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Success Quotes

13 of the best book quotes about success
  1. #1
    “Success is counted sweetest
    By those who ne’er succeed.”
  2. #2
    “I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.”
  3. #3
    “But success SHALL crown my endeavours. Wherefore not? Thus far I have gone, tracing a secure way over the pathless seas, the very stars themselves being witnesses and testimonies of my triumph. Why not still proceed over the untamed yet obedient element? What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man?”
  4. #4
    “Success and likeability are positively correlated for men and negatively for women. When a man is successful, he is liked by both men and women. When a woman is successful, people of both genders like her less.”
  5. #5
    “And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”
  6. #6
    ″‘It will not be long now,’ thought Bilbo, ‘before the goblins win the Gate, and we are all slaughtered or driven down and captured. Really it is enough to make one weep, after all one has gone through. I would rather old Smaug had been left with all the wretched treasure, than that these vile creatures should get it, and poor old Bombur, and Balin and Fili and Kili and all the rest come to a bad end; and Bard too, and the Lake-men and the merry elves. Misery me! I have heard songs of many battles, and I have always understood that defeat may be glorious. It seems very uncomfortable, not to say distressing. I wish I was well out of it.‘”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Hobbit
    character
    Bilbo
    concepts
    WarSuccess
  7. #7
    “Then Bilbo fled [with the cup]. But the dragon did not wake – not yet – but shifted into other dreams of greed and violence, lying there in his stolen hall while the little hobbit toiled back up the long tunnel. His heart was beating and a more fevered shaking was in his legs than when he was going down, but still he clutched the cup, and his chief thought was: ‘I’ve done it! This will show them. ‘More like a grocer than a burglar’ indeed! Well, we’ll hear no more of that.‘”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Hobbit
    character
    Bilbo
    concepts
    IdentitySuccess
  8. #8
    “When I thought about why I was sometimes reluctant to push myself, I realized that it was because I was afraid of failure - but in order to have more success, I needed to be willing to accept more failure.”
  9. #9
    “Scarlett, the mere fact that you’ve made a success of your mill is an insult to every man who hasn’t succeeded.”
  10. #10
    “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”
  11. #11
    “Victory after all, I suppose! Well, it seems a very gloomy business.”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Hobbit
    character
    Bilbo
    concept
    Success
  12. #12
    “Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.”
  13. #13
    “What good did it do to light the world on fire if she had to watch the glow alone?”
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