Success quotes page 3
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of
children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether
by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived. That is the meaning of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you
have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you
must pay the price to stay there.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.
Henry David Thoreau
Make it a point to do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule
for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pocket.
Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third,
Most people think small because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making
decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage.
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.
Henry David Thoreau
Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined
Henry van Dyke
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
The whole essence of Zen consists in walking along the razor's edge of Now - to be so
utterly, so completely present that no problem, no suffering, nothing that is not who you are
in your essence, can survive in you. In the Now, in the absence of time, all your problems
dissolve. Suffering needs time; it cannot survive in the Now.
Would you live with ease, do what you ought, and not what you please.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the
noise before defeat.
There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an
agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest
stepping-stones to success.
To have ultimate victory, you must be ruthless.
People are fond of using the "it's not what you know, it's who you know" adage as an excuse
for inaction, as if all successful people are born with powerful friends. Nonsense.
Success will come from simplicity.
Let us discuss three steps to success: The first step to success is to find out the thing you
love to do, then do it. Success is in loving your work... The second step to success is to
specialize in some particular branch of work and know more about it than anyone else... The
third step is the most important one. You must be sure that the thing you want to do does
not redound to your success only. Your desire must not be selfish; it must benefit humanity.
The path of a complete circuit must be formed. In other words, your idea must go forth with
the purpose of blessing or serving the world.
Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.
Malcolm S. Forbes
High achievers are motivated by pleasurable outcomes. Underachievers are motivated by
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
What you need is simple. All below are metaphorical, not physical.
1) Cojones – Extra large
2) A Bulldog's jaws – Once you grab on to something, you don't quit.
3) Bulletproof vest – There'll always be detractors, hanger-oners, I-told-you-so'ers. Let it all
4) A Dog neck cone – For focus. You only look back for lessons.
I'd add more, but with those 4, you can accomplish pretty much anything.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The door of success is marked "push" and "pull."