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Copyright © 2014
by John Kremer

The Quotable Books Series ...

Spirit of Success

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(sample quotations from the book)

Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it. — Hank Aaron, baseball player

80% of success in life is just showing up. Those who show up rule the world. — Woody Allen, director, screenwriter, and actor

Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Not everyone can be Number 1. — Arthur Ashe, tennis player

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. — Fred Astaire, dancer and actor

For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros. — Ethel Barrymore, actress

Everyone fails, and if you do fail, who cares? You’ve got a good story then, right? You’ve learned something. — Natasha Bedingfield, singer

There is no progress without failure. And each failure is a lesson learned. Unnecessary failures are the ones where an artist tries to second-guess an audience's taste, and little comes out of that situation except a kind of inward humiliation. — David Bowie, rock singer

Tests are a gift. And great tests are a great gift. To fail the test is a misfortune. But to refuse the test is to refuse the gift, and something worse, more irrevocable, than misfortune. — Lois McMaster Bujold, science fiction author, Shards of Honor

The secret of success in acting is sincerity. If you can fake that, you've got it made. — George Burns, comedian

Most people search high and wide for the key to success. If they only knew the key to their dreams lies within. — George Washington Carver, scientist

Pema Chodron on Everything Else

You are the sky. Everything else—It’s just the weather. — Pema Chödrön

Winning does something to you. It releases something in you. It's confidence and you get that nasty taste of losing out of your mouth. You get that losing mentality out of your system. — Brian Dawkins, football player

I learned at a young age that the secret to success lies in the power of relationships. — Keith Ferrazzi, business coach and author, Never Eat Alone

If you can only care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. If you wish to be rich, you will be rich. If you wish to be learned, you will be learned. If you wish to be good, you will be good. — William James, psychologist

I know ultimately I’m just a glorified tailor. But as in any profession, if you’re a glorified tailor with a purpose, then the sky’s the limit. — Anand Jon, fashion designer

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. — Corita Kent, artist and teacher

Since one fails often, address markets that make it worthwhile when one does succeed. — Vinod Khosla, venture capitalist

Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out. — Michael Korda, editor and novelist

This is one of the major secrets of success in any endeavor. You can't hide lies, no matter how smooth a talker you think you are. But, if you always speak the truth, you set a standard that people will come to rely on. — John Kremer, author and publisher

The Lord gave us two ends—one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most. — Ann Landers, advice columnist

The secret to success is to just put one foot in front of the other, and don’t get too far ahead of yourself. — Julianne Moore, actress

Henry David Thoreau on Sunsets

If I can put one touch of a rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God. - Henry David Thoreau, author, Walden

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