Quotations About / On: SUCCESS

  • 31.
    America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
    (Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. Quoted in Ronald W. Clark, Freud: the Man and his Cause, pt. 3, ch. 12 (1980). To his colleague and biographer Ernest Jones (Memories of a Psycho-analyst, ch. 9, 1959), Freud said: "Yes, America is gigantic, but a gigantic mistake.")
  • 32.
    If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 33.
    I would be glad to worship success if I could find her.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 34.
    Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal.
    (Sarah Bernhardt (1845-1923), French actor. The Art of the Theatre, ch. 3 (1924).)
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  • 35.
    Remember, a woman has to work harder than a man and have more patience in order to achieve success.
    (Margaret Mary Morgan, U.S. suffragist, print shop owner, and politician. As quoted in Dianne Feinstein, ch. 5, by Jerry Roberts (1994). In 1921, Morgan had become the first woman ever elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; she said this two years later, upon leaving office.)
  • 36.
    After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 37.
    If the current is right, one can drift to success.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 38.
    Much of the success of life depends upon keeping one's mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes.
    (Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 3 (1928).)
  • 39.
    The wretchedness of failure is the great attraction of success.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 40.
    Personality is the most important thing to an actress's success.
    (Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. actor. Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It, ch. 1 (1959). West was a flamboyant stage and screen actor known for her witty, audacious portrayals of sexually experienced women.)
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