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                    QUOTES ABOUT SUCCESS AND FAILURE
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You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
-Michael Jordan

Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely
and the likely definite. -Robert Half

You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set
your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to
bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise
it. That's the only way to get to the top. -Emil Zatopek

Goals are dreams with deadlines.

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am
satisfied. -Alfred Nobel

Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to
stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have
crossed the mountain.

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success.
-Henry Ford

The three secrets to success are hard work and never telling anyone
the third secret.

You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by
short range failure. -Charles Noble

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at
something I hate. -George Burns

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of
praise after success. 

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold
well. -Josh Billings

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. -Ben Franklin

Always aim for achievement, and forget about success. -Helen Hayes

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to
self-confidence is preparation. -Arthur Ashe

You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom.

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
-David Henry Thoreau

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your
dominant aspiration. -James Allen

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the
position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has
overcome while trying to succeed. -Booker T. Washington

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the path of the weak,
becomes a steppingstone in the path of the strong. -Thomas Carlysle 

Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail.

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. 

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the 
stairs... one step at a time. -Joe Girard

Success is when your name is in everything but the phone book.

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and
we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. -Michelangelo

What could be worse than having climbed the ladder of success, only to
find it is against the wrong wall.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. -Francis Bacon

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but
they may start a winning game. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. -Truman Capote

I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's
accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.
-Earl Warren

You'll never succeed beyond your wildest dreams unless you have some
wild dreams!

To have more than you've got, become more than you are. -Jim Rohn

If you do the best you can, you will find, nine times out of ten, that
you have done as well as or better than anyone else. - William Feather

Success is that peace of mind that comes from knowing you've done
everything in your power to become the very best you're capable of
becoming. -John Wooden

If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep. -Yiddish proverb

For success, take the t out of can't.

The only honest measure of your success is what you are doing compared
to your true potential. -Paul J. Meyer

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
-Edward Eggleston 

The road to success is always under construction.

Eighty percent of success is showing up. -Woody Allen Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. -Norman R. Augustine It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill. -Wilbur Wright The only real failure in life is one not learned from. -Anthony J. D'Angelo Happiness, wealth, and success are by-products of goal setting; they cannot be the goal themselves. -Denis Waitley Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. -Reggie Leach The successful people are the ones who can think up stuff for the rest of the world to keep busy at. -Don Marquis Those who take the initiative are those who shape the world. Those who wait to be told what to do are the ones who end up having to do what they're told. -Ralph Marston I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. -George Burns Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. -Anthony Robbins If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. -Thomas Edison No man is a failure who is enjoying life. -William Feather If you care at all you will get some results. If you care enough you will get incredible results! -Jim Rohn Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. -William Feather If you donít scale the mountain, you canít view the plain. -Chinese proverb There are those who travel and those who are going somewhere. They are different and yet they are the same. The success has this over his rivals: he knows where he is going. -Mark Caine People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily. -Zig Ziglar Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. -Henry David Thoreau Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed. -George Burns (1896-1996) It is not enough to aim, you must hit. -Italian proverb We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. -Rudyard Kipling What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. -Mary Pickford To finish first you must first finish. -Rick Mears, race car driver I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail. -Woodrow Wilson People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too. -Malcolm Forbes Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson There are two kinds of success. One is the very rare kind that comes to the man who has the power to do what no one else has the power to do. That is genius. But the average man who wins what we call success is not a genius. He is a man who has merely the ordinary qualities that he shares with his fellows, but who has developed those ordinary qualities to a more than ordinary degree. -Theodore Roosevelt "I can't do it" never yet accomplished anything; "I will try" has performed wonders. -George P. Burnham Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill You can have everything in life you want if you will only help enough other people get what they want. -Zig Ziglar One man with courage makes a majority. -Andrew Jackson Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work. -Mary Lauretta The only honest measure of your success is what you are doing compared to your true potential. -Paul J. Meyer It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. -Elinor Smith The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more. -Ed Parker Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. -James Baldwin The seagull sees farthest who flies highest. Success is always temporary. When all is said and done, the only thing you'll have left is your character. -Vince Gill Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them. -C. C. Colton To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Only those who have to do simple things perfectly will aquire the skill to do difficult things easily. -Johann Schiller You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. -George Horace Lorimer One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. -Arthur Ashe

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