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  • Let it never be forgotten that glamour is not greatness; applause is not fame; prominence is not eminence. The man of the hour is not apt to be the man of the ages. A stone may sparkle, but that does not make it a diamond; people may have money, but that does not make them a success. - Anon
  • It is what the unimportant people do that really counts and determines the course of history. The greatest forces in the universe are never spectacular. Summer showers are more effective than hurricanes, but they get no publicity. The world would soon die but for the fidelity, loyalty, and consecration of those whose names are unhonored and unsung. - James R. Sizoo, Bits & Pieces, June 22, 1995, p. 11.
  • 85% of success is showing up. - Anon
  • If you have tried to do something and failed you are vastly better than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded. - Anon
  • If you want a place in the sun, you have to expect some blisters. - Rotator
  • The secret of success if to do the common things uncommonly well. - John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
  • Success is getting what you want out of life without violating the rights of others. - Anon
  • The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year. - Anon
  • The conditions of success are always easy—we have to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe awhile. - School Musician
  • Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one and Helen Keller is the other. - Erma Bombeck
  • To succeed in life you need not only initiative, but also finishiative. - Zaida Jones Blaine in Chicago Tribune
  • Secret. It’s best to do a thousand things 1% better than just one thing 1000% better. Excellence is made up of a thousand little things all being done well. - Thomas J. Peters
  • Success is not measured by how you do compared to how somebody else does, but by how you do compared to what you could have done with what God gave you. - Zig Ziglar
  • Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation. - Zig Ziglar
  • Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. - Gen. George Patton
  • Someone once asked Paul Harvey, the journalist and radio commentator, to reveal the secret of his success. “I get up when I fall down,” said Harvey. - Bits & Pieces, March 3, 1994, p. 16
  • George MacDonald was right: “In whatever man does without God, he must either fail miserably, or succeed more miserably.” - Warren Wiersbe, God Isn’t In a Hurry, (Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI, 1994), p. 13
  • Lee Iacocca stated this human malady well in his book Straight Talk: “Here I am in the twilight years of my life, still wondering what it’s all about....I can tell you this, fame and fortune is for the birds.” - Ravi Zacharias, Can Man Live Without God, (Word Publ., Dallas: 1994), p. 58
  • George MacDonald said, “In whatever man does without God, he must fail miserably or succeed more miserably” - The Integrity Crisis by Warren W. Wiersbe, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1991, p. 42
  • The only place success comes before sweat is in the dictionary, and the road there is often under construction. - Anon
  • Success is getting up just one more time than you fall down. - Anon
  • If at first you don’t succeed, you are running about average. - M. H. Alderson
  • What is success? In my book, one ingredient of success is meaningful time with my children. As a friend of mine observed, “I have yet to hear of anyone who, on his deathbed, wished he’d spent more time at the office.” - Joseph Stowell, Moody Monthly
  • John Wooden, the eminently successful basketball coach at UCLA during its dynasty years, was asked his secret in producing stellar teams. His answer: “We master the basics. We drill over and over again on the fundamentals.” - Moody Monthly, September, 1989, p. 4
  • The figure of the Crucified invalidates all thought which takes success for its standard. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • A popular singer who recently went from rags to riches was quoted as saying, “I still don’t understand it. If you don’t have any time for yourself, any time to hunt or fish, that’s success.” - Bits and Pieces, November, 1989, p. 18
  • Man . . . spends his life doing things he detests to make money he doesn’t want to buy things he doesn’t need to impress people he doesn’t like. - Joe Aldrich, “Satisfaction,” Multnomah Press, 1983
  • Success is being able to hire someone to mow the lawn while you play golf for exercise. - Anon
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