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One line, a line fraught with instruction, includes the secret of Lord Kenyon's final success,--he was prudent, he was patient, and he persevered.
      - G. Townsend

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
      - Anthony Trollope

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
      - Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens),
        letter Dec. 2, 1887, to Mrs. Foote, in B. Casseres's "When Huck Finn Went Highbrow"

As for myself, I want to do my work well . . . and to die well.
      - Unknown French Girl

Not to the swift, the race:
  Not to the strong, the firth:
    Not to the righteous, perfect grace:
      Not to the wise, the light.
      - Henry Jackson van Dyke (2), Reliance

Success at first doth many times undo men at last.
      - Ralph Venning

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
      - An Wang

The thinking part of mankind do not form their judgment from events; and their equity will ever attach equal glory to those actions which deserve success, and those which have been crowned with it.
      - George Washington

(He) set his heart upon the goal,
  Not on the prize.
      - Sir William Watson (2),
        Tribute to Matthew Arnold,
        in the "Spectator", Aug. 30, 1890

Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees,
  And looks to that alone;
    Laughs at impossibilities,
      And cries, "It shall be done!"
      - Charles Wesley (1), Hymns (no. 360)

One way in which fools succeed where wise men fail is that through ignorance of the danger they sometimes go coolly about a hazardous business.
      - Archbishop Richard Whately

The motive of success is not enough.
      - Alfred North Whitehead,
        in "Adventures of Ideas"

We must produce a great age, or see the collapse of the upward striving of our race.
      - Alfred North Whitehead

It is provided in the essence of things that from any fruition of success, no matter what, shall come forth something to make a greater struggle necessary.
      - Walt Whitman

Now understand me well. Out of every fruition of success, no matter what, comes forth something to make a new effort necessary.
      - Walt Whitman

Other may sing the song,
  Others may right the wrong.
      - John Greenleaf Whittier, My Triumph

Success often costs more than it is worth.
      - Edward Wigglesworth

If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbor, tho he build his house in
  the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.
      - Sarah S.B. Yule, Borrowings,
        crediting Emerson from her handbook on a lecture delivered by him, authorship of the mouse-trap quotation is often given to Elbert Hubbard who claimed same

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
      - Zig Ziglar

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