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  If your mind is strong, all difficult things will become easy; if your mind is weak, all easy things will become difficult.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do what you should and let the people talk.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A bold attempt is half of success.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pocket.  
 -  American proverb
  

  The door of success is marked 'push' and 'pull.'  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Real success is success of the soul.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  Success is man's God.  
 -  Aeschylus
  

  Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice.  
 -  Akio Morita
  

  Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.  
 -  Al Bernstein
  

  Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  Nothing succeeds like success.  
 -  Alexander Dumas
  

  There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Success, n. The one unpardonable sin against one's fellows.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  There is little success, where there is little laughter.  
 -  Andrew Carnegie
  

  To follow, without halt, one aim; that's the secret of success.  
 -  Anna Pavlova
  

  The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.  
 -  Arnold H. Glasow
  

  Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.  
 -  Baron de Montesquieu
  

  An intelligent plan is the first step to success. The man who plans knows where he is going, knows what progress he is making and has a pretty good idea when he wil arrive. Planning is the open road to your destination.  
 -  Basil S. Walsh
  

  As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Would you live with ease, do what you ought, and not what you please.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.  
 -  Bob Dylan
  

  No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and application of wise thought which counts.  
 -  Bob Proctor
  

  You can't get to the top of the ladder unless you leave the bottom. This is true in every facet of life. Think of the people who are looking for a new relationship, but they still haven't let go of the old one. Look at the people starting diet programs who just can't give up their morning bagel with cream cheese.  
 -  Bob Proctor
  

  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 while trying to succeed.  
 -  Booker T. Washington
  

  All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  The price of success must be paid in full, in advance.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Any reward that is worth having only comes to the industrious. The success which is made in any walk of life is measured almost exactly by the amount of hard work that is put into it.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  If you want to be a lion, you must train with lions.  
 -  Carlson Gracie
  

  In the long history of humankind, and animalkind too, those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.  
 -  Charles Darwin
  

  There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.  
 -  Christopher Darlington Morley
  

  There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.  
 -  Christopher Morley
  

  If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.  
 -  Cicero
  

  It takes a person with a mission to succeed.  
 -  Clarence Thomas
  

  You have to think big to be big.  
 -  Claude M. Bristol
  

  You take the work seriously, you don't take yourself seriously. You keep that straight and you'll do well the rest of your life.  
 -  Clint Eastwood
  

  Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.  
 -  Colin Powell
  

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

  Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.  
 -  Conrad Hilton
  

  What is this thing - success? It cannot be measured by the accumulation of money. Too many rich men are failures and too many poor men masters at the art of living to make this the criterion.  
 -  Conrad Hilton
  

  Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping-stones to success.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  Success is not only the financial wealth you accumulate, it is also about being a leader, improving your relationships, living healthfully, and making a real difference in the world.  
 -  Darren Hardy
  

  Success is a pile of failure that you are standing on.  
 -  Dave Ramsey
  

  Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.  
 -  David J. Schwartz
  

  If you focus on success, you'll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be guaranteed.  
 -  Deepak Chopra
  

  Most people think small because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage.  
 -  Donald Trump
  

  Success will not be attributable to any one day, week or month but rather to the consistent, persistent, succession of single days. Just keep your eye on your goal and continue to grow in competence. Just concentrate on each task and do it as well as you can. One day at a time, one task at a time. One at a time in their proper order.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  The whole essence of Zen consists in walking along the razor's edge of Now - to be so utterly, so completely present that no problem, no suffering, nothing that is not who you are in your essence, can survive in you. In the Now, in the absence of time, all your problems dissolve. Suffering needs time; it cannot survive in the Now.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar judgements: Success.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in his life clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers.  
 -  Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  

  Every man should make up his own mind that if he expect to succeed, he must give an honest return for the other man's dollar.  
 -  Edward Harriman
  

  He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  A great success is made up of an aggregation of little ones.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.  
 -  Elizabeth Taylor
  

  A half-hearted spirit has no power. Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.  
 -  Erma Bombeck
  

  Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.  
 -  Evan Esar
  

  Comfort is the enemy of achievement.  
 -  Farrah Gray
  

  I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.  
 -  Florence Nightingale
  

  I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and a devotion to the things you want to see happen.  
 -  Frank Lloyd Wright
  

  The best revenge is massive success.  
 -  Frank Sinatra
  

  Success is often just an idea away.  
 -  Frank Tyger
  

  One has attained to mastery when one neither goes wrong nor hesitates in the performance.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Commitment gets you started and propels you through the early stages of any game, but it's recommitment that ignites your reserves when you feel like you're going to give up.  
 -  Gay Hendricks
  

  Success covers a multitude of blunders.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.  
 -  George Meredith
  

  A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.  
 -  George Smith Patton, Jr.
  

  Criticism precedes admiration and - like it or not - goes hand in hand with success. Keep pouring on the success, and sooner or later, the very same people who were putting you down will be admiring you for what you have done.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.  
 -  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  

  No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.  
 -  Harry Emerson Fosdick
  

  If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all truly successful people I've met in my life, I'd say it's the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts.  
 -  Harvey Mackay
  

  People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.  
 -  Harvey MacKay
  

  My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.  
 -  Helen Gurley Brown
  

  Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get to other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.  
 -  Henry J. Heinz
  

  Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

  Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  If at first you don't succeed... so much for skydiving.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and willpower to develop themselves.  
 -  Herbert N. Casson
  

  Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.  
 -  Herman Cain
  

  Commitment gets you started and propels you through the early stages of any game, but it's recommitment that ignites your reserves when you feel like you're going to give up.  
 -  Gay Hendricks
  

  Success covers a multitude of blunders.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.  
 -  George Meredith
  

  A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.  
 -  George Smith Patton, Jr.
  

  Criticism precedes admiration and - like it or not - goes hand in hand with success. Keep pouring on the success, and sooner or later, the very same people who were putting you down will be admiring you for what you have done.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.  
 -  Harry Emerson Fosdick
  

  If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all truly successful people I've met in my life, I'd say it's the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts.  
 -  Harvey Mackay
  

  People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.  
 -  Harvey MacKay
  

  My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.  
 -  Helen Gurley Brown
  

  Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get to other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.  
 -  Henry J. Heinz
  

  Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

  Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  If at first you don't succeed... so much for skydiving.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and willpower to develop themselves.  
 -  Herbert N. Casson
  

  Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.  
 -  Herman Cain
  

  There can be no progress, no achievement without sacrifice, and a man's worldly success will be in the measure that he sacrifices his confused animal thoughts, and fixes his mind on the development of his plans, and the strengthening of his resolution and self-reliance.  
 -  James Allen
  

  Probably the most honest 'self-made man' ever was the one we heard say: 'I got to the top the hard way - fighting my own laziness and ignorance every step of the way.'  
 -  James Thom
  

  Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I believe that anyone can be successful in life, regardless of natural talent or the environment within which we live. This is not based on measuring success by human competitiveness for wealth, possessions, influence, and fame, but adhering to God's standards of truth, justice, humility, service, compassion, forgiveness, and love.  
 -  Jimmy Carter
  

  The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.  
 -  Jimmy Johnson
  

  Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.  
 -  Joe Paterno
  

  Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  My view is that to sit back and let fate play its hand out and never influence it is not the way man was meant to operate.  
 -  John Glenn
  

  The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.  
 -  John Madden
  

  Everybody loves success, but they hate successful people.  
 -  John McEnroe
  

  The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.  
 -  John Wooden
  

  Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: Are your ready?  
 -  Johnny Carson
  

  Success means having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.  
 -  Johnny Cash
  

  I couldn't wait for success... so I went ahead without it.  
 -  Jonathan Winters
  

  The easiest way to develop a strategy for success is to model somebody else that's already successful. By modeling someone that was successful you turn decades into days. Strategy is everything when it comes to success.  
 -  Jordan Belfort
  

  Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.  
 -  Joyce Brothers
  

  There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?  
 -  Kin Hubbard
  

  No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.  
 -  L. Ron Hubbard
  

  I had a boyfriend who told me I'd never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I'd fail. I said to him, 'Someday, when we're not together, you won't be able to order a cup of coffee at the f***ing deli without hearing or seeing me.'  
 -  Lady Gaga
  

  Actions change things. Nothing else by the way. Actions change things. Wishful thinking is not a strategy for success. Hope is not a strategy for success. Work! Work! You prove to me that you mean it when you change your actions. You prove to yourself that you mean it when you change your actions.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  The great recipe for success is to work, and always work.  
 -  Leon Gambetta
  

  Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.  
 -  Louis Pasteur
  

  Be true to yourselves; cherish whatever talent you possess, and in using it faithfully for the good of others you will most assuredly find happiness for yourself, and make of life no failure, but a beautiful success.  
 -  Louisa May Alcott
  

  Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.  
 -  Malcolm S. Forbes
  

  If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.  
 -  Malcolm X
  

  All those who have accomplished great things in life, regardless of the field, have always ignored the objections raised by strictly 'rational' thinkers.  
 -  Mark Fisher
  

  Make it a point to do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.  
 -  Mark Victor Hansen
  

  If you just work on stuff that you like and you're passionate about, you don't have to have a master plan with how things will play out.  
 -  Mark Zuckerberg
  

  The higher one climbs, the lonelier one is.  
 -  Mary Barnett Gilson
  

  Success is loving life and daring to live it.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  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
  

  Success is the most convincing talker in the world.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  To have ultimate victory, you must be ruthless.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness, which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.  
 -  Niccolo Machiavelli
  

  Every great man has become great, every successful man has succeeded, in proportion as he has confined his powers to one particular channel.  
 -  Orison Swett Marden
  

  Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.  
 -  Ovid
  

  Action is the foundational key to all success.  
 -  Pablo Picasso
  

  True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.  
 -  Paul Sweeney
  

  Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Let go of the idea that gentle, relaxed people can't be superachievers.  
 -  Richard Carlson
  

  A minute's success pays the failure of years.  
 -  Robert Browning
  

  If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.  
 -  Robert Schuller
  

  Success will come from simplicity.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.  
 -  Salvador Dali
  

  Sucess has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.  
 -  Sam Ewing
  

  Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often granted upon easier terms.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.  
 -  Sarah Brown
  

  A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Set positive goals and reasonable expectations.  
 -  Steve Strasser
  

  Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.  
 -  Sun Tzu
  

  Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.  
 -  Swami Vivekananda
  

  Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  Most self made millionaires rank high on the tenacity scale... The majority (76%) of the millionaires I surveyed report that tenacity and hard work account for why they consistently achieve at a high level.  
 -  Thomas J. Stanley
  

  You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.  
 -  Thomas Merton
  

  People are fond of using the 'it's not what you know, it's who you know' adage as an excuse for inaction, as if all successful people are born with powerful friends. Nonsense.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  You must believe in your success to the point that you prepare for it even when there is no outward evidence to suggest it is plausible.  
 -  Tommy Newberry
  

  High achievers are motivated by pleasurable outcomes. Underachievers are motivated by pleasurable methods.  
 -  Tommy Newberry
  

  To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.  
 -  Tony Dorsett
  

  Success lies not in the result but in the effort, being the best is not at all important, doing the best is all that matters.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Haters are the people who will broadcast your failures and whisper your success.  
 -  Unknown
  

  In today's world, the key to success is to delete your Facebook account!  
 -  Unknown
  

  On the road to success; there's a curve called failure, a loop called confusion, speed bumps called friends & red lights called enemies.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Success can breed fake friends and true enemies...Keep your circle tight.  
 -  Unknown
  

  When you become successful,you will get many false friends and true enemies.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Success woke me up, Motivation made me breakfast, Destiny gave me my agenda and the Lord gave me his blessings.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.  
 -  Vauvenargues Marquis De
  

  The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price to stay there.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  It takes less work to succeed than fail.  
 -  W. Clement Stone
  

  Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.  
 -  W. Clement Stone
  

  For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.  
 -  Walter Scott
  

  Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.  
 -  Wilferd A. Peterson
  

  If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  There's no reason to have a Plan B because it distracts from Plan A.  
 -  Will Smith
  

  Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.  
 -  William Feather
  

  The old maxim: There are three things necessary to success in life - Impudence! Impudence! Impudence!  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  As many arrows, loosed several ways, come to one mark... so may a thousand actions, once afoot, end in one purpose.  
 -  William Shakespeare, Henry V
  

  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. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.  
 -  William Somerset Maugham
  

  Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.  
 -  Zig Ziglar
  

  Success is not a destination, it's a journey.  
 -  Zig Ziglar