Quotes and Sayings about Successful



"Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution."
- Hank Aaron
(Related: Successful, Being, Execution)

"I'm a writer first and an editor second... or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don't claim to have all of them at my command."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Successful, First, Writer)

"In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes - a virtuous cycle of change."
- Abdallah II
(Related: Change, Successful, Reform, Will)

"Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: People, Successful, Friend)

"I hope to be involved in a successful movie script."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Successful, Hope)

"As brilliant an individual that Michael Jordan was, he was not successful until he got with a good team unit."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Successful)

"The epic poet collaborates with the spirit of his time in the composition of his work. That is, if he is successful; the time may refuse to work with him, but he may not refuse to work with his time."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Time, Work, Successful, May, Spirit)

"I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star."
- Bryan Adams
(Related: Music, Successful, Job, Play)

"There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause."
- George Matthew Adams
(Related: Successful, Applause, Care, Encouragement, Famous, Man, May, Woman)

"But if republicans are to prevail, if the peace process is to be successfully concluded and Irish sovereignty and re-unification secured, then we have to set the agenda - no-one else is going to do that."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Peace, Irish, Republicans)

"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)

"Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Success, Successful, Failure, Goal)

"We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child."
- James Agee
(Related: Time, Now, Summer, Talking)

"Clearly any film company that makes a film is always going to talk about sequels particularly if they see something as being successful, which Werewolf was."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Successful, Being, Company, Film, Talk)

"And I think that when I finally decided to let go and let God and allow that to happen, I became a lot more successful than I could have done if I had planned it all myself."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: God, Successful)

"The successful establishment of a buffer zone around Fort Carson will provide an example for other bases around the country as we seek to protect the training mission of the U.S. military while preserving critical habitats on our ranges."
- Wayne Allard
(Related: Successful, Country, Example, Military, Mission, Training, Will, Zone)

"The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it."
- James Allen
(Related: Nature, Man, Meditation, Practice, Will)

"At the same time, the Reagan Administration assured that the main elements of policymaking were in the hands of competent loyalists, thus assuring a successful launch and a highly successful first year."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Time, Successful, First)

"The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Policy, Successful, Democrats, National security)

"The choice of personnel, perhaps the most important choice (because 'people are policy'), never proceeds according to plan, but there have been some successful transitions that upheld high standards."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Policy, Successful, Choice)

"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Funny, Successful, Eye, Information, Journalism, Needs, Service)

"For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Successful, Conviction, Discontent, Revolution, Rights, Importance, Justice, Necessity)

"The number one secret of being a successful writer is this: marry an English major."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Successful, Being, English, Writer)

"I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Change, Successful, Clarity, Meaning, Order, Stability, Stress)

"The first stage in a technology's advance is that it'll fall below a critical price. After it falls below a critical price, it will tend, if it's successful, to rise above a critical mass, a penetration."
- Chris Anderson
(Related: Technology, Successful, First, Will)

"You can be a famous poisoner or a successful poisoner, but not both, and the same seems to apply to Great Train Robbers."
- Clive Anderson
(Related: Successful, Famous)

"If I could go back in time and tell my younger self that eventually that I'd become very successful writing Dune books after Frank Herbert's death, I would have laughed myself silly, I think, at how strange that prospect would be."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Time, Death, Successful, Books, Self, Silly, Writing)

"I think that somebody with the resources and innovation and the idea is going to come out of nowhere and come up with a successful space travel program."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Travel, Idea, Successful, Innovation, Space)

"My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years."
- Margaret Anderson
(Related: Enemy, Reality, Years)

"Although raised on the farm - my grandfather was an unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer - my father and his brother both became professors."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Father, Brother)

"I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and have a family. Women are nearly always seen as victims."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Women, Family, Successful, Drama, Victims)

"However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Successful)

"Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Successful, Freedom, Man, Necessity)

"I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Successful)

"As we've gotten more successful, there's a gap between the speed of our publishing pipeline and the speed of our receiving submissions pipeline. Our pipeline of leaks has been increasing exponentially as our profile rises, and our ability to publish is increasing linearly."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Successful, Ability, Publishing)

"There are many highly successful businesses in the United States. There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to intermingle the two."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Policy, Successful, states, United)

"Every city across the country that has successfully renewed and revitalized itself points to a robust education system as its fundamental key to success."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Education, Success, Country, Key)

"Mozart often wrote to his family that certain variations or sections of pieces were so successful that they had to be encored immediately, even without waiting for the entire piece to end."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Family, Successful, End, Waiting)

"The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it."
- Roger Babson
(Related: Successful, Chance, Man)

"When you get successful, you can do pretty much whatever you want."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Successful, Pretty, Want)

"If you're an actor, even a successful one, you're still waiting for the phone to ring."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Successful, Actor, Waiting)

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

"The government never does anything successfully."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Government)

"I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I'm doing my job."
- Donovan Bailey
(Related: Opportunity, Successful, Gifts, Job, Want)

"Pairs skating and singles are two different things. Although some skaters have achieved this successfully, it is a very difficult transition. You're looking at double work."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Work)

"My dad was the baby. When he was born they were already successful. They sent him to business school - he probably would have loved to have been a poet or a writer or something, and he was very creative."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Business, Dad, Successful, Baby, School, Writer)

"People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Faith, Power, People, Successful, Control, Ability, Effect, Exercise, Measure)

"I was now successful in proving that a direction of movement is localized in the cerebellum."
- Robert Barany
(Related: Successful, Direction, Now)

"Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way, but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Work, Successful, Character, Cartoons, Hard work)

"The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future, but to make it. Your successful past will block your visions of the future."
- Joel A. Barker
(Related: Successful, Future, Past, Prophecy, Visions, Will)

"Your successful past will block your visions of the future."
- Joel A. Barker
(Related: Successful, Future, Past, Visions, Will)

"I loved Australia. I was very successful there."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Successful)

"I've always just worked and tried to do as good a job as possible so that the people who are watching me took notice. That's what's helped me be successful today."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: People, Successful, Job, Today)

"Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Family, Home, Life, Man, Nothing)

"Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Men, Talent, Opportunity, Successful)

"Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: People, Successful, Listening, Talking)

"Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public, has given me something important."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Successful, Ballet, Public)

"These children should be enrolled in Independent Living programs designed by state and local governments to prepare them to enter the workplace, or attend college, and successfully manage their lives."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Children, College, Living, State)

"I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough."
- Shirley Bassey
(Related: Men, Successful, Want, Woman)

"It's hard for a man to live with a successful woman - they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women."
- Shirley Bassey
(Related: Men, Success, Women, Successful, Man, Woman)

"We should be proud of liberating the 26 million people in Iraq and should remember that this is why it is important to stick it out to it's successful conclusion."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: People, Successful, Iraq)

"When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman - like my father, or like me?"
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Father, Successful)

"Everybody likes the underdog, because everybody feels like the underdog. No matter how successful you are, you always think, No one's being nice enough to me!"
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Successful, Being)

"Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Business, Morality, Successful, Man)

"To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Successful, Man, Practice, Profession, Study)

"When one guy undermines the other, it only causes trouble, and the team isn't successful. It's very important for both of us to accept our role and help the team. One guy can get hot, and if that's Alex, I'll support him and help any way I can."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Successful, Causes, Help, Support, Trouble)

"It takes two guys on a team to do very well in the end and be successful."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Successful, End)

"I think everybody has to be better, right from me out. Everybody has to step up their games for us to be successful here. I've been lucky to be on some good teams over the years and that's what it takes, everybody contributing night after night."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Successful, Games, Night, Right, Years)

"The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Men, Success, Successful, End, Result)

"It's not people who resent successful people; it's resentful people who resent successful people."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: People, Successful)

"I don't want to lose myself in football and that's what a coach has to do to be successful."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Successful, Coach, Football, Want)

"The present aristocracy of western culture, at the moment when it most clearly dominates the world, is being imitated rapidly and successfully in every eastern country."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Aristocracy, Being, Country, Culture, Present, World)

"One of the things that happens in the business is that success is a very strange thing in that if you are involved in something very successful the next person wants you to repeat it."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Business, Success, Successful)

"It is true I had been successful on a small scale in overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process, but there was still much to invent, and much that at that period I necessarily knew nothing about."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Successful, Difficulties, Nothing, Overcoming)

"What we do is not going to be successful unless our members care about it."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Successful, Care)

"A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Business, Strategy, Successful, Development, Economy, Focus, Needs, Today)

"The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Leadership, Successful, Authority, Influence, Key, Today)

"I always considered myself very successful even before the success of Secrets and Lies."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Success, Successful, Lies, Secrets)

"I take it that a successful therapy is an oxymoron."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Successful, Therapy)

"In my opinion, fun is what makes advertising successful."
- Leo Bogart
(Related: Successful, Advertising, Fun, Opinion)

"To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Successful, Growth)

"What is qualified? What have I been qualified for in my life? I haven't been qualified to be a mayor. I'm not qualified to be a songwriter. I'm not qualified to be a TV producer. I'm not qualified to be a successful businessman. And so, I don't know what qualified means."
- Sonny Bono
(Related: Life, Successful)

"Pick up any newspaper or magazine, open the TV, and you'll be bombarded with suggestions of how to have a successful life. Some of these suggestions are deeply unhelpful to our own projects and priorities - and we should take care."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Life, Successful, Care, Open, Priorities, Projects)

"The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words, and ask no more than complicitous silence."
- Pierre Bourdieu
(Related: Successful, Silence, Words)

"The reason I'm travelling so much is because of reasons that weren't completely planned. Several of the shows became successful and were invited to go to other places and they've all happened at similar times."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Successful, Reason)

"In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Love, Successful, Ambition, Merit)

"Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Leadership, Successful, Key)

"And I don't believe that women can successfully have it all. I really don't."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Women)

"By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment."
- Dorthea Brande
(Related: Imagination, Acting, Day)

"Grammys, American Music Awards, successful albums, I'd pick my kids any day over any of it."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: Music, Successful, American, Awards, Day, Kids)

"Entrepreneurs with disabilities are overwhelmingly successful."
- David Brenner
(Related: Successful, Entrepreneurs)

"No matter how well you do, no matter how successful you are, they're always going to criticize you."
- Todd Bridges
(Related: Successful)

"I think that you have to do everything you can do to empower girls when they are young, from their education, to their successful independence, to their sexual self-knowledge."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Education, Successful, Independence, Girls, Self)

"Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world."
- Sergey Brin
(Related: Successful, Being, Difference, Want, World)

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."
- David Brinkley
(Related: Successful, Man)

"You must intensify and render continuous by repeatedly presenting with suggestive ideas and mental pictures of the feast of good things, and the flowing fountain, which awaits the successful achievement or attainment of the desires."
- Claude M. Bristol
(Related: Successful, Ideas, Achievement)

"If you're successful in what you do over a period of time, you'll start approaching records, but that's not what you're playing for. You're playing to challenge and be challenged."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Time, Successful, Challenge)

"The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man."
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Related: Successful, Courage, Man)

"Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years."
- Bob Brown
(Related: Successful, Man, Years)

"Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Successful, Career, Envy, Now, Woman)

"I don't just want to be successful I want to have fun."
- Julie Brown
(Related: Successful, Fun, Want)

"The most important issue for the killer is the ability to get a victim easily and successfully."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Ability)

"All serial killers want to win. They choose victims they can kill successfully."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Victims, Want)

"Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Successful, Action)

"If the EU and the US can cooperate successfully on regulating financial markets, everyone else will follow."
- John Bruton
(Related: Financial, Will)

"The European Union is the world's most successful invention for advancing peace."
- John Bruton
(Related: Peace, Successful, Invention, World)

"The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Fear, Successful, Self)

"When you become successful on the level that Fleetwood Mac did, it gives you financial freedom, which should allow you to follow your impulses. But oddly enough, they become much harder to follow."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Successful, Financial, Freedom, Impulses)

"Yeah, I lost court cases and misdemeanor juries, but of felony jury trials I was successful 105 of 106 times."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Successful, Court, Jury, Trials)

"I lost court cases and misdemeanor juries, but of felony jury trials I was successful 105 of 106 times."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Successful, Court, Jury, Trials)

"Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Life, Death, Smile, Tears)

"The case of the Seminoles constitutes at present the only exception to the successful efforts of the Government to remove the Indians to the homes assigned them west of the Mississippi."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Successful, Present)

"We don't grow unless we take risks. Any successful company is riddled with failures."
- James E. Burke
(Related: Successful, Company)

"If you get through the primary and you work very hard for three months and you're not successful, you go back to being normal. The only thing that changes your life forever is if you win."
- Max Burns
(Related: Life, Work, Successful, Being, Months)

"The successful man doesn't use others, other people use the successful man, for above all the success is of service."
- Mark Caine
(Related: Success, People, Successful, Man, Service)

"Music - opera particularly - is a process which is endurable or successful only if it is achieved by people who love to collaborate."
- Sarah Caldwell
(Related: Love, Music, People, Successful, Opera)

"Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure."
- John Cale
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Successful, Fact, Will)

"For each of us who appear to have had a successful experiment there are many to whom their own experiments seem barren and negative."
- Melvin Calvin
(Related: Successful, Negative)

"Nothing's funny about someone who's successful."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Funny, Successful, Nothing)

"Even when people are rich and successful on TV shows, there's always some trouble - you have to poke holes in them, throw them out of a job, put a pie in the face."
- Drew Carey
(Related: People, Successful, Job, Trouble)

"This work is the result of a meeting of minds from two of the most successful men in their respective fields."
- Will Carling
(Related: Men, Work, Successful, Meeting, Result)

"There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking."
- Bliss Carman
(Related: Successful, Fact, May, Passion, Perfection, Will)

"For our welfare reform efforts to be successful, we must empower local charitable organizations with the resources to address their local community needs."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: Successful, Community, Needs, Reform, Welfare)

"Although our war on drugs must be fortified with the best laws, enforcement efforts and resources, we would not be successful without your individual commitment to this cause."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: War, Successful, Cause, Commitment, Drugs, Laws)

"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Successful, Man, Mistakes, Profit, Will)

"But once you become successful, everyone has an idea of what you should do."
- Deana Carter
(Related: Idea, Successful)

"I've been able to go on and have a successful career on Broadway and certainly the last five years in Las Vegas have been amazing."
- David Cassidy
(Related: Successful, Career, Years)

"My wife - to-be and I went to see my father. Only he could answer the two questions before us: Shall we get married now? Shall I begin the practice of law, or continue being the successful wine salesman I had become, working my way through law school?"
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Father, Wife, Successful, Being, Law, Now, Practice, Questions, School, Wine)

"I am a registered Democrat and two-time unsuccessful candidate for office."
- Jack L. Chalker
(Related: Office)

"It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Art, Successful, Being, Fortune, Pursuit)

"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."
- Chanakya
(Related: Work, Successful, Answers, Questions, Results, Will)

"I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Successful)

"The secret of a successful marriage is not to be at home too much."
- Colin Chapman
(Related: Home, Marriage, Successful)

"Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth."
- Prince Charles
(Related: Successful, Earth)

"There are few successful adults who were not first successful children."
- Alexander Chase
(Related: Successful, Children, First)

"After the '96 Olympics, we all started believing that this is bigger than we thought, and we were willing to do the work. We knew that it was up to us, the players, to make soccer successful."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Work, Thought, Successful, Soccer)

"To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: God, Successful, Eye)

"Mutual fund managers are trapped in this rather deadly vicious circle: the more successful they are, the more money flows into their mutual fund. Then, it is more difficult for them to beat the market averages or even to match their own past performance."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Money, Successful, Performance, Managers, Past)

"Unless you are really grounded and have a true sense of reality, you can get lost in that and a lot of people do and that's why you see so many people with successful careers but with destructive lives."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: People, Successful, Careers, Reality, Sense)

"Transferring successfully to the next generation means producing work that's as good as or better than the work of the first generation that founded the agency."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Work, First)

"Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Successful, Belief, Building)

"I think the athletes respond well to me because I have been successful."
- Linford Christie
(Related: Successful, Athletes)

"A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others."
- Chin-Ning Chu
(Related: Dreams, Life, Successful, Understanding)

"My father said, If you want to do acting, you have to be successful, which is a silly thing to say."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Father, Successful, Acting, Silly, Want)

"But no, had I been successful in my 20s I would have been just fine. But it is nice to defy the odds."
- Patricia Clarkson
(Related: Successful)

"I would have preferred to be successful here with a piece that cost me a huge amount of money and effort... rather than sending to Bohemia some ordinary works."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Money, Successful, Effort)

"The candidates we have in this campaign are... the most accomplished, in terms of public service, that we've had since 1960. One of them will be successful."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Successful, Public, Service, Will)

"When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities - locally, nationally and globally - that share the characteristics of all successful communities."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Daughter, Successful, Hope, World)

"My only regret is that I signed away the world rights and in America they've been far and away my most successful books, but I never saw a cent from any of it."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Successful, America, Books, Rights, Regret, World)

"Behind every successful man you'll find a woman who has nothing to wear."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Successful, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"Successful people recognize crisis as a time for change - from lesser to greater, smaller to bigger."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Change, Time, People, Successful, Crisis)

"When you're a plebeian you want success, and when you're successful you want to be a plebeian again."
- Paula Cole
(Related: Success, Successful, Want)

"And it just made me realize again because I have know it for some time, that you never get comfortable in this. No matter who you are. No matter who... how successful you are."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Time, Successful)

"Schools are successful only insofar as they reduce the dependence of a child's opportunities upon his social origins."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Successful, Dependence, Schools)

"I'm sorry that it was all so successful. I honestly didn't mean it to happen like that. It's hardly surprising that people grew to hate me."
- Phil Collins
(Related: People, Successful, Hate)

"I have yet to have a successful outcome of sitting in a room with someone and trying to write a song. The way that I generally co-write is that someone else writes the music or part of the music."
- Shawn Colvin
(Related: Music, Successful, Song, Trying)

"There's no question that Whale's movies are classics. They were wonderful, and successful."
- Bill Condon
(Related: Movies, Successful, Question)

"You know, this whole thing about Ricky Martin, and how successful that young man is. He's 27, I was 29."
- Robert Conrad
(Related: Successful, Man, Martin)

"I never completed high school and I am very rich and very successful."
- Tre Cool
(Related: Successful, School)

"To be successful be ahead of your time, but only a little."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Time, Successful)

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Education, Talent, Genius, People, Determination, Nothing, Persistence, Will, World)

"Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic. There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard, and you loved something, you could become successful."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Successful, Possibility, Country)

"I became quite successful very young, and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and I just worked so hard at it."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Successful)

"In Hollywood if you're good looking, tall, have OK teeth and nice skin, the odds of being successful are great. If you're short and fat, it's a different story. But as long as you look like a leading man type, half your job is done already."
- John Corbett
(Related: Successful, Being, Hollywood, Job, Leading, Man, Skin)

"I would like not only to have a successful band, but I want to have children, a home, and a husband. Two or three. Children, not husbands!!!"
- Caroline Corr
(Related: Home, HusbSuccessful, Children, Want)

"Production was what I always wanted to do, even when I was skating. I'm a bit of a sponge. When I was going around competing I was always asking, 'What does that light do?' If you want to be successful, you have to understand what people are doing around you."
- Robin Cousins
(Related: People, Successful, Light, Production, Want)

"Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to."
- Bob Cousy
(Related: Successful, Mind)

"The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Successful, Disaster, Disasters, Formula)

"It's not a very secure industry. I've spoken to a couple of people recently who had a successful TV show and then found themselves absolutely skint and struggling to find a job."
- Mackenzie Crook
(Related: People, Successful, Job)

"Successful people breed success."
- Phil Crosby
(Related: Success, People, Successful)

"When you become successful in any type of life, there are people who are not contributing to the motion."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Life, People, Successful)

"Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can't do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Life, Successful, Positive, Now, Result, Sense)

"I was putting myself under enormous pressure to be successful."
- Kenny Dalglish
(Related: Successful, Pressure)

"I think the Pistons have such a well rounded team, which is why they're so successful. All you have to do is look at the stats defensively and at their rebounding and scoring."
- Chuck Daly
(Related: Successful)

"The important thing is to get the right players on the team so Mike can be successful."
- Chuck Daly
(Related: Successful, Right)

"I became very successful at a young age... I had lots of opportunities and lots of power and had no idea how to focus it."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Power, Age, Idea, Successful, Focus)

"No enterprise, small or large, public or private, can remain self-governing, let alone successful, so deeply in hock to others as we are about to be."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Successful, Public, Self)

"I tried to write with someone else once before, but it was not successful."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Successful)

"I'm more interested in enjoying my life and looking after my family than being hugely successful."
- James D'arcy
(Related: Family, Life, Successful, Being)

"I don't start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Design, Successful, Communication, Project)

"Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times - almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Successful, Actors, Psychoanalysis)

"Also, it was a cultural moment that wasn't being represented in terms of women who were successful and had choices they didn't have before. They needed a show that they can watch that they felt like represented them."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Women, Successful, Being, Choices)

"At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Business, Time, People, Ability, Film, Living, Words)

"Well the most successful of course was this Polypropylene chair."
- Robin Day
(Related: Successful)

"Then he took me off Jeannie and he gave me Millie the Model. That was a big break for me. It wasn't doing to well and somehow when I got on it became quite successful."
- Dan DeCarlo
(Related: Successful)

"I hate last-minute shopping, it's always unsuccessful."
- Cat Deeley
(Related: Hate)

"Poetry asks people to have values, form opinions, care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job."
- Toi Derricotte
(Related: Experience, Money, Poetry, People, Successful, Values, Being, Care, Job, Opinions)

"Because I was successful over the years, I never had the opportunity to do the stuff I really wanted."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Opportunity, Successful, Years)

"I'm going to keep making films I believe in. Whether I am successful or not is besides the point."
- Ajay Devgan
(Related: Successful)

"You cannot be this successful without having God on your side."
- Andy Dick
(Related: God, Successful)

"When I first did 'The Fast and the Furious', I didn't want there to be a sequel on the first one. I thought, 'Why would you rush to do a sequel - just because your first film is successful?'"
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Thought, Successful, Film, First, Want)

"I want to be more successful as a mother than I am in show business."
- Celine Dion
(Related: Business, Mother, Successful, Want)

"Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Successful, Man, Right)

"As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Successful, Information, Man)

"Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: People, Idea, Successful, Animals, Cats, Class, Cows, Old, Want)

"If the U.N. were to be successful in its efforts to control the Internet, countries where human rights records range from questionable to criminal could be put in charge of determining what is and is not allowed to appear online."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Successful, Control, Countries, Rights, Human rights, Internet)

"The single most important thing we can do today to ensure a strong, successful future for Wisconsin is invest in our kids early - because what we do now will determine what kind of state Wisconsin will be 10, 20, even 50 years from now."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Successful, Future, Kids, Now, State, Today, Will, Years)

"Successful crimes alone are justified."
- John Dryden
(Related: Successful)

"So So Def has been one of the most successful and consistent labels in the game in the last 10 years."
- Jermaine Dupri
(Related: Successful, Years)

"Truth is, you make albums, and some of those songs are hits, and some of the greatest hits albums have songs that weren't hits. You have a career, the reason why we're still around 10 years is that we do have successful songs."
- Adam Duritz
(Related: Truth, Successful, Career, Reason, Songs, Years)

"Successful people make money. It's not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Money, Success, People, Successful)

"Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Men, Women, Successful, Will, Wives)

"My own view of this, by the way, is, if the war on terrorism is successful over time, in its own way it's going to box Saddam in in a way that's going to make it much more difficult for him to maintain his power, and that he's going to become increasingly isolated. I think that's going to take time."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Time, War, Power, Successful, Terrorism)

"If it helps me in the way that if this movie is successful, I get to make more films, great, and the more films that I make and the more interest that I'm allowed to cover, the better for me and the better, hopefully, for the people who like to watch me."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: People, Successful, Interest)

"You know, times change and the elements change along with it. The elements of success. And my son's very successful. He's doing very well. And I have a younger daughter who sings."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Change, Success, Daughter, Son, Successful)

"In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Success, Successful, Countries, Mythology, states, United)

"To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Enthusiasm, Interest)

"Our assistance in Somalia has been remarkably effective and successful, and we have helped with very small resources - a large group of people and we can now do even more."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: People, Successful, Now)

"The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Life, Successful, Childhood, Worth)

"The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Power, Wisdom, Successful)

"There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Successful, Court, Defiance, Rights)

"A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company. We don't isolate the family. We don't make rides that say, 'Hey mom, dad, you go sit on the bench.'"
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Family, Dad, Mom, Successful, Attention, Company)

"Over time, the product we produce has been consistently successful here in America and around the world. Apparently, we are doing something right."
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Time, Successful, America, Right, World)

"So, it becomes an exercise in futility if you write something that does not express the film as the director wishes. It's still their ball game. It's their show. I think any successful composer learns how to dance around the director's impulses."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Dance, Successful, Exercise, Film, Impulses, Wishes)

"My writing, like everything I do, comes profoundly from my heart. I believe that if you follow your heart you will be successful in one way or another. Old-fashioned as that might sound, the philosophy is true."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Heart, Successful, Old, Philosophy, Sound, Will, Writing)

"And basically I always said when I was little that if I ever became successful or a celebrity, I would buy her this huge house and she would never have to work anymore. And I've done that. So I feel happy about doing that."
- Missy Elliot
(Related: Work, Successful, Celebrity)

"I had made a decision early on that we were going to do the right things and that if they worked we were going to be very successful. And if for some reason they didn't, all the claims and the protestations and the excuses wouldn't make any difference."
- John Engler
(Related: Successful, Decision, Difference, Excuses, Reason, Right)

"We're not the States of America; we're the United States of America. If states don't get what they need, we're not going to have a successful plan, period."
- Anna Eshoo
(Related: Successful, America, states, United)

"As an artist, you dream about accumulating enough successful music to someday do just one greatest-hits album, but to reach the point where you're releasing your second collection of hits is beyond belief."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Music, Dream, Successful, Belief, Artist)

"A successful artist of any kind has to work so hard that she is justified in refusing to lay down her sceptre until she is placed on the bier."
- Edith Evans
(Related: Work, Successful, Artist)

"I know all human beings will be successful. How do I know? They all die."
- Stephen Evans
(Related: Successful, Will)

"I am back in Los Angeles after a very successful run in Chicago as Billy Flynn."
- Greg Evigan
(Related: Successful, Chicago)

"What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team."
- Benjamin F. Fairless
(Related: Love, Successful, Achievement, Career, Mind)

"If you're a musician or actor, you know that if you're successful, some level of fame goes along with that. You're prepared. But how often does that happen to a programmer?"
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Successful, Actor, Fame)

"For although Claudius had been accused of gambling and drunkenness, not only were no worse sins laid to his charge, but he had successfully established some claim to being considered a learned man."
- Frederic William Farrar
(Related: Being, Gambling, Man)

"The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can."
- William Feather
(Related: Prizes)

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Nature, Technology, Successful, Public, Reality)

"Who can wonder at the attractiveness... of the bar, for our ambitious young men, when the highest bribes of society are at the feet of the successful orator?"
- Marsilio Ficino
(Related: Society, Men, Successful, Feet, Wonder)

"If you don't have a story that will hold the audience, you won't have a successful show."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Successful, Will)

"I was on the San Diego school board for 4 years, where I watched children successfully matriculate into elementary schools from Head Start programs from all around our city."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Children, School, Schools, Years)

"Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Successful, Personality)

"Once you're successful with a certain kind of music, it's hard not to have faith in it as a means to stay successful."
- Roberta Flack
(Related: Faith, Music, Successful)

"I don't know whether you have done your calculations but, about two or three years back, I did a first assessment of what the first successful device would be worth and it came out at about 300 trillion dollars."
- Martin Fleischmann
(Related: Successful, Calculations, First, Worth, Years)

"If something is successful with the audience, it's automatically suspect; the reverse is to say that not to reach audiences is the greatest compliment an artist can receive!"
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Successful, Artist, Audiences, Compliment)

"You're successful if you can get one person to pick it up and put it on the turntable and go, Wow, thanks for writing that!"
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Successful, Writing)

"Ford didn't know what to do with Mister Roberts that wasn't repeating what was successful in New York. He was trying to do things to the play that would be his in the film."
- Henry Fonda
(Related: Successful, Film, Play, Trying)

"My second book, Follow Me Down had some success, got good critical notices, went into a second printing and things like that, but Shiloh was by far the most successful of those first five novels."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Success, Successful, First, Printing)

"Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Success, Successful, Want)

"Learning disabilities cannot be cured, but they can be treated successfully and children with LD can go on to live happy, successful lives."
- Anne Ford
(Related: Successful, Children, Learning)

"By providing outstanding economic leadership, this country can wage its attack successfully - and can thereby build the foundations of a peaceful world."
- James Forrestal
(Related: Leadership, Country, Wage, World)

"Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: People, Progress, Goals, Democracy, Economy, Rights, Help, Trade)

"The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from."
- Gene Fowler
(Related: Successful, Forget, Writer, Writing)

"So why in the world would anyone support the unethical, failed use of embryonic stem cells instead of the ethical, successful use of adult stem cells? Because they do not know the difference."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Successful, Difference, Support, World)

"My dad was very successful running midgets in Texas. Then, his two drivers ran into some bad luck. People started saying that Daddy had lost his touch. That it was the cars and not the drivers. I wanted to race just to prove all those people wrong."
- A. J. Foyt
(Related: Dad, People, Successful, Luck, Race, Running, Saying, Wrong)

"I don't think the process was successful and should be inspected closer. I am not afraid to say I am not familiar with the entire process, so before commenting further I would have to study the process more in depth."
- Vincent Frank
(Related: Successful, Study)

"We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Successful, Forget, professionals)

"I hope my work has inspired young artists. I have always tried to maintain my freedom as an artist and I feel it is one of the main reasons I have been successful."
- Frank Frazetta
(Related: Work, Successful, Hope, Artist, Artists, Freedom)

"When I was doing theater, I was very successful at believing that I was great, God's gift to the theater."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: God, Successful, Theater)

"Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future. I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they've shown in making these elections so successful."
- Bill Frist
(Related: People, Successful, Courage, Elections, Future)

"The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Successful)

"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Successful)

"We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Earth, Fate)

"Integrity is the essence of everything successful."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Successful, Integrity)

"So it's hard to be an artist and be true to the reality of the world you want to create and also make it entertaining and successful financially."
- Antoine Fuqua
(Related: Successful, Artist, Reality, Want, World)

"No man in America ever strove more, and more successfully first to bring about a Congress in 1765, and then to support it ever afterwards than myself."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: America, Congress, First, Man, Support)

"All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Successful)

"A good title is the title of a successful book."
- Robert C. Gallagher
(Related: Successful)

"I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Soul, Being, Children, Evil, Inheritance, Purity)

"I don't think that Slaughterhouse-Five was successful movie material. In fact, Vonnegut's books mostly I don't feel are movie material."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Successful, Books, Fact)

"As much as we may want to withdraw into a world of pure problem solving, we have to acknowledge that the most successful architectures are the ones you can actually convince someone to implement."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Successful, May, Want, World)

"There are a lot of unseen elements to having a successful singing career."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Successful, Career, Singing)

"You must be passionate, you must dedicate yourself, and you must be relentless in the pursuit of your goals. If you do, you will be successful."
- Steve Garvey
(Related: Successful, Goals, Pursuit, Will)

"I'd got very successful, everyone knew who I was, but I felt very empty."
- Boy George
(Related: Successful)

"If life was so easy that you could just go buy success, there would be a lot more successful companies in the world. Successful enterprises are built from the ground up."
- Lou Gerstner
(Related: Life, Success, Successful, World)

"In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best."
- Althea Gibson
(Related: Sports, Winning)

"I don't want to be put on a pedestal. I just want to be reasonably successful and live a normal life with all the conveniences to make it so."
- Althea Gibson
(Related: Life, Successful, Want)

"I'll tell you what I did need to learn was tolerance, and I think I've been actually given a daily opportunity to practice that, and it's - it's - and I know that that sounds almost like a backhanded slap, and it is in a way because I haven't been successful at it every day."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Opportunity, Successful, Day, Practice, Tolerance)

"Whether it is successful or not is not the exercise for me. It is not up to me. It is out of my hands now. I am not going to in two years have hindsight and say I made a big mistake."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Mistake, Successful, Exercise, Hindsight, Now, Years)

"The more you love what you are doing, the more successful it will be for you."
- Jerry Gillies
(Related: Love, Successful, Will)

"The women's movement is taking a different form right now, and it is because it has been so effective and so successful that there's a huge counter movement to try to stop it, to try to divide women from one another, to try to almost foment divisiveness."
- Carol Gilligan
(Related: Women, Successful, Now, Right)

"President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history. I would like to be the most successful paycheck president in American history."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Food, History, Successful, American, President)

"Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Successful, Mediocrity, Now, Prose, Writers)

"Every day of my life I walk with the idea that I am black, no matter how successful I am. And our success is tempered by that; you're successful in this way given the fact you are black, and most blacks don't get to that point."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Life, Success, Idea, Successful, Day, Fact)

"Every day of my life I walk with the idea I am black no matter how successful I am."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Life, Idea, Successful, Day)

"The jests of the rich are ever successful."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Successful)

"But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job."
- Daniel Goleman
(Related: Intelligence, Successful, Job, Relationships, Will)

"The visa lottery system poses a national security threat. Under the program, each successful applicant is chosen at random and given the status of permanent resident based on pure luck."
- Bob Goodlatte
(Related: Successful, Luck, National security)

"Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Advice, Grave, Teaching)

"I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would be a distraction from the successful and expeditious completion of our aims in Afghanistan. Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Truth, Successful, Afghanistan, Completion, Iraq, Now, Question)

"Amsterdam must have more than a million people. But the only area where jazz is really profitable and successful in an economic sense is in Japan. That's because they haven't been exposed enough."
- Norman Granz
(Related: People, Successful, Jazz, Sense)

"I think people with open minds will observe the way we do things and realize that our goal is to have successful, happy, productive adults, and they will take our ideas and implement them elsewhere for their own children."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: People, Successful, Ideas, Goal, Children, Open, Will)

"Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast."
- Graham Greene
(Related: War, Successful, Wage)

"Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Truth, Lie, Challenge, Lies, Man)

"I mean, I'm in a band, we're reasonably successful, I've got a very nice suit - I'm not even a bad person- so why can't I get a shag?"
- Colin Greenwood
(Related: Successful)

"We invaded Iraq to change a totalitarian, despotic regime, and we have been successful there."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Change, Successful, Iraq)

"Some people with awful cards can be successful because of how they deal with the tragedies they're handed, and that seems courageous to me."
- Judith Guest
(Related: People, Successful, Cards)

"I'm glad I'm successful at it, because it's allowed me to live very well financially, and give my kids a lot of things. It's enabled me to do stuff that I otherwise wouldn't be able to do. But it's not who I am."
- Judith Guest
(Related: Successful, Kids)

"I'm more financially successful, but it just means the shopping blunders I make are bigger now."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Successful, Now)

"I don't know if there is any one secret to successful writing, but one important step is to move beyond imitation and discover what you can write that no one else can - that is, find out who you are and write that in an appropriate narrative and style."
- James Gunn
(Related: Successful, Imitation, Style, Writing)

"I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged."
- David Guterson
(Related: Successful, Being, Expectation, First, Promise, Sense, Writers)

"I did successfully kick tobacco at the age of 34. I smoked for like 20 years, from 14 to 34."
- Larry Hagman
(Related: Age, Years)

"David Lee Roth had the idea that if you covered a successful song, you were half way home. C'mon - Van Halen doing 'Dancing in the Streets'? It was stupid. I started feeling like I would rather bomb playing my own songs than be successful playing someone else's music."
- Eddie Van Halen
(Related: Music, Home, Idea, Successful, Feeling, Song, Songs)

"I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less."
- Alex Haley
(Related: Love, Successful, Books, Children, Fact, Parents)

"The search for someone to blame is always successful."
- Robert Half
(Related: Successful, Blame)

"As I got more successful, I felt it was more incumbent upon me to help the other people. I did more and more and the more I did the more I wanted."
- Monty Hall
(Related: People, Successful, Help)

"I have a company in New York City producing music for commercials, for radio, TV, features, etc. That's how I've been making my living. And now the company is very successful - to the extent that I can afford to come out and play."
- Chico Hamilton
(Related: Music, Successful, Company, Living, Now, Play)

"Now that I'm being very successful, publishers are trying to mainstream me, but I'm unabashedly genre. It's what I like to read, what I like to write."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Successful, Being, Now, Trying)

"But I never really thought that I would be extraordinarily successful at skating, it's just something that happened, you know."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Thought, Successful)

"It costs so much to promote something these days that almost always safety is the preferred option, reference back to things which have been successful in the past. Also, people are simply not given the time to develop and find themselves and their audience as we were."
- Peter Hammill
(Related: Time, People, Successful, Past, Safety)

"I thought the Barbie doll would always be successful."
- Ruth Handler
(Related: Thought, Successful)

"So, you know, I think that Democrats are being more successful in Congress and I'm really going to be proud of the role I will play tomorrow as ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee when this bill passes."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Intelligence, Successful, Being, Committee, Congress, Democrats, Play, Tomorrow, Will)

"The skit was very successful based on the applause. After that show, the three of us decided to get together and try and come up with some songs that we could all participate in."
- Phil Harris
(Related: Successful, Applause, Songs)

"I wanted to be successful, not famous."
- George Harrison
(Related: Successful, Famous)

"If Bret went in there and stunk the place out, then they probably wouldn't have brought the little brother in. So just by being successful himself, it opened the door for me."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Brother, Successful, Being)

"God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it."
- Steve Harvey
(Related: God, Time, People, Successful, Forget, Now, Right, Will)

"You have to keep going. The main attention is for us to stay alive and stay a band. You only really become very successful when you stick together. Just keep going and reaching bigger and better."
- Dan Hawkins
(Related: Successful, Attention)

"I can't tell you how important it was for us to be successful in japan."
- Trip Hawkins
(Related: Successful)

"This program has been successful in detecting and preventing attacks inside the United States."
- Michael Hayden
(Related: Successful, states, United)

"The bold enterprises are the successful ones. Take counsel of hopes rather than of fears to win in this business."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Business, Successful)

"I frankly don't think it's going to be a successful war on terrorism until law enforcement agencies like the FBI are willing to share with other law enforcement agencies. If they can't share information, there's no way this war can be won."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: War, Successful, Information, Law, Terrorism)

"I know all about cheating. I've had six very successful marriages."
- Bobby Heenan
(Related: Successful, Cheating)

"To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Father, Successful, First, Years)

"I don't think that was too successful. Because I always thought that the two of them should have been more separate. Also I had planned the monorail station to be in the center. So that one day you would have go to World Showcase and then the other day to Future World."
- John Hench
(Related: Thought, Successful, Day, Future, World)

"In our modern world of interdependent nations, hardly any state can wage war successfully without raising loans and buying war materials of every kind in the markets of other nations."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: War, Buying, Nations, State, Wage, World)

"The essential element of successful strategy is that it derives its success from the differences between competitors with a consequent difference in their behavior."
- Bruce Henderson
(Related: Success, Strategy, Successful, Behavior, Difference)

"Mick Jagger can't even make a successful solo album, and the Stones are the biggest rock group that ever was."
- Don Henley
(Related: Successful)

"Successful cult memes induce intense social interaction behaviour between cult members. This trips the attention detectors."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Successful, Attention)

"Well, I tell young people to be successful today that, first of all, that what you learn today directly impacts what you earn tomorrow. This is a knowledge-based economy."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: People, Knowledge, Successful, Economy, First, Today, Tomorrow)

"If it was really successful, it was a life calling, a career I was excited about doing, so I didn't think the overall risk was anywhere near as high as what the reward was."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Life, Successful, Career, Reward, Risk)

"And if I lost I would have gone back to 12 weeks of vacation, because I was successful enough that I was spending much more time on non-profit boards and traveling a lot."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Time, Successful, Traveling, Vacation)

"Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Successful, Habit, Saying, Will, Word)

"Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Successful, Habit, Will)

"Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you, you will be neither successful nor happy."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Successful, Will)

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."
- Conrad Hilton
(Related: Success, People, Successful, Action, Mistakes)

"It is incumbent upon all of us to build communities with the educational opportunities and support systems in place to help our youth become successful adults."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Successful, Help, Support, Youth)

"The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Successful)

"To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your clients' best interests first. When you do, your personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations."
- Anthony Hitt
(Related: Successful, Clients, Expectations, First, Needs, Will)

"It's a journey, it's a fight everyday. There was a real effort to stay in the program... So far this has been a very successful rehab."
- Peter Hobson
(Related: Successful, Effort, Fight, Journey)

"One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you're a star you're dead already. You're embalmed."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: Successful, Being, Dying)

"Being unemployed is not good for an actor. No, it isn't, no matter how unsuccessful you are. Because you always remember getting fired from all the restaurants. You remember that stuff very, very strongly."
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Related: Actor, Being, Restaurants)

"If you can handle a nightclub audience successfully, you can handle anything."
- Judy Holliday
"In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Successful, Attention, Detail)

"Every successful person I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Successful)

"There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?"
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Success, Successful, Man)

"The power to wage war is the power to wage war successfully."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Power, War, Wage)

"I think the biggest thing for me is being able to adjust to the way the game has changed. It's basically a 180-degree turn from the style I like to play. That's what I think I'm most proud of, being able to fit into this style of game and still be fairly successful."
- Brett Hull
(Related: Successful, Being, Play, Style)

"I see myself playing as long as I am partially enjoying the game and partially successful and they are paying me. But honestly, two more years is about all I can take."
- Brett Hull
(Related: Successful, Years)

"In twenty years, the Lottery has raised over $1.4 billion. It has been run successfully and efficiently."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Years)

"Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Mother, Wife, Successful, Man)

"No military timetable should compel war when a successful outcome, namely a disarmed Iraq may be feasible without war, for example by allowing more time to the UN inspectors."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Time, War, Successful, Example, Iraq, May, Military)

"Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful."
- William Hurt
(Related: Father, Successful, Friend, Being)

"Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity."
- William Hurt
(Related: Successful, Being, Famous, Mediocrity)

"I wish to say to you that the life of an enlightened people and a vibrant nation cannot be measured by the life of an individual. A successful person is one who manages to lay down a new stone, a brick that would help firm up his nation's existence."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Life, People, Successful, Existence, Help, Nation)

"The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Successful, Man, Old)

"In some cases we've been building tools that are specific to Linux for the desktop, and they only work on Linux, but I see two major projects that are wildly, wildly successful: Mozilla and OpenOffice, and those two programs are cross platform."
- Miguel de Icaza
(Related: Work, Building, Linux, Projects, Tools)

"I'm the Latin artist who has been the most successful in history at representing the Latin culture. The stylings of my words are immodest, but it's the truth."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: History, Truth, Successful, Artist, Culture, Words)

"No, I've heard over the years that it's nice for them to see somebody who's like, you know, a well-known successful musician who's Asian. I've heard it from a few musicians, too."
- James Iha
(Related: Successful, Musicians, Years)

"Because I'm now successful, what I'm being offered as an actor is more and more of the same."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Successful, Actor, Being, Now)

"I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: People, Successful, Corruption, Country, Day, Rights, Liberty, Office, Promises)

"I think PSP is going to be the most successful handheld entertainment device ever. What it will do in terms of the versatility, obviously you can download music to it, and you'll be able to enjoy all your great tunes on it."
- Ian Jackson
(Related: Music, Successful, Entertainment, Will)

"I think it's going to deliver on the promises we've said it's going to and it is going to be the most successful product ever to come into the handheld environment, and it just happens to have a number of different functions."
- Ian Jackson
(Related: Successful, Environment, Promises)

"Maybe if I could ever be a successful comedian then I could be an example that Christians can also have fun."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Successful, Example, Fun)

"I have no idea how to become successful in children's tv programming today other than to say that whereever you find that rare animal being pursued, insert yourself into its environment; get in the door in any position and work from within."
- William Jackson
(Related: Work, Idea, Successful, Being, Children, Environment, Programming, Today)

"Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear in his opposition to the war. People appreciate a politician with the courage to say, I oppose this war."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: War, People, Successful, Courage, Opposition)

"Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results."
- William James
(Related: Men, Success, Successful, Attitude, Failure, Positive, Act, Reality, Results, Will)

"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome."
- William James
(Related: Successful, Attitude, Beginning, Will)

"Think of all the really successful men and women you know. Do you know a single one who didn't learn very young the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters?"
- Storm Jameson
(Related: Men, Women, Successful, Attention, Right)

"It was important that I became successful. People say they do it for the love, and yes, you do it for the love, but you want to be successful."
- Wyclef Jean
(Related: Love, People, Successful, Want)

"The most successful war seldom pays for its losses."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: War, Successful)

"Ironically, in today's marketplace successful nonfiction has to be unbelievable, while successful fiction must be believable."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Successful, Fiction, Today)

"I'm a big fan of huge populations of people, so you'd think with 300 million people in the country, you don't even have to please 1% to be phenomenally successful."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: People, Successful, Country)

"But it's much more exciting to make Die Hard. One of the reasons that I think that movie is so successful is it deals with those very important blue-collar relationship themes. But it's more visually beautiful to show things blowing up. It just gives you more on the screen."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Successful, Deals)

"We are living in a time when American popular music is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports. The demand is huge."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Music, Time, Successful, American, Being, Living, Popular)

"One has to devote oneself to a particular pursuit. To be successful at anything, you have to make a total commitment to it."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Successful, Commitment, Pursuit)

"The whole point of being in this business and being blessed and being successful is that you're able to do things for your friends or your family, which means that they can have something special in their lives, too."
- Elton John
(Related: Business, Family, Successful, Being, Friends)

"Because, I figured that, because I was a successful man, I was wealthy, I was, you know, seemingly intelligent - even that I am not intelligent enough to ask for help."
- Elton John
(Related: Successful, Help, Man)

"And there's no guarantee that if you get HIV and you take these triple therapies, or whatever comes along next, that they're going to be successful for you."
- Elton John
(Related: Successful)

"I've never been very successful in a monogamous relationship, but I'm looking forward to the day when I can assume that responsibility."
- Don Johnson
(Related: Successful, Day, Responsibility)

"It is clear from the reaction to our campaign so far that our message is resonating. I look forward to continuing to take this message to all Americans, and showing them that I can be as successful running the country as I was running the state of New Mexico."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Successful, Americans, Country, Running, State)

"What can I tell you? I continue to be creative, but have only been commercially successful outside of the U.S."
- Holly Johnson
(Related: Successful)

"My role model was my grandfather. He instilled in me the feeling that no matter how successful you are you have a responsibility to help others."
- Kevin Johnson
(Related: Successful, Feeling, Help, Responsibility)

"I don't believe I'll ever get credit for anything I do in foreign affairs, no matter how successful it is, because I didn't go to Harvard."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Successful, Credit)

"A successful tool is one that was used to do something undreamt of by its author."
- Stephen C. Johnson
(Related: Successful)

"The strike of the miners in Arizona was one of the most remarkable strikes in the history of the American labor movement. Its peaceful character, its successful outcome, were due to that most remarkable character, Governor Hunt."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: History, Successful, Character, American, Labor, Remarkable)

"If military movies were automatically successful we'd make nothing but military movies. But seriously, patriotism is one thing that all Americans have in common."
- Tommy Lee Jones
(Related: Movies, Patriotism, Successful, Americans, Military, Nothing)

"Friends love misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Love, Successful, Fact, Friends, Misery, Pretty)

"To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Successful)

"The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto. My parents helped direct my path."
- Florence Griffith Joyner
(Related: Successful, Parents, Reason)

"Abstinence, being faithful and correct and consistent condom use are the only ways to successfully reach everyone when discussing HIV prevention. I believe that the abstinence message alone does not solve the AIDS epidemic."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Abstinence, Being, Prevention)

"If I can make a connection, one connection, to any one listener in the world, I consider that successful."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Successful, Connection, World)

"There is some sign that North Korea is changing recently. There is ongoing successful negotiation to have a military talk to Pyongyang, which has been stopped for seven years."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Successful, Military, Negotiation, Talk, Years)

"Whenever you're successful you owe that success to the people in the community, because they are the ones buying your product."
- Carl Karcher
(Related: Success, People, Successful, Buying, Community)

"I don't believe that efforts to prohibit only so-called reproductive cloning can be successful."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Successful)

"We should note that this latter type of shift was successfully amplified to a considerable extent by Russian physicists using the intense light of a ruby laser whose wavelength is close to that of a transition of the potassium atom."
- Alfred Kastler
(Related: Light)

"I was both very successful and very left; the living demonstration of how you could be on the left and still be in the gossip columns and be envied for the money you made."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Money, Successful, Gossip, Living)

"Every picture that is successful has one little miracle in it."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Successful)

"Qualifying for the second stage would be a successful World Cup for us. I think we can do it."
- Robbie Keane
(Related: Successful, World)

"The vast concourse of people who had assembled to witness the triumphant arrival of the successful travellers was of the lowest orders of mechanics and artisans, among whom great distress and a dangerous spirit of discontent with the government at that time prevailed."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Government, Time, People, Successful, Discontent, Spirit)

"Maybe I've got to admit that what I did here was enough. I can make some more films. Maybe I'll direct a film. Maybe I'll have my musical put on stage. But nothing, really, to be absolutely honest, competes with making a very successful pop band for 10 years of my life."
- Gary Kemp
(Related: Life, Successful, Film, Nothing, Years)

"Just last week, I was successful in passing two bi-partisan amendments through the House of Representatives that aim to address the even larger problem of cracking down on countries who export the materials to create meth into the United States."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Successful, Countries, states, United)

"I believe that successfully addressing our national security needs while protecting our basic freedoms and civil liberties requires continual Congressional oversight, and I will continue to work to assert the role of this body in carrying out this grave responsibility."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Work, Body, Civil liberties, Grave, National security, Needs, Responsibility, Will)

"All successful people these days seem to be neurotic. Perhaps we should stop being sorry for them and start being sorry for me - for being so confounded normal."
- Deborah Kerr
(Related: People, Successful, Being)

"Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Successful)

"Squash has the credentials to become an olympic event and our goal is to see the sport in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We are working towards this and will keep trying even if our bid is not successful."
- Jahangir Khan
(Related: Successful, Goal, Trying, Will)

"They fired director Richard Donner because they didn't want to pay him, and he's the reason the franchise became so successful in the first place. There's a big part of Superman II that he did that no one has ever seen."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Successful, First, Reason, Want)

"The key to any successful plan is buy-in from the public, and what this process has demonstrated is the importance of including citizens in formulating a consensus plan that preserves our beautiful refuge."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Successful, Importance, Key, Public)

"When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Sports, Women, Business, Successful, Fortune, Woman)

"Talent in cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
- Stephen King
(Related: Work, Talent, Successful, Hard work)

"Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them."
- Thomas Kinkade
(Related: Life, Peace, Successful, Balance, Joy)

"To be successful for a moment because of one movie doesn't mean anything."
- Nastassja Kinski
(Related: Successful)

"The Chinese government since 1979 has been very successful in economic development, and successful enough, simply by surviving, in the realm of political development."
- William Kirby
(Related: Government, Successful, Development)

"Dr. Einstein was not successful in school, but he found something in the air from his own imagination and his own brain power, and look what he did."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Imagination, Power, Successful, School)

"I don't dwell on success. Maybe that's one reason I'm successful."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Success, Successful, Reason)

"A lot of people have this strategy where if they have a hard question they wait to ask it to the end of the interview because they think the person is going to walk out. But what they have to realize is, is that if the person walks out, they have a pretty successful story."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: People, Strategy, Successful, End, Pretty, Question)

"The more successful I become, the more I need a man."
- Beyonce Knowles
(Related: Successful, Man)

"You always need younger guys if you're going to be successful in the long term."
- Saku Koivu
(Related: Successful)

"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)

"Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Success, Quality, People, Successful, Ability, Responsibility)

"The best people to listen to are those who have already been successful accomplishing exactly what you are seeking to accomplish."
- Brian Koslow
(Related: People, Successful)

"It is something that most parents hope for in life: That their children will be moderately successful, polite, decent human beings. Anything on top of that is something you have no right to hope for, but we all do."
- Jerry Kramer
(Related: Successful, Hope, Children, Parents, Right, Will)

"Aesthetically, we were enormously successful. Economically... there was no success. It was all about music of the future and unfortunately it was a band that didn't have any future."
- Wayne Kramer
(Related: Music, Success, Successful, Future)

"Look at all the marriages that have been wonderfully successful where fellows finished their army service and came home to go to college on G.I. bills and their wives worked."
- Marta Kristen
(Related: Home, Successful, Army, College, Service, Wives)

"Normal science does not aim at novelties of fact or theory and, when successful, finds none."
- Thomas Kuhn
(Related: Science, Successful, Fact, Theory)

"A successful person isn't necessarily better than her less successful peers at solving problems; her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned what problems are worth solving."
- Ray Kurzweil
(Related: Successful, Problems, Worth)

"I turned down a scholarship to Yale. The problem with college is that there's a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you'll never be successful."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Mistake, Successful, College, Preparation, Productivity, Want)

"I tell her all the time I'd gladly retire and hang out with the kids and clean the house. I want to have a good life and great family, and from a professional standpoint I want to be successful, but it's not the most important thing at all."
- Nick Lachey
(Related: Life, Time, Family, Successful, Kids, Want)

"To me, having kids is the ultimate job in life. I want to be most successful at being a good father."
- Nick Lachey
(Related: Life, Father, Successful, Being, Job, Kids, Want)

"The classical example of a successful research programme is Newton's gravitational theory: possibly the most successful research programme ever."
- Imre Lakatos
(Related: Successful, Example, Research)

"As I said to Ringo, I was in a successful Rock N Roll band. He was in a band that changed the world. That's the difference."
- Greg Lake
(Related: Successful, Difference, World)

"I have seen many successful people fail after they start fearing they might lose what they have built."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: People, Successful)

"The local communities, through their leaders, were able to build a communications network that allowed my work here to reflect the needs and interests of the people within the 9th Congressional District. It's been an honor to do that and we did so successfully."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Work, People, Honor, Leaders, Needs, Network)

"I love my work. I've had three successful series, and I want to find out if I can make a fourth."
- Michael Landon
(Related: Love, Work, Successful, Want)

"Successful model? That's a myth. The year I modeled was the most painful year of my life. Editors would always talk to you in the third person as though you were merely a piece of merchandise."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Life, Successful, Editors, Myth, Talk)

"We're looking to have the ability to come in and be able to capitalize on the marketing in order to grow the top-line. We basically leverage what has worked with our other successful acquisitions - investment in marketing, retention and student services."
- John Larson
(Related: Successful, Ability, Investment, Marketing, Order)

"In Germany air became generally accepted Berlin in this area. It operated with 45 airplanes within the Low Cost range from Germany, and is one the most successful carriers in Europe."
- Niki Lauda
(Related: Successful, Airplanes, Europe, Germany)

"I don't think that McMahon thinks very much about the fact that J.R and I have been successful. I don't think that McMahon thinks the wrestling announcers really have that much to contribute the show."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Successful, Fact, Wrestling)

"I don't know if this is why everything has worked so well and I'm not sure I'd recommend this kind of thinking to anyone else, but I've always known I'd be successful in acting. I have certainly worked for it."
- Jennifer Lawrence
(Related: Successful, Acting, Thinking)

"When I look at Social Security, I consider it the most important social program in the United States, arguably the most successful program in the world."
- James A. Leach
(Related: Successful, Security, states, United, World)

"Designer clothes worn by children are like snowsuits worn by adults. Few can carry it off successfully."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Children, Clothes)

"Being successful at a very young age gave me the confidence and the capability to try out other things."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Age, Successful, Being, Confidence)

"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successfull personality and duplicate it."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Faith, Personality)

"I don't dictate, you don't dictate to Stevie Wonder, not successfully."
- Spike Lee
(Related: Wonder)

"I could never play the ingenue, the girl next door or the very successful young doctor. That would be a bore."
- Jennifer Jason Leigh
(Related: Successful, Play)

"When you're that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can't really tell whether you have created the momentum or it's creating you."
- Annie Lennox
(Related: Successful)

"CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she's strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Men, Women, HusbSuccessful, America, Woman)

"A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration."
- Kurt Lewin
(Related: Successful, Achievement, Goal)

"With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Pen)

"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Successful, Man, Memory)

"At a time when U.S. jobs are heading overseas at a record pace, and amidst increased sanctions on our manufacturers and producers from other countries, it's imperative that we do all we can to provide our businesses a climate to operate successfully."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Time, Climate, Countries, Jobs)

"In just three years, Iraq has achieved immense progress. It has had three successful elections in which 80% of their citizens voted, even while being threatened with death."
- John Linder
(Related: Death, Successful, Progress, Being, Elections, Iraq, Years)

"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)

"The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Leader, Genius, Common sense, Grace)

"When you end a successful sitcom, the most sensible thing to do is go back to the theater."
- John Lithgow
(Related: Successful, End, Theater)

"Temerity is not always successful."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Successful)

"The fact that I have been successful merely means that I can write and illustrate in my own way."
- Hugh Lofting
(Related: Successful, Fact)

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Knowledge, Successful, Strength, Difference, Will)

"Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner."
- Sophia Loren
"There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen."
- James A. Lovell
(Related: People, Successful, Wonder)

"It's important to be successful enough to be able to keep doing what you love."
- Lyle Lovett
(Related: Love, Successful)

"The '80s were about trying to establish myself as an actor with a career. And being a teenager enjoying the fruits of being successful with lots of what I think is appropriate for that age."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Age, Successful, Actor, Being, Career, Trying)

"But it's a blessing to be so successful within a year; it's the greatest feeling in the world, making money and doing the things that I'm doing, and I definitely trying to continue doing what I'm doing."
- Ludacris
(Related: Money, Successful, Feeling, Trying, World)

"If you want to be a successful runner, you have to consider everything. It's no good just thinking about endurance and not to develop fine speed."
- Arthur Lydiard
(Related: Successful, Endurance, Thinking, Want)

"A truly appreciative child will break, lose, spoil, or fondle to death any really successful gift within a matter of minutes."
- Russell Lynes
(Related: Death, Successful, Will)

"But it's hard to sustain a successful acting career today."
- James MacArthur
(Related: Successful, Acting, Career, Today)

"If you don't have talent or preparation for whatever you want to do, you will not be successful in anything."
- Alicia Machado
(Related: Talent, Successful, Preparation, Want, Will)

"This is a group playing together and that's the only way, I feel, this play can be successful and moving. I am so lucky to have the people that are in it. When I came here I didn't know who was going to be in the play."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: People, Successful, Play)

"But the character was so successful, that first one, that they wrote him again and he came in right at the end of the first year in a show called THE BOX. I was up for the Emmy for that one too."
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Successful, Character, End, First, Right)

"And I'm in favor of that because I have a gay son, who's a very successful theater designer."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Son, Successful, Gay, Theater)

"A celebrity name is never enough for an intelligent mass market... truly successful businesses are born of passion and heartfelt interest."
- Elle Macpherson
(Related: Successful, Celebrity, Interest, Name, Passion)

"If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom."
- Sydney Madwed
(Related: Success, Knowledge, Successful, Focus, Want, Will)

"I've been curious about certain things, but didn't let them get in the way of my life. I don't know how people becoem successful with some kind of habit."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Life, People, Successful, Habit)

"I'm not playing myself. It's a symbolic situation, where I want to introduce a fascist behind the table. I couldn't have had anybody else do that; for it to be successful, I had to do it myself."
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Related: Successful, Want)

"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Successful, Ideas, Courage, Failure, Act, Difference, Risk)

"Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Successful, Ideas, Courage, Failure, Act, Difference, Man, Risk)

"Probably most successful songwriters have an innate songwriting ability."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Successful, Ability)

"In the House, Republican prospects have been buoyed by several successful rounds of redistricting, which have sharply reduced the number of competitive seats and given the Republicans a national advantage of at least a dozen seats."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Successful, Republican, Republicans)

"Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Talent, Successful, Arrogance)

"The Doors were successful. It was Jim Morrison as the centre and the figure and the spokesman, the figurehead, but we were all into the same thing. That's why we were a band."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: Successful)

"The influential man is the successful man, whether he be rich or poor."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Successful, Man, Poor)

"No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place. Like a locomotive he is strong on the track, but weak anywhere else."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Successful, Man)

"A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Successful, Energy, Environment, Force, Man)

"Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at."
- Don Marquis
(Related: People, Successful, Rest, World)

"The lion's share of what I hear right now are people who, intentional or accidental, have avoided all jazz prior to 1960. And all the musicians who were successful in the '60s spent their entire lives, prior to 1960, listening to all the musicians these people avoid."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: People, Successful, Jazz, Listening, Musicians, Now, Right)

"One of the things that's clear to me from interviews that I've read is that the more popular successful jazz musicians had audiences above and beyond the music community."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Music, Successful, Audiences, Community, Jazz, Musicians, Popular)

"If you're an attractive guy, everyone thinks you're successful just because of the way you look. I hate that."
- James Marsden
(Related: Successful, Hate)

"Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Wife, Successful, Man, Woman)

"A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Marriage, Successful, Day)

"New gene pools are generated in every generation, and evolution takes place because the successful individuals produced by these gene pools give rise to the next generation."
- Ernst Mayr
(Related: Successful, Evolution)

"Every shuttle mission's been successful."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: Successful, Mission)

"So that what you tend to see is someone like a Rush Limbaugh, he's the classic case because he's the most successful, he didn't sort of like come out of his mother's womb with the highest ratings in the country."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Mother, Successful, Country)

"I was fortunate to be part of a very successful show on CBS in 1986. I switched to NBC for eight years and through these experiences have gotten terrific insight into television; it's a fascinating medium."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Successful, Television, Years)

"Everybody loves success, but they hate successful people."
- John McEnroe
(Related: Success, People, Successful, Hate)

"It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for the benefit of the opposition. The naming of what is there is what is important."
- Ian Mcewan
(Related: Successful, Duty, First, Opposition)

"If I can bring joy into the world, if I can get people to stop thinking about their pain for a moment, or the fact the tomorrow morning they're going to get up and tell their boss off... then I'll be successful."
- Bobby McFerrin
(Related: Boss, People, Successful, Fact, Joy, Pain, Thinking, Tomorrow, World)

"I mean, there's a little bit that gets out, but for the most part, the thing that makes us work, and makes our family successful, and our life successful, is when we walk home and we walk into our doors of our house, all that other stuff is left outside. It's not a factor."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Family, Home, Life, Work, Successful)

"Well, I see myself in the same business but a lot more successful and doing more movies maybe behind the camera. I plan to do some growing in this industry and take it as far as I can."
- Matthew McGrory
(Related: Business, Movies, Successful)

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Love, Marriage, Successful)

"I wouldn't think a blues album would be that commercially successful, but I don't really care. I'd do it for the love of blues, not for the money. I've got plenty of money."
- Christine McVie
(Related: Love, Money, Successful, Care)

"To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Successful, Job, Man, Woman)

"I think to be a successful comic, you have to be exceptionally smart and exceptionally perceptive."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Successful)

"Historian: an unsuccessful novelist."
- H. L. Mencken
"A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example."
- Robert Menzies
(Related: Money, Successful, Country, Example, Man, May)

"The reason we're successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course."
- Freddie Mercury
(Related: Successful, Charisma, Reason)

"I don't know if I would qualify as mainstream. I think I have managed to function pretty successfully on the fringes of the music world and have been able to play exactly what I have wanted the way I have wanted."
- Pat Metheny
(Related: Music, Play, Pretty, World)

"Other countries, such as Israel, successfully employ behavior detection techniques at their airports, but the bloated, ineffective bureaucracy of TSA has produced another security failure for U.S. transportation systems."
- John Mica
(Related: Failure, Behavior, Bureaucracy, Countries, Israel, Security)

"The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance."
- Bryan Miller
(Related: Successful, Courage, Balance, Passion, Sense)

"By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight."
- Glenn Miller
(Related: Time, Successful, Being, Chance, Colors, Giving, Public, Want)

"I grew up and I became very successful at what I did as a young man. I became a work addict because this was the only way I could get any relief from this pain."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Work, Successful, Man, Pain)

"Of course. I favor passive investing for most investors, because markets are amazingly successful devices for incorporating information into stock prices."
- Merton Miller
(Related: Successful, Information)

"I can now successfully drive a stick. That's a huge accomplishment."
- Shannon Miller
(Related: Accomplishment, Now)

"I saw hell. The hospital had divided and conquered pretty successfully."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Hell, Pretty)

"Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear."
- Dan Millman
(Related: Success, People, Fear, Successful, Willpower, Apathy, Doubt, Key)

"The growth of a company like ours tends to be a relatively steady because, like some of the other successful mixed signal companies, we have a wide range of products servicing a wide range of end applications."
- David Milne
(Related: Successful, Growth, Company, End)

"I was working with Bill Graham management at the time and it was obvious to everyone concerned that albums like Open Fire, while they were good for me creatively, were not going to be commercially successful."
- Ronnie Montrose
(Related: Time, Successful, Management, Fire, Obvious, Open)

"I am very aware now that music is a business, but there is also a way to go about making music that is true to yourself as opposed to doing, you know, just going through the motions and making things that would just be commercially successful."
- Ronnie Montrose
(Related: Music, Business, Successful, Now)

"The seeded draw came into being. This means that the two best players of the tournament are placed in opposite halves in the draw, and cannot possibly meet until the finals, if they come through successfully against all the rest of the participants."
- Helen Wills Moody
(Related: Being, Rest)

"It's hard to make something collaboratively. That's the challenge. Sometimes you're successful."
- Marguerite Moreau
(Related: Successful, Challenge)

"This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives and an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones."
- Desmond Morris
(Related: Time, Successful, Motives)

"Before this government came to power, many failing schools were simply allowed to drift on in a pattern of continuing failure. The government is determined to break that pattern and is successfully doing so."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Government, Power, Failure, Schools)

"The primary factor in a successful attack is speed."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Successful)

"In order to be successful against each of these threats, we have to have a presence overseas, work closely not only with our counterparts in the law enforcement community, but also with the intelligence community."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Successful, Community, Law, Order)

"We created the Cabinet Committee on the Environment to review the environmental implications of all government initiatives. I think what made us successful was the fact that it was a sustained approach. We did something new every year."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Environmental, Government, Successful, Committee, Fact)

"I'm a catalyst for change. You can't be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place."
- Rupert Murdoch
(Related: Change, Successful, Years)

"I've made 30 movies and for the most part my movies work. In a business where success is an exception and not the rule, I've mostly been successful."
- Eddie Murphy
(Related: Business, Movies, Success, Work, Successful)

"And I tell you that's one of the reasons why I didn't have the friendships with the media, maybe like I could have. But I had to do what I had to do to make myself successful."
- Eddie Murray
(Related: Successful, Media)

"Be it $15 million here and $11 million there, it takes hundreds of millions to be successful in this business."
- David Neeleman
(Related: Business, Successful)

"It's interesting, the more successful you become the more people want to give you stuff for nothing."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: People, Successful, Nothing, Want)

"I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that. Don't rush into adulthood, it isn't all that much fun."
- Bob Newhart
(Related: Successful, Adulthood, Being, Fun, Years)

"They are responsible for starting this relationship and wanting to help Africa. The United States is very well suited for this as they are a country that has the capacity, they have better access to technology and they are a successful country."
- Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka
(Related: Technology, Successful, Country, Help, states, United)

"I was less successful in my attempts to effect preventive vaccination against typhus by using the virus and in trying to produce large quantities of serum using large animals."
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole
(Related: Successful, Animals, Effect, Trying)

"When we hide our failings from others, we seek to hide them from ourselves, and it is in the latter attempt that we are most successful."
- Pierre Nicole
(Related: Successful)

"The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters."
- Harold Nicolson
(Related: Marriage, Successful, Disasters)

"If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day."
- Alex Noble
(Related: Nature, Peace, Thought, Successful, Action, Day, Service)

"I only went a year to high school. I should have been in high school, but I was in a band, and when you're successful doing that - well, you aren't too likely to go back."
- Peter Noone
(Related: Successful, School)

"Obviously it's my second senior event, and I'm tired obviously coming back from the British Open, from surgery, which was priority No. 1, did that successfully, and each week since the British Open I've felt in pretty good control of my golf game."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Control, Golf, Open, Pretty)

"It is harder for a poor man to be successful than it is for a rich man."
- Gregory Nunn
(Related: Successful, Man, Poor)

"Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush, who proved you can be a successful politician in this country even if English is your second language."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Successful, Country, English, Language, President)

"If you never give up, you'll be successful."
- Dan O'Brien
(Related: Successful)

"It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That's set out in the Constitution."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Society, Government, Successful, Control, Constitution, Independence)

"I was endorsed by many corporations to work with their people. Since I had several hundred successful case histories, I realized that it was really valuable and everybody should have access to the information, so I started teaching seminars to groups of people."
- Leonard Orr
(Related: Work, People, Successful, Corporations, Information, Teaching)

"Small businesses drive this economy and it is unacceptable that the President's budget proposal does not give them the tools they need to be successful."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Successful, Economy, President, Tools)

"I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment."
- George Orwell
(Related: Education, Doubt, Punishment)

"We can learn from IBM's successful history that you don't have to have the best product to become number one. You don't even have to have a good product."
- Adam Osborne
(Related: History, Successful)

"No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher."
- William Osler
(Related: Successful)

"The worst manifestations of exhaustion were successfully cured by a long period of rest but it was immediately apparent to me that I had lost once and for all my former capacity for carrying out experimental work until physically tired."
- Wilhelm Ostwald
(Related: Work, Exhaustion, Rest)

"Just because you are successful in one area does not necessarily mean you're going to be successful in another."
- Elaine Paige
(Related: Successful)

"When you make a movie outside the system and it's successful critically or a moderate financial success, you usually have to go back into the system and make a big hit."
- Brian De Palma
(Related: Success, Successful, Financial)

"I've been very successful doing voices in movies. I did Olive, the Other Reindeer, with Drew Barrymore, and I did Cats and Dogs. My children came to some of the sessions."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Movies, Successful, Cats, Children, Dogs)

"The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more."
- Ed Parker
(Related: Accomplishments, Man)

"If I were sufficiently romantic I suppose I'd have killed myself long ago just to make people talk about me. I haven't even got the conviction to make a successful drunkard."
- John Dos Passos
(Related: People, Successful, Conviction, Romantic, Talk)

"Had I not made it big, my family would have told me to recheck my decision. Now that I am successful, there is no way. They have to accept it gracefully."
- Amisha Patel
(Related: Family, Successful, Decision, Now)

"I don't have a problem with fame. I got into this business intending to be very successful, but I wanted it to be at my price."
- Jason Patric
(Related: Business, Successful, Fame)

"Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more."
- George S. Patton
"All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Successful, Commanders)

"Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Successful, Day, Mind, Speech, State, Will)

"Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Fear, Successful, Action, Cause, Confidence, Inaction, Result, Will)

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Faith, Successful, Confidence)

"I am not successful, in terms of Hollywood."
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Successful, Hollywood)

"I think that I've still not been successful at playing the role of the retired actor, and I'd like to work on that."
- Sean Penn
(Related: Work, Successful, Actor)

"The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Business, Successful, Progress, Cooperation)

"And in Iraq we tried to implement the same policy that was so successful in Saudi Arabia, but Saddam Hussein didn't buy. When the economic hit men fail in this scenario, the next step is what we call the jackals."
- John Perkins
(Related: Men, Policy, Successful, Iraq)

"So we make this big loan, most of it comes back to the United States, the country is left with the debt plus lots of interest, and they basically become our servants, our slaves. It's an empire. There's no two ways about it. It's a huge empire. It's been extremely successful."
- John Perkins
(Related: Successful, Country, Debt, Interest, states, United)

"Basically, what Economic Hit Men are trained to do is to build up the American empire. To create situations where as many resources as possible flow into this country, to our corporations, and our government, and in fact we've been very successful."
- John Perkins
(Related: Men, Government, Successful, American, Corporations, Country, Fact)

"Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there's no palace till it's built."
- Fernando Pessoa
(Related: Success, Successful, Being, Potential)

"The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people."
- Tom Peters
(Related: People, Successful, Employees, Formula, Guests, Magic)

"I'm a perfectionist, so I can drive myself mad - and other people, too. At the same time, I think that's one of the reasons I'm successful. Because I really care about what I do."
- Michelle Pfeiffer
(Related: Time, People, Successful, Care)

"I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along."
- Michael Phelps
(Related: Change, Successful, Want)

"To be successful in my native France, where people speak the same language and understand me, is nothing."
- Edith Piaf
(Related: People, Successful, France, Language, Nothing)

"In recent years, research into the prevention and treatment of arthritis has led to measures that successfully reduce pain and improve the quality of life for millions."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Life, Quality, Pain, Prevention, Research, Treatment, Years)

"After hurting myself like that, I could not go back immediately to racing. I was in no condition, mentally or physically. That helped me to strengthen myself to go through the hard times that were ahead with my business, and to be successful."
- Nelson Piquet
(Related: Business, Successful, Racing)

"No one, however powerful and successful, can function as an adult if his parents are not satisfied with him."
- Frank Pittman
(Related: Successful, Parents)

"I knew from the beginning that privacy was going to be a huge issue, especially with regard to applying Total Information Awareness in counterterrorism. Because if the technology development was successful, a logical place to apply it was inside the United States."
- John Poindexter
(Related: Technology, Successful, Development, Awareness, Beginning, Information, Privacy, states, United)

"I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy. If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago."
- George Porter
(Related: War, Successful, Doubt, Energy, Sun, Weapons, Will)

"If all you're trying to do is essentially the same thing as your rivals, then it's unlikely that you'll be very successful."
- Michael Porter
(Related: Successful, Trying)

"To be successful in life what you need is education, not literacy and degrees."
- Munshi Premchand
(Related: Life, Education, Successful)

"Hopefully I'll be successful with the singing, but there are so many other things I want to do, like acting. I'll do them one at a time first!"
- Katie Price
(Related: Time, Successful, Acting, Singing, Want)

"The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do."
- Leontyne Price
(Related: Time, Successful, Being, Giving, Luxury, Want)

"I believe that people who don't achieve anything in life are isolated and resent those that are successful."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Life, People, Successful)

"Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical monotheistic religions of the Near East, was very successful in establishing its monotheism, but had only very moderate success in spreading its version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Success, Successful, Christian, Islam, Ethics)

"I think we're the first generation to successfully integrate American society."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Society, American, First)

"Thompson and Ritchie were among the first to realize that hardware and compiler technology had become good enough that an entire operating system could be written in C, and by 1978 the whole environment had been successfully ported to several machines of different types."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Technology, Environment, First, Hardware, Machines)

"He or she must be successful in economic terms, but always within an ethical framework. Whether his or her constituency is a corporation and its shareholders or the customers in a small and privately held business, his or her first responsibility is to serve that constituency."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Business, Successful, First, Responsibility)

"If I had been at a University I don't think I would have been able to have the experience I had in my Smithsonian work. I don't think I have been as successful."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: Experience, Work, Successful, University)

"I was very strongly influenced by women's magazines and I really believed tha a woman could not be married and raise a family and have a successful career all at the same time."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Family, Time, Women, Successful, Career, Woman)

"Most of these experiments required the reduction of the cosmic ray muon flux in order to be successful, and the group necessarily became expert in the operation of deep underground laboratories."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Successful, Deep, Order)

"First of all we have to recognize that despite all the problems - and in some cases failures - that this regime has been much more successful, much more resilient, than people had anticipated."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: People, Successful, First, Problems)

"I do actually believe in love. I can't say that I'm 100 percent successful in that department, but I think it's one of the few worthwhile human experiences. It's cooler than anything I can think of right now."
- Trent Reznor
(Related: Love, Successful, Now, Right)

"Since it was too difficult to get into the Screen Actor's Guild in New York, I moved to Miami in 1982 and started a successful career as a television commercial actress, obtaining my SAG card there."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Successful, Actor, Career, Television)

"C is peculiar in a lot of ways, but it, like many other successful things, has a certain unity of approach that stems from development in a small group."
- Dennis Ritchie
(Related: Successful, Development, Unity)

"Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: People, Successful, Answers, Questions, Result)

"If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Successful, Results, Want)

"I am still looking for the modern equivalent of those Quakers who ran successful businesses, made money because they offered honest products and treated their people decently... This business creed, sadly, seems long forgotten."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Business, Money, People, Successful, Quakers)

"Being a celebrity or anything else where you're really ambitious, it's really a game to see how successful you can get."
- Joe Rogan
(Related: Successful, Being, Celebrity)

"If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Love, Successful, Want)

"I get bitter, angry and disbelieving and I tell my kids there a lot of idiots out there. I also want them to know that being successful is not the real world - that their parents get treated better because they're on TV."
- Al Roker
(Related: Successful, Being, Idiots, Kids, Parents, Want, World)

"The world must be filled with unsuccessful musical careers like mine, and it's probably a good thing. We don't need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Careers, Musicians, professionals, World)

"I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Experience, Fear, Successful)

"Social Security should have a self-sustaining portion that was funded by contributions from both employers and employees. That's what we know and have known for 70 successful years."
- James Roosevelt
(Related: Successful, Employees, Security, Self, Years)

"It has to have a payroll tax that's dedicated to Social Security. The Social Security tax has been very successful over the years in raising almost all of our elderly citizens out of poverty."
- James Roosevelt
(Related: Successful, Elderly, Tax, Poverty, Security, Years)

"The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: People, Successful, Thinking, Voice)

"The growth of modern constitutional government compels for its successful practice the exercise of reason and considerate judgment by the individual citizens who constitute the electorate."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Government, Successful, Growth, Exercise, Judgment, Practice, Reason)

"Every time we bring someone in we ensure that they are a strategic thinker, but even more important that they understand that if the products aren't successful and the products don't sell that there won't be anything to strategize about."
- David Rose
(Related: Time, Successful)

"If they are unsuccessful in married life, who suffers more the bitter consequences of poverty than the wife? But if successful, she has not a dollar to call her own."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Life, Wife, Successful, Consequences, Poverty)

"I want young people to see me and think you can be feminine and smart and successful, all at the same time."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Time, People, Successful, Want)

"We've been probably to some degree too successful."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Successful)

"Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport's successful and you're its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Successful, Credit, Football)

"I do not truly consider myself an icon, but the Cube has been quite successful."
- Erno Rubik
(Related: Successful)

"Test ideas in the marketplace. You learn from hearing a range of perspectives. Consultation helps engender the support decisions need to be successfully implemented."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Ideas, Decisions, Hearing, Support)

"The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Power, Successful, Effort, Temperament)

"Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?"
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Successful, Feeling, Hatred, Propaganda)

"There are interactions with characters within the game which I think are pretty neatly done considering the limitations that you have to work with. I mean, a computer can't really generate a character that talks back and forth with you successfully."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Work, Character, Computer, Limitations, Pretty)

"In Asia, a lot of successful economies that had been living on their own saving, decided to open up their financial markets to international capital in the early 1990s. So here were countries doing quite well, but they decided they'd borrow a bit more and do even better."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Successful, Financial, Countries, Living, Open)

"It was really fun. It was fun for a lot of reasons. It was fun because nobody thought that we would be successful. It was on a network that wasn't even there at the time."
- Katey Sagal
(Related: Time, Thought, Successful, Fun, Network)

"We simply have to become more competitive as a state if we're going to be successful in creating jobs, bringing capital investment and raising income levels here in South Carolina."
- Mark Sanford
(Related: Successful, Income, Investment, Jobs, State)

"To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides of this act are not always equally intended nor equally successful."
- George Santayana
(Related: Successful, Act, Reform)

"Nobody can be successful if he doesn't love his work, love his job."
- David Sarnoff
(Related: Love, Work, Successful, Job)

"Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Intelligence, Skill, Trade, Trying, Walking, World)

"News reporting is a cycle: No matter how much you work at sending a message, it's only successful if it's received."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Work, Successful, News)

"A market that's as open as possible is the precondition for a successful economy, and a successful economy is the precondition to being able to pay for social security."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Successful, Being, Economy, Open, Security)

"The mathematical framework of quantum theory has passed countless successful tests and is now universally accepted as a consistent and accurate description of all atomic phenomena."
- Erwin Schrodinger
(Related: Successful, Now, Tests, Theory)

"The effectiveness of advertising depends on the amount and kind of product information available to consumers... advertising will be more successful the more impoverished the consumer's information environment."
- Michael Schudson
(Related: Successful, Advertising, Environment, Information, Will)

"All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them."
- Charles M. Schwab
(Related: Men, Successful, Attention, Will)

"A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing."
- Charles M. Schwab
(Related: Business, Imagination, Dream, Successful, Vision, Man)

"My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Dreams, People, Successful, Acting, Profession, State, Universe)

"Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Diet, Successful, Training)

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Happiness, Love, Success, Successful, Key, Will)

"The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Work, Successful, Church, Environment, Key, Missionaries, Will)

"You have to remember now, I was not being terribly successful at going solo."
- John Sebastian
(Related: Successful, Being, Now)

"If you believe in what you're doing, you'll be successful."
- Connie Sellecca
(Related: Successful)

"Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Successful, Virtue, Crime)

"The name Peace River itself is the monument of a successful effort on the part of the Company to bring about a better understanding between the Crees and the Beavers."
- Ernest Thompson Seton
(Related: Peace, Successful, Company, Effort, Monument, Name, Understanding)

"I think President Bush tried to step up on Social Security even though the polls showed that was unpopular. He has not been successful and backed off, but I admire people who take on big problems."
- Donna Shalala
(Related: People, Successful, President, Problems, Security)

"My optimism is not based primarily on the successful march of democracy in recent times but rather is based on the experience of having lived in a fear society and studied the mechanics of tyranny that sustain such a society."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Experience, Society, Fear, Successful, Optimism, Democracy, March, Tyranny)

"Iran, Libya and Syria are irresponsible states, which must be disarmed of weapons of mass destruction, and a successful American move in Iraq as a model will make that easier to achieve."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Successful, American, Destruction, Iraq, states, Weapons, Will)

"Indeed, one of the most successful and influential religious organizations in history, the Society of Jesus, was consciously modeled along military lines by its founder, Ignatius Loyola."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Society, History, Successful, Military, Religious)

"Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough."
- Gail Sheehy
(Related: People, Successful, Self)

"The irony of that is, what makes it kind of ironic, is when you do become successful as a professional athlete in particular, a lot of the young children who are emulating these stars do have a different perspective."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Successful, Children, Irony, Perspective, Stars)

"Oh, you know. I am secretary of state. My trips aren't successful. I just talk to people."
- George P. Shultz
(Related: People, Successful, State, Talk)

"The social sciences, I thought, needed the same kind of rigor and the same mathematical underpinnings that had made the "hard" sciences so brilliantly successful."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Thought, Successful)

"Napoleon was probably the equal at least of Washington in intellect, his superior in education. Both of them were successful in serving the state."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Education, Successful, Intellect, State, Washington)

"I was successful with mediocre material because of a good recording voice that people really liked at that time."
- Nancy Sinatra
(Related: Time, People, Successful, Voice)

"If I'm successful in fooling a wire service, I don't really have to do anything else to promote the story."
- Joey Skaggs
(Related: Successful, Service)

"Daytime has been successful all these years because it caters to a very real need in the audience - to see something that's not nighttime fantasy. People watch daytime because it's like their lives."
- Erika Slezak
(Related: People, Successful, Fantasy, Years)

"More and more do I see that only a successful revolution in India can break England's back forever and free Europe itself. It is not a national question concerning India any longer; it is purely international."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Successful, EnglEurope, Revolution, Question)

"The main problem is that for a boycott to be effective, you must first persuade thousands - maybe even millions of others - to go along, which is a lot of work and usually not successful."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Work, Successful, First)

"The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do."
- Roy L. Smith
(Related: Business, Successful, Man)

"Our view is that economic isolationism is the wrong way to go. Vibrant, successful growing economies that advance the interests of their citizens engage the global economy. And, we're committed to engaging the global economy."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Successful, Economy, Wrong)

"So successful has been the camera's role in beautifying the world that photographs, rather than the world, have become the standard of the beautiful."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Successful, World)

"It doesn't matter how successful you are in this business, it's tough to get through the next door."
- Kevin Sorbo
(Related: Business, Successful)

"Is it not the business of the conductor to convey to the public in its dramatic form the central idea of a composition; and how can he convey that idea successfully if he does not enter heart and soul into the life of the music and the tale it unfolds?"
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: Business, Life, Music, Soul, Heart, Idea, Public)

"Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higer the fences get."
- Kevin Spacey
(Related: Success, Death, Successful, Houses)

"I'll admit that it's not easy to get an agent, but becoming successful in anything requires perseverance."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Successful, Perseverance)

"There's always pressure, a great deal of pressure, when writing, since my first books were so successful."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Successful, Books, First, Pressure, Writing)

"It would be useless for any player to attempt to explain successful batting."
- Tris Speaker
(Related: Successful)

"A successful woman preacher was once asked what special obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry? Not one, she answered, except the lack of a minister's wife."
- Anna Garlin Spencer
(Related: Wife, Successful, Obstacles, Woman)

"One of the most difficult things for people who have been successful in sports is adapting to the daily world where you can't get an answer from someone until 5 o'clock tomorrow. There is always an excuse. Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn't get too exciting after a while."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Sports, People, Successful, Living, Tomorrow, World, Years)

"What it is saying is that someone who was a world champion and who takes care of himself with a 17-year rest and applies the proper training techniques and perseverance could be successful."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Successful, Perseverance, Care, Rest, Saying, Training, World)

"I really believe everything is here for us to be very successful."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Successful)

"I learned early on, having known the most handsome, successful, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Robert Taylor, don't ever spend too much time looking in the mirror."
- Robert Stack
(Related: Time, Successful)

"To be successful, one must take chances."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Successful)

"I have a lot to learn about NASCAR. But I've learned if you have the right people in the right places doing the right things, you can be successful at whatever you do."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: People, Successful, Right)

"The successful people of this world take life as it comes. They just go out and deal with the world as it is."
- Ben Stein
(Related: Life, People, Successful, World)

"I haven't always done a good job, and I haven't always been successful - but I know that I have tried."
- George Steinbrenner
(Related: Successful, Job)

"I want to make exalted art. A successful image has pictorial lift. I am looking for whatever is up there."
- Frank Stella
(Related: Art, Successful, Want)

"I was not successful as a ball player, as it was a game of skill."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Successful, Skill)

"Oldtimers, weekends, and airplane landings are alike. If you can walk away from them, they're successful."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Successful)

"The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds."
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Successful, Hate)

"I will never feel successful."
- Howard Stern
(Related: Successful, Will)

"I think I'm probably a little too desperate to be successful."
- Howard Stern
(Related: Successful)

"I did not come into contact with any Muslim before I embraced Islam. I read the Qur'an first and realized no person is perfect, Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet... we will be successful."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Successful, Islam, Muslim, First, Will)

"She will be successful who is easy to start and hard to stop."
- Connie Stevens
(Related: Successful, Will)

"Sometimes I wondered whether I hadn't let my career get confined to one direction, but lately I've decided to accept the fact that I have this opportunity to be successful doing comedies."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Opportunity, Successful, Career, Direction, Fact)

"We had news this morning of another successful atomic bomb being dropped on Nagasaki. These two heavy blows have fallen in quick succession upon the Japanese and there will be quite a little space before we intend to drop another."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: Successful, Being, News, Quick, Space, Will)

"Short, successful military adventures are as effective as the Super Bowl in diverting people's attention from unpleasant truths."
- John Stockwell
(Related: People, Successful, Attention, Military)

"Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Successful, Adversity, Lies, Magic, Man)

"The Saviour reigned in all their hearts, and they successfully copied the pattern of meekness and gentleness, which he had left them."
- John Strachan
"So I'd rather have a defense that's successful where everyone's comfortable in their positions."
- Michael Strahan
(Related: Successful, Defense)

"This old Germany was partly defeated in its conflict with the progressive ideas of socialism, for it had given the people nothing that could serve as a successful alternative to socialism."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: People, Successful, Ideas, Conflict, Germany, Nothing, Old, Socialism)

"Defining OO as based on the use of class hierarchies and virtual functions is also practical in that it provides some guidance as to where OO is likely to be successful."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
(Related: Successful, Class, Guidance)

"I've been very, very successful. It's very satisfying to me."
- Gloria Stuart
(Related: Successful)

"The increasing importance of Sydney must in some measure be attributed to the flourishing condition of the colony itself, to the industry of its farmers, to the successful enterprise of its merchants, and to particular local causes."
- Charles Sturt
(Related: Successful, Causes, Importance, Measure)

"The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last."
- Andrew Sullivan
(Related: Love, Successful, Gay, Romantic)

"God had to create disco music so I could be born and be successful."
- Donna Summer
(Related: Music, God, Successful)

"I know I had been successful in football. I had been successful in broadcasting. I didn't think that anything could touch me. I thought, I can beat anything."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Thought, Successful, Football)

"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
"Very often we see coaches who have not been successful being recycled, instead of looking to a new face or a new name who has demonstrated the ability to handle the job."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Successful, Ability, Being, Coaches, Job, Name)

"I had starred in more than 30 successful films, six in a row directed by Cecil B. De Mille."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: Successful)

"True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful."
- Paul Sweeney
(Related: Success, Fear, Being, Overcoming)

"The secret of a successful newspaper is to take one story each day and bang the hell out of it. Give the public what it wants to have and part of what it ought to have whether it wants it or not."
- Herbert Bayard Swope
(Related: Successful, Day, Hell, Public)

"Narcissist: psychoanalytic term for the person who loves himself more than his analyst; considered to be the manifestation of a dire mental disease whose successful treatment depends on the patient learning to love the analyst more and himself less."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Love, Successful, Disease, Learning, Treatment)

"There are a lot of people who think that's what's needed to be successful is always being right, always being careful, always picking the right path."
- Amy Tan
(Related: People, Successful, Being, Right)

"The tenacious character I've possessed since I was a small child propelled me to successfully meet this challenge, and I was able to safely gain acceptance to the university of my choice."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Character, Acceptance, Challenge, Choice, Gain, University)

"As a reward of their clean living and good habits these great stars have been able to withstand the rigorous test of stamina and physical exertion and have thus successfully extended their most remarkable careers over a period of many strenuous years."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Careers, Habits, Living, Remarkable, Reward, Stars, Years)

"When people think it's successful, I'm grateful. When they don't - OK, I'll try again."
- Rod Taylor
(Related: People, Successful)

"The fact that I'm going to be unsuccessful at times is pretty well-balanced by the fact that I'm going to be successful at others."
- Rod Taylor
(Related: Successful, Fact, Pretty)

"A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Successful, Fool, Ladies, Man, Now, Ugly)

"My priority is to turn people - especially kids - on to sports and being active so they don't even have to think about it being good for their health. If people participate for the fun of it, and believe me - it is fun, then fitness programs will be much more successful."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Fitness, Sports, Health, People, Successful, Being, Fun, Kids, Will)

"Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda."
- Bennie Thompson
(Related: Wisdom, Successful, Court, Rights, Justice, Law, Temperament)

"Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Business, Successful, Pleasure, Pursuit)

"Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought."
- Thucydides
(Related: Successful, Desire)

"The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his."
- James Thurber
(Related: Successful, Man)

"Well, the economic recovery was successful even though the Democrats opposed the reforms every step of the way. And it is clear the Democrats have no clear plan to strengthen our economy, as Republicans do."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Successful, Democrats, Economy, Republicans)

"If you meet people who have been successful in Hollywood, or look a their photographs, you see a haunted look in their eyes, you sense a trapped feeling."
- Meg Tilly
(Related: People, Successful, Eyes, Feeling, Hollywood, Sense)

"I know that in order to be considered successful, you're supposed to do two or three movies a year. I only work once every year-and-a-half, sometimes two years. I have children to raise."
- Meg Tilly
(Related: Movies, Work, Successful, Children, Order, Years)

"Yes, we are fortunate because as a band we've always been on the up, always getting more successful."
- Glenn Tipton
(Related: Successful)

"In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: History, War, People, Successful)

"When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as to what they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Success, Work, People, Successful, Hard work, Hiring, Persistence, Questions)

"Balance is key: I need to be successful in my career to feel fulfilled, be surrounded by people I care about to share it with, and have my health to be able to do the things I love to do!"
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Health, Love, People, Successful, Balance, Care, Career)

"Mr. Tyler acquired Texas by voluntary compact, and Mr. Polk California and New Mexico by successful war."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: War, Successful)

"It's our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people."
- Carrot Top
(Related: Success, People, Successful, Hate)

"I like to think that I've been a good manager. That fact has been very instrumental in making Linux a successful product."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Manager, Successful, Fact, Linux)

"All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Men, Women, Work, People, Successful, Goal, Purpose, Vision, Day, Future, Respect)

"Successful people are simply those with successful habits."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: People, Successful, Habits)

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?""
- Brian Tracy
(Related: People, Successful, Help)

"No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: People, Successful, Goals)

"We never expected the show to be this great. We think it is successful because kids can identify."
- Thuy Trang
(Related: Successful, Kids)

"I can inhabit any character in a way that is difficult to do successfully in a contemporary novel."
- Rose Tremain
(Related: Character)

"A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Science, Society, Technology, Successful, Investment, Living, Population)

"Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed."
- Barbara Tuchman
(Related: Time, Successful, Revolution)

"It's a good question, because to be believable is the only way that you could be successful."
- Tanya Tucker
(Related: Successful, Question)

"I think the ability to focus is a thread that runs through so-called successful people. And that's something that can be developed. It can be self-taught."
- Fred L. Turner
(Related: People, Successful, Ability, Focus, Self)

"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."
- Lana Turner
(Related: Money, Wife, Successful, Man, Woman)

"I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that's making me successful."
- Shania Twain
(Related: Successful, Being)

"The more you participate in our common endeavors, the more successful your work in the factory, mine, wharf or village, in an economic institute or in the arts, in commerce or administration, the sooner we will be where we all want to be."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Work, Successful, Commerce, Want, Will)

"Sex in the City was a different kind of phenomenon because of the show itself is a phenomenon and to me that's successful because to resonate with women across the board for six years and have only one African-American actor pass through for one episode."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Women, Sex, Successful, Actor, African, Years)

"As far as talent goes, we had pretty much everything, and I think that's why this year was so successful."
- Carrie Underwood
(Related: Talent, Successful, Pretty)

"Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Science, Successful, Literature, Rest)

"We started playing music from an early age and so we wasn't really aware of that side of it, the weird thing is the more successful you get the more free booze and drugs you get, they should be given to the bands who don't have the money."
- Ville Valo
(Related: Age, Money, Music, Successful, Drugs)

"I basically started playing violin at the age of six. That lasted about three years because my previous teacher died and the second teacher didn't really know how to successfully get me going."
- Miroslav Vitous
(Related: Age, Years)

"Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law."
- Voltaire
(Related: Mother, Successful, Man)

"Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Success, Time, Successful, Energy, Existence)

"I've made movies that we're very successful that we're a complete surprise, and I've made movies that I thought we're going to be very successful that, you know."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Movies, Thought, Successful)

"My favorite characters are the ones that are the most successful movies."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Movies, Successful, Favorite)

"One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid."
- James D. Watson
(Related: Successful, Contrast, Mothers, Newspapers, Popular, Scientists)

"To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart."
- Thomas John Watson, Sr.
(Related: Business, Heart, Successful)

"I am always successful in my work."
- George Weah
(Related: Work, Successful)

"If you know what you want to do, as I always loved musicals, and then to have been lucky enough to be successful with them, I think that's all you can ask isn't it? I think I don't really think too much about it. I am a bit shy socially, yeah, I admit that."
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Related: Successful, Want)

"Give me a highly successful unionized industry."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Successful)

"The first time I try anything is invariably not very successful. I tend to grow slowly, but solidly."
- Lawrence Welk
(Related: Time, Successful, First)

"I realized some of the pitfalls of being well-known; it was nice if you were successful, but it made it just that much harder to take when you failed."
- Lawrence Welk
(Related: Successful, Being)

"The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically, by and large, is the most successful."
- Orson Welles
(Related: Successful)

"Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Successful, Beginning)

"Successful organizing is based on the recognition that people get organized because they, too, have a vision."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: People, Successful, Vision)

"Successful organizations, including the Military, have learned that the higher the risk, the more necessary it is to engage everyone's commitment and intelligence."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Intelligence, Successful, Commitment, Military, Risk)

"There are many people that struggle and struggle and have all the talent in the world, but for some reason they are not successful. You never know why those things happen."
- Bryan White
(Related: Talent, People, Successful, Reason, Struggle, World)

"Cheyenne Autumn was received not too successfully. I still think it was a very good movie. It was kinda Ford's apology for the way he had treated Indians in his past pictures."
- Richard Widmark
(Related: Apology, Autumn, Past)

"Bottom line: if you show a genuine interest in learning about how others became successful, you can open up a world of opportunities."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Successful, Interest, Learning, Open, World)

"You must develop personal contacts if you want to be successful."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Successful, Want)

"Also, if you're in a TV show that does turn out to be very successful, you then can do whatever you want to do in theater for a very long time."
- Treat Williams
(Related: Time, Successful, Theater, Want)

"I couldn't imagine my life being any more successful than it is now."
- Treat Williams
(Related: Life, Successful, Being, Now)

"If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Successful, Failure, Effort, Humanism, Quest, Will)

"The main essentials of a successful prime minister are sleep and a sense of history."
- Harold Wilson
(Related: History, Successful, Sense, Sleep)

"Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Leadership, Successful, Cause, First, Identity)

"You have to go understand that life and baseball is littered with all kinds of obstacles and problems along the way. You have to learn how to overcome them to be successful in life."
- Dave Winfield
(Related: Life, Successful, Baseball, Obstacles, Problems)

"Everyone has a breaking point, turning point, stress point, the game is permeated with it. The fans don't see it because we make it look so efficient. But internally, for a guy to be successful, you have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time."
- Dave Winfield
(Related: Time, Successful, Fans, Spring, Stress)

"And I found out, the other part of it is that I found out and in my desire to life successfully, that baseball fit very well into my life. It's been a great teacher, trainer, mentor and you'll see what I mean in the next few minutes that I have to speak."
- Dave Winfield
(Related: Life, Baseball, Desire)

"The idea that one might derive satisfaction from his or her successful work, because that work is ingenious, beautiful, or just pleasing, has become ridiculed."
- Niklaus Wirth
(Related: Work, Idea, Successful, Satisfaction)

"You look back on films sometimes and if they have not been as all-out successful as you anticipated you try to find reasons why maybe it didn't come off for audiences as well as you would have liked."
- Robert Wise
(Related: Successful, Audiences)

"I wish to express my hope that the efforts of our nations, nationalities and peoples in the direction of the development of our democratic order will be successful."
- Girma Woldegiorgis
(Related: Successful, Development, Hope, Direction, Nations, Order, Will)

"The ad revenues still go up because nothing dependably delivers the eyeballs that successful series do."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Successful, Nothing)

"Everybody knows things are not the same. The people running the TV end of a major vertically integrated company know how much money a successful show can make."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Money, People, Successful, Company, End, Running)

"Their argument is that most shows are losers, which is true, but it's also disingenuous to say, 'We are not going to take the risk unless it is totally covered by the few successful shows that are out there.'"
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Successful, Argument, Risk)

"We planted bugs, microphones, in premises which interested us in the West. We weren't too successful - I would have said unfortunately in former years, but I don't care anymore now."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: Successful, Bugs, Care, Now, Years)

"That said, I should also add that I learned a great deal from being allowed in these privileged circles and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked closely with some of the most powerful and successful people in the business including Steven Spielberg and Ted Turner."
- Douglas Wood
(Related: Business, People, Opportunity, Successful, Being)

"Well, I started thinking about what you were saying about how your movies need to make a profit. Now, what is the one thing, if you put it in a movie, it'll be successful?"
- Ed Wood
(Related: Movies, Successful, Now, Profit, Saying, Thinking)

"I did envisage being this successful as a player, but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Successful, Being, Golf)

"You don't have to show people how successful you are."
- Martin Yan
(Related: People, Successful)

"Well, you know, if you get into the profession because you think you can make a lot of money, you can never become successful."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Money, Successful, Profession)

"You know, it's not the people in Hollywood who go to see movies that will make a movie successful; it's the people all around the country; it's word-of-mouth."
- Pia Zadora
(Related: Movies, People, Successful, Country, Hollywood, Will, Word)

"There are successful scholars, public-spirited scholars, upright scholars, cautious scholars, and those who are merely petty men."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Men, Successful, Public)

"I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Business, Home, Life, Success, Successful, Balance, Being)

"Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Successful, Adversity, Order)

"I don't think there has been any increase in sophistication in the audience. When people are aware of a concept that's easy to understand, and there's an actor who will attract them to the theater and it's a movie that's funny three-quarters of the time, it will be successful."
- David Zucker
(Related: Funny, Time, People, Successful, Actor, Sophistication, Theater, Will)