Quotes and Sayings about Succeed



"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Democracy, Elections, Evil, Force, Fraud, Majority, Party, Tyranny)

"Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned."
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Related: God, Heart, Divinity, Effort, Lies, Man, Woman)

"Sometimes it seems that we are successful only because we have not tried hard enough for our best. We do the hard thing, and one day we succeed, and many things are made plain to us."
- Maude Adams
(Related: Successful, Day, Succeed)

"If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Experience, Life, Brother, Genius, Friend, Hope, Perseverance, Caution, Succeed)

"Saddam's goal is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Goal, Destruction, Iraq, Succeed, Weapons, Will)

"The American invasion did not succeed in Vietnam, and will never succeed in Iraq."
- Mohammed Aldouri
(Related: American, Iraq, Succeed, Vietnam, Will)

"Desire then is the invasion of the whole self by the wish, which, as it invades, sets going more and more of the psychical processes; but at the same time, so long as it remains desire, does not succeed in getting possession of the self."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Time, Desire, Possession, Self, Succeed)

"We are succeeding in Iraq. Thank you, America."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: America, Iraq)

"We are succeeding in Iraq. It's a tough struggle with setbacks, but we are succeeding."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: Iraq, Struggle)

"Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand."
- Robert G. Allen
(Related: Dream, Wealth, Attention, Man, Opinions, Succeed)

"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Men, Success, People, Ability, Succeed)

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Perseverance)

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Heart, Care, Will)

"We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Life, Abundance)

"That doesn't mean you have to have the lowest costs in the industry to succeed. But you need to make sure the activities and product attributes that increase your costs above the other guy bring in at least that much more in revenue, and hopefully more."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Succeed)

"Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, "Make me feel important." Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Life, Sales, Succeed, Will)

"We fall forward to succeed."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Succeed)

"It is important to me that what Poe has to say gets across to people. I want to give people the feeling that I get from all this. I think that we are succeeding. The feedback is very warm."
- John Astin
(Related: People, Feeling, Want)

"Would it be possible that I should not in any degree succeed? I can scarcely think so. Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me?"
- John James Audubon
(Related: Hope, Succeed)

"The goal of the Head Start program is to give at-risk children all across our Nation a fair chance at succeeding in the educational system."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Goal, Chance, Children, Nation)

"I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well."
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Related: Succeed, Will)

"There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Trying)

"I, talking about my children, of course I wanted them to succeed in life, they have to choose whatever job or occupation that they want, I will not try to influence."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Life, Children, Influence, Job, Occupation, Succeed, Talking, Want, Will)

"The successful pilots succeeded because they did not open fire until they were close to the target."
- Douglas Bader
(Related: Successful, Fire, Open)

"Socialists make the mistake of confusing individual worth with success. They believe you cannot allow people to succeed in case those who fail feel worthless."
- Kenneth Baker
(Related: Success, Mistake, People, Succeed, Worth)

"The question whether the long effort to put an end to war can succeed without another major convulsion challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: War, Effort, End, Question, Responsibility, Sense, Succeed)

"Our people, our shareholders, me, Bill Gates, we expect to change the world in every way, to succeed wildly at everything we touch, to have the broadest impact of any company in the world."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Change, People, Company, Succeed, World)

"It would be curious to know what leads a man to become a stationer rather than a baker, when he is no longer compelled, as among the Egyptians, to succeed to his father's craft."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Father, Man, Succeed)

"In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Life, People, Obstacles, Order, Self, Sense, Struggle, Succeed)

"If at first you do succeed - try to hide your astonishment."
- Harry Banks
(Related: First, Succeed)

"If at first you don't succeed, try to hide your astonishment."
- Harry F. Banks
(Related: First, Succeed)

"It's only very recently that women have succeeded in entering those professions which, as Muses, they typified for the Greeks."
- Miriam Beard
(Related: Women)

"We're giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: American, Freedom, Giving, Succeed)

"You can't succeed in beating the insurgents unless you can convince the people that they can be protected."
- Rand Beers
(Related: People, Succeed)

"I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Nothing)

"The average European does not seem to feel free until he succeeds in enslaving and oppressing others."
- Bernard Berenson
"Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Effort, Public, Scientists)

"Better than succeeding little by little is failing at one go."
- Jose Bergamin
"Law is any application for the official use of coercion that succeeds."
- Bob Black
(Related: Law)

"Sometimes one succeeds, sometimes one fails."
- Harold Bloom
"You know, I start with the assumption that -or with, with the belief that this president has to succeed. We all have an enormous amount of capital invested in his success. His success is the country's success."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Success, Belief, Country, President, Succeed)

"I hope I may have succeeded in presenting to you, however imperfectly, the currents of thought due to the work of the immortal Darwin which have helped to make anthropology what it is at the present time."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Time, Work, Thought, Hope, Anthropology, May, Present)

"If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius - it wasn't a hype. If you hype it and it fails, then it was just a hype."
- Neil Bogart
(Related: Genius)

"America demands invention and innovation to succeed."
- Kit Bond
(Related: America, Innovation, Invention, Succeed)

"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Attention, Decisions)

"Arnold has succeeded at every level, and I believe he is the only person that can unite the people of this state and lead California from its current dysfunctional condition to the bright future that all residents long for."
- Mary Bono
(Related: People, Future, State)

"I hope that the institution will succeed in maximizing students' potential in the same way. I will give all of my stock to this institution. It will own the Bose Corporation and be funded by the Bose Corporation."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Hope, Potential, Students, Succeed, Will)

"The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed."
- Nelson Boswell
(Related: Success, Feeling, First, Succeed)

"I told them, you can succeed - it's not likely the first time, maybe 25 per cent, but you CAN succeed. You can also die. By April 16 they had already been to camp III, well ahead of most teams."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Time, April, First, Succeed)

"Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant, that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, People, Fear, Reason)

"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Determination, Failure, Succeed)

"They certainly did. They tried to make her look like a "nut case" and they succeeded to some extent."
- Ben Bradlee
"Our main agenda is to have ALL guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn't matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed."
- Sarah Brady
(Related: Lie, America, Facts, Succeed)

"There is an element of luck, there is an element of trial and error, sometimes you fail, sometimes you succeed. It's not as beautifully simple as it may seem when we are talking about it."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Error, Luck, May, Succeed, Talking)

"Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Nature, Science, Force, Magic, Man, Understanding)

"I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this - Tito and Mao Tse-tung."
- Earl Browder
(Related: History, Leadership, Influence, Open, Struggle)

"Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?"
- Robert Browning
(Related: Men, Deeds, Words)

"In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Failure, Iraq, Succeed)

"The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Heart, Inspiration, Thoughts, Being, Mind, Succeed, Will)

"Unfortunately, the media, which are not at all reluctant to act in their own self-interest, have succeeded in equating reform in the public mind with further restrictions on just about everyone else's freedom of political speech."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Act, Freedom, Media, Mind, Public, Reform, Self, Speech)

"A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed, and strong families with a man and a woman - bonded together for life - always have been, and always will be, the key to such families."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Family, Life, Children, Key, Man, Succeed, Will, Woman)

"My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it."
- John Bunyan
(Related: Courage, Pilgrimage, Skill, Succeed)

"France turned a deaf ear to the demands, but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: France, Publicity)

"Those who have wrought great changes in the world never succeeded by gaining over chiefs; but always by exciting the multitude. The first is the resource of intrigue and produces only secondary results, the second is the resort of genius and transforms the universe."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Genius, First, Results, Universe, World)

"But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Age, Chivalry, Europe, Glory)

"I must firmly adhere to the views I have held and practice, that Socialism to succeed must be practical, tolerant, cohesive and consciously compromising with Progressive forces running, if not so far, in parallel lines towards its own goal."
- John Burns
(Related: Goal, Practice, Running, Socialism, Succeed)

"The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Men, Power, Ambition, Succeed, Will)

"I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Success, Failure, Hope, Ambition, Succeed, Washington)

"Our greatest privilege and responsibility as leaders of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is to provide our veterans with a system that cares for their wounds and ensures that they have an opportunity to succeed."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Opportunity, Committee, Leaders, Privilege, Responsibility, Succeed, Veterans, Wounds)

"If we are to succeed, we must recognize that the community redevelopment is not solely the rehabilitation of housing, or putting a mall in the business strips."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Business, Community, Succeed)

"There are so many things about playing football that seem to me uniquely American. Anybody can succeed, anybody can play, but you've got to work hard to do it."
- Dean Cain
(Related: Work, American, Football, Play, Succeed)

"Your strike will not win. You cannot be allowed to succeed."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Succeed, Will)

"The issue for us is rebuilding a governing majority that is comfortable with differences that can transcend the divisiveness and unify behind the principles that we know our party has succeeded on."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Majority, Party, Principles)

"Only as long as a company can produce a desired, worthwhile, and needed product or service, and can command the public, will it receive the public dollar and succeed."
- Curtis Carlson
(Related: Company, Public, Service, Succeed, Will)

"If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded."
- Thomas Carlyle
"The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Men)

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: People, Fun, Succeed)

"Everything seems to be going faster and faster. It's really harder to create something that endures. The New York City Ballet has succeeded in doing that."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Ballet)

"As a privileged survivor of the First World War, I hope I may be allowed to interject here a deeply felt tribute to those who were not fortunate enough to succeed, but who shared the signal honor of trying to the last to salvage peace."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Peace, War, Hope, First, Honor, May, Succeed, Tribute, Trying, World, World war)

"We have to instill in them the skills they need to succeed at a young age and open up their imaginations to the very real opportunities they can be afforded if they put their minds to it."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Age, Open, Succeed)

"I'm not wedded to covering the markets. I'm intrigued by the markets. If I can connect Main Street with Wall Street, then I've succeeded."
- Neil Cavuto
"Is it the factitious and the conventional that most surely succeed on earth and in the course of life?"
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Life, Earth, Succeed)

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, try, try again."
- Michael Chang
(Related: First, Succeed)

"Beckham is unusual. He was desperate to be a footballer. His mind was made up when he was nine or ten. Many kids think that it's beyond them. But you can't succeed without practising at any sport."
- Bobby Charlton
(Related: Kids, Mind, Succeed)

"When you feel so strongly about something and other people feel equally strongly, you have to feel stronger about it in order to succeed."
- Joan Chen
(Related: People, Order, Succeed)

"From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Graduation, Being, Chance, Key, Public, Schools, Succeed, World)

"To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts - absolute gifts - which have not been acquired by one's own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Soul, Artist, Effort, Gifts, Succeed)

"To succeed in life in today's world, you must have the will and tenacity to finish the job."
- Chin-Ning Chu
(Related: Life, Job, Succeed, Tenacity, Today, Will, World)

"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Saying, Succeed)

"The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: Religion, Politics, Soul, Heart, Books, Court, Law, Writing)

"Bush does not want to go down in history as the president who lost in Iraq. His strategy to the extent he has one is to hang tough and let whoever succeeds him take the fall."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: History, Strategy, Iraq, President, Want)

"I took the hardest possible route that you could take, and I still overcame and succeeded."
- David Allan Coe
"The truth is that most small businesses will not succeed and you need to be emotionally prepared for this."
- Benjamin Cohen
(Related: Truth, Succeed, Will)

"Despite my emphasis on technology, I do not view laws as inherently evil. My goals are political ones, even if my techniques are not. The only way to fundamentally succeed is by changing existing laws. If I rejected all help from the political arena I would inevitably fail."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Technology, Goals, Evil, Help, Laws, Succeed)

"When I go to where I was getting excellent parts in movies I may have taken a few too soon, too anxious to go back to work and to anxious to make another film and to succeed more."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Movies, Work, Film, May, Succeed)

"I have friends who've tried suicide many times and haven't succeeded. I myself made an attempt, so I had a connection with that sort of group of people who have tried suicide at one time in their lives."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Time, People, Connection, Friends, Suicide)

"To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports us - when we succeed, it betrays us."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Man, Pride, Succeed)

"Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Paradise, Gold, Treasure, Wishes, World)

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence."
- Confucius
(Related: Desire, Excellence, Potential, Succeed, Will)

"Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study."
- William Congreve
(Related: Despair, Flags, Invention, Study)

"Don't make art for other artists or for 'intellectuals', make art for people - and if you can touch just one person in a lifetime and make a difference - you have succeeded."
- Ray Conniff
(Related: Art, People, Artists, Difference)

"QuickBooks - the very fact that we could even dream to make something in the business arena, and that it would then succeed - was a total revolution to me."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Business, Dream, Fact, Revolution, Succeed)

"I've always had a will to succeed, to win, however you phrase it."
- Jack K. Cooke
(Related: Succeed, Will)

"Fail, and your friends feel superior. Succeed, and they feel resentful."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Friends, Succeed)

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Success, Fear, Failure, Desire, Order, Succeed)

"If at first you don't succeed, blame your parents."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Blame, First, Parents, Succeed)

"Any political agenda and organization which doesn't begin with personal responsibility is just half the argument. It's just not going to succeed."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Argument, Responsibility, Succeed)

"You do not succeed because you do not know what you want, but because you don't want it intensely enough."
- Frank Crane
(Related: Succeed, Want)

"Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Decency, Sleep, State, Succeed)

"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Failure, First, May, Style, Succeed)

"There is no secret to success except hard work and getting something indefinable which we call 'the breaks.' In order for a writer to succeed, I suggest three things - read and write - and wait."
- Countee Cullen
(Related: Success, Work, Hard work, Order, Succeed, Writer)

"You've got to stick at a thing, a particular thing, until you succeed.I feel that's the only way to succeed - by concentrating on something in particular. Once you know what you've got to do you will succeed, you will succeed."
- Betty Cuthbert
(Related: Succeed, Will)

"In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Time, Order, Succeed)

"When you're not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom."
- Larry David
(Related: Work, Freedom)

"I hope that 9/11 has grouped us as one, and in doing so it has united us. Perhaps as a unit we can help each other get ahead, survive and succeed in this free world. And hey guys, let's not forget out manners!!"
- Doug Davidson
(Related: Hope, Forget, Help, Succeed, United, World)

"You've got to be a disciplined person if you want to succeed both in sport and in life."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Life, Succeed, Want)

"There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don't like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don't spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities."
- Michael Dell
(Related: Time, Success, Cause, Company, Favorite, Succeed)

"The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Age, Chivalry, Past)

"Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Success, Succeed)

"To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!"
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Love, Desire, Destruction, End, Folly, Nothing, Order)

"Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Man, May, Succeed)

"Whatever I do, I attempt to do it fully. I try, and don't always succeed, to be thorough. There are musicians who do not know their worth, and if they knew it at one time, it has eluded them. I know my worth. You try not to dwell in the past."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Time, Musicians, Past, Succeed, Worth)

"The magic of playing has to do with how much everyone wants it to succeed. If you have five players in a situation where the music is being improvised and one is determined it is not going to succeed, it won't succeed even if one of the musicians takes control."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Music, Control, Being, Magic, Musicians, Succeed)

"Familiar life, tending to sordidness, had been succeeded by remote life, generally idealized; historical detail had been brought in to teach readers who were being entertained."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Life, Being, Detail)

"To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you."
- Tony Dorsett
(Related: Succeed)

"It's nice to see a movie where people are actually succeeding."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: People)

"When a man has done his best, has given his all, and in the process supplied the needs of his family and his society, that man has made a habit of succeeding."
- Mack R. Douglas
(Related: Family, Society, Habit, Man, Needs)

"Nothing succeeds, they say, like success. And certainly nothing fails like failure."
- Margaret Drabble
(Related: Success, Failure, Nothing)

"Nothing succeeds like success."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Success, Nothing)

"He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Direction, Doubt, Force, Succeed, Thinking, World)

"It is even possible that laws which have not their origin in the mind may be irrational, and we can never succeed in formulating them."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Laws, May, Mind, Succeed)

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Time, Giving, Lies, Succeed, Weakness)

"Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience."
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Experience, Life)

"By not caring too much about what people think, I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: People, Ideas, Caring, Succeed)

"I still believe the Lewinsky investigation was way off from the focus of what Whitewater was, which turned out to be nothing at the end of the process. And I think that there were people who were determined as political opponents to not allow his presidency to succeed."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: People, End, Focus, Investigation, Nothing, Opponents, Presidency, Succeed)

"The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Future, Help, Past, Succeed, Will)

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Life)

"Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Age, Books)

"It doesn't matter if I don't succeed in something, what matters is that I learn from my mistakes."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Mistakes, Succeed)

"I, most talented players don't always succeed. Some don't even make the team. It's more what's inside."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Succeed)

"If, however, the success of a politician is to be measured by the degree in which he is able personally to influence the course of politics, and attach to himself a school of political thought, then Mr. Mill, in the best meaning of the words, has succeeded."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Success, Politics, Thought, Influence, Meaning, School, Words)

"There's more than a few remnants left in German welfare policy today. Many Germans eagerly condemn Hitler's fascism but won't examine the other reasons why the Third Reich succeeded for a season."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Policy, Fascism, Today, Welfare)

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Being, First, Fool, Succeed)

"It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Succeed)

"The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster."
- Ernst Fischer
(Related: Bosses, Disaster, Film, Media, Press, Succeed, Television)

"He 's ruthless only because of his ideals. Unfortunately he doesn't succeed. The thing fails and gets out of hand and takes charge of him. Idealism is the only excuse he could have and it's a great excuse."
- Terence Fisher
(Related: Idealism, Ideals, Succeed)

"Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Idiots, Nothing, Succeed)

"Remember when I told you about the American dream? That if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough and kicked yourself in the butt, you'd succeed? Well, I think I did, I think I did."
- Curt Flood
(Related: Dream, American, Succeed)

"You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside: The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed."
- Larry Flynt
(Related: Wife, Goal, Vision, Doubt, Job, Kids, Security, Succeed, Temptations, Will)

"The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Imagination, Man, Skill, Succeed, Will)

"If one uses music that one does not really love, then one will not succeed in making it one's own."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Music, Love, Succeed, Will)

"To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Succeed)

"If terrorists succeeded in using a weapon of mass destruction against the U.S. or one of our allies, it would likely have catastrophic consequences for our cherished republican form of government."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Government, Consequences, Destruction, Republican)

"The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Women, American)

"Well it's hard to bracket it like that because everyone always thinks you either go to America and you come back, fail or succeed, but it doesn't work like that."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Work, America, Succeed)

"We have shown, given these last three years, that we were succeeding in fighting terrorists. While during the first 30 years of the former governments they didn't."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Fighting, First, Years)

"Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Nature, Succeed, Trying)

"I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that, I shall succeed in everything else."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Man, Succeed)

"When I started working, I didn't have a clue what I was doing, in that I was just wandering around, hoping that I could succeed. Then after I got a little under my belt, it took me about 25 years to feel like I knew what I was doing."
- James Garner
(Related: Succeed, Years)

"We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: May, Order, Succeed)

"I do think the attempt to raise consciousness has succeeded. People are very aware of gender concerns now."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: People, Consciousness, Gender, Now)

"Well there are those who think you can only succeed at someone else's expense."
- Boy George
(Related: Succeed)

"I learned that kids in show business are so different from regular, average students. They would gather behind you and help you to succeed in any way possible."
- Wally George
(Related: Business, Help, Kids, Students, Succeed)

"To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business."
- J. Paul Getty
(Related: Business, Succeed)

"Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead of me to discover and create. I want something, but I won't know what it is until I succeed in doing it."
- Alberto Giacometti
(Related: Life, Succeed, Want)

"It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves."
- Andre Gide
(Related: People, Adventure, Succeed)

"It takes a lot more energy to fail than to succeed, since it takes a lot of concentrated energy to hold on to beliefs that don't work."
- Jerry Gillies
(Related: Work, Beliefs, Energy, Succeed)

"Running a school where the students all succeed, even if some students have to help others to make the grade, is good preparation for democracy."
- William Glasser
(Related: Democracy, Help, Preparation, Running, School, Students, Succeed)

"Being a leader gives you charisma. If you look and study the leaders who have succeeded, that's where charisma comes from, from the leading."
- Seth Godin
(Related: Leader, Being, Charisma, Leaders, Leading, Study)

"I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: God, Being, Help, Succeed, Want)

"The only summit meeting that can succeed is the one that does not take place."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Meeting, Succeed)

"A careful inspection showed them that, even if they succeeded in righting it by themselves, the cart would travel no longer. The axles were in a hopeless state, and the missing wheel was shattered into pieces."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Travel, State)

"To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Education, Opportunity, College, Economy, Expectation, Reality, School, Students, Succeed, Tools)

"To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you're impotent. She can't wait to disprove it."
- Cary Grant
(Related: Sex, Succeed)

"My father died prematurely at the age of 52 when I was 24, and it is a recurring regret that he never lived to see me succeed beyond university and drama."
- Richard E. Grant
(Related: Age, Father, Drama, Regret, Succeed, University)

"We have never succeeded in slowing down our nuclear fusion reactors."
- Wilson Greatbatch
"Teach success before teaching responsibility. Teach them to believe in themselves. Teach them to think, 'I'm not stupid'. No child wants to fail. Everyone wants to succeed."
- Al Green
(Related: Success, Responsibility, Succeed, Teaching)

"I think what it takes to succeed remains the same. You have to have a real love of your sport to carry you through all the bad times, you still want to go ski even when things aren't working. You must have a commitment to work hard and to never give up."
- Nancy Greene
(Related: Love, Work, Commitment, Ski, Succeed, Want)

"To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Education, Communication, Importance, Succeed, Will)

"The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Career, Content, Measure)

"When we rehearse, we're always trying to aim for something else. But we never quite succeed in getting there."
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Succeed, Trying)

"I remarked constantly, just at sunset, in these latitudes, that the eastern horizon was brilliantly illuminated with a kind of mock sunset. This in a short time disappeared, to be soon succeeded by another similar in character, but more faint."
- George Grey
(Related: Time, Character, Sunset)

"If the tanks succeed, then victory follows."
- Heinz Guderian
(Related: Victory, Succeed)

"Affairs that depend on many rarely succeed."
- Francesco Guicciardini
(Related: Succeed)

"I liked that idea. Someone who's trying to perform herself and not succeeding."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Idea, Trying)

"Better have failed in the high aim, as I, Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As, God be thanked! I do not."
- Robert Browning Hamilton
(Related: God, Succeed)

"I think there's something degrading about having a husband for a rival. It's humiliating if you fail and commonplace if you succeed."
- Christopher Hampton
(Related: Husband, Succeed)

"We have in this country a federal government that increasingly is engaged in trying to determine which business, which regions, which industries will succeed, which will not through a whole range of economic development, regional development corporate subsidization programs."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Government, Business, Development, Corporate, Country, Succeed, Trying, Will)

"Every man should make up his own mind that if he expect to succeed, he must give an honest return for the other man's dollar."
- Edward H. Harriman
(Related: Man, Mind, Succeed)

"We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that."
- Neil Patrick Harris
(Related: Politics, Climate, Now, Opinion, Popular, Respect, Right, Succeed, Want)

"Music has become a bigger business, and with that there is more pressure to succeed; I think that it creates a negative pressure for being creative."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Music, Business, Negative, Being, Pressure, Succeed)

"But what is more, if we have succeeded in adding to the basic understanding of our universe and ourselves, we will have made a contribution to the totality of human culture."
- Haldan Keffer Hartline
(Related: Culture, Understanding, Universe, Will)

"I've succeeded beyond my wildest dreams - financially and the amount of fun I have in my life."
- Phil Hartman
(Related: Dreams, Life, Fun)

"Our economy is creating jobs and giving businesses the conditions they need to invest and succeed."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Economy, Giving, Jobs, Succeed)

"If you want to achieve things in life, you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart, you'll succeed."
- Juliana Hatfield
(Related: Life, Succeed, Want)

"Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Work, Chance, Succeed)

"This kind of prelude was succeeded by the concerto itself which he executed with a degree of spirit and firmness that no one has ever pretended to equal."
- John Hawkins
(Related: Firmness, Spirit)

"The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Survival, Wealth, Competition, Succeed)

"New technologies such as solar systems or hybrid cars aren't created overnight. By extending these tax credits we are giving this industry time to grow, branch out and succeed."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Time, Tax, Giving, Succeed)

"Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Art, Life, Being, Deception, May, Order, Succeed)

"Even if the last move did not succeed, the inner command says move again."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Succeed)

"Whether a revolution succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: People, Revolution, Will)

"Thus times do shift, each thing his turn does hold; New things succeed, as former things grow old."
- Robert Herrick
(Related: Old, Succeed)

"The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede."
- Eugen Herrigel
(Related: Goal, Succeed, Will)

"I'm sure that they will continue to look for ways to try and undermine my support, but I have every confidence that in doing this job for South Dakota, I will continue to build on my support and be able to succeed once again in November."
- Stephanie Herseth
(Related: Confidence, Job, Succeed, Support, Will)

"Philanthropic colonization is a failure. National colonization will succeed."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Failure, Succeed, Will)

"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Succeed)

"No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Man, Succeed)

"It is impossible for our working people to maintain their full strength if they do not succeed in obtaining a sufficient supply of fat, allotted to them on a proper basis."
- Paul von Hindenburg
(Related: People, Strength, Succeed)

"Without rebuilding the confidence between parties, you will never succeed."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Confidence, Succeed, Will)

"I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying."
- Tom Hopkins
(Related: Succeed, Trying)

"Barley, where it succeeds, yields a larger weight of feed per acre than any other small grain crop."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Weight)

"I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe."
- Whitney Houston
(Related: Shadow, Succeed)

"You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Life, Want)

"Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Work, Heart, Competition, Succeed, Will)

"What I have to do now is figure where my passion is, and follow my heart; I've proven that if I have the passion for something then I can succeed. I haven't been listening to my heart in the last little while."
- Clara Hughes
(Related: Heart, Listening, Now, Passion, Succeed)

"But when ill indeed, Even dismissing the doctor don't always succeed."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Succeed)

"I get asked this a lot: Why has soccer not succeeded? My answer is, soccer has succeeded. It is already the fastest growing youth participation sport in the U.S. It has already succeeded at the youth level, no question."
- Lamar Hunt
(Related: Participation, Question, Soccer, Youth)

"I succeeded on sort of chutzpah and charm. No technique at all, didn't know what I was doing, but it worked and the character suited me."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Character, Charm)

"There is a question for which we will never know the answer: had the U.S. not launched the Contra war to overthrow the Sandinista government, would they have succeeded in bringing socioeconomic justice to the people of Nicaragua?"
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: War, Government, People, Justice, Question, Will)

"When I think of some of my earlier work, it really seems a fortunate coincidence that I succeeded."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Work)

"If you blithely do what you do and you're good at what you do, and try to be a decent person, you can succeed."
- Michael Patrick Jann
(Related: Succeed)

"We shall not have succeeded in demolishing everything unless we demolish the ruins as well. But the only way I can see of doing that is to use them to put up a lot of fine, well-designed buildings."
- Alfred Jarry
"We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Country, Majority, May, Nation, Right, Will)

"I fear it's because religion is man's attempt to reach God, and when he feels he has succeeded, he cannot abide anyone else's claim to have done the same."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Religion, God, Fear, Man)

"No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Men, Women, Struggle, Succeed)

"To succeed, one must be creative and persistent."
- John H. Johnson
(Related: Succeed)

"The reason Apple is really good, I think, and the reason their stores succeeded, is not just 'cause we know the big idea, but we have a real passion for the littlest detail. It's legendary in our products."
- Ron Johnson
(Related: Idea, Detail, Passion, Reason)

"Simply cutting the taxes for America's wealthiest families is clearly not creating the needed new jobs, and that strategy is unlikely to succeed in the future."
- Tim Johnson
(Related: Strategy, America, Future, Jobs, Succeed, Taxes)

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Life, Succeed)

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Life, Winning, Career, Games, Succeed)

"If you feel like it's difficult to change, you will probably have a harder time succeeding."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Time, Change, Will)

"So in Asia I want to make - I want to succeed to make a model of what success, practicing democracy, and market economy. Then that will give a good influence over Asian countries."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Success, Countries, Democracy, Economy, Influence, Succeed, Want, Will)

"To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Goal, Devotion, Mission, Succeed)

"Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed. Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: Time, Work, Sacrifice, Hard work, Succeed, Will)

"The best part of one's life is the working part, the creative part. Believe me, I love to succeed... However, the real spiritual and emotional excitement is in the doing."
- Garson Kanin
(Related: Life, Love, Excitement, Spiritual, Succeed)

"The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Artist, Man, Sensibility, Suffering, Understanding)

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can."
- Nikos Kazantzakis
(Related: First, Order, Succeed)

"The duty of a toastmaster is to be so dull that the succeeding speakers will appear brilliant by contrast."
- Clarence Budington Kelland
(Related: Contrast, Duty, Will)

"Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed."
- Corita Kent
(Related: Life, Moments, Succeed)

"An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots."
- Charles Kettering
(Related: Practice)

"I gambled and I lost. I failed in securing my options for this choice for myself, but I succeeded in verifying the Dark Age is still with us."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Age, Choice, Options)

"We believe that economics does not necessarily have to be a zero-sum game; it can be a win-win proposition for everyone involved so long as they have the tools in which to succeed."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Economics, Succeed, Tools)

"Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves."
- Larry King
(Related: Luck)

"The many many imponderables come together when a film opens and for all sorts of reasons it may or may not succeed."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Film, May, Succeed)

"The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare."
- Bobby Knight
(Related: Succeed, Will)

"The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a suitable language."
- Donald Knuth
(Related: Language, Name, Now, Programming, Succeed, Will)

"I am convinced we shall succeed. I have faith in this country, because I have faith in its people."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Faith, People, Country, Succeed)

"I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Life, Talent, Ability, Skill, Succeed, Support)

"The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Success, Time, People, Successful, Failure, Strength, Freedom, Measure, Succeed)

"To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Succeed, World)

"The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Rules, Succeed)

"I am evidence that you don't have to sell a lot of records or succeed in the usual way to have a big audience and a job."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Job, Succeed)

"I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Beauty, Chess, Expectations, Rules, Senses)

"I've been in a hurry all my life. I've been in a hurry to succeed, and in a hurry to prove myself."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Life, Succeed)

"I used to think that driving, sleepless, ambitious labor was what you needed to succeed."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Driving, Labor, Succeed)

"It is easier for women to succeed in business, the arts, and politics in America than in Europe."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Politics, Women, Business, America, Europe, Succeed)

"Sometimes I only succeed in beating myself to death."
- Burt Lancaster
(Related: Death, Succeed)

"You may succeed in your policy and ensure your own damnation, by your victory."
- James Larkin
(Related: Policy, Victory, May, Succeed)

"Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Success, Appearance, Nothing)

"One succeeds in obtaining an equivalent production at a lower price by improving the arts, trades and agriculture and by developing the physical and moral qualities of workers, farmers and craftsmen."
- Antoine Lavoisier
(Related: Agriculture, Production, Workers)

"Nothing succeeds like address."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Nothing)

"Isn't it amazing the way the future succeeds in creating an appropriate past?"
- John Leonard
(Related: Future, Past)

"I look up to people who succeed in accomplishing their dreams."
- Joanna Noelle Levesque
(Related: Dreams, People, Succeed)

"We have a hope of succeeding if we learn from our past mistakes and pull together to make the hard choices."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Hope, Choices, Mistakes, Past)

"If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq, it will mean learning from our mistakes, not denying them and not ignoring them."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Chance, Democracy, Iraq, Learning, Mistakes, Stability, Will)

"Take life slowly and deliberately, making sure to acknowledge the people who have helped you succeed along the way."
- Ted Levine
(Related: Life, People, Succeed)

"It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art, executed solely with a view to effect, does succeed by deceiving the public."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Art, Effect, Literature, Public, Succeed)

"If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer."
- Alan Lewis
(Related: First, Succeed)

"Restoring the Welsh language in Wales is nothing less than a revolution. It is only through revolutionary means that we can succeed."
- Saunders Lewis
(Related: Revolution, Language, Nothing, Succeed)

"So what is so strange about saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to reconstruct and reform this nation so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation? I want the country to survive. I want the country to succeed."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Capitalism, Country, Liberty, Mission, Nation, Reform, Saying, Succeed, Want)

"We want everybody to succeed. You know why? We want the country to succeed, and for the country to succeed, its people - its individuals - must succeed."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: People, Country, Succeed, Want)

"I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Government, Happiness, Life, Success, Force, Liberty, Pursuit, Succeed, Want)

"With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Nothing, Public, Sentiment, Succeed)

"Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Nothing, Public, Sentiment, Succeed)

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Mind, Resolution, Succeed)

"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Light, Right, Succeed, Wrong)

"Voters must have faith in the electoral process for our democracy to succeed."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Faith, Democracy, Succeed)

"It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Courage)

"I'm not an education expert, and frankly I don't want to make education decisions for our state. But I am experienced at successfully managing organizations, and putting people on a path where they can succeed."
- Linda Lingle
(Related: Education, People, Decisions, State, Succeed, Want)

"Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: People, Succeed)

"Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes"."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Succeed, Will, Woman)

"People like me have to have the discipline only to work for clients, corporations, political people, products, services, networks that we believe in and we want to see succeed."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Work, People, Discipline, Clients, Corporations, Succeed, Want)

"It's human nature to keep doing something as long as it's pleasurable and you can succeed at it - which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years."
- Peter Lynch
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Population, Succeed, World, Years)

"I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: History, Life, Dignity, English, Succeed)

"It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible."
- Arthur Machen
(Related: Thought, Succeed)

"No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Enemy, Execution, Succeed)

"The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Men, Ability, Mistakes, Succeed, Want)

"No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed."
- Harold MacMillan
(Related: Mother, Wife, Man, Woman)

"And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Religion, Doubt, Example, Past, Purity, Succeed, Will)

"No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance."
- Ramana Maharshi
(Related: Success, Perseverance, Effort, Succeed)

"Even if you do succeed most people wouldn't notice anyway."
- John Malkovich
(Related: People, Succeed)

"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Determination, Failure, Succeed, Will)

"We make the oldest stories new when we succeed, and we are trapped by the old stories when we fail."
- Greil Marcus
(Related: Old, Succeed)

"No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Business, Ability, Cooperation, Question, Succeed, Today)

"You will never succeed while smarting under the drudgery of your occupation, if you are constantly haunted with the idea that you could succeed better in something else."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Idea, Occupation, Succeed, Will)

"Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Man)

"I think it's more and more important to spend time with your children, because it seems to be harder and harder for them to succeed as their parents have succeeded."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Time, Children, Parents, Succeed)

"Don't settle for style. Succeed in substance."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Style, Succeed)

"It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail."
- Peter Marshall
(Related: Cause, Succeed, Will)

"Our party has known great, great days. But we have no God-given right to survive, let alone to succeed."
- Francis Maude
(Related: God, Party, Right, Succeed)

"You cannot tell the enemy you're going to leave and expect the enemy to not - and expect to succeed. I mean, that's just a fundamental of warfare."
- John McCain
(Related: Enemy, Succeed)

"There's something deeply satisfying when it succeeds, but I'm not going to do another book just to put my name on something and make some money if it's not something I deeply care about."
- John McEnroe
(Related: Money, Care, Name)

"They're definitely having their moment now because they know how to work the system, and I know I have to be that way, too, in order to succeed. But it's never been more frustrating for me."
- Rose McGowan
(Related: Work, Now, Order, Succeed)

"It is not only our duty to America, but also to Ireland. We could not hope to succeed in our effort to make Ireland a Republic without the moral and material support of the liberty-loving citizens of these United States."
- Thomas F. Meagher
(Related: Hope, America, Duty, Effort, Ireland, Liberty, states, Succeed, Support, United)

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Imitation, Originality, Succeed)

"The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: God, Failure, Children, Devil, Man, Theory)

"Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding."
- Gian Carlo Menotti
(Related: Art, Beauty, Effort, Flowers)

"When I'm asked how to succeed in show business, I always say I haven't the foggiest."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Business, Succeed)

"It's not enough that I should succeed - others should fail."
- David Merrick
(Related: Succeed)

"If men do not now succeed in abolishing war, civilization and mankind are doomed."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Men, War, Civilization, Mankind, Now, Succeed)

"France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history."
- Francois Mitterrand
(Related: History, Opportunity, France, Succeed, Will, World)

"Art is the production of objects for consumption, to be used and discarded while waiting for a new world in which man will have succeeded in freeing himself of everything, even of his own consciousness."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Art, Consciousness, Man, Production, Waiting, Will, World)

"Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Success, Circumstances, Majority, Succeed)

"I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Fool, Succeed, World)

"In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Success, Succeed)

"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed."
- Maria Montessori
(Related: Help, Succeed)

"We must have ideals and try to live up to them, even if we never quite succeed. Life would be a sorry business without them. With them it's grand and great."
- Lucy Maud Montgomery
(Related: Business, Life, Ideals, Succeed)

"There's a flipside to this; if you as an individual have the right to live on your own terms, you must have the right to both succeed and fail on them."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Right, Succeed)

"The worst fault of the working classes is telling their children they're not going to succeed."
- John Mortimer
(Related: Children, Fault, Succeed)

"Where there is a will there is a way. And this must be the way not of compulsion but of cooperation... No government and no plan can succeed without it."
- Lionel K. Murphy
(Related: Government, Cooperation, Succeed, Will)

"Our enemy is motivated by hatred and will not stop planning more plots against until they are ultimately defeated. Today was an important and necessary victory in the war, but there is a long road ahead. We must remain committed if we are to succeed and protect our liberty."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: War, Victory, Enemy, Hatred, Liberty, Planning, Road, Succeed, Today, Will)

"Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Men, Politics, Eyes, Succeed)

"Small businesses are the number one job creators in America. Therefore, it is important that the federal government creates an environment that helps them succeed, not one that sets them up to fail."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Government, America, Environment, Job, Succeed)

"I was very blessed in always knowing what I wanted to do, and by the grace of God I've been able to succeed in my chosen career."
- Nichelle Nichols
(Related: God, Career, Grace, Succeed)

"Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Extreme)

"People with goals succeed because they know where they're going."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: People, Goals, Succeed)

"Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?"
- Chester W. Nimitz
(Related: Failure, Consequences, Succeed)

"Half the things that people do not succeed in are through fear of making the attempt."
- James Northcote
(Related: People, Fear, Succeed)

"Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Intelligence, War, Actions, Cooperation, Planning, Police, Sharing, Succeed, Terror)

"To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them."
- Aristotle Onassis
(Related: Business, Succeed)

"It's hard to do it because you gotta look people in the eye and tell 'em they're irresponsible and lazy. And who's gonna wanna do that? Because that's what poverty is, ladies and gentlemen. In this country, you can succeed if you get educated and work hard. Period. Period."
- Bill O'Reilly
(Related: Work, People, Country, Eye, Ladies, Gentlemen, Poverty, Succeed)

"This country is a better place because Fox News has succeeded."
- Bill O'Reilly
(Related: Country, News)

"I think Microsoft will have to change. I think that the business of Microsoft, the company of Microsoft, is going to continue to succeed. But I think the business model of Microsoft is going to have to change."
- Tim O'Reilly
(Related: Business, Change, Company, Succeed, Will)

"All love is vanquished by a succeeding love."
- Ovid
(Related: Love)

"The bold adventurer succeeds the best."
- Ovid
"Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Society, Difficulty, Joy, Pleasure)

"The physiologist who succeeds in penetrating deeper and deeper into the digestive canal becomes convinced that it consists of a number of chemical laboratories equipped with various mechanical devices."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: canal)

"Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual."
- Octavio Paz
(Related: Love, Being, Succeed, Surrender)

"Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Imagination, Mind, Obstacles, Will)

"I just get the impression that everyone is willing me to succeed."
- Stuart Pearce
(Related: Impression, Succeed)

"No business can succeed in any great degree without being properly organized."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Business, Being, Succeed)

"Ninety percent of the people I grew up with didn't succeed."
- Eddie Perez
(Related: People, Succeed)

"If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: First, Succeed)

"Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life; men of no principle, but of great talent; and men of no talent, but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Men, Talent, Life, Obedience, Succeed)

"In my career quite a few people have tried to force me out, but so far no one has succeeded."
- Ferdinand Piech
(Related: People, Career, Force)

"During my career several people have tried to push me out the door... Nobody has succeeded yet."
- Ferdinand Piech
(Related: People, Career)

"If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation of the universe at the initial moment, we could predict exactly the situation of the same universe at a succeeding moment."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Nature, Laws, Universe)

"If that enabled us to predict the succeeding situation with the same approximation, that is all we require, and we should say that the phenomenon had been predicted, that it is governed by the laws."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Laws)

"We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Desire, Succeed)

"If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Failure, Risk, Succeed)

"A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality."
- William Winwood Reade
(Related: Religion, Success, Morality, Buddhism, Mankind, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Spirit)

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Politics, Disgrace, Profession, Succeed)

"This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours."
- Harry Reid
(Related: People, Americans, Countries, Economy, Jobs, Promise, Succeed, Will)

"Now that our troops are mired in a dangerous effort to defeat the insurgency and are also trying to help rebuild the country, Americans of all political persuasions simply want the United States to succeed and our troops to be as safe as possible."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Americans, Country, Defeat, Effort, Help, Now, states, Succeed, Troops, Trying, United, Want)

"No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Life, Idea, Sacrifice, Struggle, Succeed)

"To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Men, Fact, Succeed)

"I think Barack Obama has brought a new level of ethical standards to Washington. Has he changed some basic hard-knuckle politics? No. You need hard-knuckle politics to succeed."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Politics, Succeed, Washington)

"I try, and I think I succeed, in making my readers feel sorry for my psychopaths, because I do."
- Ruth Rendell
(Related: Succeed)

"Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal?"
- Jean Renoir
(Related: Act, Betrayal, Succeed)

"There have been at least three other cases in which federal agencies have succeeded in placing fake news reports on television during the Bush presidency. It was a really good tour. It seemed maybe about a week too long."
- Frank Rich
(Related: News, Presidency, Television)

"There is no longer time for statements like "if only" or "we can't." We must and we will succeed. The only question now is how and when. I believe the time is now."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Time, Now, Question, Succeed, Will)

"Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Infinite, Living, Sky, Succeed)

"I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Saying, Thinking)

"You always succeed in producing a result."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Result, Succeed)

"Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Men, Succeed, Want)

"If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Success, Travel, Succeed, Want)

"If I fail, the film industry writes me off as another statistic. If I succeed, they pay me a million bucks to fly out to Hollywood and fart."
- George A. Romero
(Related: Film, Hollywood, Succeed)

"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Education, Choice, Democracy, Succeed)

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Succeed)

"There is this idea that you have to play heroines or women who succeed."
- Isabella Rossellini
(Related: Women, Idea, Play, Succeed)

"It is a very rare thing for a man of talent to succeed by his talent."
- Joseph Roux
(Related: Talent, Man, Succeed)

"We believe a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy and create millions of new jobs and opportunities for all people, of every background, to succeed and prosper. Under this approach, the spirit of initiative - not political clout - determines who succeeds."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, People, Commitment, Economy, Jobs, Spirit, Succeed, Will)

"Maybe It's not the biggest blockbuster film, but there will be some people that will see it, that will be debating it, that will be questioning their own sense of spirituality. If the film resonates, then I have succeeded in what I set out to do."
- Eriq La Salle
(Related: People, Film, Questioning, Sense, Spirituality, Will)

"Nothing succeeds like reports of success."
- Sue Sanders
(Related: Success, Nothing)

"The demonstrators in Ukraine will persevere and succeed, or grow tired, cold and fade."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Succeed, Will)

"If you could equate the amount of time and effort put in mentally and physically into succeeding on the baseball field and measured it by the dirt on your uniform, mine would have been black."
- Mike Schmidt
(Related: Time, Baseball, Effort)

"I feel like I'm a fighter. I've fought my whole life to get to where I'm at. I like fight movies. When someone gets knocked down, I like to root for him to succeed."
- Rick Schroder
(Related: Life, Movies, Fight, Succeed)

"Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Failure)

"I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: Nothing, Succeed)

"Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit."
- Robert H. Schuller
(Related: People, Succeed)

"A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm."
- Charles Schwab
(Related: Enthusiasm, Man, Succeed)

"Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Failure, Succeed)

"The success of most things depends upon knowing how long it will take to succeed."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Success, Succeed, Will)

"I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Fool, Succeed, World)

"When you succeed at creating your own world, whether it's in any realm - like Tolkien was able to do - and people are able to enter that world, it's a special thing."
- David Selby
(Related: People, Succeed, World)

"I don't feel the obligation to have a big explosion in the first 20 seconds so the audience doesn't turn on another channel. We are trying to make something that looks like a feature film that was bought for television and I think we are succeeding."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Film, First, Obligation, Television, Trying)

"Crime when it succeeds is called virtue."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Virtue, Crime)

"Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Sports, Americans, Athletes, Example, Succeed)

"The act is unjustifiable that either begs for a blessing, or, having succeeded gives no thanksgiving."
- Merle Shain
(Related: Act, Thanksgiving)

"On the other hand, if the free world is concerned with how a new Palestinian leader governs, then the peace process will have a real chance to succeed."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Peace, Leader, Chance, Succeed, Will, World)

"If Pakistan has any ideas of annexing any part of our territories by force, she should think afresh. I want to state categorically that force will be met with force and aggression against us will never be allowed to succeed."
- Lal Bahadur Shastri
(Related: Ideas, Aggression, Force, State, Succeed, Want, Will)

"Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Succeed, Will)

"But the more an organization succeeds and prospers, the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals, principles and purposes."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Ideals, Principles)

"Just as predatory animals follow a similar general design and behave in similar ways, so organizations, especially those in competition with one another, must follow certain design principles if they are to succeed and prevail."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Design, Animals, Competition, Principles, Succeed)

"We thought that whatever we wanted to do was right and good, simply because we were Americans, and we would succeed at it because we were Americans."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Thought, Americans, Right, Succeed)

"As kids we're not taught how to deal with success; we're taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what?"
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Success, Failure, First, Kids, Succeed)

"When people tell me I've kept them up all night, I feel like I've succeeded."
- Sidney Sheldon
(Related: People, Night)

"The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Succeed)

"The Jesuits had learned that a Christian mission to China could never succeed if it were not in a position to show and convince the Chinese intelligentsia of the superiority of the European culture."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Superiority, Christian, Culture, Mission, Succeed)

"Obviously, if a director doesn't communicative a clear, relevant vision of the material, it will not succeed no matter how good the material."
- Tom Skerritt
(Related: Vision, Succeed, Will)

"It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Men, Mistake, Success, Failure, Advice, Example, Study, Succeed)

"The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges."
- Ed Smith
(Related: Dreams, Community, Newspapers, Restaurants, Shops, Succeed, Washington)

"A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Life, Friend, Man, Succeed)

"Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Nature, Talent, Succeed, Will)

"Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud."
- Sophocles
(Related: Fraud, Honor, Succeed)

"A corporation's responsibility is to the shareholders, not its retirees and employees. Companies are doing everything they can to get rid of pension plans and they will succeed."
- Ben Stein
(Related: Employees, Responsibility, Succeed, Will)

"And in order to succeed in later life, you need creative skills because look at how fast the world is changing."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Life, Order, Succeed, World)

"Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Darkness, Light, Pain, Pleasure, Succeed)

"Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Business, Life, Spirits, Succeed)

"To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Life, Exercise)

"But after the spirit of conquest had changed the first governments, all the succeeding ones have, in general, proved one continued series of injustice, which has reigned in all countries for almost four thousand years."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: Conquest, Countries, First, Injustice, Spirit, Years)

"Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?"
- Igor Stravinsky
(Related: Love, Being, Succeed)

"When someone succeeded in quickly making a lot of money in America, people said he had made his fortune."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Money, People, America, Fortune)

"When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927, I was voted the girl most likely to succeed. I didn't realize it would take so long."
- Gloria Stuart
(Related: Succeed)

"The attack did not succeed as well as I had hoped, no small impediment having been the loss of my right leg."
- Peter Stuyvesant
(Related: Loss, Right, Succeed)

"Seemed like everything I tried to do in broadcasting and as a player before that turned out successfully. I was succeeding. I got to the top of the heap in every facet of broadcasting."
- Pat Summerall
"The more that Japanese players go to the big leagues to play and succeed, the more that will serve to inspire young kids in Japan to want to become baseball players when they grow up."
- Ichiro Suzuki
(Related: Baseball, Kids, Play, Succeed, Want, Will)

"If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier."
- Leo Szilard
(Related: People, Day, Succeed, Want, World)

"We all share a common goal - we want our children to succeed."
- Bob Taft
(Related: Goal, Children, Succeed, Want)

"To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness."
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
(Related: Action, Goodness, Perfection, Succeed)

"To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Fool, Man, Succeed, World)

"Sometimes you can do all the right things and not succeed. And that's a hard lesson of reality."
- Donna Tartt
(Related: Reality, Right, Succeed)

"Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Goal, Succeed, Will)

"Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world yields, or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and you will succeed."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Life, Fortune, Man, Succeed, Will, World)

"Men are born to succeed, not to fail."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Men, Succeed)

"Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Haste, Man, Succeed)

"We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Positive, Succeed)

"When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise seems a blessing from Heaven. It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor, and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: American, Heaven, State, Today)

"If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Goal, Blessings, Children, Will)

"I am ready to accept all accusations, allegations, anger - but I have to succeed."
- Boris Trajkovski
(Related: Anger, Accusations, Succeed)

"I don't know what keeps me going. Sometimes I wonder... I think it's just pure perseverance and wanting to succeed and having that burning desire to always have success."
- Tanya Tucker
(Related: Success, Perseverance, Desire, Succeed, Wonder)

"It is education that will arm us with the tools that will enable us to succeed and put a stop to the rising rates of preventable death."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Death, Education, Succeed, Tools, Will)

"The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded."
- Dale Turner
(Related: Mistake, Nothing)

"A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Idea)

"To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Life, Confidence, Ignorance, Succeed)

"Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Perseverance, Actions, Agreement)

"People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: People, Failure, Beginning, End, Succeed, Will)

"We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best."
- Miguel de Unamuno
"That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds."
- John Updike
(Related: Marriage, End, Heaven, Nothing)

"And I also take photos of hydrogen bomb, from another part of the building. It was not part of my job, but I succeeded to go and take photos of the hydrogen bomb."
- Mordechai Vanunu
(Related: Building, Job)

"I believe in the America people's ability to govern themselves. If government would just get out of the way and allow them to lead their lives as they choose, they will succeed."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Government, People, Ability, America, Succeed, Will)

"Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Friend)

"Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Time, Friend)

"It's not enough to succeed. Others must fail."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Succeed)

"It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Succeed)

"They succeed, because they think they can."
- Virgil
(Related: Succeed)

"To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again."
- David Viscott
(Related: Time, Enthusiasm, Effort, Hurt, Succeed, Trying, Will)

"If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed."
- David Viscott
(Related: Courage, Succeed)

"To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered."
- Voltaire
(Related: Succeed, World)

"You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future."
- An Wang
(Related: Mistake, Failure, Future, Risk, Succeed, Will)

"In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Education, Life, Opportunity, May, Succeed)

"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Life, Success, Obstacles, Succeed, Trying)

"I used all that doubt as fuel for my own music, fuel for my drive to succeed."
- Jody Watley
(Related: Music, Doubt, Succeed)

"The way to succeed is to double your error rate."
- Thomas J. Watson
(Related: Error, Succeed)

"There are always some doubts when you do a new album though. You wonder whether you succeeded or not, especially when you waited as long as I did for this one - seven years. You're never really sure if it will be a nice record or not."
- Eberhard Weber
(Related: Will, Wonder, Years)

"I was so anxious to succeed that I made a practice of appearing on all the disc jockey shows I could, in order to publicize the band."
- Lawrence Welk
(Related: Order, Practice, Succeed)

"Neither Rainer Werner, nor any of us could have succeeded, or produced the number of films that we did, just on our own. We showed our films to each other, discussed them vigorously and rarely agreed."
- Wim Wenders
"Militarily, we succeeded in Vietnam. We won every engagement we were involved in out there."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: Vietnam)

"We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: War, Winning)

"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Excess, Moderation, Nothing)

"Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer."
- Ted Williams
(Related: Baseball, Man, Succeed)

"They have just succeeded in raising the two thousand pounds here, by subscription, that was wanted towards an exploration fund, for fitting out an expedition, that will probably start for the interior of our continent next March."
- William John Wills
(Related: Exploration, March, Will)

"I look at each episode in two ways - from a design standpoint and from an entertainment standpoint - this is TV, after all. We usually succeed on at least one of the levels."
- Douglas Wilson
(Related: Design, Entertainment, Succeed)

"The man who didn't want his wife to work has been succeeded by the man who asks about her chances of getting a raise."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Work, Wife, Man, Want)

"But no one has yet succeeded in reducing the size or scope of the federal government."
- James Q. Wilson
(Related: Government)

"There have been a number of us working very, very hard to bring myth and fairy tales into public consciousness, through fantasy literature and other media. I hope we're succeeding in some small way."
- Terri Windling
(Related: Hope, Consciousness, Fantasy, Literature, Media, Myth, Public)

"For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out."
- Oprah Winfrey
"If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know."
- Thomas Wolfe
(Related: Men, Talent, Man, Satisfaction)

"The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby."
- Natalie Wood
(Related: Time, Baby, Man, Woman)

"Why is a woman to be treated differently? Woman suffrage will succeed, despite this miserable guerilla opposition."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Opposition, Succeed, Will, Woman)

"It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Age, Work, Genius, Cleanliness, Extravagance, Hard work, Riot)

"The ability to do this so quickly was largely due to the enthusiastic and efficient services of Mr. C.E. Taylor, who did all the machine work in our shop for the first as well as the succeeding experimental machines."
- Orville Wright
(Related: Work, Ability, First, Machine, Machines)

"I think that you have to believe in your destiny; that you will succeed, you will meet a lot of rejection and it is not always a straight path, there will be detours - so enjoy the view."
- Michael York
(Related: Destiny, Rejection, Succeed, Will)

"If at first you don't succeed... so much for skydiving."
- Henny Youngman
(Related: First, Succeed)

"But as the arms-control scholar Thomas Schelling once noted, two things are very expensive in international life: promises when they succeed and threats when they fail."
- Fareed Zakaria
(Related: Promises, Succeed)

"Had we really succeeded therefore in altering the period of vibration, which Maxwell, as I have just noted, held to be impossible? Or was there some disturbing circumstances from one or more factors which distorted the result?"
- Pieter Zeeman
(Related: Circumstances, Result)

"I agree with Sophocles: the greatest luck is not to have been born - but, as the joke goes on, very few people succeed in it."
- Slavoj Zizek
(Related: People, Luck, Succeed)