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Most successes are unhappy.
by Agatha Christie

Most successes are unhappy.
That's why they are successes - they have to reassure
themselves about themselves by achieving something
that the world will notice.
- Agatha Christie

Where large sums of money are concerned,
it is advisable to trust nobody.
- Agatha Christie

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.
The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
- Agatha Christie

There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils
that man does of his own free will.
- Agatha Christie

 

Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
- Agatha Christie

Very few of us are what we seem.
- Agatha Christie

I married an archaeologist because the older I grow,
the more he appreciates me.
- Agatha Christie

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The happy people are failures because they are on such
good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.
- Agatha Christie

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is,
I think, to have a happy childhood.
- Agatha Christie

Too much mercy...
often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to
innocent victims who need not have been victims if
justice had been put first and mercy second.
- Agatha Christie

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see
people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
- Agatha Christie

One doesn't recognize the really important moments
in one's life until it's too late.
- Agatha Christie

These little grey cells.
It is up to them.
- Agatha Christie

Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity.
- Agatha Christie

If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles,
one would hardly see anybody.
- Agatha Christie

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly,
acutely miserable, racked with sorrow,
but through it all I still know quite certainly that
just to be alive is a grand thing.
- Agatha Christie

There is nothing more thrilling in this world,
I think, than having a child that is yours,
and yet is mysteriously a stranger.
- Agatha Christie

But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price.
- Agatha Christie

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator,
because where two people are writing the same book,
each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
- Agatha Christie

I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.
- Agatha Christie

Dogs are wise.
They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their
wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.
- Agatha Christie

Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
- Agatha Christie

Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.
- Agatha Christie

Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
- Agatha Christie

Crime is terribly revealing.
Try and vary your methods as you will,
your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind,
and your soul is revealed by your actions.
- Agatha Christie

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention.
Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness,
possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
- Agatha Christie

Good advice is always certain to be ignored,
but that's no reason not to give it.
- Agatha Christie

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
- Agatha Christie

The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
- Agatha Christie

It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City.
New York City is itself a detective story.
- Agatha Christie

Curious things, habits.
People themselves never knew they had them.
- Agatha Christie

The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one.
Many people go right through life in the grip of an
idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.
- Agatha Christie

I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom
for the summons that will inevitably come.
And then - I go on to the next thing,
whatever it is.
One doesn't, luckily, have to bother about that.
- Agatha Christie

I like living.
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly,
acutely miserable, racked with sorrow,
but through it all I still know quite certainly that
just to be alive is a grand thing.
- Agatha Christie

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Manage through the uncertainties.
Practice appropriate actions and participate in healthy choices.
Value and celebrate the loyalty of the individuals around you:
celebrate their competencies and successes, as well as your own.
Build up your circle and reinforce it at every opportunity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My stage successes have provided me with the greatest moments outside myself,
my film successes the best moments, professionally,
within myself.
- Laurence Olivier

Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed.
Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile.
- Dean Kamen

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from
failures without making a mistake.
- Anton Chekhov

I felt that, in retrospect, there was a time in the late Seventies,
after I had a string of hits and successes,
as a performer and a recording artist,
that I wasn't saying anything.
- Boz Scaggs

One failure is worth seven and a half successes.
- Eli Khamarov

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans,
finding our failures were successes.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

I learned more from the one restaurant that didn't
work than from all the ones that were successes.
- Wolfgang Puck

Failure is instructive.
The person who really thinks learns quite as much from
his failures as from his successes.
- John Dewey

Having a track record to live up to and the history
of successes had become a hindrance.
It becomes harder to break out of what people expect you to do.
- Paul Simon

It is better to be young in your failures than old in your successes.
- Flannery O'Connor

You must learn from your past mistakes,
but not lean on your past successes.
- Denis Waitley

Having achieved such signal successes in the east,
Russia and Roumania being both disposed of,
the German leaders planned a campaign designed to crush Italy.
- Kelly Miller

Learn from your mistakes and build on your successes.
- John C. Calhoun

Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any
we have seen in the past,
and our military is learning from, and building on,
previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future.
- Mark Kennedy

I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
- Walt Disney

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives;
history records the successes of the latter,
while oblivion is the reward of the former.
- Alfred A. Montapert

My biggest successes were mainly in the pop market during the 80s.
- Juice Newton

What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments,
the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who
engage in contention for power.
- William S. Paley

The failures and successes are necessary for learning.
- Wynonna Judd

Our biggest goal is to continue to force ourselves
to always start our creative work on a white page and
not take advantage of past successes and challenging ourselves.
- Guy Laliberte

We must pass a national energy policy to continue our
successes in the War on Terrorism.
- Zack Wamp

We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.
- Pierre Corneille

I reflect back 35 years ago, and look how far we have
come in America with our environmental policy to improve
the conditions of our air and water,
and we have had some real successes.
- Jay Inslee

I have found that I always learn more from my mistakes than from my successes.
If you aren't making some mistakes, you aren't taking enough chances.
- John Sculley

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only
if you generously consent to share them.
- Albert Camus

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few
years in either victory or defeat.
The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors,
its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I mean, the truth of the matter is, I like the failures
as much as I like the successes,
it's only the world that doesn't like the failures.
- Sydney Pollack

There's people that figure if they hang out with you,
all of a sudden they're going to be successes.
I've had two or three stalkers in my life.
- Dustin Diamond

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on
our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
- Denis Waitley

You can't have any successes unless you can accept failure.
- George Cukor

Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

His failures are as valuable as his successes:
by misjudging one thing he conforms something else,
even if at the time he does not know what that something else is.
- Bridget Riley

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes
only if you generously consent to share them.
- Albert Camus


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