• We were born to succeed, not to fail. ~Henry David Thoreau
  • Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. ~Robert Collier
  • There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. ~Colin Powell
  • A man’s own character is the arbiter of his fortune. ~Publilius Syrus
  • Success is measured by the memories you create. ~Thomas Keller, Chef and Owner of The French Laundry Restaurant
  • To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Successful people are successful because they form the habits of doing those things that failures don’t like to do. ~ Albert Gray
  • Success means only doing what you do well, letting someone else do the rest. ~Goldstein S. Truism
  • The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year. ~John Foster Dulles
  • Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves — to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today. ~Stewart B. Johnson
  • 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
  • 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 gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. ~Theodore Roosevelt
  • I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~Bill Cosby
  • Always aim for achievement, and forget about success. ~Helen Hayes
  • Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. ~Corita Kent

–Joyce Oates, Counselor/Intervention Specialist, Columbia Basin College, WA

 

  • Self-trust is the first secret of success. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own.  I am the force: I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze.  My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny. ~Elaine Maxwell
  • Success demands singleness of purpose. ~Vince Lombardi
  • The major difference I’ve found between the highly successful and the least successful is that the highly successful stick to it.  They have staying power.  Everybody fails.  Everybody takes his knocks, but the highly successful keep coming back. ~Sherry Lansing, Chairman, Paramount Pictures
  • The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes. ~Benjamin Disraeli
  • No matter how diligent or persistent you have been, there is not one of us who made this journey toward success by ourselves. ~Oprah Winfrey
  • The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do.  They don’t like doing them either necessarily.  But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose. ~E.M. Gray
  • To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act. ~Anatole France
  • Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. ~John Keats
  • Every great, successful person I know shares the capacity to remain centered, clear, and powerful in the midst of emotional ‘storms.’ ~Anthony Robbins
  • Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals. ~Deepak Chopra
  • The way to be successful is through preparation. It doesn’t just happen. You don’t wake up one day and discover you’re a lawyer any more than you wake up as a pro football player. It takes time. ~Alan Page
  • Success is the progressive, timely achievement of your stated goals. ~Charles J. Givens
  • My favorite definition of success is that it is a state of mind combined with a state of readiness.  You can have one and be a flop; if you have both, you’ll win every time. ~Carolyn Warner  
  • I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. ~Henry David Thoreau
  • The first best-kept secret of total success is that we must feel love inside ourselves before we can give it to others. ~Denis Waitley
  • The more we practice the habit of acting from a position of responsibility, the more effective we become as human beings, and the more successful we become as managers of our lives. ~Joyce Chapman
  • Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence. ~Colin Powell
  • The mind, especially the parts of it that imagine and talk to us, is what programs us for success or failure. ~Bernie Zilbergeld & Arnold A. Lazarus
  • I hope I have convinced you—the only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren’t is the willingness to work very, very hard. ~Helen Gurley Brown
  • If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from his angle as well as your own. ~Henry Ford
  • There is only one success—to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~Christopher Morely
  • Success is peace of mind in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. ~John Wooden
  • Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others. ~Marianne Williamson
  • The one element that stands out most clearly among our peak performers is their virtually unassailable belief in the likelihood of their own success. ~Charles Garfield
  • I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~Bill Cosby
  • Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. ~Robert Collier

–Gail Janecka, Counselor, The Victoria College, TX

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