Success and Fame

"The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The paths of glory lead but to the grave."

Thomas Gray
Thomas Gray "Poetical Works"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud. "

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There's no point in success if you don't let it go to your head. That's what it's for."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success."

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The only way to win is to fight on the side of your adversaries."

Francis Picabia
Francis Picabia "Who Knows: Poems and Aphorisms"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The two real political parties in America are the Winners and the Losers. The people don't acknowledge this. They claim membership in two imaginary parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, instead."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

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

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed."

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Learn from your mistakes and build on your successes."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

Rating: 7.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The distinction between a manager and a leader is as broad as the distance between control and inspiration."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Success is getting up just one more time than you fall down."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The ladder of success is never crowded at the top."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Would people applaud me if I was a good plumber?"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Success depends on three things: who says it, what he says, how he says it; and of these three things, what he says is the least important."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Some people obtain fame, others deserve it."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Victory depends on whether or not a duelist has the courage to fight until the bitter end."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything in second place."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Success for some people, depends on becoming well-known; for others, it depends on never being found out."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Fame is only good for one thing - they will cash your check in a small town."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Failure is success if we learn from it."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is not sufficient that I succeed - all others must fail."

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The easiest way to grow up is to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"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. "

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)