Showing posts with label success. Show all posts
Showing posts with label success. Show all posts

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Post #3090

Success is a series of glorious defeats.
—Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, September 03, 2018

Post #2646

Success depends on three things: who says it, what he says, how he says it; and of these three things, what he says is the least important.
—John Morely

Friday, May 05, 2017

Post #2330

Two sources of success are known: wisdom and effort; make them both thine own, if thou wouldst haply rise.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Post #1893

Success often costs more than it is worth.
—Edward Wigglesworth

Friday, February 20, 2015

Post #1755

I asked an experienced elder who had profited by his knowledge of the world, "What course should I pursue to obtain prosperity?" He replied, "Contentment—if you are able, practise contentment."
—Khajah Selman

Friday, October 24, 2014

Post #1670

You don't learn to hold your own in this world by standing on guard, but by attacking, and getting well hammered yourself.
—George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Post #1639

I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.
—Andrew Carnegie

Monday, June 16, 2014

Post #1576

The better a man is acquainted with the details of the business in which he is engaged, the greater is his chance for success. In truth, the man who is ignorant at least has no right to expect success. Ignorance may take the risk and occasionally win, but it is not once in ten times.
—Samuel H. Terry

Friday, June 13, 2014

Post #1574 - Cornelius Vanderbilt on amassing wealth.

There is no secret about amassing wealth. All you have to do is attend to business and go ahead: except one thing, and that is, never tell what you are going to do until you have done it.
—Cornelius Vanderbilt

Friday, May 30, 2014

Post #1560

One line, — a line fraught with instruction,— includes the secret of Lord Kenyon's final success,— he was prudent, he was patient, and he persevered.
—Willaim Charles Townsend

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Post #1524

Do not expect the ship to return loaded with precious treasures, without being exposed to the stormy deep.
—Pietro Metastasio

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Post #1302

All that we do is done with an eye to something else.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Post #1294

Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Post #1288

Let all the learned say what they can, 'tis ready money that makes the man.
—William Sommerville

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Post #1278

If you live as nature bids you, you will never be poor; if to obtain the good report of men, you will never be rich.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Post #1271

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
—Walter Bagehot

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Post #1270

The growth of a large business is merely a survival of the fittest...The American beauty rose can be produced in the splendour and fragrance which bring cheer to its beholder only by sacrificing the early buds which grow up around it.
—John D. Rockefeller

Monday, May 06, 2013

Post #1247

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
—Benjamin Disraeli

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Post #1186

What isn't tried won't work.
—Claude McDonald

Friday, January 18, 2013

Post #1167

One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do-it-yourself project.
—Denis Waitley

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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