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  • Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement.
    (Michael Korda)

  • 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.
    (Michael Korda)

  • Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.
    (Michael Korda)

  • Luck can often mean simply taking advantage of a situation at the right moment. It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared.
    (Michael Korda)

  • An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.
    (Michael Korda)


  • The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.
    (Michael Korda)

  • Very well observed and touching story, wonderful eye for detail and a pleasure to read,
    (Michael Korda)

  • It's not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day: if you can't live with a nightly sort of disaster, you should get out. I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch.
    (Michael Korda)

  • What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.
    (Michael Korda)

  • One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
    (Michael Korda)

  • If you don't believe in yourself, then who will believe in you? The next man's way of getting there might not necessarily work for me, so I have to create my own ways of getting there.
    (Michael Korda)

  • The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.
    (Michael Korda)

  • 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.
    (Michael Korda)

  • Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.
    (Michael Korda)

  • Male chauvinism is ... a shrewd method of extracting the maximum of work for the minimum of compensation.
    (Michael Korda)


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