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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
       - Abraham Lincoln

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed [and] not defeated.
Ernest Hemingway

You [can] learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
       - Michael Johnson

The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
       - Traditional Proverb

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
       - Anna Quindlen

It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
- Rodney Dangerfield

You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Michael Johnson

To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
       - Christy Borgeld

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
       - David McCullough

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
       - Emily Dickinson

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
       - G. K. Chesterton

You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Michael Johnson

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
       - Gerry Spence

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
       - Henry David Thoreau

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
       - Dale Carnegie

From success to failure is one step; from failure to success is a long road.
       - Yiddish Proverb

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
       - Albert Einstein

(Natural Talent + Opportunity) Hard Work = Success
Michael Johnson

There are defeats more triumphant than victories.
Michel Montaigne, sixteenth-century French essayist

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Quotes in this site first compiled by Gary Hyink and Bill Blackman. Additional quotes thanks to Felicia Daniels, Alyssa Boyett, Katie Lusk and others. Thanks to all the authors of these quotes!
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