You must find out for yourself what it is you love to do. Don’t think in terms of choosing a vocation in order to fit into society, because in that way you will never discover what you love to do. When you love to do something, there is no problem of choice. When you love, and let love do what it will, there is right action, because love never seeks success, it is never caught up in imitation; but if you give your life to something which you don’t love, you will never be free.
—Jiddu Krishnamurti in Think on These Things
Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.
Why be a man when you can be a success?
The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
There is this idea now in this country that all people who succeed, succeed on their own, and all people who fail, fail on their own, whereas neither is true. The vast majority of people in this country stay where they're born. Very few people move too far from home. Rich people rarely become poor, and poor people rarely become rich. But we live in a society ruled by anecdote, so that we have no sense at all of what actually happens to most people.
There is only one success—to be able to spend your life in your own way.
—Christopher Morley in Where the Blue Begins
Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his.
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me.