Quotations About / On: SUCCESS

  • 51.
    To burn always with this hard, gemlike flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.
    (Walter Pater (1839-1894), British essayist, critic. Studies in the History of the Renaissance, "Conclusion," (1873). Referring to "the focus where the greatest number of vital forces unite in their purest energy.")
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  • 52.
    Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.
    (Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. Independent (London, April 4, 1991). The quote was recalled at Greene's death by critic Miriam Allot.)
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  • 53.
    Success isn't everything but it makes a man stand straight.
    (Lillian Hellman (1905-1984), U.S. playwright. Julian, in Toys in the Attic, act 1 (1959).)
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  • 54.
    Nothing recedes like success.
    (Bryan Forbes (b. 1926), British author, actor, filmmaker. quoted in Observer (London Dec. 19, 1971).)
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  • 55.
    Nothing is as seductive as the assurance of success.
    (Gertrude Himmelfarb (b. 1922), U.S. author. On Looking into the Abyss, ch. 3 (1994). From a paper delivered in 1990 at the American Enterprise Institute: "From Marx to Hegel.")
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  • 56.
    As every cockroach knows, thriving on poisons is the secret of success.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 57.
    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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  • 58.
    He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
    (Joseph Heller (b. 1923), U.S. novelist. Catch-22, ch. 3 (1961). Referring to Colonel Cargill.)
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  • 59.
    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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  • 60.
    I would enjoy experiencing the hollowness of success at first- hand.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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