A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
Lydia M. Child
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
George Edward Woodberry
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.
J. Paul Getty
How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
Logan P. Smith
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.
W. C. Fields