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The goal is to win. It's not about making money. I have many much less risky ways of making money than this (buying Chelsea football club). I don't want to throw my money away, but it's really about having fun and that means success and trophies. -- Roman Abramovich

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius. -- Joseph Addison

Eighty percent of success is showing up. -- Woody Allen

Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand. -- Robert G Allen

As long as we place millions of Indians at the centre of our thought process, as long as we think of their welfare, their future, their opportunities for self-realisation we are on the right track. -- Mukesh Ambani

It is possible to fail in many ways ... while to succeed is possible only in one way. -- Aristotle

It is not enough to have a talented designer; the management must be inspired too. The creative process is very disorganised; the production process has to be very rational. -- Bernard Arnault

People fail forward to success. -- Mary Kay Ash

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life. -- Mary Kay Ash

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist. -- Mary Kay Ash

People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps. -- Mary Kay Ash

We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you. -- Mary Kay Ash

Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy. -- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. -- Richard Bach

I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There's vision, patience, and execution. -- Steve Ballmer

As a global company, our future growth and success requires that we constantly look at ways to improve our ability to serve customers worldwide. -- Steve Ballmer

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there. -- Irving Berlin

We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience. -- Edward de Bono

Most people assume that a record shop's success lies in selling records. In fact, Virgin's success both in mail order and the record shops lay in skill at buying records. -- Richard Branson

The extraordinary thing about the record industry is how success can take off without warning. -- Richard Branson

Why be a man when you can be a success? -- Bertolt Brecht

Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world. -- Sergey Brin

People try new things all the time. By now, the people who succeed have to be very sophisticated. -- Sergey Brin

Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years. -- Bob Brown

A minute's success pays the failure of years. -- Robert Browning

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. -- Pearl S. Buck

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation. -- Pearl S. Buck

Success in investing doesn't correlate with I.Q. once you're above the level of 25. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing. -- Warren Buffett

The speed at which a business success is recognized, furthermore, is not that important as long as the company's intrinsic value is increasing at a satisfactory rate. -- Warren Buffett

I was somebody who was 14 years old and who got an opportunity to do a job where I could make money, and, most important, to go to school and to help my family financially. And luckily I was successful in my job, thank God. And there were a lot of people my age who didn't have that freedom I had and I'm grateful. -- Gisele Bundchen

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. -- Dr. David M. Burns

You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing. -- Dale Carnegie

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. -- George Washington Carver

I'd say one of the great lessons I've learned over the past couple of decades, from a management perspective, is that really when you come down to it, it really is all about people and all about leadership. -- Steve Case

We went from one million to 20 million subscribers in the past five years. That's great, but a billion people watch CNN. -- Steve Case

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. -- Coco Chanel

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. -- G. K. Chesterton

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. -- G. K. Chesterton

A successful life is not that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams or fulfilling the expectations of others. -- Chin-Ning Chu

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. -- Sir Winston Churchill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. -- Winston Churchill

It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. -- Winston Churchill

A successful business is a good way to create significant wealth, but not every business will grow into a News Corporation or a McDonalds. -- Paul Clitheroe

Study the business you think you might like. Satisfy yourself that they will suit your needs. There are so many alternatives available - don't be too quick to choose. Just about any business can fail and any can succeed. -- Paul Clitheroe

Learn as much as you can about your proposed business. Ask questions. Join industry associations. Study successful competitors carefully. -- Paul Clitheroe

Be prepared for disappointment and frustration. Be persistent and bounce back even more determined to succeed. -- Paul Clitheroe

Success on any level begins when you accept responsibility for creating life what you want. You are the only person who can truly make it happen. Not your boss, your business partner, your financial planner, your spouse of life-partner. Just you. -- Paul Clitheroe

The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration. -- Confucius

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. -- Bill Cosby

The company was quite hierarchical. I often think it was like a pyramid with Robert (husband Robert Holmes a Court) at the top and lots of us paying homage to him. I try to turn the pyramid upside down so that I'm at the bottom and bubbling away and encouraging people and energising them so that they are all empowered so that they can do what they need to do, now that's the dream. -- Janet Holmes a Court

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. -- Stephen Covey

We value the clock for its speed and efficiency. The clock has its place, efficiency has its place, after effectiveness. The symbol of effectiveness is the compass a sense of direction, purpose, vision, perspective, and balance. But the empowerment process itself is not efficient. -- Stephen Covey

Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really?...True effectiveness requires balance. -- Stephen Covey

If you're happy, that's probably the most important thing. Everyone probably has their own definition of success, for me it's happiness. Do I enjoy what I'm doing? Do I enjoy the people I'm with? Do I enjoy my life? -- Michael Dell

There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don't like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don't spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities. -- Michael Dell

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication. -- Cecil B. DeMille

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. -- Demosthenes

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win. -- Bernadette Devlin

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed. -- Emily Dickinson

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We're always exploring and experimenting. -- Walt Disney

The secret of success is constancy to purpose. -- Benjamin Disraeli

Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal. -- Mike Ditka

Successful leaders don't start out asking, "What do I want to do?" They ask, "What needs to be done?" Then they ask, "Of those things that would make a difference, which are right for me?" -- Peter Drucker

What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. -- Bob Dylan

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -- Thomas A. Edison

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -- Thomas Alva Edison

If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. -- Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. -- Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. -- Albert Einstein

We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience. -- Michael Eisner

I always went into an area that was in last place, with a philosophy, 'You can't fall off the floor.' And I was lucky, was at the right time and the right place, with the right ideas, and each one of these areas became number one. -- Michael Eisner

You can't succeed unless you've got failure, especially creatively. -- Michael Eisner

It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success. -- Havelock Ellis

If the Internet turns out not to be the future of computing, we're toast. But if it is, we're golden. -- Larry Ellison

When I started Oracle, what I wanted to do was to create an environment where I would enjoy working. That was my primary goal. Sure, I wanted to make a living. I certainly never expected to become rich, certainly not this rich. I mean, rich does not even describe this. This is surreal. -- Larry Ellison

It's fascinating as we continue to innovate and lead the way in both the application space and the database space. In the very beginning, people said you couldn't make relational databases fast enough to be commercially viable. I thought we could, and we were the first to do it. But we took tremendous abuse until IBM said, "Oh yeah, this stuff is good." -- Larry Ellison

Self-trust is the first secret of success. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conquer, but don't triumph. -- Marie Ebner von Eschenbach

First of all we had very few users. We might have had a hundred accesses a day. So there was really no demand from the users to add their own links. Things changed over time though as our access rates doubled every month. Through word of mouth on the Net more and more people began using it. -- David Filo

Whenever I hear, 'It can't be done,' I know I'm close to success. -- Michael Flatley

The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success? -- Larry Flynt

Once I began following my own instincts, sales took off and I became a millionaire. And that, I think, is a key secret to every person's success, be they male or female, banker or pornographer: Trust in your gut. -- Larry Flynt

You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed. -- Larry Flynt

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right. -- Henry Ford

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. -- Henry Ford

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own. -- Henry Ford

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success. -- Sigmund Freud

The impression forces itself upon one that men measure by false standards, that everyone seeks power, success, riches for himself, and admires others who attain them, while undervaluing the truly precious thing in life. -- Sigmund Freud

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. -- James A. Froude

The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers. -- William Lloyd Garrison

Only a few businesses will succeed by having the lowest price, so most will need a strategy that includes customer service. -- Bill Gates

Success on the Web require high-level corporate understanding of the Internet's capabilities and support of early test-and-invest projects. -- Bill Gates

My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused in on a few things. -- Bill Gates

I love building the products, seeing people use the products but you know along with success comes the need for a dialogue with the government. -- Bill Gates

Learning from mistakes and constantly improving products is a key in all successful companies. -- Bill Gates

The more we learn to operate in the world based on trust in our intuition, the stronger our channel will be and the more money we will have. -- Shakti Gawain

You can never be comfortable with your success, you've got to be paranoid you're going to lose it. -- Lou Gerstner

If life was so easy that you could just go buy success, there would be a lot more successful companies in the world. Successful enterprises are built from the ground up. -- Lou Gerstner

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made. -- Jean Giraudoux

If you're in business it's both a promise and a warning. It says that sometimes little things can cause some little guy to have an overnight success. -- Malcolm Gladwell

The message from Wal-Mart today to the rest of the business community is there need not be any conflict between the environment and the economy. We will find the way not only to reconcile (those), but to find new profits and new opportunities as we do the right thing. -- Al Gore

It is fortunate for Wall Street as an institution that a small minority of people can trade successfully and that many others think they can. -- Ben Graham

The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake. -- Alan Greenspan

I do not deny that many appear to have succeeded in a material way by cutting corners and by manipulating associates, both in their professional and in their personal lives. But material success is possible in this world and far more satisfying when it comes without exploiting others. -- Alan Greenspan

I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. -- Alan Greenspan

To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education--literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills. -- Alan Greenspan

Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive. -- Andrew Grove

I think Amazon is the preeminent pioneer in building a new way of doing commerce: personalized, database-driven commerce, where the big value is not in the purchase fulfillment, but in knowing as much about a customer base of ten or twenty million people as a corner store used to know about a customer base of a few hundred. -- Andrew Grove

Success is somebody else's failure. Success is the American Dream we can keep dreaming because most people in most places, including thirty million of ourselves, live wide awake in the terrible reality of poverty. -- Ursula K. Le Guin

Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed. -- Vaclav Havel

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.' -- Helen Hayes

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. -- Conrad Hilton

Enthusiasm is a vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman. -- Conrad Hilton

Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it? -- Kin Hubbard

People say to me, "You were a roaring success. How did you do it?" I go back to what my parents taught me. Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make something happen. -- Lee Iacocca

I've always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team. -- Lee Iacocca

Too often it's not the most creative guys or the smartest. Instead, it's the ones who are best at playing politics and soft-soaping their bosses. Boards don't like tough, abrasive guys. -- Carl Icahn

The good music companies do an amazing thing. They have people who can pick the person that's gonna be successful out of 5,000 candidates. And there's not enough information to do that -- it's an intuitive process. -- Steve Jobs

People need to have the incentive that if they invest and succeed, they can make a fair profit. Otherwise they'll stop investing. -- Steve Jobs

It's very simple: The more successful you are, the more you'll earn. But if you're not successful, you will not earn a dime. -- Steve Jobs

Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his. -- Franklin P. Jones

All my growth and development led me to believe that if you really do the right thing, and if you play by the rules, and if you've got good enough, solid judgment and common sense, that you're going to be able to do whatever you want to do with your life. -- Barbara Jordan

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success. -- Abdul Kalam

Succession planning has been a major priority at Southwest for quite some time. We think we have come up with a winning combination of talent for our company reorganization. -- Herb Kelleher

If the employees come first, then they're happy, ... A motivated employee treats the customer well. The customer is happy so they keep coming back, which pleases the shareholders. It's not one of the enduring Green mysteries of all time, it is just the way it works. -- Herb Kelleher

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. -- Helen Keller

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. -- Robert F. Kennedy

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. -- Corita Kent

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed. -- Corita Kent

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem. -- Henry Kissinger

If you want to be successful on the right side, when it comes to money, you have got to know the difference between facts and opinions. You must know numbers. You must know the facts. -- Robert Kiyosaki

All depends on how determined we are to be successful. -- Robert Kiyosaki

To succeed, we must first believe that we can. -- Michael Korda

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. -- Jonathan Kozol

If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. -- Ray Kroc

While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap. -- Ray Kroc

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. -- Christopher Lasch

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. -- Reggie Leach

Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable. -- Fran Lebowitz

A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration. -- Kurt Lewin

To fly, we have to have resistance. -- Maya Lin

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. -- Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. -- Abraham Lincoln

Always dream big dreams. Big dreams attract big people. -- Dave Liniger

It took me five years to learn to play the game intelligently enough to make big money when I was right. -- Jesse Livermore

A man must believe in himself and his judgement if he expects to make a living at this game. -- Jesse Livermore

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. -- Vince Lombardi

Mental toughness is essential to success. -- Vince Lombardi

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. -- Vince Lombardi

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. -- Vince Lombardi

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. -- Vince Lombardi

The heights by great men reached and kept / Were not attained by sudden flight, / But they, while their companions slept, / Were toiling upward in the night. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Your ultimate success or failure will depend on your ability to ignore the worries of the world long enough to allow your investments to succeed. It isn’t the head but the stomach that determines the fate of the stock-picker. -- Peter Lynch

You have to let the big ones make up for your mistakes. -- Peter Lynch

It's human nature to keep doing something as long as it's pleasurable and you can succeed at it - which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years. -- Peter Lynch

We succeeded to take our last steps to freedom in conditions of relative peace. We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just and lasting peace. We have triumphed in the effort to implant hope in the breasts of the millions of our people. -- Nelson Mandela

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will. -- Nelson Mandela

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. -- Nelson Mandela

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. -- Og Mandino

It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality. -- Og Mandino

And even if you have failed at all else in the eyes of the world, if you have a loving family, you are a success. -- Og Mandino

The three pillars on which I believe any business success is based are: Persistence, Enthusiasm and Focus. -- Max Markson

First thing to do is let everyone know you are in the game. It's like when you get into a kid's swimming pool. You have to make a splash. The bigger the splash, the more people will want to know about what you are doing and the more successful you will be. -- Max Markson

If you gravitate to successful, positive people, in time you will find yourself a successful, positive person. -- Max Markson

The secret to success is focusing on what will work, and seeing it through. -- Max Markson

In business your can never learn anything more important than successful communication skills. -- Max Markson

My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny. -- Elaine Maxwell

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love. -- David McCullough

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings. -- Margaret Mead

Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity. -- William Menninger

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history. -- Francois Mitterrand

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. -- Christopher Morley

Nothing but hard work, taking your opportunities, taking your advantages. (How Murdoch has achieved his success) -- Rupert Murdoch

You can't be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place. -- Rupert Murdoch

We have no intention of failing. The only question is how great a success we'll have. -- Rupert Murdoch

Nothing fails like success. -- Gerald Nachman

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day. -- Alex Noble

What we say here every day is that our success is really based on our members' success, our community's success. We've created an infrastructure and laid some basic ground rules to create this marketplace. -- Pierre Omidyar

Build a platform - prepare for the unexpected... …And you'll know you're successful when the platform you've built serves you in unexpected ways. -- Pierre Omidyar

Money is a topic that touches all races, all religions, all sexes, all ages, all tax brackets. It's a universal language that truly has been held up to us in society as a thing that determines whether we are successful, worthy, whether we have contributed something to life or not. -- Suze Orman

I'm probably the only bestselling author you know who's written more books than she's read. -- Suze Orman

You only get one Alan Bond in your lifetime. And I've had mine -- Kerry Packer

To follow, without halt, one aim: There's the secret of success. -- Anna Pavlova

To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theater; it lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment. -- Anna Pavlova

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. -- Norman Vincent Peale

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. -- Norman Vincent Peale

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success. -- Norman Vincent Peale

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. -- Norman Vincent Peale

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all. -- Norman Vincent Peale

Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk. -- J. C. Penney

No man can climb the ladder of success without first placing his foot on the bottom rung. -- James Cash Penney

Success cannot come from standstill men. Methods change and men must change with them. -- James Cash Penney

The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress. -- James Cash Penney

Underpromise; overdeliver. -- Tom Peters

My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. -- Pablo Picasso

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. -- Colin Powell

One of the pre – requisites for children becoming proactive and responsible citizens is the availability of enough role models inside and outside the school. -- Azim Premji

There are millions of children today who don’t attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country. -- Azim Premji

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all. -- Anna Quindlen

Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success. -- Vanessa Redgrave

Success is not assured, but America is resolute: this is the best chance for peace we are likely to see for some years to come - and we are acting to help Israelis and Palestinians seize this chance. -- Condoleezza Rice

If people maintain the belief systems that empower them, they'll keep coming back with enough action and enough resourcefulness to succeed eventually. -- Tony Robbins

I'm certainly not saying that my life is what success is all about. To me, success is the ongoing process of striving to become more. -- Tony Robbins

Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. -- David Rockefeller

I have no use for men who fail. The cause of their failure is no business of mine, but I want successful men as my associates. -- John Rockefeller

Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing. -- John Rockefeller

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. -- John Rockefeller

The growth of The Body Shop is testimony to the fact that you don't need to waste money on costly advertising campaigns to be successful. Instead, we've always relied on word of mouth and stories. -- Anita Roddick

Speed, agility and responsiveness are the keys to future success. -- Anita Roddick

The big question is: how do you institutionalize success and still keep that edge of craziness and wildeness? -- Anita Roddick

You always pass failure on the way to success. -- Mickey Rooney

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. -- Theodore Roosevelt

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. -- Arthur Rubinstein

Success and social promotion are not some right that anybody can claim after queuing at some [government office]. It is better: it is a right, a right that one can merit because of one's sweat. -- Nicolas Sarkozy

Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. -- William Saroyan

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing. -- Charles M. Schwab

All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them. -- Charles M. Schwab

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. -- Charles R. Schwab

I quickly learned that if I kept at it and plowed right through the rejections I would eventually get somebody to buy my wares. -- Charles R. Schwab

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. -- Albert Schweitzer

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. -- Albert Schweitzer

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done. -- Samuel Smiles

I used to be opposed to the idea of social entrepreneurship. I said let business be business, and philanthropy be philanthropy. Keep the two separate, don't mix it up, and this is what I did, and I did that rather successfully, but I now recognize that actually you do need to mix it up and I think there is room for social entrepreneurship. -- George Soros

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success. -- Gerry Spence

What would happen if capital succeeded in smashing the Republic of Soviets? There would set in an era of the blackest reaction in all the capitalist and colonial countries, the working class and the oppressed peoples would be seized by the throat, the positions of international communism would be lost. -- Joseph Stalin

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction. -- Bessie Stanley

I am a hero worshiper. I love the number one tennis player. I love the number one baseball player. I want to see those records broken. -- Martha Stewart

I have set a standard, and I'm going to stick to the standard. I may have been able to grow faster and maybe my business could have been bigger, but because I really feel very serious about my subject, I really want to be hands-on. -- Martha Stewart

Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success. -- Martha Stewart

I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. -- Herbert Bayard Swope

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the result of loving. -- Mother Teresa

Men are born to succeed, not fail. -- Henry David Thoreau

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

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. -- Henry David Thoreau

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. -- Henry David Thoreau

One of the keys to thinking big is total focus. I think of it almost as a controlled neurosis, which is a quality I've noticed in many highly successful entrepreneurs. -- Donald Trump

You can take the smartest kid at Wharton, the one who gets straight A's and has a 170 IQ, and if he doesn't have the instincts, he'll never be a successful entrepreneur. -- Donald Trump

I never planned on becoming a brand name. The success of the Trump name worldwide has been a surprise. -- Donald Trump

I made a tremendous amount of money on real estate. I'll take real estate rather than go to Wall Street and get 2.8 percent. Forget about it. -- Ivana Trump

Show me success without ego! -- Ivana Trump

I just love it when people say I can't do it, there's nothing that makes me feel better [than proving them wrong] because all my life, people have said that I wasn't going to make it. -- Ted Turner

You can never quit. Winner never quit, and quitters never win. -- Ted Turner

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. -- Ted Turner

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. -- Mark Twain

High expectations are the key to everything. -- Sam Walton

We're all working together; that's the secret. And we'll lower the cost of living for everyone, not just in America, but we'll give the world an opportunity to see what it's like to save and have a better lifestyle, a better life for all. We're proud of what we've accomplished ; we've just begun. -- Sam Walton

Celebrate your success and find humor in your failures. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Loosen up and everyone around you will loosen up. Have fun and always show enthusiasm. -- Sam Walton

Share your rewards. -- Sam Walton

I've learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success. -- Jack Welch

You hang around with good people, you play a lot of golf, and you have a pretty good life. That's what success is all about. It's getting people you like, who want to take the hill with you, who want to win, who have the passion. This is not rocket science. -- Jack Welch

When people use your brand name as a verb, that is remarkable. -- Meg Whitman

Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net. -- Meg Whitman

The secret of success is to realize that the crisis on our planet is much larger than just deciding what to do with your own life, and if the system under which we live the structure of western civilization begins to collapse because of our selfishness and greed, then it will make no difference whether you have $1 million dollars when the crash comes or just $1.00. -- Marianne Williamson

Material success is rewarding and a lot of fun, but it's not the most important thing in my life because I know when this is all over, the Master isn't going to ask me how many things I owned or how many television shows I did. I think the questions will be, What did I do to make a difference? Did I learn to live with love in my heart? -- Oprah Winfrey

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity. -- Thomas Wolfe

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. -- Frank Lloyd Wright

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. -- Frank Lloyd Wright

I know of only one bird - the parrot - that talks; and it can't fly very high. -- Wilbur Wright

Any time you see someone more successful than you are, they are doing something you aren't. -- Malcolm X

When we celebrated our first million-hit day in the autumn, we realised maybe we had a potential business. -- Jerry Yang

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. -- Zig Ziglar

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. -- Zig Ziglar

I don't care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don't harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you're never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants. -- Zig Ziglar