"Nothing fails like success nothing is so defeated as yesterday's triumphant Cause."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Phyllis McGinley 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."Phyllis McGinley 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."Phyllis McGinley on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Phyllis McGinley on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Phyllis McGinley on Winston Churchill
"Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone."
"Getting along with men isn't what's truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with a man, one man."
"Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful."
"Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure."
"In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime."