Quotations About / On: SUCCESS

  • 71.
    Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it supplies as many images to the mind, and as many topics to the tongue.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Letter, June 26, 1775, to Hester Thrale. The Letters of Samuel Johnson, vol. 2, no. 411, ed. R. W. Chapman (1952).)
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  • 72.
    I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply, not into the market, not into opinion, not into patronage.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Worship," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
  • 73.
    And of poetry, the success is not attained when it lulls and satisfies, but when it astonishes and fires us with new endeavours after the unattainable.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Love," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 74.
    I should consider it a greater success to interest one wise and earnest soul, than a million unwise and frivolous.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, February 10, 1856, to Calvin H. Greene, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 410, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 75.
    Success goes thus invariably with a certain plus or positive power: an ounce of power must balance an ounce of weight.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Power," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 76.
    The secret of success lies never in the amount of money, but in the relation of income to outgo.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Wealth," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 77.
    Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
    (Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Youth and Age," (1597-1625).)
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  • 78.
    The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men round to his opinion twenty years later.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 79.
    The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men round to his opinion twenty years later.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 80.
    A cheerful intelligent face is the end of culture, and success enough. For it indicates the purpose of Nature and wisdom attained.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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