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A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. David Brinkley, journalist
  • success

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful! Charles Barkley, athlete
  • success

The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do. Thomas Edison, inventor
  • successful

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. Peter Drucker, consultant
  • business

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it. Henry Ford, industrialist
  • destiny

The only way to be successful in life lies in the understanding of natural order of things. Ali Daud,
  • life

Generosity makes you happy. Happy people are more likely to be successful. Seth Godin, writer
  • generosity

The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best information. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
  • successful

Successful people are action oriented and they have bigger libraries than TV's. Jim Rohn, businessman
  • successful

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. Stephen King, author
  • cheaper

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do & then do it. Henry Ford, industrialist
  • life

Successful people are the ones who are breaking the rules. Seth Godin, writer
  • success

There are many people that struggle and struggle and have all the talent in the world, but for some reason they are not successful. You never know why those things happen. Bryan White, musician
  • happen

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster. Quentin Crisp, writer
  • achieving

In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner. Umberto Eco, novelist
  • catholic

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach. Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor
  • fitness

I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less. Alex Haley, novelist
  • becomes

Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife. Groucho Marx, comedian
  • behind

If you want to be a successful runner, you have to consider everything. It's no good just thinking about endurance and not to develop fine speed. Arthur Lydiard, athlete
  • consider

The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last. Andrew Sullivan, journalist
  • become

Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. Tony Robbins, author
  • answers

Successful people spend 10% of their time focused on the problems and 90% of the rest, focused on the solution. Tony Robbins, author
  • problems

I'm a perfectionist, so I can drive myself mad - and other people, too. At the same time, I think that's one of the reasons I'm successful. Because I really care about what I do. Michelle Pfeiffer, actress
  • care

I am always successful in my work. George Weah, politician
  • successful

I think it's dangerous to think that you're successful, because then you become complacent. Tommy Hilfiger, designer
  • become

You have to consistently be successful to be one of the top players in the world, and everything is possible in life. Novak Djokovic, athlete
  • consistently

There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders. Dwight D. Eisenhower, president
  • basic

Short, successful military adventures are as effective as the Super Bowl in diverting people's attention from unpleasant truths. John Stockwell, celebrity
  • adventures

All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated. George S. Patton, soldier
  • commanders

I wanted to be successful, not famous. George Harrison, musician
  • famous

To be successful in life what you need is education, not literacy and degrees. Munshi Premchand, writer
  • degrees

Well, I started thinking about what you were saying about how your movies need to make a profit. Now, what is the one thing, if you put it in a movie, it'll be successful? Ed Wood, director
  • movie

The essential element of successful strategy is that it derives its success from the differences between competitors with a consequent difference in their behavior. Bruce Henderson, businessman
  • behavior

F.O.C.U.S – Follow One Course Until Successful. Robert Kiyosaki, investor
  • follow

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman - like my father, or like me? Glenn Beck, journalist
  • business

You'll be much more successful if you follow your dreams and follow your passions. Jay Weatherill, politician
  • dreams

Ten years from now, I would like to see myself successful as a brand, like Jessica Simpson, with babies running around and a beautiful husband and my own reality show. Nicole Polizzi, celebrity
  • babies

I like very strong guys. Successful guys. Not necessarily financially. Ivanka Trump, businesswoman
  • financially

The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words, and ask no more than complicitous silence. Pierre Bourdieu, sociologist
  • ask

Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership. Woodrow Wilson, president
  • absolute

The most successful war seldom pays for its losses. Thomas Jefferson, president
  • losses

I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy. If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago. George Porter, scientist
  • centuries

A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others. Chin-Ning Chu, businessman
  • chasing

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. Zig Ziglar, author
  • areas

The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church. Richard G. Scott, clergyman
  • between

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead. Chanakya, politician
  • ahead

A successful person isn't necessarily better than her less successful peers at solving problems; her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned what problems are worth solving. Ray Kurzweil, inventor
  • facilities

I never completed high school and I am very rich and very successful. Tre Cool, musician
  • completed

If I can make a connection, one connection, to any one listener in the world, I consider that successful. Wynonna Judd, musician
  • connection

If life was so easy that you could just go buy success, there would be a lot more successful companies in the world. Successful enterprises are built from the ground up. Lou Gerstner, businessman
  • built

As far as talent goes, we had pretty much everything, and I think that's why this year was so successful. Carrie Underwood, musician
  • far

Hopefully I'll be successful with the singing, but there are so many other things I want to do, like acting. I'll do them one at a time first! Katie Price, model
  • acting

Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions. William E. Gladstone, leader
  • among

We're not the States of America; we're the United States of America. If states don't get what they need, we're not going to have a successful plan, period. Anna Eshoo, politician
  • america

If I were sufficiently romantic I suppose I'd have killed myself long ago just to make people talk about me. I haven't even got the conviction to make a successful drunkard. John Dos Passos, novelist
  • conviction

Poetry asks people to have values, form opinions, care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job. Toi Derricotte, poet
  • asks

A successful tool is one that was used to do something undreamt of by its author. Stephen C. Johnson, scientist
  • author

It's a journey, it's a fight everyday. There was a real effort to stay in the program... So far this has been a very successful rehab. Peter Hobson, educator
  • effort

I am still looking for the modern equivalent of those Quakers who ran successful businesses, made money because they offered honest products and treated their people decently... This business creed, sadly, seems long forgotten. Anita Roddick, businesswoman
  • business

The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well. Barbara Ehrenreich, writer
  • adage

I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office. Andrew Jackson, president
  • corruption

I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change. A. R. Ammons, poet
  • agents

This program has been successful in detecting and preventing attacks inside the United States. Michael Hayden, public servant
  • attacks

To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your clients' best interests first. When you do, your personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations. Anthony Hitt, businessman
  • best

I think to be a successful comic, you have to be exceptionally smart and exceptionally perceptive. Christopher Meloni, actor
  • comic

I turned down a scholarship to Yale. The problem with college is that there's a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you'll never be successful. Shia LaBeouf, actor
  • college

When you become successful in any type of life, there are people who are not contributing to the motion. Tom Cruise, actor
  • become

I have seen many successful people fail after they start fearing they might lose what they have built. Guy Laliberte, businessman
  • built

The first stage in a technology's advance is that it'll fall below a critical price. After it falls below a critical price, it will tend, if it's successful, to rise above a critical mass, a penetration. Chris Anderson, businessman
  • advance

Give me a highly successful unionized industry. Jack Welch, businessman
  • highly

I don't know if this is why everything has worked so well and I'm not sure I'd recommend this kind of thinking to anyone else, but I've always known I'd be successful in acting. I have certainly worked for it. Jennifer Lawrence, actress
  • acting

No enterprise, small or large, public or private, can remain self-governing, let alone successful, so deeply in hock to others as we are about to be. Mitch Daniels, politician
  • alone

I'm sorry that it was all so successful. I honestly didn't mean it to happen like that. It's hardly surprising that people grew to hate me. Phil Collins, musician
  • grew

When I first did 'The Fast and the Furious', I didn't want there to be a sequel on the first one. I thought, 'Why would you rush to do a sequel - just because your first film is successful?' Vin Diesel, actor
  • fast

It is clear from the reaction to our campaign so far that our message is resonating. I look forward to continuing to take this message to all Americans, and showing them that I can be as successful running the country as I was running the state of New Mexico. Gary Johnson,
  • all

President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history. I would like to be the most successful paycheck president in American history. Newt Gingrich, politician
  • american

I don't think I had a script on 'King Kong.' But usually you read a script and then you go and audition for it. It's rare when there's no script. I sort of like the latter better, because I'm more successful at it. Kyle Chandler, actor
  • audition

We believe in individual initiative, personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, small government, the Constitution. These principles, these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world. Mitt Romney, politician
  • american

One tends to overlook the fact that all during the 30's and actually during the late 40's I was a highly successful writer and a great many properties accumulated during that period of time. L. Ron Hubbard, author
  • fact

There were very, very large sums of money that I made when I was very young - 15 million published works and a great many successful movies don't make nothin'. L. Ron Hubbard, author
  • large

Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success - because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that's disguised as failure. Naveen Jain, businessman
  • balance

I don't think any of us could have possibly anticipated how successful Mad Men has been. When we were working on the pilot, we loved it. We thought it was special. We hoped and prayed it'd be a success. But, we didn't count on it. Elizabeth Moss, actress
  • anticipated

We are really living the American dream, to be a successful brand in the States and in Europe and to steep ourselves in our heritage. But we do it with a sense of humor. We don't take ourselves too seriously in fashion. Tommy Hilfiger, designer
  • american

Doing it your own way, not having to go exactly by the book to be successful. Ice Cube, musician
  • book

We've never been people that go around and confront people that have been financially successful and say, 'We hate you. We envy you because of how well you're doing.' Marco Rubio, politician
  • confront

I did not become successful in my work through embracing or engaging in celebrity culture. I never signed away my privacy in exchange for success. Steve Coogan, comedian
  • become

If you do something very successful, you will then be defined by it. Steve Coogan, comedian
  • defined

I remember when I got to 16, my mum was like, 'No, now you've got to go and get a proper job. We've indulged you long enough.' I don't think they ever thought I was going to be successful in entertainment at all. Kelly Brook, model
  • enough

This idea that you're a successful tough guy if you evade taxes and deceive the state has got to change. Georgios A. Papandreou, politician
  • change

Once you're in the game and it's a part of your life, you never want to leave it. But you have to be committed to be able to travel and do the things you need to do to be successful in whatever role you're doing. Joe Sakic, athlete
  • able

People need jobs, people need happy and successful lives; there should be marriage between one man and one woman, there should the value of person from conception until natural death. Alveda King, clergyman
  • between

I always knew that we were going to be successful and accomplish and succeed at our dreams. There was never a doubt in my mind. When we were recording 'Appetite For Destruction,' we all knew. Steven Adler, musician
  • accomplish

In the beginning, I wanted to be successful. I wanted to make and have hit records. George Strait, musician
  • beginning

If the constitutional process is not brought to a successful conclusion before the European elections, then the whole process might run out of steam. Giorgio Napolitano, politician
  • brought

I went from being totally unknown to getting stopped every time I went out. I always wanted to be successful, but I have never wanted to become a celebrity. I never, ever, craved that. Jimmy Nail, actor
  • become

There are so many guys that come up and have strong hearts, but they just have to understand what the consequences are and how to execute the things that they learned to make themselves successful. Allan Houston, athlete
  • come

I mean, I really, really love playing solo. Definitely, it's like a labor of love, it's not a huge career. It's not that successful, but it's something I love so much that I'll do it regardless. Amy Ray, musician
  • career

No matter how successful you get in Hollywood, you cannot rest. Your new movie doesn't open well; they're looking for the next person to replace you; it's always something. You never have true peace. Emma Caulfield, actress
  • hollywood

We weren't treated as prima-donnas. We had to roll up our sleeves and graft with the groundsman. Kids don't have to do anymore. That makes you appreciate things when it turns in your favour and you become a successful professional. Colin Cooper, athlete
  • anymore

When you start becoming really successful, the demons start to tempt you - the demons of vanity and self importance, drug abuse, the feelings of fraudulence. But, it's also a thrill. That's what I found weird. Ethan Hawke, actor
  • abuse

The best, most successful managers in the modern era are those who can keep a player happy even if he is not in the team. Given the size of the squads and the use of rotation nowadays, that's tougher than it's ever been. Gary Lineker, athlete
  • best

Ryan Giggs will go down as the most successful British footballer of all time and I cannot see anyone ever overtaking him. He's on the brink of his 13th league title, after all. Gary Neville, athlete
  • anyone

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. Bill Rancic, businessman
  • american

You think once you've shown what you can do, and your movies have been successful, that snap, you work. So to discover the difference between guys' roles and girls' roles made me plain mad. It's unjust. Connie Nielsen, actress
  • between

When you do one movie at a time, if one goes crazy and becomes successful, your life changes. But you can step back and catch your breath. Chris Evans, actor
  • becomes

After working for 18 years, all of a sudden I became successful on a level where other people knew it. It's not a cat you can put back in the bag. Seth Green, actor
  • bag

To pigeonhole a genre as being successful or unsuccessful is weird. Chester Bennington, musician
  • being

I think it's part of being English, particularly if you are middle-class - you're always looking to be reminded that you are no good and you are always actually embarrassed about being successful. Chris Martin, musician
  • being

It's difficult when you're successful, to admit that you need help. Chris Martin, musician
  • admit

I have gotten disturbed at... some of the Democrats' anti-business behavior, the sentiment, the attacks on work ethic and successful people. I think it's very counter-productive. Jamie Dimon, businessman
  • attacks

I've always been successful. Now I'm famous and successful. Chazz Palminteri, actor
  • famous

As soon as I got successful, the Scottish press started picking on me. It's something they reserve just for me. Billy Connolly, comedian
  • picking

I don't lobby where work is concerned. As long as I know I've got something coming up, I don't really worry. It's not that I'm not ambitious, but I don't have a drive to be hugely successful and be working all the time. Kelly Macdonald, actress
  • ambitious

This is what I always wanted to do in my entire life, so I am not going to sit here and complain that it is so terrible to be in successful movies, because it becomes a trilogy! Alyson Hannigan, actress
  • becomes

For me I'm a luxury brand trying to prove to people and the industry that it's not about being a TV celebrity in any which way, it's about being a designer and having a business and being successful at that. Christian Siriano, designer
  • being

Somewhere along the line you've got to do your apprenticeship. But I'd want half a chance of being successful at it. Alan Shearer, athlete
  • apprenticeship

While I was always successful... I never thought I'd be one in the world. Lindsay Davenport, athlete
  • successful

Probably I'll not be so successful if I will keep everything in myself inside of me. Marat Safin, athlete
  • inside

It's funny, when you become an actor and you're successful, they don't want to talk about acting any more. 'Hey let's talk about that stuff you were fired from.' Nicholas Brendon, actor
  • acting

I'm a happy man, because I am successful in what I do, of course; but what makes me most happy is I have people around me that I love and who love me back. This, for me, is the most important thing. Nobody likes to be alone. Novak Djokovic, athlete
  • alone

I think that some books are more successful than others to certain readers. People who read my books for the humor, they're going to love one book. People who read my books for the mystery, they might not like that book quite as much. Janet Evanovich, writer
  • book

Bilingualism opens doors and provides opportunity to our children so they can shine and become successful in a labor market that is increasingly competitive and globalized. Luis Fortuno, politician
  • become

Having a successful first album is one thing, but a successful third is another. Sophie Ellis Bextor, musician
  • album

I don't put the pressure on myself to be a very successful movie star. I want to enjoy being an actor and I want to be challenged by the roles I take. Thandie Newton, actress
  • actor

I have a need to do something and know I can be successful. Tiki Barber,
  • need

We need a grassroots movement and government policies and programs to change the food landscape and the built environment to give our children a chance to have happy, healthy successful lives. Mark Hyman,
  • built

The effectiveness of advertising depends on the amount and kind of product information available to consumers... advertising will be more successful the more impoverished the consumer's information environment. Michael Schudson, sociologist
  • advertising

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln, president
  • enough

To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate. Michael Jordan, athlete
  • achieve

The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically, by and large, is the most successful. Orson Welles, actor
  • artistically

The main essentials of a successful prime minister are sleep and a sense of history. Harold Wilson, statesman
  • essentials

Oh, you know. I am secretary of state. My trips aren't successful. I just talk to people. George P. Shultz, public servant
  • people

I was not successful as a ball player, as it was a game of skill. Casey Stengel, athlete
  • ball

The secret of a successful newspaper is to take one story each day and bang the hell out of it. Give the public what it wants to have and part of what it ought to have whether it wants it or not. Herbert Bayard Swope, editor
  • bang

I don't believe I'll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs, no matter how successful it is, because I didn't go to Harvard. Lyndon B. Johnson, president
  • affairs

The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance. Bryan Miller,
  • akin

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day. Alex Noble,
  • action

Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law. Hubert H. Humphrey, politician
  • behind

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act. Andre Malraux, author
  • failure

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act. Maxwell Maltz, scientist
  • act

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?" Brian Tracy, author
  • asking

One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid. James D. Watson, scientist
  • conception

The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters. Harold Nicolson, diplomat
  • disasters

It's hard for a man to live with a successful woman - they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women. Shirley Bassey, musician
  • accept

Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higer the fences get. Kevin Spacey, actor
  • success

CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she's strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it. Jay Leno, comedian
  • admire

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. Conrad Hilton, businessman
  • action

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
  • business

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him. Henry David Thoreau, author
  • affords

Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood. Phil Donahue, entertainer
  • become


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