Friday, July 2, 2010

Secrets of success

As we in the U.S. prepare for the long holiday weekend, here are a few thoughts on success (taken from an e-book that promotes a website that sells lots of “secrets”). Many are familiar, but that doesn’t detract from their merit.

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.”—Frank Lloyd Wright

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.”—John Foster Dulles

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, or a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Success is the result of good judgment, good judgment is a result of experience, experience is often the result of bad judgment.”—Anthony Robbins

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.”—Abraham Lincoln

“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.”—Henry Ford

“Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.”—Thomas H. Huxley

“If everything seems to be under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”—Mario Andretti

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