"Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one Helen Keller is the other."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Erma Bombeck on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Erma Bombeck on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Erma Bombeck on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Erma Bombeck on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Erma Bombeck on Winston Churchill
"Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub."
"Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you."
"A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday."
"Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago."
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."