No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
When I was doing theater, I was very successful at believing that I was great, God's gift to the theater.
Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.
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.
If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results.
Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success.
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.
To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing.
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
Motherhood change me because it is so fundamental what you're doing for another person. And you are able to do even though it takes a lot.
There is no success without hardship.
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.
I have long been convinced that my artistic ideal stands or falls with Germany. Only the Germany that we love and desire can help us achieve that ideal.
The professional world was much more unpleasant than I thought. I was always wishing I could get back that enthusiasm I had when I was doing shows at college.
To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.
I was motivated by just thinking that if you had all this external success that everyone would love you and everything would be peaceful and wonderful.
I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
I can't do with mountains at close quarters - they are always in the way, and they are so stupid, never moving and never doing anything but obtrude themselves.