Success-Favorite Quotes

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
Please all, and you will please none.
This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself.
If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
You can't make souffle rise twice.
Good things happen to those who hustle.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Well done is better than well said.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Whether it's Google or Apple or free software, we've got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.
If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure
Percentages are why I am rich.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
For it is commonly said: accomplished labours are pleasant.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.
He who will not economize will have to agonize.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
What one has to do usually can be done.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
When things go wrong don't go with them
I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.'
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
It's a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
If you treat people right they will treat you right -- ninety percent of the time.
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
Advertising is legalized lying.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs
Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Vision without execution is just hallucination.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.
Dad, you've done a lot of great things, but you're a very old man, and old people are useless.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
'To Start Press Any Key'. Where's the ANY key?
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight
You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals
Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
To those whom much is given, much is expected.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.
Listen if you want to be heard
Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?
Be quick, but don't hurry.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and - SNAP - the job's a game!
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
He who thinks little errs much
God sells us all things at the price of labor.
If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.
Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.
If it's me against 48, I feel sorry for the 48.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing, knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others.
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Dont make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people cant take their eyes off of you.
Nothing will work unless you do.
The more you are in this business, the more humbled by it you become.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
Genius is eternal patience.
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
Success comes to those who become success conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.
Find out what you really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living doing it.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word 'impossible'.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers.
The successful leader must plan his work and work his plan.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the opinion of others.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.
The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, that to institute a new order of things
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
I"d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
I've always thought anyone can make money. Making a life worth living, that's the real test.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.
And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
Every action has its pleasures and its price.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them.
Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.
Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's or Porsche's in the automotive market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
Fake it until you make it.
Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.
Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion.
Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.
Boredom is one of the most blissful feelings.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Hell, there are no rules here-- we're trying to accomplish something.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.