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He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit. -- Sir Walter Scott

Success is finding something that you really want to succeed in, and then happily keeping at it until you do. Failure is success in something you really don't care about. Wisdom is knowing the difference. -- Bill Purdin

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. -- James Lane Allen
Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional
acceptance of life and what it brings. -- Arthur Rubinstein

Winning at all costs always comes at a very high price. – Bill Purdin

Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose that you resolved to effect.
-- William Shakespeare

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
-- Albert Schweitzer

In life we don't get what we want, we get in life what we are. If we want more we have to be able to be more. Farrah Gray

To win without risk is to triumph without glory. -- Pierre Corneille
If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. -- Albert Einstein
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.-- Reggie Leach

Fortune's wheel is ever turning. -- Polish Proverb

Only the mediocre are always at their best. -- Jean Giraudoux
I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. -- Steve Jobs

Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
-- T. S. Eliot
A great secret of success is to go through life as a person who never gets used up.
-- Albert Schweitzer

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility. -- Pablo Picasso
If we don't expect, we have all things. -- Buddha

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself. -- William Faulkner

Abundance is, in large part, an attitude. -- Sue Patton Thoele

That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. -- Henry David Thoreau

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for -- in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. -- Ellen Goodman

Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. -- Henry Miller

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. -- Alexander Graham Bell

Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose. -- Anonymous

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

Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. -- Sarah Bernhardt

A full cup must be carried steadily. -- English Proverb

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
-- Benjamin Franklin

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. -- Thomas Henry Huxley

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. -- Buddha

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your soul, it is not success at all. -- Anna Quindlen

No legacy is so rich as honesty. -- William Shakespeare

Lasting achievement, whatever the endeavor, comes from a commitment to excellence every step of the way. -- Ralph Marston

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
-- Albert Einstein

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

If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep. -- Yiddish Proverb

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. -- Rudyard Kipling

The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But, they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.

-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Kwitchyerbellyakin -- Irish saying

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger and faster man,
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.

--Walter D. Wintle

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a total failure.
-- Thomas A. Edison

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

The Quitter

It's the plugging away that will win you the day,
So don't be a piker, old pard!
Just draw on your grit, it's so easy to quit:
It's the keeping-your-chin-up that's hard.
It's easy to cry that you're beaten--and die;
It's easy to crawfish and crawl;
But to fight and to fight when hope's out of sight--
Why, that's the best game of them all!
And though you come out of each grueling bout,
All broken and beaten and scarred,
Just have one more try--it's dead easy to die,
It's the keeping-on-living that's hard.

-- Robert W. Service

Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. -- George Washington Carver

Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
-- T.S. Eliot

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. -- Theodore Roosevelt

This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high.
-- Abraham Cowley

Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you into trouble. -- Frank Tyger

If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you already know. -- Johann Caspar Lavater

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses--behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. -- Muhammad Ali

Victory belongs to the most persevering. -- Napolean Bonaparte

The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
-- David Russell

Success comes within, not without. -- Bill Purdin

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves. -- Joseph P. Thompson

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves. -- Joseph P. Thompson

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. -- African proverb

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
-- Hannah More, English author and social reformer (1745-1833)

The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. This is a habit followed by all successful people since the beginning of time. Therefore I say the surest way to doom yourself to mediocrity is to perform only the work for which you are paid. -- Og Mandino

One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.
-- Lewis Wallace

I failed on a climbing problem eight times before realizing I was climbing as high as I KNEW I could and then letting go. On my next try I climbed with no thought of failure and reached the top. We cannot know what we can do in advance. The only way to find out is to go all-out trying, thinking only of success.
-- Royal Robbins, Modesto resident and mountain climber/entrepreneur

The progress of the world is the history of those who would not permit defeat to speak the final word. -- J. R. Sizoo

When you reach the top, keep climbing. -- Zen proverb

If you turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once. -- Sir Walter Scott

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Someday in your life you will have been all of these. -- George Washington Carver

I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate.
-- George Burns

Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their own personal happiness. -- Leo Tolstoy

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces. -- Will Rogers

When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one,
but you won't come up with a handful of mud either. -- Leo Burnett

Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish. -- Ovid

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. -- Benjamin Disraeli

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
-- T. S. Eliot

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. --Thomas Edison

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
-- Helen Keller

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.
-- Tommy Lasorda

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.
-- Paul "Bear" Bryant

You lose with potential. You win with performance. -- Bill Parcels

Obsession does not guarantee success. But, on the other hand, a lack of obsession does guarantee failure. -- Tom Peters

We think we will die of embarrassment if we are rejected. We sometimes don't even get up to bat because we don't want to strike out. The way I understand it, success and failure, as commonly spoken of, are really impostors. It is the experience of moving toward the goal that is important. Moving equals success. Not moving equals failure.
-- David Miln Smith & Sandra Leicester

The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration. -- Ernest Newman

When I studied the lives of great men and women I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand with everything they had of energy, enthusiasm, and hard work. -- Harry Truman

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. -- General George Patton

Fall seven times, stand up eight. -- Japanese Proverb

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.
-- Confucius

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