Character is more important than intelligence for success.
Author: Gilberte Beaux
Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.
To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider -- and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation -- persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
Author: Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)
Profession: British-born American Inventor of Telephone
The toughest thing about being a success is that you've got to keep on being a success.
Author: Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
Profession: Russian Composer
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
Author: Al Bernstein
The measure of a man's success must be according to his ability. The advancement he makes from the station in which he was born gives the degree of his success.
Author: Sir Walter Besant (1836-1901)
Profession: British Historian and Novelist
Success is the one unpardonable sin against one's fellows.
Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"
As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for.
Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)
Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer
Too often the shortcut, the line of least resistance, is responsible for evanescent and unsatisfactory success.
Very often we are our own worst enemy as we foolishly build stumbling blocks on the path that leads to success and happiness.
When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure.
Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives. It means winning the war, not every battle.
Author: Edwin C. Bliss
Profession: American Author
A young person, to achieve, must first get out of his mind any notion either of the ease or rapidity of success. Nothing ever just happens in this world.
Author: Edward William Bok (1863-1930)
Profession: Dutch-born American Editor