successThe idea of capitalism is not just success but also the failure that allows success to happen. P. J. O’Rourke Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Previous Post Every failure is a step to success. Failure is not our only punishment for laziness there is also the success of others. The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after. Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified. The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor. The best augury of a man’s success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world. No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success. Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.