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Quotations About / On: SUCCESS

  • 11.
    Nothing recedes like success.
    (Bryan Forbes (b. 1926), British author, actor, filmmaker. quoted in Observer (London Dec. 19, 1971).)
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  • 12.
    Failures are easier to repeat than successes.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 13.
    The realism of failure, the romance of success.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 14.
    Success is the result achieved when nobody answers.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1924). "Birth and Marriage," Alphabets and Birthdays, Yale University Press (1957).)
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  • 15.
    America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
    (Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. Quoted in Ronald W. Clark, Freud: the Man and his Cause, pt. 3, ch. 12 (1980). To his colleague and biographer Ernest Jones (Memories of a Psycho-analyst, ch. 9, 1959), Freud said: "Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake.")
  • 16.
    If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 17.
    I would be glad to worship success if I could find her.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 18.
    Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal.
    (Sarah Bernhardt (1845-1923), French actor. The Art of the Theatre, ch. 3 (1924).)
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  • 19.
    Remember, a woman has to work harder than a man and have more patience in order to achieve success.
    (Margaret Mary Morgan, U.S. suffragist, print shop owner, and politician. As quoted in Dianne Feinstein, ch. 5, by Jerry Roberts (1994). In 1921, Morgan had become the first woman ever elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; she said this two years later, upon leaving office.)
  • 20.
    After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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