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.