"Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Michael Korda 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."Michael Korda 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."Michael Korda on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Michael Korda on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Michael Korda on Winston Churchill
"The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject."
"The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own."
"Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets."
"The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success."
"This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure."