Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success.
- James Gilmore Backus
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison
The essence of success is that it is never necessary to think of a new idea oneself. It is far better to wait until somebody else does it, and then to copy him in every detail, except his mistakes.
- Aubrey Menen
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
- Herbert Kaufman
The road to success is always under construction.
- Jim Miller
It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final.
One very important ingredient of success is a good, wide-awake, persistent, tireless enemy.
- Frank Shutts
Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it.... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.
- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus