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.
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.
Let us rejoice at the many unexplored fields in which there is unlimited fame and fortune to the successful explorer.
No pleasure philosophy, no sensuality, no place nor power, no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense of living for good purposes, for maintenance of integrity, for the preservation of self-approval.
The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.
There is no point at which you can say, 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
The Greeks invented the idea of nemesis to show how any single virtue, stubbornly maintained gradually changes into a destructive vice. Our success, our industry, our habit of work have produced our economic nemesis. Work made modern men great, but now threatens to usurp our souls, to inundate the earth in things and trash, to destroy our capacity to love and wonder.
A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously; and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and philosopher to any successor, she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent.
Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.
Talent in cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right.
A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. Indeed the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.
For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making, and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others, it may be much less gifted, make their way and achieve success by simple patience, equanimity, and self-control.
Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.
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.
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
First and foremost, your ability to achieve success at a targeted, predetermined goal will be a direct function of the degree of consistent intensity which drives the momentum of your efforts.
It is high time that the idea of success be replaced by the idea of service.
What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments, the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who engage in contention for power.
Numberless have been the systems of iniquity contrived by the great for the gratification of this passion in themselves; but in none of them were they ever more successful than in the invention and establishment of the canon and the feudal law.
Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
I look on that man as happy, who, when there is a question of success, looks into his work for a reply.
A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.
When on the brink of complete discouragement, success is discerning that ... the line between failure and success is so fine that often a single extra effort is all that is needed to bring victory out of defeat.
It is sometimes frightening to observe the success which comes even to the outlaw with a polished technique, and we find ourselves doubting the validity of the virtues we have been taught. But I believe we must reckon with character in the end, for it is as potent a force in world conflict as it is in our own domestic affairs. It strikes the last blow in any battle.
... it is interesting to note that the original problem that started my research is still outstanding - namely the problem of planning or scheduling dynamically over time, particularly planning dynamically under uncertainty. If such a problem could be successfully solved it could eventually through better planning contribute to the well-being and stability of the world.
INSURRECTION, n. An unsuccessful revolution. Disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government.
NOVEL, n. A short story padded. A species of composition bearing the same relation to literature that the panorama bears to art. As it is too long to be read at a sitting the impressions made by its successive parts are successively effaced, as in the pa
There are men in the world who derive an exaltation from the proximity of disaster and ruin, as other from success.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance.
Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.
Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.
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.
Mere lack of success does not discredit a method, for there are many things that determine and perpetuate our sanctified ways of doing things besides their success in reaching their proposed ends.
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.
In baseball we keep an accurate record of the hits, runs, and errors of each individual player. Life is also a great game, and in life the statistics are much more important than they are in a ball game. One of our human weaknesses in life is that when we are losing the game, we don't always like to keep track of the score. Certainly we are not very enthusiastic about putting the errors down on the paper, and most people don't even know what their individual batting average is. This makes our success much more difficult both to figure out and to attain ... we cannot separate our success from our statistics. If each day we could see what God writes in his book about our works for that day, it would certainly motivate us to make better scores.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Each day of your life, as soon as you open your eyes in the morning, you can square away for a happy and successful day. It's the mood and the purpose at the inception of each day that are the important facts in charting your course for the day. We can always square away for a fresh start, no matter what the past has been. It's today that is the paramount problem always. Yesterday is but history.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
The making of friends who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
I went through a period of first successes. Then there was the inevitable change: the bad newspaper articles. Some people don't care about that, but I do. I'm hurt. I feel it. I don't think I've done anything dreadful. Sometimes you do things for reasons the press doesn't know. But I'm happy to go on as I have.
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.
Success is living up to your potential. That's all. Wake up with a smile and go after life. Don't just show up at the game or the office. Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it.
The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets successfully through many a bad night.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments,?and is yet willing to learn more.
Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
Belief in success is the one basic, absolutely essential ingredient in successful people.
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.
The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
That a man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
Success in business implies optimism, mutual confidence, and fair play. A business man must hold a high opinion of the worth of what he has to sell and he must feel that he is a useful public servant.
To follow, without halt, one aim: There's the secret of success.
I will not go so far as to say that to construct a history of thought without profound study of the mathematical ideas of successive epochs is like omitting Hamlet from the play which is named after him. That would be claiming too much. But it is certainly analogous to cutting out the part of Ophelia. This simile is singularly exact. For Ophelia is quite essential to the play, she is very charming ... and a little mad.
A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.
Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.
I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got.
Happy and successful cooking doesn't rely only on know-how; it comes from the heart, makes great demands on the palate and needs enthusiasm and a deep love of food to bring it to life.
To simplify complications is the first essential of success.
Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.
The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
When nature removes a great man, people explore the horizon for a successor; but none comes, and none will. His class is extinguished with him. In some other and quite different field, the next man will appear.
Success is counted sweetest By those who ne'er succeed. To comprehend a nectar Requires sorest need.
There are two kinds of business people on the internet: successful people, and those who quit too soon.
I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now.
WALL STREET, n. A symbol for sin for every devil to rebuke. That Wall Street is a den of thieves is a belief that serves every unsuccessful thief in place of a hope in Heaven.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
Champions know that success is inevitable; that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it.
Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Not everyone can be Number One.
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.
If there is any one axiom that I have tried to live up to in trying to become successful in business, it is the fact that I have tried to surround myself with associates that know more about business than I do. This policy has always been very successful and is still working for me.
Successful people are the ones who can think up stuff for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
The way of success is not run with seven league boots but step by step, little by little, bit by bit ... with no exceptions allowed.
A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.
When two texts, or two assertions, perhaps two ideas, are in contradiction, be ready to reconcile them rather than cancel one by the other; regard them as two different facets, or two successive stages, of the same reality, a reality convincingly human just because it is complex.
Money and success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
Success didn't spoil me; I've always been insufferable.
To be amiable is most certainly a duty but it is not to be exercised at the expense of any virtue. He who seeks to always do the amiable thing can at times be successful only by the sacrifice of his manhood.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides. One of the fortunate aspects of this formula is that, granted the right career has been found, the hard work takes care of itself. Then hard work is not hard work at all.
An orator or author is never successful till he has learned to make his words smaller than his ideas.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Poetry must resist the intelligence almost successfully.
I would rather see one happy plant of knotweed than half a dozen aristocratic individuals struggling unsuccessfully.
Who can wonder at the attractiveness ... of ... the bar, for our ambitious young men, when the highest bribes of society are at the feet of the successful orator?
Our definition of success is unorthodox. We claim that any man who is honest, fair, tolerant, kindly, charitable of others and well behaved is a success, no matter what his station in life.
Yet one more item is needed to complete success, and that is the rendering of service to others in the community. Without this the mere satisfaction of selfish desire does not reach the top notch.
The mark of a successful organization isn't whether or not they have problems, it's whether it has the same problems it had last year.
Every day that you attempt to see things as they are in truth Is a supremely successful day.
The man who works need never be a problem to anyone. Opportunities multiply as they are seized; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities. Wealth is not in making money, but in making the man while he is making money. Production, not destruction, leads to success.
In business, the earning of profit is something more than an incident of success. It is an essential condition of success. It is an essential condition of success because the continued absence of profit itself spells failure.
Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure to sustain him.
The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
Meet your failure nobly, and it will not differ from success.
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
Success lies, not in achieving what you aim at, but in aiming at what you ought to achieve, and pressing forward, sure of achievement here, or if not here, hereafter.
Success: Peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
The great successful men of the world have used their imaginations, they think ahead and create their mental picture, and then go to work materializing that picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that bit, but steadily building, steadily building.
True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius; for inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world
It is the privilege and duty of the present generation to pass on to its successors, unimpaired, the heritage of liberty bequeathed to it by the founders of the Republic.
I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
The success and ultimately the survival of every business, large or small, depends in the last analysis on its ability to develop people. This ability is not measured by any of our conventional yardsticks of economic success; yet, is the final measurement.
The more you love what you are doing, the more successful it will be for you.
Not only have women been successful in entering fields in which men are supposed to have a more natural aptitude, but they have created entirely new businesses.
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
Men are so constituted that every one undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has aptitude for it or not.
Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility and commitment.
No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world ... Either we have hope or we don't; it is a dimension of the soul, and it's not essentially dependent on some particular observation of the world or estimate of the situation. Hope is not prognostication. It is an orientation of the spirit, and orientation of the heart; it transcends the world that is immediately experienced, and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons ... Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather and ability to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed. The more propitious the situation in which we demonstrate hope, the deeper the hope is. Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
He who endeavors to serve, to benefit, and improve the world, is like a swimmer, who struggles against a rapid current, in a river lashed into angry waves by the winds. Often they roar over his head, often they beat him back and baffle him. Most men yield to the stress of the current ... Only here and there the stout, strong heart and vigorous arms struggle on toward ultimate success.
Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that insures the successful outcome of our venture.
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.
The Reader may here observe the Force of Numbers, which can be successfully applied, even to those things, which one would imagine are subject to no Rules. There are very few things which we know, which are not capable of being reduc'd to a Mathematical Reasoning; and when they cannot it's a sign our knowledge of them is very small and confus'd; and when a Mathematical Reasoning can be had it's as great a folly to make use of any other, as to grope for a thing in the dark, when you have a Candle standing by you.
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.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.
We are always getting ready to live, but never living. The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success.
The secret of achievement is to hold a picture of a successful outcome in mind.
The Advantage is that mathematics is a field in which one's blunders tend to show very clearly and can be corrected or erased with a stroke of the pencil. It is a field which has often been compared with chess, but differs from the latter in that it is only one's best moments that count and not one's worst. A single inattention may lose a chess game, whereas a single successful approach to a problem, among many which have been relegated to the wastebasket, will make a mathematician's reputation.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
You must intensify and render continuous by repeatedly presenting with suggestive ideas and mental pictures of the feast of good things, and the flowing fountain, which awaits the successful achievement or attainment of the desires.
Before anything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
Physicians, of all men, are most happy: whatever good success they have, the world proclaimeth and what faults they commit, the earth covereth.
It is a deep-seated belief on the part of almost all Americans that their successes will be better assured as they help to build the success of others
Every successful enterprise requires three men - a dreamer, a businessman, and a son of a bitch.
You, yourself, have got to see that there is no just interpretation of life except in terms of life's best things. No pleasure philosophy, no sensuality, no place nor power, no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense of living for good purposes, for maintenance of integrity, for the preservation of self-approval.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
People will listen a great deal more patiently while you explain your mistakes than when you explain your successes.
On the clarity of your ideas depends the scope of your success in any endeavor.
You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play.
The difficulty with businessmen entering politics, after they've had a successful business career, is that they want to start at the top.
A character standard is far more important than even a gold standard. The success of all economic systems is still dependent upon both righteous leaders and righteous people. In the last analysis, our national future depends upon our national character that is, whether it is spiritually or materially minded.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value. He is considered successful in our day who gets more out of life than he puts in. But a man of value will give more than he receives.
If this life be not a real fight, in which something is eternally gained for the universe by success, it is no better than a game of private theatricals from which one may withdraw at will. But it feels like a real fight.
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
The happiness which brings enduring worth to life is not the superficial happiness that is dependent on circumstances. It is the happiness and contentment that fills the soul even in the midst of the most distressing of circumstances and most bitter environment. It is the kind of happiness that grins when things go wrong and smiles through the tears. The happiness for which our souls ache is one undisturbed by success or failure, one which will root deeply inside us and give inward relaxation, peace, and contentment, no matter what the surface problems may be. That kind of happiness stands in need on no outward stimulus.
Every great man has become great, every successful man has succeeded, in proportion as he has confined his powers to one particular channel.
No legitimate business man ever got started on the road to permanent success by any other means than that of hard, intelligent work, coupled with an earned credit, plus character.
Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.
If I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to become a failure I would seek advice from men who have never succeeded. If I wanted to succeed in all things, I would look around me for those who are succeeding, and do as they have done.
Successful men are influenced by desire for pleasing results. Failures are influenced by desire for pleasing methods.
Maintaining a customer oriented approach with a positive attitude toward service are the keys to a successful business.
In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
PUSH, n. One of the two things mainly conducive to success, especially in politics. The other is Pull.
To burn always with this hard, gem-like flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.
Those are a success who have lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who have gained the respect of intelligent people and the love of children, who have filled their niche and accomplished their task, who leave the world better than they found it, whether by a perfect poem or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of the earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best they had.
Three things are to be looked to in a building: that it stand on the right spot; that it is securely founded; that it be successfully executed.
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Success. Four flights Thursday morning. All against twenty-one-mile wind. Started from level with engine power alone. Average speed through air thirty-one miles. Longest fifty-nine seconds. Inform press. Home Christmas.
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
Every germ of goodness will at last struggle into bloom and fruitage ... true success follows every right step.
If I were to prescribe one process in the training of men which is fundamental to success in any direction, it would be thoroughgoing training in the habit of accurate observation. It is a habit which every one of us should be seeking ever more to perfect.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
The most successful business man is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.
No power of genius has ever yet had the smallest success in explaining existence. The perfect enigma remains.
In order to become a leading home run hitter, a batter must be surrounded by good hitters, otherwise, the pitchers will 'pitch around' him. Likewise, many successful people became that way from being on a good team.
A person can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days.
The secret of the true love of work is the hope of success in that work; not for the money reward, for the time spent, or for the skill exercised, but for the successful result in the accomplishment of the work itself.
Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood.
On the pinnacle of success man does not stand firm long.
The Art of Success ... Success is ninety-nine percent mental attitude. It calls for love, joy, optimism, confidence, serenity, poise, faith, courage, cheerfulness, imagination, initiative, tolerance, honesty, humility, patience, and enthusiasm ... Success is having the courage to meet failure without being defeated. It is refusing to let present loss interfere with your long-range goal ... Success is relative and individual and personal. It is your answer to the problem of making your minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years add up to a great life.
The secret of success is this: there is no secret of success.
He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
My success has allowed me to strike out with a higher class of women.
Our ultimate aim in this welfare work is to help Church members to become self-supporting, and to obtain work they can do best. The Church, with its members independent and free from debt, with time to labor in the ministry, can then successfully carry on the work of the Lord here on earth.
We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction.
Perfectionism is a slow death. If everything were to just like I would want it to, just like I would plan for it to, then I would never experience anything new; my life would be an endless repetition of stale successes. When I make a mistake I experience something unexpected.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
The men of the press, who despised their own profession, did not know why they were enjoying it today. One of them, a young man with years of notorious success behind him and a cynical look of twice his age, said suddenly, 'I know what I'd like to be: I wish I could be a man who covers news!'
Success often comes to those who have the aptitude to see way down the road.
Strategy is; A style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success.
Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house.
My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years.
If you achieve success, you will get applause, and if you get applause, you will hear it. My advice to you about applause is this: Enjoy it but never quite believe it.
Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority.
The look of success, when it is worn a certain way, would infuriate a jackass.
The science of mathematics presents the most brilliant example of how pure reason may successfully enlarge its domain without the aid of experience.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Goodness is always an asset. A man who is straight, friendly and useful may never be famous, but he is respected and liked by all who know him. He has laid a sound foundation for success and he will have a worthwhile life.
The highest happiness on earth is marriage. Every man who is happily married is a successful man even if he has failed in everything else.
To manage a business successfully requires as much courage as that possessed by the soldier who goes to war. Business courage is the more natural because all the benefits which the public has in material wealth come from it.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand
The successful people are the ones who can think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.