Thoughts on Success, Perseverance , Marketing and Advertising

Thought that I might keep things a bit light as we come into the Labor Day Weekend… I had a thought to make a blog out of some quotes on success, Perseverance and advertising and marketing … did you really think I could resist?

I found many of these on

Some of the rest are some of my favorites and are from some of the greatest marketing and advertising minds like Wanamaker, Ogilvy, Abraham and Conrad Levinson.  It is no accident that all four of these greats made their mark in the twentieth century – one that very well may go down as the “GOLDEN AGE OF ADVERTISING”.  By the way the others I have quotes are by no means “light weights”.

I hope you like it – let me know what you think of these…. and of course post your favorites too.



There is always room at the top.

Daniel Webster

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
Albert Einstein

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Robert Collier

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Loyd Wright

They can because they think they can.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson


Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration

Thomas Edison

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Oliver Goldsmith

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.
Og Mandino

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Thomas Carlyle

Press on! A better fate awaits thee.
Victor Hugo

Perseverance is king.
Josh Billings

The waters wear the stones.
The Book of Job 14:19

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Chinese Proverb

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.

The important thing in life is to have great aim and to possess the aptitude and the perseverance to attain it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner.
 Og Mandino


Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark.  You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.

Steuart Henderson Britt

Never write an advertisement which you wouldn’t want your family to read.  You wouldn’t tell lies to your own wife.  Don’t tell them to mine.

David Ogilvy

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.”

John Wanamaker

Love creates love.  Love your customers and they will love you back

Vadim Kotenlnikov

If you can be interested in other people you can own the world

Jay Abraham

Marketing is not an event, but a process . . . It has a beginning, a middle, but never an end, for it is a process.
You improve it, perfect it, change it, even pause it. But you never stop it completely.

Jay Conrad Levinson

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