Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.
I can imagine the writers of China, England and France, crippled and unsure of themselves when they feel that the ghosts of Confucius, Mencius, Chaucer and Shakespeare and Victor Hugo are looking over their shoulders.
F. Sionil Jose
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.