Sep 222016


imagesThere is always a problem with labelling either yourself or others!   People are constantly changing, learning and becoming.  This is just an exercise in thought.   paula.  What is success?  What is failure?


Successful – Some Definitions

strong, prosperous, outstanding, wealthy, star, champion, extraordinary,

victorious, head and shoulders above the rest, unbeaten, thriving, unbeatable

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  • Quotes on Success

“Eighty percent of success is showing up”    —Woody Allen

“It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail”——Gore Vidal

“Success has ruin’d many a man”-—–Benjamin Franklin – Poor Richard’s Almanack

“The road to success is full of women pushing their husbands along”—–Lord Thomas Dewar

“The secret of business success is honesty and sincerity. If you can fake those, you’ve got it made”

attributed to Groucho Marx

“Success is relative; It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things” T.S. Eliot – The Family Reunion

““Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet ’em on your way down”   Wilson Mizner

Unsuccessful – Some Definitions

bad, hopeless, poor, sad, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky, unsuccessful, loser, unfavorable

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  • Quotes on Failure/UnSuccessful


—–True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful. Paul Sweeney

—-To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God. Anton Chekhov

—-I think the periods of being unsuccessful have made me a better actor. Peter Capald

—–The fact that I’m going to be unsuccessful at times is pretty well-balanced by the fact that I’m going to be successful at others. Rod Taylor


—“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison.

—Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  Winston Churchill

—“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” Maya Angelou


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