Subject: Success

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.

(1919 – 1990) educator & writer

The best fame is a writer’s fame: it’s enough to get a table at a good restaurant, but not enough that you get interrupted when you eat.

(1950 – ) writer & humorist

Success means only doing what you do well, letting someone else do the rest.

When you’re walking to the bank with that World Series check every November, you don’t want to leave. There were no Yankees saying, “play me or trade me.”

(1922 – 2007) American baseball player & manager

When you're hot, you're hot; when you're not, you're not.

(1933 – 1998) comedian & actor

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.

(1914 – ) historian

One day you are a signature, next day you’re an autograph.

(1906 – 2002) Austrian journalist, filmmaker, screenwriter & producer

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.

(1908 – 1999) English writer

My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil.

(1892 – 1976) oil industrialist (once world’s richest man)

The road to success is always under construction.

(1929 – 2016) American golfer

The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle.

(1910 – 1999) American U.S. Air Force officer & flight surgeon

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

An ounce of image is worth a pound of performance.

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

No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.

comedian, counselor & speaker

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

(1769 – 1821) French general & politician

Success can be insured only by devising a defense against failure of the contingency plan.

Brute force, clumsiness, ignorance, and superstition will always triumph over science, skill, knowledge, and logic.

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

If anything goes bad, I did it… if anything goes semi-good, we did it… if anything goes really good, then you did it; that's all it takes to get people to win football games for you.

1913 – 1983) American college football coach

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