Quotes & Jokes about Success

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In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.

Success is made up of courage, brains, and luck. Since the first two are a function of the third, it's pretty much all luck.

You get to a philosophy after a while that everything is sort of cycling in a way. You know I have a sort of capsulized philosophy that your success is so relative. When you’re a baby success is not wetting your bed. When you’re a teenager success is going all the way. When you’re a young man success is making money. When you are middle aged success is being happy. When you’re an old man success is going all the way. And when you’re really old it’s not wetting your bed.

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

My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.

It's one of the old show business axioms. No matter how successful you've been, there's always a younger and sexier seal coming along.

I don't consider success doing a show for 30 years; I'm sorry. To me, you're successful when you graduate from something. I did a series, I did a talk show, I did movies, I replaced Mickey Rooney on Broadway in "Sugar Babies." You understand?

If you're not happy before you're successful, you're going to be miserable when you do become successful because all your problems just get magnified.

When I was younger I thought success was something different. I thought, "When I grow up, I want to be famous. I want to be a star. I want to be in movies. When I grow up I want to see the world, drive nice cars. I want to have groupies." But my idea of success is different today. For me, the most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and not to give into peer pressure, to try to be something that you're not. To live your life as an honest and compassionate person. To contribute in some way.

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

It's our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people.

The operation was a success, but I'm afraid the doctor is dead.

You know, women are burdened with all this other crap all the time, like looking good. You need to be really superhuman to be successful as a woman.

Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: "Are your ready?"