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?
Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
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.
Success didn't spoil me; I've always been insufferable.
It is only by making everything serve your main objective that success is attained.
The best thing that can come with success is the knowledge that it is nothing to long for.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation -.
Is it the factitious and the conventional that most surely succeed on earth and in the course of life?
I would have preferred to be successful here with a piece that cost me a huge amount of money and effort... rather than sending to Bohemia some ordinary works.
Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
So nevertheless, what I'm saying is that what one is - one's parameters are constantly narrowed by one's success, and my desire is to widen my field even if I risk failure.
But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
After the enormous success of All About my Mother, all the awards and everything, I wanted to start a movie in exactly the same place that I used to be before. I wanted to show that all of the success had not changed my perception.
It's absolutely essential that we have the same safeguards that straight couples do. But I want more than a 50 percent chance of success. I don't want to emulate that.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
Now I'm a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second career because of my success in the movies.