"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."
"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well."
"For some people, success is a zero sum game. They think that if they push other people out of the way, fewer people can compete with them. That's one way of seeing the world. It's dog eat dog. It's, sadly, always going to be there."
"From the beginning, Madam C. J. Walker's message was as much about hair and beauty as it was about empowering other women. She knew that confidence and self-assurance are key ingredients to success, and that true beauty comes from within."
"Nearly all monster stories depend for their success on Jack killing the Giant, Beowulf or St. George slaying the Dragon, Harry Potter triumphing over the basilisk. That is their inner grammar, and the whole shape of the story leads towards it."
"Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success."
"Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level."
"Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?"
"Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around."
"I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success."