Subject: Success

Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.

(1936 – ) American football coach & television announcer

He’s like the first guy, like, from my reading level, you know — the first guy, like, from my math class to finally go out and do something!

(1968 – ) American stand-up comedian

The final test of fame is to have a crazy person imagine he is you.

(1926 – ) film director, screenwriter, composer, comedian, actor & producer

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z; work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

Today’s public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can’t read them either.

(1925 – 2012) author, playwright, essayist & screenwriter

It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.

(1925 – 2012) author, playwright, essayist & screenwriter

I want to be so famous that drag queens will dress like me in parades when I'm dead.

(1969 – ) American actress, comedian, producer & writer

All my life affection has been showered on me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.

(1856 – 1950) Irish playwright & socialist

You can have it all; you just can’t have it all at once.

(1954 – ) American television host, actress, producer & philanthropist

If the probability of success is not almost one, then it is damn near zero.

The only reason she made it to the top was because her clothes didn't.

From Poland to polo in one generation.

(1953 – ) Romanian-born American screenwriter

Jack Benny's ability on the violin was legendary; everybody knew he had none.

(1896 – 1996) comedian, actor & entertainer

The Hollywood tradition I like best is called "sucking up to the stars."

(1925 – 2005) television host

The only thing that keeps this organization from being recognized as one of the finest in baseball is wins and losses at the major league level.

professional baseball player & executive

The higher the “higher-ups“ are who've come to see your demo, the lower your chances are of giving a successful one.

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

The road to success is always under construction.

(1929 – 2016) American golfer

Nobody loves a winner who wins all the time.

An ounce of image is worth a pound of performance.

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