On Success

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

“The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon (Hairstylist)

“Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes; lesser ones exist on wishes and inclinations. The most glowing successes are but reflections of an inner fire.” – Kenneth Hildebrand (American clergyman)

“The door to the room of success swings on the hinges of opposition.” – Anonymous

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen (American actor, director, author)

“A diamond is a coal that stuck to the job.” – Anonymous

“If you want a place in the sun, you have to put up with a few blisters.” – Abigail van Buren (Advice columnist)

“It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.” – Eddie Cantor (American actor; 1892-1964)

“Fame can never make us lie down contentedly on a deathbed.” – Alexander Pope

“Successful businessmen share the ability to hire people smarter than they are.” – Dillard Munford

“Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.” – Christopher Lasch (American historian)

“The trick is to make sure you don’t die waiting for prosperity to come.” – Lee Iacocca (Former CEO of Chrysler Corporation)

“A man can fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” – Anonymous

“Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, who so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility?” – Soren Kierkegaard (Danish theologian; 1813-1855)

Sic transit gloria mundi.” (So passes away the glory of this world.) – Anonymous

“The desire for fame tempts even noble minds.” – St. Augustine

“Fame is a bee
It has a song-
It has a sting-
Ah, too, it has a wing.” – Emily Dickinson

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” – Mark Twain

“There is always room at the top.” – Daniel Webster

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