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I cannot expect to perform the task with equal ability and success.

Martin Van Buren, taking over from Andrew Jackson in 1837

I cannot give the formula for success, but I can give you the formula of failure - which is try to please everybody.

Herbert B. Swope

I couldn't wait for success, so I went on ahead without it.

Jonathan Winters

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

John Davidson Rockefeller, Sr.

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success....Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.

Nikola Tesla

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

Bill Cosby

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

George S. Patton

I have heard it said that the first ingredient of success - the earliest spark in the dreaming youth - is this dream a great dream.

John A. Appleman

I have heard it said that the first ingredient of success - the earliest spark in the dreaming youth - is this: dream a great dream.

John Alan Appleman

I have learned this at least by my experiment that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

I have learned this at least by my experiment: if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.

George Burns

I knew that however bad the Republican party was, the Democratic party was much worse. The elements of which the Republican party was composed gave better ground for the ultimate hope of the success of the colored mans cause than those of the Democratic party.

Frederick Douglass

I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live he life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau, "Walden", pp. 323- 324

I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love the United States, but I see here everything is measured by success, by how much money it makes, not the satisfaction to the individual.

John Fellows Akers

I never question a success, any more than I do the right of a bulldog to lie in his own gateway.

Josh Billings

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

I think the measure of your success to a certain extent will be the amount of things written about you that aren't true.

Derek Curtis Bok

I will judge my success in life by how many people feel safe enough to cry in my arms.

Vikrant Parsai

I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate.

George Burns

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.

George Burns

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