Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't.
The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.
One man cannot practice many arts with success.
At Princeton I gained a great deal of pleasure from success in my classes. knowing that I could accomplish those things, and I realized that my success was directly proportionate to the work I put in.
To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.
Whenever I hear, 'It can't be done,' I know I'm close to success.
No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
I want to be more successful as a mother than I am in show business.
It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of - another Jew?
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.
Ford didn't know what to do with Mister Roberts that wasn't repeating what was successful in New York. He was trying to do things to the play that would be his in the film.
Well, you can't be trying to achieve success of any kind in this business without accepting that there's going to be a flip side to it.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.
Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.
To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.
The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.
Success didn't spoil me; I've always been insufferable.
There are deeper strata of truth in cinema, and there is such a thing as poetic, ecstatic truth. It is mysterious and elusive, and can be reached only through fabrication and imagination and stylization.