"If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Mason Cooley 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."Mason Cooley 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."Mason Cooley on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Mason Cooley on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Mason Cooley on Winston Churchill
"The wisdom of age: don't stop walking."
"Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends."
"Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera."
"Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth."
"The lonely become either thoughtful or empty."