If you can be the best, then why not try to be the best?— Garrett Morgan
Scandalous American Success quotations
The planet does not need more "successful people". The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.
We have taken so much from your culture, I wish you had taken something from ours...For there were some beautiful and good things within it. Perhaps now that the time has come, We are fearful that what you take will be lost.... I shall grab the instruments of the white man's success: His education, his skills, and society.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt.
He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
Deal with yourself as a individual, worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way.
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can't go wrong. The world is behind you.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
The American Dream means giving it your all, trying your hardest, accomplishing something. And then I'd add to that, giving something back. No definition of a successful life can do anything but include serving others.
I've always believed that I could do whatever I set my mind to do.
The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it's possible to achieve the American dream.
You have to be odd to be number one.
The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive 'policies' and 'Plans' of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word 'socialism', but what else can one call it?
The talk of winning our share is not the easy one of disengagement and flight, but the hard one of work, of short as well as long jumps, of disappointments, and of sweet success.
Because success is such a weasel word anyway, it's such a horribly American word, and it's such a vamp and, I think it's a death trap.
Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently.
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.
Failure: Is it a limitation? Bad timing? It's a lot of things.
It's something you can't be afraid of, because you'll stop growing. The next step beyond failure could be your biggest success in life.
Don't let anything stop you. There will be times when you'll be disappointed, but you can't stop. Make yourself the best that you can make out of what you are. The very best.
You have to go whole heartedly in anything in order to achieve anything worth having.
The future success of the Marine Corps depends on two factors: first, an efficient performance of all duties to which its officers and men may be assigned; second, promptly bringing this efficiency to the attention of the proper officials of the government, and the American people.
In keeping Americans ill-educated, ill-informed and constitutionally ignorant, the education establishment has been the politician's major and most faithful partner. It is in this sense that American education can be deemed a success.
The big time is not a place; it's the state of your heart. It's not something you get; it's something you become.
Kill them with success and bure them with a smile.
I'm a big fan of small business ownership.
I think it's the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.
Whereas our ancestors (not of choice) were the first successful cultivators of the wilds of America, we their descendants feel ourselves entitled to participate in the blessings of her luxuriant soil.
Trying to wage war on 23 million Americans who are obviously very committed to certain recreational activities is not going to be any more successful than Prohibition was.
Success is not always what you see.
Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.
Move with the flow. Don't fight the current. Resist nothing. Let life carry you. Don't try to carry it.
The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans in every respect necessary to military operations, except the revivified courage and resolution, the result of sudden success after despair.
Work hard in silence. Let your succes be the noise.
The most fundamental paradox is that if we're never to use force, we must be prepared to use it and to use it successfully. We Americans don't want war and we don't start fights. We don't maintain a strong military force to conquer or coerce others. The purpose of our military is simple and straightforward: we want to prevent war.
I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think.
That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.
The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one's children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals.
Measure your success not by the things you collect, but by the lives you affect.
An All-American is an ordinary person with an extraordinary desire to excel.
You don't get to the top of the mountain by just dreaming. It's nice to dream. But it's the work ethic and pride that makes you get to that mountain top and that level of success.
I do think that it's a responsibility when there are so few of us as African Americans to kind of get to that place of success in a positive light. We should take a stance and stand for something and use that platform for positivity.
The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Winning isn't worthwhile unless one has something finer and nobler behind it.
Success is about having, excellence is about being.
Success is about having money and fame, but excellence is being the best you can be.
I ask that all Americans demonstrate in their personal and public lives.
.. the high ethical standards that are essential to good character and to the continued success of our Nation.
If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat, still shall it be said we died like brave men, and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name.
I know of no American who starts from a higher level of aspiration than the journalist. . . . He plans to be both an artist and a moralist -- a master of lovely words and merchant of sound ideas. He ends, commonly, as the most depressing jackass of his community -- that is, if his career goes on to what is called a success.