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Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.

Author: Erma Bombeck (1927)

Profession: American Author, Humorist

The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed.

Author: Nelson Boswell


My definition of success is control.

Author: Kenneth Branagh (1960)

Profession: British-born American Actor, Director, Producer, Stage director

To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.

Author: Dorothea Brande

Profession: American Success Writer

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

Author: Dr. Joyce Brothers (1927)

Profession: American Psychologist, Television and Radio Personality

Few people are successful unless a lot of other people want them to be.

Author: Charles Browder


Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years.

Author: Bob Brown


I hope I have convinced you -- the only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren't is the willingness to work very, very hard.

Author: Helen Gurley Brown

Profession: American Businesswoman, Founder of Cosmopolitan Magazine

A minute's success pays the failure of years.

Author: Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Profession: British Poet

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Author: Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

Profession: American Novelist

You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.

Author: Warren Buffett (1930)

Profession: American Investment Entrepreneur

The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life, clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers. Even genius itself is but fine observation strengthened by fixity of purpose. Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people -- your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.

Author: Barbara Bush (1925)

Profession: American First Lady, Wife of President George Bush

Success is important only to the extent that it puts one in a position to do more things one likes to do.

Author: Sarah Caldwell

Profession: American conductor

It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.

Author: Eddie Cantor (1892-1964)

Profession: American Comedian