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SUCCESS
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One never rises so high as when one does not know where one is going.
      - Oliver Cromwell,
        to M. Bellievre, found in "Memoirs" of Cardinal de Retz

Th' aspirer, once attain'd unto the top,
  Cuts off those means by which himself got up.
      - Samuel Daniel, Civil War (bk. II)

Three men, together riding,
  Can win new worlds at their will;
    Resolute, ne'er dividing,
      Lead, and be victors still.
        Three can laugh and doom a king,
          Three can make the planets sing.
      - Mary Carolyn Davies, Three,
        published in "American Magazine"

To know how to wait is the great secret of success.
      - Joseph Marie De Maistre

Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil deeds of men.
      - Demosthenes

Success is counted sweetest
  By those who ne'er succeed.
      - Emily Dickinson, Success, (ed. 1891)

As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

Success is the child of audacity.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

Whenever you see a man who is successful in society, try to discover what makes him pleasing, and if possible adopt his system.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal.
      - Mike Ditka

The secret of pleasure in life, as distinct from its great triumphs of transcendent joy, is to live in a series of small, legitimate successes. By legitimate I mean such as are not accompanied by self-condemnation.
      - Sydney Thompson Dobell

The greater part performed achieves the less.
      - John Dryden

Those who are prosperously unjust are entitled to panegyric, but afflicted virtue is stabbed with reproaches.
      - John Dryden

Nothing succeeds like success.
  [Fr., Rien ne reussit comme le succes.]
      - Alexandre Dumas pere, Ange Pitou
         (vol. I, p. 72)

Be a awful nice to 'em goin' up, because you're gonna meet 'em all comin' down.
      - Jimmy Durante

Be nice to people on your way up because you might meet 'em on your way down.
      - Jimmy Durante

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

It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service.
      - Albert Einstein

Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest success is confidence, or perfect understanding between sincere people.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success in your work, the finding a better method, the better understanding that insures the better performing is hat and coat, is food and wine, is fire and horse and health and holiday. At least, I find that any success in my work has the effect on my spirits of all these.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson's Journal,
        October 25, 1867

One thing is forever good;
  That one thing is Success.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Fate

Born for success, he seemed
  With grace to win, with heart to hold,
    With shining gifts that took all eyes.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson, In Memoriam (l. 60)

If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson,
        Of the American Scholar,
        in "Nature Addresses and Lectures"

If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hard-beaten road to his house, tho it be in the woods. And if a man knows the law, people will find it out, tho he live in a pine shanty, and resort to him. And if a man can pipe or sing, so as to wrap the prisoned soul in an elysium; or can paint landscape, and convey into oils and ochers all the enchantments of spring or autumn; or can liberate or intoxicate all people who hear him with delicious songs and verses, 'tis certain that the secret can not be kept: the first witness tells it to a second, and men go by fives and tens and fifties to his door.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Works (vol. VIII),
        in his "Journal" (1855) p, 528 (ed. 1912)


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