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Call the roll in your memory of conspicuously successful [business] giants and, if you know anything about their careers, you will be struck by the fact that almost every one of them encountered inordinate difficulties sufficient to crush all but the gamest of spirits. Edison went hungry many times before he became famous.

Certainly I believe in luck. How else do you explain the success of those you don't like?

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success.

Creating success is tough. But keeping it is tougher. You have to keep producing, you can't ever stop.

Crime seems to change character when it crosses a bridge or a tunnel. In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it's intimate and psychological-resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul.

Damon Runyon. A day-coach boy in a parlor car seat.

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal, but by the grandness of effort involved in getting there-or failing to get there.

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Different people have different duties assigned to them by Nature; Nature has given one the power or the desire to do this, the other that. Each bird must sing with his own throat.

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

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.

Don't take anyone else's definition of success as your own. (This is easier said than done.)


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