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For me, writing is the only thing that passes the three tests of metier: (1) when I'm doing it, I don't feel that I should be doing something else instead; (2.) it produces a sense of accomplishment and, once in a while, pride; and (3) it's frightening.

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.

Four steps to achievement: plan purposefully, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.

Gauge your success by what you gave up to achieve it.

Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place.

God may allow His servant to succeed when He has disciplined him to a point where he does not need to succeed to be happy. The man who is elated by success and is cast down by failure is still a carnal man. At best his fruit will have a worm in it.

Granting our wish is one of Fate's saddest jokes.

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.

Great things are done more through courage than through wisdom.

Had I succeeded well, I had been reckoned among the wise; our minds are so disposed to judge from the event.

Happiness is not a station to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Have the courage of your desire.

He must really be a big success - even his mother-in-law admits it.

He that has never known adversity, is but half acquainted with others, or with himself. Constant success shows us but one side of the world. For, as it surrounds us with friends, who will tell us only our merits, so it silences those enemies from whom alone we can learn our defects.

He that is overcautious will accomplish little.

He that would have fruit must climb the tree.

He that would make sure of success should keep his passion cool, and his expectation low.

High station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.

How can they say my life isn't a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?

How shall we pass most swiftly; from point to point, and be present always at the focus where the greatest number of vital forces unite in their purest energy? To maintain this ecstasy is success in life.

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