“Two types of choices seem to me to have been crucial in tipping the outcomes [of the various societies’ histories] towards success or failure: long-term planning and willingness to reconsider core values. On reflection we can also recognize the crucial role of these same two choices for the outcomes of our individual lives.”
― Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

“It was ironic, but when you scratched the surface, most successful men were working for one thing only–to retire–and the sooner the better. Whereas women were the complete opposite. She had never heard a woman say she was working so she could retire to a desert island or to live on a boat. It was probably, she thought, because most women didn’t think they deserved to do nothing.”
― Candace Bushnell, Lipstick Jungle

“‎Determination, effort, and practice are rewarded with success.”
― Mary Lydon Simonsen, The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy

“Strength and success – they are above morality, above criticism. It seems, then, that it is not what you do, but how you do it and what you call it. Is there a check in men, deep in them, that stops or punishes? There doesn’t seem to be. The only punishment is for failure. In effect no crime is committed unless a criminal is caught.”
― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

“People who work in an environment where doing their best is recognized have a better chance of feeling good about their work.”
― Marilyn Suttle

“Success nullifies. You then have to do it again, preferably differently”
― Karl Lagerfeld

“When you’re busy, avoid taking the quickest action. Instead make the extra effort to truly serve the customer.”
― Marilyn Suttle

“Becoming well known (at least among your prospects & connections) is the most valuable element in the connection process.”
― Jeffrey Gitomer

Determination, Effort, And Practice Are Rewarded With Success