"The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could love: my wife, my three children, some friends I would have liked to grow old with."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Sammy Davis, Jr. 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."Sammy Davis, Jr. 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."Sammy Davis, Jr. on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Sammy Davis, Jr. on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Sammy Davis, Jr. on Winston Churchill
"Part of show business is magic. You don't know how it happens."
"My home has always been show business."
"You can be in this business 50 years and still not know anything about it."
"I had more clothes than I had closets, more cars than garage space, but no money."
"I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it."