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Success Quotes

37 of the best book quotes about success
  1. #1
    “With sound self-confidence you can succeed.”
  2. #2
    “Success is counted sweetest
    By those who ne’er succeed.”
  3. #3
    “I don’t know what the hell I’m workin’ for. Sometimes I sit in my apartment—all alone. And I think of the rent I’m paying. And it’s crazy. But then, it’s what I always wanted. My own apartment, a car, plenty of women, and still, goddamnit, I’m lonely.”
  4. #4
    “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?”
  5. #5
    “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.”
  6. #6
    “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.”
  7. #7
    He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
  8. #8
    “Nobody who ever accomplished anything big of new or worth raising a celebratory first in the air did it from their comfort zone.”
  9. #9
    “The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead. Be liked and you will never want.”
  10. #10
    Nothing that we do, is done in vain. I believe, with all my soul, that we shall see triumph.
  11. #11
    ″‘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
  12. #12
    “The successful among us delay gratification. The successful among us bargain with the future.”
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  1. #13
    “Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.”
  2. #14
    “And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”
  3. #15
    “The secret of a better and more successful life is to cast out those old, dead, unhealthy thoughts. Substitute for them new vital, dynamic faith thoughts. You can depend upon it—an inflow of new thought will remake you and your life.”
  4. #16
    “I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”
    author
    R. J. Palacio
    book
    Wonder
    character
    Auggie
    concept
    Success
  5. #17
    “The best way to measure how much you’ve grown isn’t by inches or the number of laps you can now run around the track, or even your grade point average — though those things are important, to be sure. It’s what you’ve done with your time, how you’ve chosen to spend your days, and whom you’ve touched this year. That, to me, is the greatest measure of success.”
  6. #18
    “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
  7. #19
    “We learn from failure, not from success!”
  8. #20
    “But just because you love something, I added to myself, doesn’t mean you’ll ever be great. Not if you don’t work. Most people stink at the things they love.”
  9. #21
    “You cannot predict every eventuality, and you cannot guarantee success every time you face an enemy . . . ”
  10. #22
    “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.”
  11. #23
    “Scarlett, the mere fact that you’ve made a success of your mill is an insult to every man who hasn’t succeeded.”
  12. #24
    “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”
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  1. #25
    “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
  2. #26
    “Victory after all, I suppose! Well, it seems a very gloomy business.”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Hobbit
    character
    Bilbo
    concept
    Success
  3. #27
    “Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.”
  4. #28
    “Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture. . . . Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.”
  5. #29
    “Where a positive heart
    is all u need
    2 Rise Beyond
    and succeed”
  6. #30
    “The last I saw of Count Dracula was his kissing his hand to me, with a red light of triumph in his eyes, and with a smile that Judas in hell might be proud of.”
  7. #31
    ″[B]y seeing all and discounting nothing, you may adapt without hesitation to any change. The warrior who can adapt the easiest to the unexpected is the warrior who will live the longest.”
  8. #32
    “Whatever life you lead, you must put your soul into it--to make any sort of success of it; and from the moment you do that it ceases to be romance, I assure you; it becomes reality!”
  9. #33
    “A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but self-confidence leads to self-realisation and successful achievement.”
  10. #34
    “What good did it do to light the world on fire if she had to watch the glow alone?”
  11. #35
    “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
  12. #36
    “Potential ideas are in your mind. By releasing and developing these ideas you can solve your financial problem, your business situation, you can care for yourself and your family, and attain success in your ventures.”
  13. #37
    “It’s impossible to go through life unscathed. Nor should you want to. By the hurts we accumulate, we measure both our follies and our accomplishments.”
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