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Quotations by Subject: Success
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When I was younger I thought success was something different. I thought, " When I grow up, I want to be famous. I want to be a star. I want to be in movies. When I grow up I want to see the world, drive nice cars. I want to have groupies." But my idea of success is different today. For me, the most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and not to give into peer pressure, to try to be something that you're not. To live your life as an honest and compassionate person. To contribute in some way.
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Ellen DeGeneres, Tulane Commencement Speech, 2009
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
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Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Success is really about being ready for the good opportunities that come before you. It's not to have a detailed plan of everything that you're going to do. You can't plan innovation or inspiration, but you can be ready for it, and when you see it, you can jump on it.
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Eric Schmidt, University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address, 2009
Now I understand what exhaustion is. Itís not just a code word for heroin addiction. People donít teach you how to handle the workload that comes from a little bit of success, and itís something Iíd never had to handle, because Iíd been rejected for so long.
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Felicia Day, The Washington Post, 04-03-12
Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable.
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Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )
Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his.
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Franklin P. Jones, Saturday Evening Post, November 29, 1953
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
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G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
Nothing fails like success.
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Gerald Nachman
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
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Gerry Spence, How to Argue and Win Every Time
My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.'
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Helen Hayes (1900 - 1993)
Men are born to succeed, not fail.
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Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
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Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
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Henry Kissinger (1923 - ), Wilson Library Bulletin, March 1979
I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.
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Herbert Bayard Swope (1882 - 1958)
The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there.
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Irving Berlin (1888 - 1989), 1958
The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.
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Jean Giraudoux (1882 - 1944)
If you can break down those walls youíve spent so many years building to protect yourself, you can achieve anything.
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Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
If youíre... asking yourself why I have this success and you donít, donít be angry with meóstop and ask yourself what your issues are that are holding you back.
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Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
We canít let our insecurities own or destroy us. We have to face them head-on. That was part of the challenge that motivated me to take this journey. I wanted to see what I could do and, more important, I wanted to understand everything that was holding me back.
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Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
The secret to success in life is known only to those who have not succeeded.
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John Churton Collins
What is the point of being alive if you donít at least try to do something remarkable?
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John Green, An Abundance of Katherines, 2008
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
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Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)
Having been here before and lost, to be here and win, I've got to tell you, winning is really a lot better than losing. Really a lot better.
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Kate Winslet, Oscar Acceptance Speech, 02-22-09
There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?
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Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930)
A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
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Kurt Lewin (1890 - 1947)
We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement.
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L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Sometimes in life you don't always feel like a winner, but that doesn't mean you're not a winner.
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Lady Gaga (1986 - ), Ellen Degeneres Show, 09-08-09
You're probably on the right track if you feel like a sidewalk worm during a rainstorm.
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Larry Page, University of Michigan Commencement Address, 2009
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), Letter to Mrs Foote, Dec. 2, 1887
People fail forward to success.
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Mary Kay Ash
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