Sensational Quotes for Smart People


Sensational Quotes about Success 


  First Top-10 List of Sensational

Success Quotes

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Success Quotes

There is only one success — to be able to spend your life in your own way.
— Christopher Morley

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Success Quotes

Much of our American progress has been the product of the individual who had an idea; pursued it; fashioned it; tenaciously clung to it against all odds; and then produced it, sold it, and profited from it.
— Hubert H. Humphrey

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Success Quotes

It is observed that successful people get ahead in the time that other people waste.
— Henry Ford

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Success Quotes

Don't flaunt your success — but don't apologize for it either.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Success Quotes

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.
— Michael Korda

#6 of Top-10 Sensational Success Quotes

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
— Bette Midler

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Success Quotes

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
— Thomas Edison

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Success Quotes

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
— Helen Keller

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Success Quotes

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years gotten enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
— Logan Pearsall Smith

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Success Quotes

You don't pay the price for success. You enjoy the price for success.
— Zig Ziglar

Second Top-Ten List of Sensational

Quotes about Success

#1 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Success

Money, achievement, fame , and success are important, but they are bought too dearly when acquired at the cost of health.
— Unknown wise person

#2 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Success

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
— G. K. Chesterton

#3 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Success

Seek above all for a game worth playing. Such is the oracle to modern man. Having found the game, play it with intensity; play as if your life and sanity depend on it. (They do depend on it).
 D. S. Ropp

#4 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Success

To be yourself in a world that is doing its best, day and night to make you like everybody else — is to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
— e. e. cummings

#5 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Success

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.
 Rainer Maria Rilke

#6 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Success

There is a spiritual realm  that encompasses all beings.
Make friends with the angels, who will always be with you,
although invisible. Make good use of their assistance while following your dreams and in all your creative pursuits through life. Your successes and prosperity will come much easier.
— from Life's Secret Handbook by Ernie Zelinski

#7 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Success

If you follow the crowd, you will likely get no further than the crowd. If you walk alone, you're likely to end up in places no one has ever been before. Being an achiever is not without its difficulties, for peculiarity breeds contempt. The unfortunate thing about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize you were right, they'll simply say it was obvious to everyone all along. You have two choices in life. You can dissolve into the main stream, or you can choose to become an achiever and be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different. To be different, you must strive to be what no else but you can be.
— Unknown wise person

#8 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Success

You are never given a wish without the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
— Richard Bach

#9 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Success

There is no escalator to [hockey] success only steps.
— Glen Sather, Edmonton Oilers General Manager

#10 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Success

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
 Erica Jong

 More Sensational Quotations about

  Success for Smart People 

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

Moralists love to discourse on the hollowness of success;
about the hollowness of failure they are silent.
— Mason Cooley 

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.
— Richard Feynman

Getting results does not take time; it's the not getting results that takes all your time.
— Joe Polish

Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they're really not. They're companions — the hero and the sidekick.
— Laurence Shames

He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would have been enough.
— Albert Einstein

If you are a genius and unsuccessful, everybody treats you as if you were a genius, but when you come to be successful, when you commence to earn money, when you are really successful, then your family and everybody no longer treats you like a genius, they treat you like a man who has become successful.
— Pablo Picasso 

You can't have the space for prosperity and success when you are obsessed with security. It is not possible to obtain unwavering security — physical, emotional, or economic — by having money. Keep in mind that security, like success, can be defined in many ways. If you focus less on how much your financial assets are worth, and more on what a creative and well-balanced individual you can be, security will take on a new meaning.
— from The Joy of Not Working by Ernie Zelinski

Prosperity Through The Joy of Not Working

If I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to become a failure, I would seek advice from men who have never succeeded. If I wanted to succeed in all things, I would look around me for those who are succeeding, and do as they have done.
— Joseph Marshall Wade

Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance . . . is a celebration of that miracle.
— Martha Graham

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
— Christopher Morley

Success is doing what you like and making a living at it.
— Greek proverb

To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.
— Sister Mary Lauretta

Remove failure as an option.
— Joan Lunden

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you'll have more success than you could possibly have imagined.
— Roger Caras

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.
— Gareth Beynon, British Doctor, about success in privatized medicine

People that pay for things never complain. It's the guy you give something to [for free] that you can't please.
— Will Rogers

All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it.
— Ted Turner

To be a success in business, be daring, be first, be different.
— Marchant

The successful men of action are not sufficiently self—observant to know exactly on what their success depends.
— Joseph Jacobs

I joined the army, and I succeeded in killing about as many of the enemy as they of me.
— Bill Arp

Success. I don't believe it has any effect on me. For one thing I
always expected it.
— W. Somerset Maugham

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
— Denis Waitley

If you want to sell 'em fish, sell 'em big fish. That's the secret
to success.
— Jack Solomons

Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
— T. S. Eliot

Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
— Josh Billings

You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
— John Lennon

The biggest sin is sitting on your ass.
— Florynce R. Kenndy

Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success.
— David O. McKay

Hard Work and Real Success — Oil and Water!
— from Career Success Without a Real Job

Failure lies concealed in every success, and success in every failure.
— Eckhart Tolle 

After you've worked hard to get what you want, take the time to enjoy it.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I joined the army, and I succeeded in killing about as many of the enemy as they of me.
— D. S. Ropp

You never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
— Irish proverb

We learn to walk by stumbling.
— Bulgarian proverb

Imagine that you are in control of your life. Now, the question is: Why do you have to imagine this? 
  from Life's Secret Handbook by Ernie Zelinski

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
— Unknown wise person

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
— Dr. O. A. Battista

Any idiot can face a crisis — it’s day to day living that wears you out.
— Anton Chekhov

As a rule, the most dangerous ideas are not the ones that divide people  but those on which they agree.
— Stephen Vizinczey, The Rules of Chaos, 1970

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
— Paul Valery

People who avoid all crticism fail.
— Tim Ferris, author of The 4-Hour Work Week

Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it.
— Chinese Proverb

Patience makes all hardships light.
— Estonian proverb

Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.
— Josh Billings

Dig the well before you are thirsty.
— Chinese proverb

This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure.
— Michael Korda

Get what you can and keep what you have. That's the way to get rich.
— Scottish proverb

It is better for one's reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally.
— John Maynard Keynes

My ship came in the other day but I was at the bus depot.
— Unknown Wise Person

Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.
— George Washington Carver

Real wealth equals ideas plus energy.
— Buckminster Fuller

Real success doesn't care how you get there.
— from Career Success Without a Real Job

The best thing that comes with success is the knowledge that it is nothing to long for.
— Liv Ullman

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.
— Dr. Wayne Dyer

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you don't like.
— George Bernard Shaw

Success for some people, depends on becoming well-known, for others it depends on never being found out.
— Ashleigh Brilliant

He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
— Joseph Heller

If ... you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a
horrible warning.
— Catherine Aird

We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create.
— José Ortega y Gasset

Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.
— Madeline Bridges

A non-doer is very often a critic — that is,  someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It's easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change.
— Dr. Wayne Dyer

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.
— Henry Ward Beecher

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
— Robert Bresson

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.
— Arnold Glasow

All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Regardless of how much you enjoy your work, you must accept that everything won't come easily.
No one has clear sailing on their voyage to success.
You will always meet obstacles to overcome.
The attainment of real success isn't based on the absence of problems, but the extraordinary ability to deal with problems.
Indeed, you will find greatest satisfaction in overcoming the toughest of problems thrown your way.
And only by overcoming great difficulties can you achieve greatness in this world.
— from Life's Secret Handbook by Ernie Zelinski

I've been failing for, like, ten or eleven years. When it turns, it'll
turn. Right now I'm just trying to squeeze through a very tight financial period, get the movie out, and put my things in order.
— Francis Ford Coppola

Never expect everything to be easy.
If you succeed on the first try, you can be assured that it won't happen again.
Either that, or what you have accomplished is not worth boasting about.
— from Life's Secret Handbook

To be honest, as the world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.
— William Shakespeare

Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
— Helen Hayes

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
— Dr. Wayne Dyer

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.
— Betty Anderson Stanley

Anyone seen on a bus after the age of thirty has been a failure in life.
— Loelia, Duchess of Wesminster

Well done is better than well said.
— Benjamin Franklin

People forget how fast you did a job — but they remember how well you did it.
— Howard Newton

Success means only doing what you do well, letting someone else do the rest.
— Goldstein S. Truism

I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.
— W. Somerset Maugham

Success is women you don't even know walking around your house.
— from Saturday Night Live

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or “get rich” in business by being a conformist.
— J Paul Getty

Don't wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it.
— Unknown Wise Person

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure — which is: Try to please everybody.
— Herbert B. Swope

The greatest end in life is not knowledge but action.
— Thomas Henry Huxley

It's never crowded along the extra mile.
— Dr. Wayne Dyer

Someone who tries to do something and fails is a lot better off than the person who tries to do nothing and succeeds.
— Unknown Wise Person

To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success.
— José Bergamín

Don't play for safety — it's the most dangerous thing in the world.
— Hugh Walpole

There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap."
— Carrie Fisher

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
— Anon wise person

The man who has done his level best . . . is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
— B.C. Forbes

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
— Booker T. Washington

I grew up in New England. I think I was brought up with the Puritan ethic: that if you worked really hard in life, then good would come to you. The harder you work, the luckier you get. I've come to believe that it's the smarter you work, the better.
— Ken Blanchard

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
— An Wang

Unless you are willing to walk out into the unknown, the chances of making a profound difference in your life are pretty slim.
— Tom Peters

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
— Dale Carnegie

If you don't believe in yourself, then who will believe in you? The next man's way of getting there might not necessarily work for me, so I have to create my own ways of getting there.
— Michael Korda

Faced with having to change our views or prove that there is no need to do so, most of us immediately get busy on the proof.
— John Kenneth Galbraith

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
— Pablo Picasso

The two hardest things in life to handle are failure and success.
— Anaon

I was trying to think the other day about what you do now in America if you want to be successful. Before, you were dependable and wore a good suit. Looking around, I guess that today you have to do all the same things but not wear a good suit. I guess that's all it is. Think rich. Look poor.
— Andy Warhol

Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment.
— Ross Perot

It is only possible to succeed at second-rate pursuits — like becoming a millionaire or a prime minister, winning a war, seducing beautiful women, flying thought the stratosphere or landing on the moon. First-rate pursuits — involving, as they must, trying to understand what life is about and trying to convey that understanding — inevitably result in a sense of failure. A Napoleon, a Churchill, a Roosevelt can feel themselves to be successful, but never a Socrates, a Pascal, a Blake. Understanding is for ever unattainable. Therein lies the inevitability of failure in embarking upon its quest, which is none the less the only one worthy of serious attention.
— Malcolm Muggeridge

It's not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day: if you can't live with a nightly sort of disaster, you should get out. I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch.
— Michael Korda

I would rather attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.
— Robert Schuller

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
— Michael Korda

Success doesn't come to you . . . you go to it.
— Marve Collins

I couldn't wait for success . . . so I went ahead without it.
— Jonathan Winters

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
— George Smith Patton

Always do the right and honest thing, however more difficult it may appear.
In the long term, it will be the easier and more rewarding thing to have done.
You will be five times worse off than having just a little success when you attain a lot of success tainted by dishonesty and greed.
— from Life's Secret Handbook by Ernie Zelinski

Do not seek dishonest gains: dishonest gains are losses.
— Hesiod

The lust for success and money destroys more character than it should.
Earn your money and success through service to others and not at the expense of others.
When you look in the mirror, you already see the biggest troublemaker in your life.
You don't also want to see a crook.
— from Life's Secret Handbook

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

Criticism of Others: a smoke screen behind which unsuccessful people hide their nothingness.
— Dave Erhard

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is
x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
— Albert Einstein

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
— William Feather

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
— Woody Allen

After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success.
— Mason Cooley

Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.
— Mike Ditka

Ask yourself the secret to your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.
— Richard Bach

It's just as difficult to overcome success as it is to overcome failure.
— Sir William Walton

Some aspects of success seem rather silly as death approaches.
— Donald A. Miller

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
— Anne Sullivan

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
— David Frost

Some people dream of success . . . while others wake up and work at it.
— Anon

Real success doesn't care how you get there.
— from Career Success Without a Real Job

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
— Al Bernstein

The road to success runs uphill.
— Willie Davis

The secret of success in life is known only to those who have not succeeded.
— John Churton Collins

The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.
— Nancy Astor

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

If people knew what they had to do to be successful, most people wouldn't.
— Lord Thomson of Fleet

The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit.  Try, if you can, to belong to the first class.  There's far less competition.
— Dwight Morrow (advice in a letter to his son)

The more you can dream, the more you can do.
— Michael Korda

It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
— Al Batt 

Be enthusiastic about the success of others — not just your own.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 


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