Quotes for
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Success has nothing to do with
what you gain in life or accomplish
for yourself.  It's what you do for others.

Danny Thomas


I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's the talent and the passion that count in success.       -Ingrid Bergman

If I were to give advice to a young person starting out in life, I should say to that person:  If you aim for a large, broad-gauged success, do not begin your business career, whether you sell your labor or are and independent producer, with the idea of getting from the world by hook or crook all you can.  In the choice of your profession or your business employment, let your first thought be:  Where can I fit in so that I may be most effective in the work of the world?  Where can I lend a hand in a way most effectively to advance the general interests?  Enter life in such a spirit, choose your vocation in that way, and you have taken the first step on the highest road to a large success.       -John D Rockefeller
I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.       -Margaret Mead
Your success and happiness lie in you.  External conditions are the accidents of life, its outer trappings.  The great, enduring realities are love of service.  Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.  Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulty.       -Helen Keller
You will succeed best when you put the restless, anxious side of affairs out of mind, and allow the restful side to live in your thoughts.        -Margaret Stowe

There are no secrets of success.  Success is doing the things you know you should do.  Success is not doing the things you know you shouldn’t do.  Success is not limited to any one area of your life.  It encompasses all the facets of your relationships:  as parent, as wife or husband, as citizen, neighbor, worker and all of the others.  Success is not confined to any one part of your personality but is related to the development of all the parts:  body, mind, heart and spirit.  It is making the most of your total self.       -Wilferd A. Peterson
Success is being who you are, and feeling proud of yourself for every task and challenge that you face and conquer along the way.       -Deanna Beisser
People succeed because they believe, not only that they can and will succeed, but also that success is worth the price they pay for it.       -Tom Hopkins
Attention to detail is the secret of success in every sphere of life, and little kindnesses, little acts of consideration, little appreciations, little confidences,. . . . they are all that are needed to keep the friendship sweet.       -Hugh Black
Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success.       -Swami Sivananda
If you have a good name, if you are right more often than you are wrong, if your children respect you, if your grandchildren are glad to see you, if your friends can count on you and you can count on them in time of trouble, if you can face your God and say “I have done my best,” then you are a success.       -Ann Landers
Overstraining is the enemy of accomplishment.  Calm strength that arises from a deep and inexhaustible source is what brings success.       -Rabindranath Tagore
We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and the relationship to mankind.       -Martin Luther King, Jr.

You want to know the biggest illusion about success?  That it's like a pinnacle to be climbed, a thing to be possessed, or a static result to be achieved.  If you want to succeed, if you want to achieve all your outcomes, you have to think of success as a process, a way of life, a habit of mind, a strategy for life.       -Anthony Robbins
There are two kinds of success.  One is the very rare kind that comes to the person who has the power to do what no one else has the power to do.  That is genius.   But the average person who wins what we call success is not a genius.  That person is a man or woman who has merely the ordinary qualities that they share with their fellows, but who has developed those ordinary qualities to a more than ordinary degree.       -Theodore Roosevelt
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.     -George Bernard Shaw


Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.     -Marianne Williamson
There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component.  But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind.     -Deepak Chopra
The secret of the truly successful is that they have learned very well early in life how not to be busy.  They saw through the adage that anything worth doing is worth doing well.  The truth is, many things are worth doing only in the most slovenly, halfhearted fashion possible, and many things are not worth doing at all.     -Barbara Ehrenreich
Whether your focus is on preserving and strengthening family ties in a world of increasingly unstable relationships, gaining access to a decent job, growing and evolving as a person, or guiding a company through the stormy seas of a fiercely competitive global marketplace--whether your goals are material, emotional, or spiritual--the price of success is the same:  thinking, learning.  To be asleep at the wheel--to rely only on the known, familiar, and automatized--is to invite disaster.     -Nathaniel Branden, Self-Esteem Every Day
To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success.  And success?  What is it?  I do not find it in the applause of the theater.  It lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment.     -Anna Pavlova
Real success and mastery in athletics or any other area requires us to go beyond past limitations, to extend ourselves further than we ever have before, to focus on the result and break barriers that used to slow us down or even stop us.  Do you see how this metaphor of athletic training applies to you and me?  As you discipline yourself and pursue your goals with God’s help, you will surge past old barriers and move ahead.     -Richard L. Ganz

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint--and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.     -Oprah Winfrey
I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he or she has got.
-Walter Cronkite
Success isn't measured by the position you reach in life; it's measured by the obstacles you overcome.       -Booker T. Washington

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