I have learned one thing, my friend 'one can get nearly everything with money. It is the hidden machinery which makes the world of success go round. With brains, you say? Yes, money and brains, but without the money brains seldom win alone.
~ No Defense
by Gilbert Parker
"As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information."
by Benjamin Disraeli
"Moderation is a fatal thing, Lady Hunstanton. Nothing succeeds like excess."
~ A Woman of No Importance
by Oscar Wilde
If success is rare and slow, everybody knows how quick and easy ruin is.
~ Vanity Fair
by William Makepeace Thackeray
"There is a pale shade of bribery which is sometimes called prosperity."
by George Eliot
It is so much easier to forgive a failure than a success.
~ A Little Journey in the World
by Charles Dudley Warner
The worst class of sum worked in the every-day world is cyphered by the diseased arithmeticians who are always in the rule of Subtraction as to the merits and successes of others, and never in Addition as to their own.
~ Little Dorrit
by Charles Dickens
I have been very fortunate in worldly matters; many men have worked much harder, and not succeeded half so well; but I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one object at a time, no matter how quickly its successor should come upon its heels, which I then formed.
~ David Copperfield
by Charles Dickens
"We must have ideals and try to live up to them, even if we never quite succeed. Life would be a sorry business without them. With them it's grand and great."
~ Anne Of Avonlea
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
When women are the advisers, the lords of creation don't take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do. Then they act upon it, and, if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it. If it fails, they generously give her the whole.
~ Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott