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1. "Set your stage of successful leadership so that your team will have a place to operate from and lead with you."
Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
2. "In psychology, there's something called the broken-leg problem. A statistical formula may be highly successful in predicting whether or not a person will go to a movie in the next week. But someone who knows that this person is laid up with a broken leg will beat the formula. No formula can take into account the infinite range of such exceptional events."
Author: Atul Gawande
3. "Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed."
Author: Barbara Tuchman
4. "I was on the San Diego school board for 4 years, where I watched children successfully matriculate into elementary schools from Head Start programs from all around our city."
Author: Bob Filner
5. "I think I'm always trying to subvert conventions, and sometimes it's more successful than others."
Author: Carla Gugino
6. "If I could be lucky enough to just have radio as the base for the rest of my life, I could build off that. No matter how successful I become, I always look at radio as the only skill set I can really call on. I even know how to operate the boards."
Author: Carson Daly
7. "Linus: What's wrong, Charlie Brown? Charlie Brown: I just got terrible news. The teacher says we're going on a field trip to an art museum; and I have to get an A on my report or I'll fail the whole course. Why do we have to have all this pressure about grades, Linus? Linus: Well, I think that the purpose of going to school is to get good grades so then you can go on to high school; and the purpose is to study hard so you can get good grades so you can go to college; and the purpose of going to college is so you can get good grades so you can go on to graduate school; and the purpose of that is to work hard and get good grades so we can get a job and be successful so that we can get married and have kids so we can send them to grammar school to get good grades so they can go to high school to get good grades so they can go to college and work hard... Charlie Brown: Good grief!"
Author: Charles M. Schulz
8. "When you do one movie at a time, if one goes crazy and becomes successful, your life changes. But you can step back and catch your breath."
Author: Chris Evans
9. "I think to be a successful comic, you have to be exceptionally smart and exceptionally perceptive."
Author: Christopher Meloni
10. "I was, if you like, a successful schoolboy in that I had a degree of talent in all the required things that make you a success at school."
Author: Damian Lewis
11. "The theory of exodus proposes that the most effective way of opposing capitalism and the liberal state is not through direct confrontation but by means of what Paolo Virno has called "engaged withdrawal,"mass defection by those wishing to create new forms of community. One need only glance at the historical record to confirm that most successful forms of popular resistance have taken precisely this form. They have not involved challenging power head on (this usually leads to being slaughtered, or if not, turning into some—often even uglier—variant of thevery thing one first challenged) but from one or another strategy of slipping away from its grasp, from flight, desertion, the founding of new communities."
Author: David Graeber
12. "My wife - to-be and I went to see my father. Only he could answer the two questions before us: Shall we get married now? Shall I begin the practice of law, or continue being the successful wine salesman I had become, working my way through law school?"
Author: Emanuel Celler
13. "The mathematical framework of quantum theory has passed countless successful tests and is now universally accepted as a consistent and accurate description of all atomic phenomena."
Author: Erwin Schrodinger
14. "It was a great mistake, my being born a man, I would have been much more successful as a seagull or a fish. As it is, I will always be a stranger who never feels at home, who does not really want and is not really wanted, who can never belong, who must be a little in love with death!"
Author: Eugene O'Neill
15. "As a child I was told and believed that there was a treasure buried beneath every rainbow.I believed it so much that I have been unsuccessfully chasing rainbows most of my life.I wonder why no one ever told me that the rainbow and the treasure were both within me."
Author: Gerald G. Jampolsky
16. "Successful con men are treated with considerable respect in the South. A good slice of the settler population of that region were men who'd been given a choice between being shipped off to the New World in leg-irons and spending the rest of their lives in English prisons."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
17. "He (William Cort) had some desire to be successful, but it did not burn so strongly in him that he was prepared to overcome his character to achieve it."
Author: Iain Pears
18. "This year I've just been aggressive. I still have that mindset of passing the ball, and being aggressive and attacking to the basket is going to draw more attention, and that way I can find my teammates. Being in attack mode is something I try to bring into every single game, and that's what's making me be so successful."
Author: James Harden
19. "Every new & successful example therefore of a perfect separation between ecclesiastical and civil matters, is of importance. And I have no doubt that every new example, will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt. will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.[Letter to Edward Livingston, 10 July 1822 - Writings 9:100--103]"
Author: James Madison
20. "A successful entrepreneur can't be afraid of failures or setbacks. An initial setback can be a great opportunity to take a new and more promising approach to any problem, to come back stronger than ever."
Author: John Roos
21. "The receding waves of foreign peon labor are leaving California agriculture to the mercies of our own people. The old methods of intimidation and starvation perfected against the foreign peons are being used against the new white migrant workers. But they will not be successful."
Author: John Steinbeck
22. "No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe."
Author: John Steinbeck
23. "On being conscious of being a writer: As soon as one is aware of being "somebody," to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his overanimation. [...] Most of the best fiction is written out of early impressions, taken in before the writer became conscious of himself as a writer. The best seeing is done by the hunted and the hunter, the vulnerable and the hungry; the "successful" writer acquires a film over his eyes. His eyes get fat. Self-importance is a thickened, occluding form of self-consciousness. The binge, the fling, the trip – all attempt to shake the film and get back under the dinning-room table, with a child's beautifully clear eyes."
Author: John Updike
24. "Gold was not sure of many things, but he was definite about one: for every successful person he knew, he could name at least two others of greater ability, better, and higher intelligence who, by comparison, had failed."
Author: Joseph Heller
25. "Recalling those gone times, old memories lit by the fire of the new, I did not this time wonder how long it would last; I was too smart for that now. Take what you get, and don't think. Of course it could never be that easy, but there were moments, like now, that I could successfully pretend that it was, and I had no inclination to try to peer past those moments. I'm not one who wants to know the future: at the best it spoils the present, with longing or dismay, and at the worst, well. Who really wants to find out how tight the sling is, for your own very personal ass, who wants to know how deep the shit will really be. Not you. Not me either. Because it's rarely bliss saved up, is it, when you finally get there. I'll take my now, waking with a lover's scent on me, around me, take my hopes before they're maybe tragedy; a good morning is a good morning, even if it leads to apocalypse at night."
Author: Kathe Koja
26. "He well knew the futility of trying to contend against witches, so he gave up discouraged. But it occurred to him that he might as well have the marble he had just thrown away, and therefore he went and made a patient search for it. But he could not find it. Now he went back to his treasure-house and carefully placed himself just as he had been standing when he tossed the marble away; then he took another marble from his pocket and tossed it in the same way, saying:"Brother, go find your brother!"He watched where it stopped, and went there and looked. But it must have fallen short or gone too far; so he tried twice more. The last repetition was successful. The two marbles lay within a foot of each other."
Author: Mark Twain
27. "Despite my professional experience, the fifteen-hour workdays, and a successful new show that I had helped build, MSNBC was still refusing to pay me what I was worth."
Author: Mika Brzezinski
28. "A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires."
Author: Orison Swett Marden
29. "Bands like The Move, Traffic and The Moody Blues were proving that you didn't have to be from Liverpool to be successful."
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
30. "I know I had been successful in football. I had been successful in broadcasting. I didn't think that anything could touch me. I thought, I can beat anything."
Author: Pat Summerall
31. "Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature."
Author: Paul Valery
32. "Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport's successful and you're its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record."
Author: Pete Rozelle
33. "I'm a bad pessimist. I don't think about how successful any record I've ever done is going to do before it came out."
Author: Phil Anselmo
34. "I'm a catalyst for change. You can't be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place."
Author: Rupert Murdoch
35. "A truly appreciative child will break, lose, spoil, or fondle to death any really successful gift within a matter of minutes."
Author: Russell Lynes
36. "I thought the Barbie doll would always be successful."
Author: Ruth Handler
37. "When you're around enormously successful people you realise their success isn't an accident - it's about work."
Author: Ryan Tedder
38. "I've always been fussier than I can afford to be. I don't just want to do whatever it takes to be successful, I want to do what I consider to be good stuff. If I'm not engaged in something, it doesn't matter what it is and who's doing it."
Author: Sean Biggerstaff
39. "Certainly businesses the world over are facing greater competitive pressure than ever before, and this leads to executive stress which, in turn, tends to bring out authoritarian tendencies in many bosses. To balance this, we now know a lot more about how we can successfully cope with a situation that is not likely to improve in the near future."
Author: Srikumar Rao
40. "No successful business was ever made without someone taking a chance, no successful person got to where they are without taking risks, and no endeavor ever succeeded without people taking a gamble."
Author: Stephen Richards
41. "I really, really wanted to be successful in my life just based on me and my mind alone…I didn't ever want it to be an equation that amounted to a result coming from my brain plus something else."
Author: Steve Wozniak
42. "About every six to eight months, I run into a man who astounds me sexually, but between escapades, I'm celibate, which I don't think is any big deal. After two unsuccessful marriages, I find myself keeping my guard up, along with my underpants."
Author: Sue Grafton
43. "If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom."
Author: Sydney Madwed
44. "Success is not determined by the outcome. The outcome is the result of having already decided that you are successful to begin with."
Author: T.F. Hodge
45. "The cannon of the spirits says that intent is guilt. Failure to successfully carryout the intent does not absolve the guilt. ~ Cara Mordsith"
Author: Terry Goodkind
46. "You must have to want it so badly, if there is any way you can live without it, get out of it. Being an unsuccessful actor is like having a skin disease. Make sure your passion is not misplaced."
Author: Tom Sizemore
47. "Whether it is successful or not is not the exercise for me. It is not up to me. It is out of my hands now. I am not going to in two years have hindsight and say I made a big mistake."
Author: Vince Gill
48. "And indeed, it cannot be denied that the most successful practitioners of life, often unknown people by the way, somehow contrive to synchronize the sixty or seventy different times which beat simultaneously in every normal human system, so that when eleven strikes, all the rest chime in unison, and the present is neither a violent disruption nor completely forgotten in the past."
Author: Virginia Woolf
49. "If a society has no moral foundations then success is a threat. Every successful person thinks everyone else is a failure, and this is the proof of failure. Conquering the world and dying empty-handed on foreign shores is a paradox of such success."
Author: Wasif Ali Wasif
50. "Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her."
Author: Yulia Tymoshenko

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