Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts

Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.

- T. S. Eliot


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

- Jean Cocteau

Success listens only to applause. To all else it is deaf.

- Elias Canetti


The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.

- Jean Giraudoux


Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure.

- Joseph Heller

It is better to young in your failures than old in your successes.

- Flannery O'Connor


There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap." 

- Carrie Fisher


We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower


Nothing succeeds like success.

- Alexandre Dumas


There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do.

- Vince Lombardi


I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everthing he's got.

- Walter Cronkite


Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success.

- Oscar Wilde

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

- Christopher Morley


Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years.

- Bob Brown


As in the case in all branches of art, success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by dint of hardwork.

- Anna Pavlova


The toughest thing about being a success is that you've got to keep on being a success.

- Irving Berlin


Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.

- Arthur Rubinstein