Success and Fame

"Stardom can be a gilded slavery."

Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes "On Reflection"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A goal is a dream taken seriously."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them."

Jean Genet
Jean Genet "Prisoner of Love"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Money and Success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You work hard to be good and then to be great, but when you're great, you don't just want to be good."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Fame itself is but an epitaph; as late, as false, as true."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Success often comes from not knowing you limitations."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Success is a consequence and must not be a goal."

Gustave Flaubert
Gustave Flaubert "Pensées de Gustave Flaubert"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The most important thing about having goals is having one."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself."

Rating: 4.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The greatest things ever done on Earth have been done little by little."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fortune sides with he who dares."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake somebody."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"No rules for success will work if you don't."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Measure others' greatness not by the position they hold but by their ability to treat it with reserve."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"What hurts much more than own failures are someone else's successes."

Rating: 5.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That's what makes you a winner."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If you get up one time more than you fall, you will make it through."

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When a man is willing and eager, the gods join in."

Rating: 4.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The day is for mistake and error, sequence of time for success and carrying out. The one who anticipates is master of the day."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame - to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna, or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I think there's something degrading about having a husband for a rival. It's humiliating if you fail and commonplace if you succeed."

Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton "Dangerous Liaisons"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day's insolence."

Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti "The Secret Heart Of The Clock"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Planning lies with men; success lies with Heaven."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Fortune favors the brave."

Virgil "Aeneid"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To be great is to be misunderstood."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "Essays, First Series"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)