Sunday, April 6, 2008 – Success!


Why be a man when you can be a success? ~ Bertolt Brecht


The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. ~ Bruce Feirstein 


Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre. ~ Chet Atkins 


Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. ~ Lily Tomlin 


How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. ~ Coco Chanel 


My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general; if you become a monk, you’ll end up as the Pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. ~ Pablo Picasso 


The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness. ~ John C. Maxwell 


Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill 


Eighty percent of success is showing up. ~ Woody Allen 


If A equal success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut. ~ Albert Einstein 


All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure. ~ Mark Twain 


Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. ~ Christopher Lasch 


Success didn’t spoil me, I’ve always been insufferable. ~ Fran Lebowitz 


If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average. ~ M. H. Alderson 


If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you. ~ Arthur McAuliff 


If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style. ~ Quentin Crisp 


If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then give up. There’s no use in being a damn fool about it. ~ W. C. Fields 


Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ~ Samuel Beckett 


Some aspects of success seem rather silly as death approaches. ~ Donald A. Miller 


The moral flabbiness born of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That – with the squalid interpretation put on the word success – is our national disease. ~ William James, 11 September 1906 


There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success. ~ Max Beerbohm, Mainly on the Air, 1946 


The day is committed to error and floundering; success and achievement are matters of long range. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 


How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten? ~ Logan Smith