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QUOTES ON SUCCESS


Success is man’s god.

With ... success I was pushed forward at a dizzy pace. My name spread like smoke in an airless room.

RALPH ELLISON, Invisible Man

’T is man’s to fight, but Heaven’s to give success.

HOMER, The Iliad

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

AESCHYLUS, Agamemnon

The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.

CHARLES DICKENS, Great Expectations

The successful man will see just so much more than his neighbours as they will be able to see too when it is shown them, but not enough to puzzle them.

SAMUEL BUTLER, The Way of All Flesh

After you're first-rate at something, no matter what, it kind of takes the kick out of being second-rate.

JOHN UPDIKE, Rabbit, Run

Napoleon needed no elevator shoes to make him as big as the next man: he had a chestful of medals. It was these symbols of success that proved his size.

Yet there seemed to be some truth in the law of probability, according to which the chance of success is directly proportionate to the number of repetitions.

The bitch-goddess, Success, was trailed by thousands of gasping dogs with lolling tongues.

D. H. LAWRENCE, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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