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Michael Korda
1933 -
Nationality: English
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: English Novelist

An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition.


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.


One of the first rules of playing the power game is that all bad news must be accepted calmly, as if one already knew and didn't care.


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


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.


Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.


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.


The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.


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.


Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.


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


Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.


To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it.


Never reveal all of yourself to other people; hold back something in reserve so that people are never quite sure if they really know you.


An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.


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.


The more you can dream, the more you can do.


What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.


One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.


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


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