|If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
– Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
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|Understanding that you can’t truly take credit for your successes, nor truly blame others for their failures will humble you and make you more compassionate. Empathy is intuitive, but is also something you can work on, intellectually.|
|Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
– Jim Rohn (1930-2009)
|Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
– Winston Churchill (Nov 30, 1874-Jan 24, 1965)
|In real life, of course, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. . . Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
– Anita Brookner (1928-2016)
|Because IQ tests favor memory skills and logic, overlooking artistic creativity, insight, resiliency, emotional reserves, sensory gifts, and life experience, they can’t really predict success, let alone satisfaction.
– Diane Ackerman (1948-)
|Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
– Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)
|Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
– Stephen King (1947-)
|My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.|
|It is harder to avoid censure than to gain applause; for this may be done by one great or wise action in an age. But to escape censure a man must pass his whole life without saying or doing one ill or foolish thing.
– David Hume (1711-1776)
|One man envies the success in life of another, and hates him in secret; nor is he willing to give him good advice when he is consulted, except it be by some wonderful effort of good feeling, and there are, alas, few such men in the world. A real friend, on the other hand, exalts in his friend’s happiness, rejoices in all his joys, and is ready to afford him the best advice.
– Herodotus (484 BC-425 BC)
|It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.|