Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. –Winston Churchill
- No wonder Churchill was in politics, since that kind of attitude got me dismissed from several prior positions in the “real world”.
The obstacle is the path. –Zen saying
- Turn around and head back to the car. –Just saying.
Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. –Vaibhav Shah
- And aren’t we all thankful for that?
Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me. –Denzel Washington
- I like Denzel as much as the next guy, but he should stick to a script.
Opportunities don’t happen. You create them. –Chris Grosser
- Hence some unverifiable entries on my résumé.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. –Eleanor Roosevelt
- I’m more of an Us Weekly fan, but I get your point.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. –David Brinkley
- I don’t believe our local building codes permit this.
There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going. –Beverly Sills
- Sounds like someone who should download Waze.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
- These affirmative consent guidelines on college campuses are really getting out of hand.
If you’re going through hell, keep going. –Winston Churchill
- Hang a left when you reach resignation and then take the exit for despair.
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. –John D. Rockefeller
- Rockefeller made his fortune scooping up all those abandoned goods at rock-bottom prices.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. –Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Break’s over — back to work.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. –Albert Einstein
- Oh, I understand it perfectly — it’s my boss who’s no Einstein.
There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. –Ray Goforth
- There are actually three types of people but I’m afraid to tell you about the third one.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe
- Canadian doubles is for sissies.
It is necessary for us to learn from others’ mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself. –Hyman George Rickover
- But, in my case, not for lack of effort.
Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better. –John Updike
- Any activity becomes better when it includes Dewar’s and soda.
Eighty percent of success is just showing up. –Woody Allen
- So why then is 50% of my bonus tied to productivity?
Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so. –Philip Dormer Stanhope
- What if I say I received “anonymous complaints” that they’re all dumb as rocks?
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. –Eleanor Roosevelt
- The present belongs to those who believe in marrying the beauty of their dreams.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. –A.A. Milne
- “Look – I found clean underwear in the bottom of the laundry pile!”
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it. –Thucydides
- I’m happy to be certified as second-tier brave and just go out to meet the glory.
Fortune favors the brave. –Terence
- I’ll settle for a 60/40 split since you handled all the danger stuff.
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. –Will Durant
The speed of a runaway horse counts for nothing. –Jean Cocteau
No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day. –L. Ron Hubbard
- This is why Hugh Hefner is so grateful for Viagra.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. –Thomas Alva Edison
- Remember he said this before indoor plumbing was in wide use.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. –Ellen Parr
- A fatal diagnosis if you’re a cat.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality. –John Stuart Mill
- That’s great, since I hate vegetables.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. –Cecil B. DeMille
- Unlike the elderly gentleman driving the Cadillac in front of me.
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. –Confucius
- Confucius – I’m going with Cecil. You can ride with Gramps in his Coupe deVille.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. –Paul Valry
- Believe me — waking up because it’s time to go to work is not a dream come true.
You’ll always miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky
- Hasn’t this been adopted as the motto of the NRA?
The dreadful burden of having nothing to do. –Nicolas Boileau
- Here’s something to keep you busy — try writing complete sentences.
I learned much from my teachers, more from my books, and most from my mistakes. –Anonymous
- Mistake #1 – forgetting to sign his name to this insight.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. –Sir Francis Bacon
- Breakfast irony: one can never make enough bacon.
Measure twice, cut once. –Craftsman’s aphorism
- Count your fingers immediately afterward.
What is harder than rock, or softer than water? Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Persevere. –Ovid
- And yet when you throw a hard rock into soft water, it sinks right to the bottom. Perplexing.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. –Sir Isaac Newton
- Admittedly, at the risk of pissing off the giants.
When in doubt, win the trick. –Edmond Hoyle
- Is this about Bridge or prostitution?
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. –Woodrow Wilson
- You weren’t using yours, anyway.
There is no disinfectant like success. –Daniel J. Boorstin
- A co-worker keeps rubbing my nose in his success — but come to think of it I haven’t caught a cold in, like, three years.
Nothing succeeds like success. –Alexander Dumas
- Or, apparently, disinfects.
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. –Charles “Casey” Stengel
- Remember this before you sign up for another “Leadership Skills” workshop.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth. –Will Rogers
- Nope – “Special Assistant to the CEO” is.
One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.” –Lewis Carroll
- The only directions less useful than these come from Apple Maps.
A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied 10 minutes later. –George S. Patton
- If this were true then I wouldn’t have participated in so many exit interviews.
The manner in which a man chooses to gamble indicates his character or his lack of it. –William Saroyan
- Gamble? Never. I stick to “skills-based gaming.”
Clear your mind of can’t. –Solon