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Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil.
Although raised on the farm - my grandfather was an unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer - my father and his brother both became professors.
Philip Warren Anderson
The biggest hurdle is rejection. Any business you start, be ready for it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is the successful people do all the things the unsuccessful people don't want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically, with a smile on your face.
John Paul DeJoria
Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years.
The unsuccessful person is burdened by learning, and prefers to walk down familiar paths. Their distaste for learning stunts their growth and limits their influence.
John C. Maxwell
Chimpanzees have very strong preferences and aversions that are completely personality-linked. The people who are unsuccessful in working with chimpanzees are those who take this personally.
Frans de Waal
I would like to produce films, but I feel I am an unsuccessful producer. That's the fact.
I think my dad is the only Arabic descendent who is an unsuccessful businessman.
If they are unsuccessful in married life, who suffers more the bitter consequences of poverty than the wife? But if successful, she has not a dollar to call her own.
Stand-up is successful if they laugh. It's unsuccessful if they don't laugh.
Lotus's efforts around the Mac were pathetically unsuccessful, which is sad.
I don't want to be a Michael Moore-style artist, which is not to disparage Michael Moore. But he seems rather unsuccessful at winning people over who don't already agree with him.
I have had unsuccessful films, but I learned a lot from those films. I give my failures as much importance as my success.
I think the periods of being unsuccessful have made me a better actor.
I am a registered Democrat and two-time unsuccessful candidate for office.
Jack L. Chalker
Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
H. L. Mencken
I hate last-minute shopping, it's always unsuccessful.
To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
Unsuccessful people are the ones who are impressed by celebrity, by people's names and titles.
Robin S. Sharma
The world must be filled with unsuccessful musical careers like mine, and it's probably a good thing. We don't need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough.
Being unemployed is not good for an actor. No, it isn't, no matter how unsuccessful you are. Because you always remember getting fired from all the restaurants. You remember that stuff very, very strongly.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Do all things with love.
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