Hindu Mommy

November 7, 2006

Success and Failure

Filed under: Self Improvement — hindumommy @ 12:53 am

Some quotes….

Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes 20 years of hard work to become an overnight success
— Diana Rankin

Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire
— Arnold H Glasow

Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity
— Frances Watkins Harper

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

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment
— Bill Hybels

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody
 — Bill Cosby

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final
— Roger Babson

A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else
 — J Paul Getty

I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom
— George S Patton

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success
— William Saroyan

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure
Don Wilder and Bill Rechin

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

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

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently
— Henry Ford

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

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without loss of enthusiasm
— Winston Churchill

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3 Comments »

  1. […] There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe —- Some more quotes […]

    Pingback by stupidity quote « E-Nagar — November 10, 2006 @ 1:05 am | Reply

  2. Thank you for the quotes. After reading them, I sense myself refreshed and supported as after a good dinner. However, one thought has alarmed me. Is the “trying to please everybody” not the love of everybody?
    We should be more careful as in talking as in quoting other.

    Comment by Tomas — November 10, 2006 @ 4:35 am | Reply

  3. @Tomas: Loving everybody is absolutely different than trying to please everybody…Of course, I love my daughters but I am NOT going to give them what they want and try to please them EVERY SINGLE TIME (most of the time yes, but not EVERY time)
    My intepretation of the quote by Bill Cosby is
    – Different people always want different things so if you are focused on pleasing EVERYBODY, you’ll probably end up either not doing anything because there is no agreement on a single path to success or you will end up changing course a lot of times and won’t be able to succeed. Focus on your inner self, do what you believe is right. Everything else will take care of itself

    Comment by hindumommy — November 11, 2006 @ 4:07 pm | Reply


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