For what shall it profit a man,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?
Publicity is easy to get. Just be so successful you don't need it, and then you'll get it.
Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
Start with your own money and value your intuition. It's all about endurance in the beginning. Your dream and passion to succeed must be stronger than your fear of failure.
Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts a highly successful business into a mediocre large business.
A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Veni, vidi, vici.
It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Heroes are not judged for their prowess in hunting and shooting tigers, but rather for their strength and ability to endure the humiliation of being pigs.
Victory has a hundred fathers, but no one wants to recognise defeat as his own.
I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan,Press on,has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
If you look after the customers and look after the people who look after the customers, you should be successful.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
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.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
How you start is important, but it is how you finish that counts. In the race for success, speed is less important than stamina. The sticker outlasts the sprinter.
A handful of men have become very rich by paying attention to details that most others ignored.
Those who invest only to get rich will fail. Those who invest to help others will probably succeed.
The truly successful businessman is essentially a dissenter, a rebel who is seldom if ever satisfied with the status quo.
Many owe their greatness to their enemies. Flattery is fiercer than hatred, for hatred corrects the faults flattery had disguised.
I believe in the value of paranoia. Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction. The more successful you are, the more people want a chunk of your business and then another chunk and then another until there is nothing left.
Success is power; because it maketh reputation of wisdom, or good fortune; which makes men either fear him or rely on him.
To me success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection. In fact, success represents 1 per cent of your work which results from the 99 per cent that is called failure.
If we are to be more prosperous we need more millionaires and more bankrupts.
What did it for me? It wasn't my education or experience. It was my passion.
Let every Nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend or oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and success of liberty.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Observing your own and your competitor's successes and failures makes your inner business voice more sure and vivid.
The conduct of successful business merely consists in doing things in a very simple way, doing them regularly, and never neglecting to do them.
Most people would succeed in small things, if they were not troubled by great ambitions.
If you follow your passion, the money will follow. But if you chase the almighty dollar, you can easily lose that and end up with nothing.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
I would have been a success in anything. But I have chosen an activity that was socially useful and that aspect gives me extra satisfaction.
If you aren't afraid to fail, then you probably don't care enough about success.
It is better to underpromise and overdeliver than vice versa. For this one need not break the law of the land. One has to only think global. Otherwise success will disappear like the dew in the morning sun.
I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi (Germany's) war on its 'one percent,' namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the 'rich.' ... I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.
Where the character is not great, there is no great man ... Never mind success. It is a question of being great, not seeming it.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
It is hard to fail; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
The highest form of success ... comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.
Men, I'll be honest. Winning isn't everything. Men, it's the only thing!
Sure, winning isn't every thing; it's the only thing.
People who are successful simply want it more than people who are not.
Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.
The primary cause of success in life is the ability to set and achieve goals. That's why the people who do not have goals are doomed forever to work for those who do. You either work to achieve your own goals or you work to achieve someone else's goals.
If you don't have passion ... you might as well give up ... you have no chance of making it. Passion is the essence of life, and certainly the essence of success.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Failure is the foundation of success; success is the lurking place of failure.
Whoever wants to accomplish great things must devote to a lot of profound thought to details.
It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
Success is measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.
You cannot be a success in any business without believing that it is the greatest business in the world ... You have to put your heart in the business and the business in your heart.
My own success was attended by quite a few failures along the way. But I refused to make the biggest mistake of all: worrying too much about making mistakes.
The most successful people are those who take pride in their work, pride in their family ... It is great to attain wealth, but money is really just one way - and hardly the best way - to keep score.
I was like a hit album waiting to be released. I knew my day would come.