If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
(Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, vol. 17, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1955). A Childhood Recollection, Dichtung und Wahrheit (1917).
Freud expressed the same idea on other occasions.)
... the aspiring immigrant ... is not content to progress alone. Solitary success is imperfect success in his eyes. He must take his family with him as he rises.
(Mary Antin (1881-1949), U.S. socialite and author; born in Russia. The Promised Land, ch. 19 (1912).
A Jew born in Russia, Antin emigrated to America with her family when she was 15 and settled in a Boston slum.)
Success four flights Thursday morning all against twenty one mile wind started from Level with engine power alone speed through air thirty one miles longest 57 second inform Press home Christmas.
(Orville Wright (1871-1948), U.S. pioneer aviator. Telegram, December 17, 1903, vol. 1, The Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright (1953).
The telegram was written to Milton WrightOrville and Wilbur's fatherannouncing the first successful powered flight, made at Kitty Hawk Sands the same day. The flight time was in fact 59 seconds, not 57.)