Success--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Success—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


21 Page Essay—How to Effectively Use Quotations in Your Classroom ©

113 Page Quotation Collection on Success

This 113 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Success. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Success, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Success:

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

—Winston Churchill

Whenever an individual or business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.

—Thomas J. Watson

It all depends on what you call success. But when you’re picking the school kid most likely to succeed, don’t overlook the one whose dog waits longest outside the school door.

--Burton Hillis

There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.

--George Matthew Adams

The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success.

--Irving Berlin

I couldn’t wait for success—so I went ahead without it.

--Jonathan Winters

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.

--Charles Schwab

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

--Henry Ford

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.

I’ve lost almost 300 games.

Twenty six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.

And that is why I succeed.

--Michael Jordan

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

--William Feather

If at first you don’t succeed, try doing it the way Mom told you to in the beginning.

High expectations are the key to everything.

—Sam Walton

Ask Americans which they think is more important to success, effort or talent, and they pick effort two to one. Ask them which quality they’d desire most in a new

employee, and they pick industriousness over intelligence five to one.

—Jerry Useem

There are many kinds of success in life worth having. It is exceedingly interesting and attractive to be a successful business man, a railroad man, a farmer, or a successful lawyer or doctor; or a writer, or a President, or a ranchman, or the colonel of a fighting regiment, or to kill grizzly bears and lions. But for unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by


--Theodore Roosevelt

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, ‘She doesn’t have what it takes’; They will say, ‘Women don’t have what it takes’.

--Clare Boothe Luce

Failure sucks. If anyone tells you they learn more from failure than success, then they’re wrong. You learn more from success. There are many more ways to fail than there are to succeed. If you’ve found the one thing that succeeds, that’s great.

—Elon Musk

Indecision is fatal. It is better to make a wrong decision than to build up a habit of indecision. If you’re wallowing in indecision, you certainly can’t act—and action is the basis of success.

--Marie Benyon Ray

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