Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Quotes about Success

Here's the next section of quotes from my book 1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training.

An updated version of the book is newly available as part of my Almost Free Kindle titles both in the UK and in the USA.

Secrets for success:

1.      Get up early.

2.      Work hard.

3.      Find oil.

J P Getty, US industrialist (1892-1976)

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Here is the prime condition of success: having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it.

Andrew Carnegie, British industrialist, philanthropist (1835-1919)

Success is a great deodorant.

Elizabeth Taylor, British/US actress (1932-2011)

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

Napoleon Bonaparte, French soldier, statesman, revolutionary (1769-1821)

Most successes are unhappy. That’s why they are successes – they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice.

Agatha Christie, British author (1890-1976)

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, US food executive (b. 1945)

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, US motivational author, lecturer (1883-1970)

The fact remains that the overwhelming majority of people who have become wealthy have become so thanks to work they found profoundly absorbing. The long term study of people who eventually became wealthy clearly reveals that their ‘luck’ arose from accidental dedication they had to an area they enjoyed.

Srully Blotnick, US management author, journalist (1941-2004)

 We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?

Jean Cocteau, French poet, playwright, film director (1889-1963)

Everybody loves success, but they hate successful people.

John McEnroe, US tennis player, sports commentator (b. 1959)

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

Gore Vidal, US author, essayist (b. 1925)

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

Allen Stewart Konigsberg, known as Woody Allen, US film actor, director (b. 1935)

I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.

Mary Jean ‘Lily’ Tomlin, US comic actress (b. 1939)

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.

Conrad Hilton, US businessman, founder of Hilton Hotels (1887-1979)

Nothing recedes like success.

Walter Winchell, US journalist, broadcaster (1897-1972)

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

Joyce Brothers, US TV personality, psychologist (b. 1927)

To know how to wait is the great secret of success.

Joseph Marie De Maistre, French diplomat, author (1753-1821)

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