64 Superb Quotes On Success In Life

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A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging superb quotes, superb sayings, and superb proverbs.

Best Superb Quotes

  1. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~ T. S. Eliot
  2. “Well done is better than well said.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  3. “If someone were to ask whether communications skills or meekness is most important to a marriage, I’d answer meekness, hands down. You can be a superb communicator but still never have the humility to ask, ‘Is it I?’ Communication skills are no substitute for Christlike attributes. As Dr. Douglas Brinley has observed, ‘Without theological perspectives, secular exercises designed to improve our relationship and our communication skills (the common tools of counselors and marriage books) will never work any permanent change in one’s heart: they simply develop more clever and skilled fighters!” ~ John Bytheway
  4. “My life has a superb cast, but I cannot figure out the plot.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant
  5. “John Huston was a superb master. He knew how to make good films. I did three things with him. One is called Independence. It plays in Philadelphia, for free. It’s been playing there for 25 years.” ~ Eli Wallach

  6. “The Dark Side of the Moon has flash – the true flash that comes from the excellence of a superb performance.” ~ Lloyd Grossman
  7. “You don’t sit up in a cave and write the Great American Novel and know it is utterly superb, and then throw it page by page into the fire. You just don’t do that. You send it out. You have to send it out.” ~ Theodore Sturgeon
  8. “The crowd is wonderful. There is always a superb atmosphere in the finish area. It’s good for the World Cup. I missed it a lot when I had to rest and it’s so nice to be back here.” ~ Hermann Maier
  9. “The stadium here in Munich is the best of the lot for me. It is absolutely fantastic, especially the way it lights up a different colour according to who is playing. It’s superb” ~ Claudia Schiffer
  10. “Sometimes sushi is just superb, and other times there’s nothing like a great big steak. It depends where your taste buds are at the time.” ~ Francesca Annis

  11. “‘Gone With The Wind’ is one of the all-time greats. Read Margaret Mitchell’s book and watch the film again; it’s a soap opera in all its glory. It is superb and memorable.” ~ Timothy Dalton
  12. “I’m thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor ‘This Week’ and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day.” ~ Christiane Amanpour
  13. “I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.” ~ Jack London
  14. “The function of man is to live, not to exist.” ~ Jack London

  15. “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” ~ Jack London
  16. “I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” ~ Jack London
  17. “A superb tenor voice, like a silver trumpet muffled in silk.” ~ Alec Guinness
  18. “When grace combines with wrinkles, it is admirable. There is an indescribable light of dawn about intensely happy old age. . . . The young person is handsome, but the old, superb.” ~ Victor Hugo

  19. “Paul Scholes has been the best England midfield player for 30-odd years. You’d probably have to go back to Bobby Charlton to find someone who could do as much as Scholes. When the ball arrives at his feet he could tell you where every player on that pitch is at that moment. His awareness is superb.” ~ Gordon Strachan
  20. “Deadlines comes as a surprise….superb: a new genre, in fact, combining the pleasures of list-making with that of last-minute eaves-dropping.” ~ Alberto Manguel
  21. “For a hundred years, modern painters, stubbornly and in the face of incessant hostility, have moved, step by step, leaving superb monuments by the wayside, towards an art of arrangement whose expressiveness depends less and less upon its elements imitating the objects of the external world.” ~ Robert Motherwell
  22. “A tough manager will have realistic quotas for his employees that he keeps to himself and aggressively stretch quotas, anywhere from ten percent higher to a lot more, which he imposes on his staff. If his people miss the stretch numbers but exceed the realistic goals, he’s happy. If he’s a superb manager, he knows how far they can stretch without breaking.” ~ Twyla Tharp
  23. “Some government expenditure actually makes a profit. Our theatre leads the world. Loads of tourists must be attracted by the fact that you could spend a week in London doing nothing but visit superb museums and galleries, free.” ~ Simon Hoggart

  24. “The sensation of seeing extremely fine women, with superb forms, perfectly unconscious of undress, and yet evidently aware of their beauty and dignity, is worth a week’s seasickness to experience… [to me] the effect [of a Siva dance] was that of a dozen Rembrandts intensified into the most glowing beauty of life and motion.” ~ Henry Adams , Superb quotes on life
  25. “If someone’s going to publish a book about addiction, it has to say something new and different. It has to be something we haven’t read before. A lot of these books are published because the writing is wonderful. The Frey book has superb writing, and that can be enough to sell a book.” ~ Charles Adams
  26. “Along with the rest of the establishment, the BBC which, to be fair, can make superb documentaries – seems to have swallowed the distortions about domestic violence promoted by extreme, manhating feminism through the vehicle of deeply dodgy ‘research’.” ~ Melanie Phillips

  27. “A little while ago I visited Omaha Beach for the second time in my life. In the intervening 26 years, nearly 20,000 tides had come and gone and little remains visible of the greatest military landing in man’s history of endless warring. What’s to be seen is mostly in a superb museum and a panoramic cemetery. The cemetery memorializes with dignity and grandeur the event and the dead, and moves one deeply. Before they die less precipitously and/or in lesser purpose, Americans who can should visit World War II’s Normandy Beach. Such seeing and remembering helps a man’s perspective.” ~ Malcolm Forbes
  28. “Above all, success in business requires two things: a winning competitive strategy, and superb organizational execution. Distrust is the enemy of both. I submit that while high trust won’t necessarily rescue a poor strategy, low trust will almost always derail a good one.” ~ Stephen Covey
  29. “A superb and dreadfully moving account of the glory and subsequent murder by the Romanians of the Jewish city in Odessa. . . . Odessa is both celebration and lament and equally impressive as both.” ~ Harold Bloom

  30. “The weak are not a noble breed. Their sublime deeds of faith, daring, and self-sacrifice usually spring from questionable motives. The weak hate not wickedness but weakness; and one instance of their hatred of weakness is hatred of self. All the passionate pursuits of the weak are in some degree a striving to escape, blur, or disguise an unwanted self. It is a striving shot through with malice, envy, self-deception, and a host of petty impulses; yet it often culminates in superb achievements.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  31. “Yet we can be sure that whatever fictions exist in Wall Street bookkeeping, the earth is a faithful scribe, a faultless calculator, a superb bookkeeper; we will be held responsible for every bit of our economic folly.” ~ Thomas Berry
  32. “That which the sciences can add to the privileges of the human race has never been more marked than at the present moment. … The air seems to become as accessible to him as the waters…. The name of Montgolfier, the names of those hardy navigators of the new element, will live through time; but who among us, on seeing these superb experiments, has not felt his soul elevated, his ideas expanded, his mind enlarged?” ~ Jean Sylvain Bailly
  33. “The Nile Project is the performing side of an effort that also includes education in music and environmental issues, raising awareness of the entire Nile basin as an ecosystem. With such vibrant music, the good intentions were a bonus; the Nile Project was a superb example of what I call small-world music, of what happens to traditions in the information age.” ~ Jon Pareles
  34. “The leader’s (Jeff Denson’s) superb bowing.. showcasing Denson’s haunting vocals” ~ Bill Milkowski

  35. “I probably did too much thinking in India. I blame it on the roads, for they were superb.” ~ Robert Edison Fulton, Jr.
  36. “Washington possessed the superb self-confidence that comes only to men whose inner life is faint, for the inner life is full of nameless doubts.” ~ William E. Woodward
  37. “Jeri Brown has it all – adventurous spirit, superb musicianship, and technique to spare.” ~ Fred Hersch
  38. “The piece of equipment I’m most found off is my telescope. The other night I had a superb view of the moon.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  39. “Nietzsche was personally more philosophical than his philosophy. His talk about power, harshness, and superb immorality was the hobby of a harmless young scholar and constitutional invalid.” ~ George Santayana

  40. “At times it has been doubtful to me if Emerson really knows or feels what Poetry is at its highest, as in the Bible, for instance, or Homer or Shakspeare. I see he covertly or plainly likes best superb verbal polish, or something old or odd” ~ Walt Whitman
  41. “I went see the horror thriller, Hannibal. I am a massive fan of Anthony Hopkins. He is superb in the film.” ~ David Ginola
  42. “All the women in my family were superb cooks.” ~ Randy Wayne White
  43. “If we want to make something really superb on this planet, there is nothing whatever that can stop us.” ~ Shepherd Mead

  44. “If we evolved a race of Isaac Newtons, that would not be progress. For the price Newton had to pay for being a supreme intellect was that he was incapable of friendship, love, fatherhood, and many other desirable things. As a man he was a failure; as a monster he was superb.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  45. “It’s a simplification to say that the men [during Stone Age] went to war to maintain their dominance over the women. The men would help dig agricultural ditches because they were superb farmers. That was very heavy lifting work. But then they just preened themselves, and put bird-of-paradise plumes [in their hair], and smoked dope.” ~ Peter Matthiessen
  46. “One of the problems with technology is that no photograph, as superb and outstanding as it may be, will ever be as satisfying as the most middle-rate painting.” ~ Perry Brass

  47. “He was a superb military officer but he was also an extraordinarily gifted politician. That he was an unusually open, honest and no-nonsense politician did not make him unsuited for the profession, only uncommon. In uniform and in politics Barry’s purpose was always the defense of freedom. And nobody before or since managed the task more ably or more colorfully than Barry Goldwater.” ~ John McCain
  48. “The years of the Great Depression were a superb time for economists because people not knowing what could be done or what should be done would always assume that maybe an economist had the answer. If you were just a lawyer in Washington, you were nobody. But if you were an economist, you might have the answer.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
  49. “We used to have superb public schools. I guess we don’t anymore, but, boy, the public schools were really something and I am a product of those in Indianapolis.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

  50. “My mother was superb. Even when I said to her, when I was nineteen, oh, I’m going to India. Her immediate reaction was, oh yes dear, and when are you leaving? She didn’t say, oh how could you leave me, your mother? Or wait a bit dear until you get a bit older and you know your own mind. She just said, well, when are you going? And that was because she loved me, not because she didn’t love me.” ~ Tenzin Palmo
  51. “Over the last few years they have done a superb job in their fight against al-Qaida. As you may recall, our embassy in Jedda (in Saudi Arabia) was overrun some four years ago and a number of foreign workers went home because of violence against them.” ~ David Petraeus
  52. “Even the Interior Ministry in Riyadh was hit. Since then, the Saudis have employed a very intelligent and comprehensive approach to counter al-Qaida, including precise operations based on good intelligence, changes in their corrections facilities, superb strategic communications programs and a host of other initiatives – all of which, together, have helped Saudi Arabia achieve impressive results in their fight against extremists.” ~ David Petraeus
  53. “From where I sit, it’s a superb cabinet [for Donald Trump] so far. A lot of these choices could have been made by Ted Cruz. So you’re going to have this shotgun marriage between a very orthodox Republican cabinet and a very unorthodox.” ~ Rich Lowry
  54. “Miranda [Hentoff] is a complete musician. She’s a composer, a singer. She writes scripts along – with her projects. And she’s a superb teacher. Her teaching pupils have ranged from Itzhak Perlman to Sting.” ~ Nat Hentoff

  55. “When we start making distinctions between soul and spirit, we’re in very, very murky waters. There is the whole issue of the English language, which has a rather limited vocabulary when it comes to psychological descriptions, not to speak of spiritual descriptions. We’re good mythically – the English language is superb for myth. But we’re not very good for psychology or spirituality.” ~ Jean Houston
  56. “Over-intellectualizing can justify practically anything. Reason has reasons that can create holocausts. In the 20th century, we have certainly seen how much killing and disaster has been championed with superb intellectual reasons.” ~ Jean Houston
  57. “I like large sounds and very complex sonorities, and I also tend to opt for creating a feeling of vast space. I could achieve this effect either by using a symphony orchestra, which for a dance piece is pretty much impossible these days, or by using a synthesizer on multi-channel tape and a superb sound system, to get that same sensation of expansiveness and depth.” ~ Lucinda Childs
  58. “How to become a really modern society when today we are so – as a human being, we feel so powerful. We have high technology and a superb way of controlling our life. And at the same time, in many ways we are so primitive. We are not on – even just a step away from the most brutal and primitive crudity. To be very crude on those issues, which is always challenges and we always have to look at the situation like a mirror, to draw some understanding.” ~ Ai Weiwei
  59. “I think only a superb news or reportage picture could move me. Other photographs may leave a strong impression on me, but they don’t move me.” ~ Helmut Gernsheim

  60. “Michael Gambon telling filthy jokes and Alan Rickman talking about scrambled eggs, just really normal things, and yet they’re these amazingly, superb, famous actors. I feel so privileged to have been around them on the set of Harry Potter.” ~ Matthew Lewis
  61. “We try to buy businesses with good-to-superb underlying economics run by honest and able people and buy them at sensible prices. That’s all I’m trying to do.” ~ Warren Buffett
  62. “Learning to accept failure on multiple levels is, to my way of thinking, the key to become a world-class therapist. But that means humility, and setting your ego aside, while you develop superb new technical skills.” ~ David D. Burns

  63. “I can’t say enough about the two Marine divisions. If I use words like ‘brilliant,’ it would really be an under description of the absolutely superb job that they did in breaching the so-called ‘impenetrable barrier.’ It was a classic- absolutely classic- military breaching of a very very tough minefield, barbed wire, fire trenches-type barrier.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  64. “More than 200 ships from 13 nations conducted over 10,000 flawless intercepts, which formed a steel wall around the waters leading to Iraq. And these operations continue today. Thanks to these superb efferts not one cargo hold, not one crate, not even one pallet of seaborne contraband even touched Saddam Hussein’s shores. The result: Iraq lost 90% of its imports, 100% of its exports, and had its gross national product cut in half.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf

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