There are only two ways of getting on in the world: by one's own industry, or by the stupidity of others.
Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)
Profession: French Classical Writer
It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.
Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)
Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright
No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.
Author: Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)
Profession: Parliamentarian General, Lord Protector of England
It's them as take advantage that get advantage I this world.
Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)
Profession: British Novelist
To get it right, be born with luck or else make it. Never give up. Get the knack of getting people to help you and also pitch in yourself. A little money helps, but what really gets it right is to never -- I repeat -- never under any conditions face the facts.
Author: Ruth Gordon
You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
Author: John Lennon (1940-1980)
Profession: British Rock Musician
The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.
Author: H.G. Wells (1866-1946)
Profession: British-born American Author