There is no secret to success except hard work and getting something indefinable which we call ‘the breaks.’ In order for a writer to succeed, I suggest three things – read and write – and wait.
My work is all that I think about because I spent so many years not doing anything. Therefore, work pleases me, which is success in itself.
Let man live at a distance from God, and the universe remains neutral or hostile to him. But let man believe in God, and immediately all around him the elements, even the irksome, of the inevitable organize themselves into a friendly whole, ordered to the ultimate success of life.
Success comprises in itself the seeds of its own decline and sport is not spared by this law.
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
Every failure is a step to success.
Beyond institutional amnesia, a rejection of causal analysis is the existential rock on which American Exceptionalism sits. The United States unique sense of itself depends on an ambiguous relationship to the past. History is affirmed, since it is America’s unprecedented historical success that justifies the exceptionalism.
Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.
Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.