I think our failure in the production of good town churches of distinctive character must have struck you often, as it has me, when contrasted with our comparative success in country churches.
– George Edmund Street
I think most people believe success in government is how many fewer people are in government, not because you kick them off of benefits like unemployment but they've been able to control their own destiny because private sector employers have created more jobs.
– Scott Walker
– Jerry Jeff Walker
I think I've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.
– Amy Tan
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I think I am missing a gene that most people have to enable them to feel happiness about success and these kind of things.
– Bennett Miller
I should just put it bluntly, because we're all sort of friends here now - it's exceedingly likely that my greatest success is behind me. Oh, so Jesus, what a thought! You know that's the kind of thought that could lead a person to start drinking gin at nine o'clock in the morning, and I don't want to go there.
– Elizabeth Gilbert
I realise that I do not change the course of history. I am an actor, I do a movie, that's the end of it. You have to realise we are just clowns for hire. After I had success it was great, at first, not to worry about money. It was on my mind when I was growing up.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
I raised five children. They all have different personalities. All of them have different issues, different levels of success. That was a learning experience for me.
– T. D. Jakes
I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves.
– Major Taylor
I never could have achieved the success that I have without setting physical activity and health goals.
– Bonnie Blair
I made a very conscious effort to finish 'The Cypress House' before 'So Cold the River' launched, because I thought that would help build a buffer between my writing and any impact that came from either the success or the failure of that first book.
– Michael Koryta
I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
– Queen Elizabeth II
I just go where my heart tells me, where my gut tells me to go, where I'm enjoying my life the most, where I feel like I can have the most success. I've truly enjoyed my experience in NASCAR, to the point that I want to do it full time.
– Danica Patrick
I haven't deliberately set out to play the blonde bombshell in my movies. In fact, it's probably been quite the opposite. After the success of The Mask, I wasn't offered all that many blonde bombshell parts, to be honest. I think people believed from the beginning that I could actually walk and talk at the same time.
– Cameron Diaz
I have no time for those who say there is no way Scotland could go it alone. I know first-hand the contribution Scotland and Scots make to Britain's success - so for me there's no question about whether Scotland could be an independent nation.
– David Cameron
I have a tendency to sabotage relationships I have a tendency to sabotage everything. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of being afraid. Useless, good-for-nothing thoughts.
– Michael Buble
I guess something that I've noticed from American acts who had success in touring is more of an explanation as to their music. Which is I think quite funny. I think British acts might like to leave more to the imagination - maybe a bit more obscure perhaps - a bit more shy.
– Ben Lovett
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– Tiki Barber
I found it interesting that as people become more technically oriented all over the world, at the same time people are becoming increasingly spiritual. The success of the Da Vinci code - even though it was a great yawn - also showed people's interest in religion.
– Barbara Walters
I don't want to wake up and be bored. That's probably my greatest fear is to have nothing to do. What better job is there than to play quarterback for an NFL team, and certainly one that I've been on for a long time and had success with? I don't plan on giving it up any time soon.
– Tom Brady
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I don't understand why people whose entire lives or their corporate success depends on communication, and yet they are led on occasion by CEOs who cannot talk their way out of a paper bag and don't care to.
– Frank Luntz
– Christie Hefner
I don't know many people, if any, who have had some straight line toward success. I mean, they start here, they work hard, they've got what it takes, and they just go straight to the top over some number of years. Most people get a little failure.
– Sam Donaldson
– Adam Carolla
I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.
– Steve Martin
I consider 'Dr. Horrible' a tremendous success. The fact that it won an Emmy I just think lends validity to what we were doing and the point we were trying to make: taking the power into someone else's hands and changing the world.
– Nathan Fillion
I confess that for fifteen years my efforts in education, and my hopes of success in establishing a system of national education, have always been associated with the idea of coupling the education of this country with the religious communities which exist.
– Richard Cobden
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody.
– Herbert Bayard Swope
I can't say I'm not grateful to have journalists writing about me as a genius. But I know it's not true. I'm not confused. I understand that success comes through a lot of failure and a lot of very embarrassing failure. People want to create the next Facebook, but they are too afraid to create the next Facemash.
– Eric Ries
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I can't imagine wanting to be famous just for the sake of being famous. I think fame should come along with success, talent.
– Kat Dennings
I believe there are three keys to success. For me it is keeping my priorities in order: It's my faith and my family, and then the business.
– Kathy Ireland
I became an actor, and because I had success as an actor, I became famous. I was acting for quite a while before I got famous television made me famous. I guess that it's television that is responsible for everybody's desire to be famous.
– Kelsey Grammer
– Ben Okri
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I am involved with 'Write Girl,' which is such a great organization, because they go into inner city schools and work with underprivileged girls to pair them up with other writers. And it gets them learning to express themselves and become familiar with their own voice. They have a 100% success ratio getting those girls into college.
– Melissa Rosenberg
– Jon Bon Jovi
I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.
– Amy Adams
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I admit I can't shake the idea that there is virtue in suffering, that there is a sort of psychic economy, whereby if you embrace success, happiness and comfort, these things have to be paid for.
– Hugh Laurie
Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too.
– Jimmy Buffett
– Harold Ramis
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success.
– Elbert Hubbard
Hope... is the companion of power, and the mother of success for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
– Samuel Smiles
Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life - all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.
– Zig Ziglar
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Hollywood... a city I was to come back to time and again, in sickness and in health, in success and in failure, with anticipation and with dread.
– Dirk Benedict
Hip-hop is more about attaining wealth. People respect success. They respect big. They don't even have to like your music. If you're big enough, people are drawn to you.
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Head Start's ability to improve the educational skills and opportunities of Latino children will be an important component of America's future success.
– Joe Baca
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Gay culture is surviving and thriving. Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images.
– Lance Loud
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For us political activists and candidates, the morning after any election is a mix of emotions - the personal and the immediate, the culmination of your own recent campaigning efforts and the fortunes of your party and the success or otherwise of what you stand for and believe in.
– Lucy Powell
– Sir Walter Scott
For movies to get greenlit solely based on the success of other movies that have a lot of women in them? It's so ridiculous to me.
– Kristen Wiig
For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.
– Catherine Zeta-Jones
For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America.
– Elle Macpherson
Few things are more important to each individual's future success or to our nation's prosperity than education.
– Mark Kennedy
Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.
– James M. Baldwin
– Tom Kite
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Failure is what we're all running from, we're always running toward success with failure at our back.
– Natalie Goldberg
– Sanjay Kumar
– Orlando Bloom
– Hank Aaron
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– Arnold Schwarzenegger
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
– W. Clement Stone
Everyone takes pause at 40. It's the age you have to assess everything in your life. It's the fictitious marker that's always coming up when you're young. The world really does look at you to kind of have it together by 40, and be successful by 40. Whatever success means.
– Paul Feig
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Every book I've written has been a different attempt to understand something, and the success or failure of the previous one is irrelevant. I write the book I want.
– Yann Martel
Eventually I booked a 2-line role on a show called 'JAG' and slowly the parts got bigger and better. I'm very thankful that I had to appreciate how difficult the business is before I had any kind of success.
– Samuel Witwer
Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige.
– George Murray
Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.
– Nolan Ryan
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– James Dyson
– Edsger Dijkstra
Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.
– Solomon Ortiz
Education is a fundamental principle of what made America a success. We can't afford to throw any young people away.
– Benjamin Carson
– Maude Adams
Do business managers have a commitment to anything more than the success of their company and to making money? It would be hard to say that they do. Indeed, many business leaders deny that there is any conflict between self-interest and the interests of all.
– Peter Singer
Divorce is never a pleasant experience. You look upon it as a failure. But I learned to be a different person once we broke up. Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success.
– Michael Crawford
Directly after the show people might have responded better to it, but who really knows. It did what it did and while it seems like a failure to most but it was a success for me and has given me so many opportunities.
– Justin Guarini
Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
– Gary Ryan Blair
By far the most important factor in the success or failure of any school, far more important than tests or standards or business-model methods of accountability, is simply attracting the best-educated, most exciting young people into urban schools and keeping them there.
– Jonathan Kozol
But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
– Ibrahim Babangida
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Beside every great success are the seeds of enormous failure. In every failure, there's the opportunity seeds of great success. They're not miles apart. So if they're that close together, and if you're really working, you're always gonna have that likelihood that something's not going to work.
– Peter Guber
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.
– Jane D. Hull
At any rate, I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone, particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further.
– Franz Beckenbauer
As soon as I did my first five minutes of stand-up I knew that I would rather be a failure at comedy than a success in marketing.
– Jimmy Carr
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As kids we're not taught how to deal with success we're taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what?
– Charlie Sheen
As his partner on this amazing journey, I can tell you Mitt Romney was not handed success. He built it.
– Ann Romney
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Art school had taught me it was far better to be a flamboyant failure than any kind of benign success.
– Malcolm Mclaren
And really, the basis, I think, of achieving some success in what I want to do today comes from my mother's push to get me to read and to make something of myself from the standpoint of an education.
– Sam Donaldson
And in reality, I don't think it's a real documentary. It's more a story of her life. It's a story of survival. It's a story of the time in which she lived. The story of success and failure.
– Maximilian Schell
America thinks of itself as a meritocracy, so people have more respect for success and more contempt for failure.
– Toby Young
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Although awareness of cancer's prevalence in the United States improves and medical advances in the field abound, pancreatic cancer has largely been absent from the list of major success stories.
– Chris Van Hollen
All I can do will only ever be a faint image of what I see and my success will always be less than my failure or perhaps equal to the failure.
– Alberto Giacometti
– Arne Duncan
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
– Elbert Hubbard
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.
– Grover Cleveland
– Robin Tunney
– Elon Musk
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Success isn't what others can see, but how you feel. It's living your truth and doing what makes you truly happy. That's success.
– Robert Tew
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– James Cook
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There is a major disaster when a person allows some success to become a stopping place rather than a way station on to a larger goal.
– Halford E. Luccock
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