. It’ll strike you when you least expect it, and you just have to keep the momentum going. You have to strike when the iron is hot. So for me, I just kept striking and striking to polish out the sword that I was making.
Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
Personally, I don’t like the term ‘success.’ It’s too arbitrary and too relative a thing. It’s usually someone else’s definition, not yours.
Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.
It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
Success is doing what you love and loving people while you do it.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
The limits of our success are just the limits of our energy.
The three ordinary things that we often don’t pay enough attention to, but which I believe are the drivers of all success, are hard work, perseverance, and basic honesty.
What I do know is that with a celebrity’s death comes an avalanche of media, and in that media is most often another death – it takes a life that is filled with complicated talent, hope, success and drive and reduces it to the ‘story.’
When you win, nothing hurts.
At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure.
I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.
Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it.
You cannot learn anything from success, you only learn from failure.
The real secret of success is enthusiasm.
The true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.
No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
Success isn’t supposed to happen, no matter how hard you work. There’s no guarantee you’re going to succeed. There’s nothing set in stone.
Everybody has their own rules, and so do I. I have always lived on my own terms. As far as mistakes are concerned, I’ve made them and acknowledged them as mistakes, not regrets. I consider my life a success. There’s nothing that I would re-do. I’ve always done what I felt was right.
No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
All great civilizations, in their early stages, are based on success in war.
I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
Being part of the Workshop is like being part of a really big family. Everyone is so close. Everyone feels the success of others who go on to do well. Whatever happens, I will still be part of the Workshop.
A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.
Somebody with a billion followers can tweet, ‘See my movie,’ and it can still tank. Followers don’t always translate into success because I think people are too savvy. When something takes off, it’s because people are connecting to it – not because someone with a lot of followers says to care about it.
Sustainability is the key to our survival on this planet and will also determine success on all levels.
Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.
Often times I have been asked about the attributes for success, and I have said that you need two attributes for succeeding as an entrepreneur: one, courage, second, luck.
Mistakes are the best teachers. One does not learn from success. It is desirable to learn vicariously from other people’s failures, but it gets much more firmly seared in when they are your own.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
I’ve always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it’s also been about confidence and faith.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
With success comes complacency if you let it happen. It is human nature; there is that urge to think about how well you have done.
Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
Money is not a measure of a man’s character or success in the arena of public service.
There are people out there who hate me and who say I’m arrogant, vain, and whatever. That’s all part of my success. I am made to be the best.
Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.
I credit my success to my mother. Her prayers and support are everything to me. I know all she does for me, and I know nothing I do can ever pay back the amount of support she has given me.
My grandmother lived to 104 years old, and part of her success was she woke up every morning to a brand new day. She said every morning is a new gift. Her favorite hobby was collecting birthdays.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Be careful of success; it has a dark side.
Indomitable perseverance in a business, properly understood, always ensures ultimate success.