August 20, 2019

Success

cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

“Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.”
— Earl Wilson

“If we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure.”
— Dan Quayle

“Success is the child of audacity.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”
— Albert Einstein

“The Lord gave us two ends: one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.”
— Ann Landers

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
— David Brinkley

“Ours is a world where people don’t know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.”
— Don Marquis

“I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one’s business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Behind every successful man you’ll find a woman who has nothing to wear.”
— Harold Coffin

“If at first you don’t succeed, try to hide your astonishment.”
— Harry F. Banks

“We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?”
— Jean Cocturan

“I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.”
— Jonathan Winters

“If at first you don’t succeed, take the tax loss.”
— Kirk Kirkpatrick

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