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August 1, 2017

10 quotes on success

“I have failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Michael Jordan, American world class basketball player (b. 1963)


“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them; especially from yourself.”

Daniel Dennett, American philosopher, writer and cognitive scientist (b. 1942)


“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

André Gide, French author, winner of the Nobel prize for Literature in 1947 (1869 -1951)


“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”

Confucius, Chinese teacher, politician and philosopher (551 BC – 479 BC)


“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

George Bernard Shaw, Irish critic, playwright and polemicist (1856 -1950)


“Never think that you’re not good enough. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.”

Isaac Asimov, American writer and professor of biochemistry (1920 – 1992)


“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”

Thoreau, American poet, essayist and philosopher (1817 -1862)


“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

Albert Schweitzer, French-German theologian, humanitarian, philosopher and physician (1875 – 1965)


“If at first you don’t succeed, then try, try and try again. Then at least you’ll have 15 points, 21 with conversions.”

Rugby proverb


“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker (1930 -2009)



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