Quotes on Success from Famous People

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. Beverly Sills

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

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

Don’t be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. John Keats

This thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford (1893 – 1979)

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

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

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

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice. George Goethals

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. Edison (1847 – 1931)

Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. William Saroyan

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 (1890 – 1969), speech, April 2, 1957

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided. Casey Stengel (1891 – 1975)

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 – 1969)

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