Quotes About Success

The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions os people who formerly snubbed you.
Mary Wilson Little

The man who succeeds is never conceded the right to fail.
William Pickens

If every successful man needs a woman behind him, every successful woman needs at least three men.
Margot Naylor

Success is a public affair.  Failure is a private funeral.
Rosalind Russell

The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.
Vidal Sassoon

You write a hit play the same way you write a flop.
William Saroyan

If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y plus Z, where X is work, Y is play, Z is keep your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein

The successful people are the ones who can think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
Don Marquis

Success covers many blunders.
George Bernard Shaw

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

Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years.
Bob Brown

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nothing fails like success because we don’t learn from it.  We learn only from failure.
Kenneth Boulding

How can they say my life isn’t a success?  Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
Logan Pearsall Smith

We can’t all be lions in this world.  There must be some lambs, harmless, kindly, gregarious creatures for eating and shearing.
William Makepeace Thackeray

We may stop ourselves when going up, never when going down.
Napoleon Bonaparte

As is the case in all branches of art, success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by dint of hard work.
Anna Pavlova

Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.
John Churton Collins

The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world’s dreadful injustice.
Jules Renard

If a man can build a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am perfectly happy to believe that nobody likes us but the public.
Rudolph Bing

The toughest thing about being a success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success
Irving Berlin

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen

There’s no secret about success.  Did you ever know a successful man that didn’t tell you all about it?
Kin Hubbard

There is only one success—to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley

All you need in life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
Mark Twain

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.
Oscar Wilde

The worst part of having success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
Bette Midler (attrib.)

Self-made men are most always apt to be a little too proud of the job.
Josh Billings

I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.
Walter Cronkite

There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.  I do, and I demand that my players do.
Vince Lombardi

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.  Failure makes people cruel and bitter.
W. Somerset Maugham

Nothing succeeds like success.
Alexandre Dumas



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