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Success Quotes

Failure is not the only punishment for laziness there is also the success of others. Jules Renard
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Mark Caine
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune... Samuel Smiles
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. John Davidson Rockefeller, Sr.
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it. John Ruskin, Pre-Raphaelitism, 1850
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage. Henry Ward Beecher
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour. Robert Louis Stephenson
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 success of liberty. John F. Kennedy
Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. Roger Babson
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. Dwight D Eisenhower
The secret of success is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. Benjamin Disraeli
It is as hard to take success as it is failure. Louise Nevelson
The secret of my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day. Boutros Boutros-Ghali
It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest; better to lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune. Samuel Smiles
I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that 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. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau, "Walden", pp. 323- 324
The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream Brendan Francis
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, The Lonely Life, 1962
In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk. Rita Rudner
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. Helen Keller
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. John F. Kennedy
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