Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage.
Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
Booker T. Washington
Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Arnold H. Glasow
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.
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.
W. Somerset Maugham
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
The man who has done his level best... is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
B. C. Forbes
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
John Foster Dulles
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.
Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
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.
No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
Nothing recedes like success.
One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.
Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it... Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.
Success is dependent on effort.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
George S. Patton
Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higer the fences get.
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.
Arnold H. Glasow
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
George Edward Woodberry
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.
J. Paul Getty
How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
Logan P. Smith
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.
W. C. Fields
If you want to achieve things in life, you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart, you'll succeed.
In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
It's not enough that I should succeed - others should fail.
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
They can because they think they can.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.
Theodore T. Hunger
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Loyd Wright
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Success is sweet: the sweeter if long delayed and attained through manifold struggles and defeats.
A. Branson Alcott
The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.
The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common-sense and perseverance.
Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is:
Try to please everybody.
Herbert Bayard Swope
Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Earl of Beaconsfield
Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Impatience never commanded success.
Edwin H. Chapin
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well.
Henry W. Longfellow
To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
The man who makes a success of an important venture never wails for the crowd. He strikes out for himself. It takes nerve, it takes a great lot of grit; but the man that succeeds has both. Anyone can fail. The public admires the man who has enough confidence in himself to take a chance. These chances are the main things after all. The man who tries to succeed must expect to be criticized. Nothing important was ever done but the greater number consulted previously doubted the possibility. Success is the accomplishment of that which most people think can't be done.
C. V. White
And one quote just for fun.....
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.