Friday, April 16, 2010

Speaking Of Success - Mary Alice Warner

This is a book I picked up at Select Bookshop. Just Quotations.

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world – Lily Tomlin

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

Success comes in cans; failure in can’ts.

In Hollywood, success is relative. The closer the relative, the greater the success. – Arthur Treacher

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much – Bessie Anderson Stanley

There may be splinters on the ladder of success, but you don’t notice them until you slide down.

Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success – Red Buttons

On the door to success, it says: push and pull. – Yiddish Proverb

Success has the character of a cat. It wont come when coaxed. Franz Werfel

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

To success in the other trades, capacity must be shown; in the law, concealment of it will do. – Mark Twain.

The men who pass most comfortably in this world are those who possess good digestion and hard hearts – Harriet Martineau

From the Taoist point of view, an educated man is one who believes he has not succeeded when he has, but is not so sure he has failed when he fails – Lin Yutang

People occasionally fall ill precisely because a deeply rooted and long cherished wish has come to fulfillment. It seems as though they could not endure their bliss – Sigmund Freud.

Love once-even love’s disappointment endears! A minute’s success pays the failure of years.- Robert Browning.

Success four flights Thursday morning all against twenty-one mile wind started from level with engine power alone average speed through air thirty-one miles longest 59 seconds inform press home Christmas. – Orville and Wilbur Wright (telegram to their father)

A man who has been the indisputable favourite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror, that confidence of success that often induces real success – Sigmund Freud.

To play great music, you must keep your eyes on a distant star – Yehudi Menuhin

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people – Theodre Roosevelt

To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling. – Barbara Walters

Success is important only to the extent that it puts one in a position to do more things one likes to do - sarah Caldwell

It is very easy to succeed in spite of poverty. It is difficult to succeed in spite of wealth – Arthur Brisbane

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you are playing by other peoples’ rules, while quietly playing by your own – Michael Korda

“The secret of success lies not in doing your own work, but in recognizing the right man to do it”. - andrew Carnegie

The typical successful American businessman was born in the country, where he worked like hell so he could live in the city , where he worked like hell so he could live in the country – Don Marquis

We might all be successful if we followed the advice we give the other fellow.

Successful salesman is someone who has a found a cure for the common cold shoulder – Robert Orben.

There would be more incentive to success if successful men seemed to enjoy life more.

Personal success often involves a great social consciousness as well – George Gallup Jr, And Alec M Gallup

It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage. – HW Beecher.

Success is a rare paint, hides all the ugliness – Sir John Suckling

One significant activity that distinguishes high achievers from their less successful counterparts is their love of reading – and their corresponding lack of interest in television - George Gallup Jr, And Alec M Gallup

Success, as I see it, is a result, not a goal. – Gustave Flaubert

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming with a goal in front and not behind - george bernard shaw

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders – Sloan Wilson

Everything bows to success, even grammar – victor Hugo.

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

In the aging game success is dependent on a calculated program of resistance to society’s planned disengagement of its old – Barbara Gallatin Anderson
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal – Erich Fromm

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success – Eddie Cantor (attributed)

Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little – Gore Vidal

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

New things succeed as former things grow old. – Robert Herrick

Next to Death, the most infalliable remedy for a guilty conscience is success

Last but not the least….

Nothing succeeds like success, and nothing fails like reading a book on a how to attain it.


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Bheema said...

Now its been a fashion to compile some hundred quotes of others and publishing as a book. ppl good at compilation are now becoming authors. so sad...

Sowmya said...


Welcome to this space. At least the author does not pretend she is creating something new. What she claims to be doing is what she actually does.

Its much better than a horde of these authors who write motivational, self-help books. They reproduce ancient wisdom, dilute it, use cliche, tailor it for the market and make millions out of it...


I left a reply to your comment on my blog. Plz check.

Bheema said...

Thnx :)

very true. indeed as a saint told, "there are only a handful of really new thoughts".else were repetition or reproduction of the same thoughts... But they're successful as they're needed by the masses....