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The Downside of Success

There must be more to life than having everything.
Maurice Sendak

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.
Gloria Steinem

The funny thing about success is that without your faith, the more successful you get, the bigger the hole in your heart gets.
Chuck Norris

Winning is like drinking salt water; it will never quench your thirst. It is an insatiable greed.
Thomas Tutko

If you are finding your contentment and happiness in your accomplishments, or from the amount of money and possessions you own, I am here to tell you, it doesn’t last.
Paul Azinger

The Downside of Success

I had everything, from flights on Concord to the best hotels. Everything but love. And I was very lonely.
Boris Becker

When you first sign that contract as a kid, they tell you your whole future is ahead of you. But they forget to tell you that your future stops at 35.
Hal Jeffocat

I won three Super Bowls. I just feel like there’s something more out there.
Tom Brady

Prosperity makes few friends.
Marquis de Vauvenargues

A few years ago I was rubbing genius dust off my shoulder, and suddenly I’ve become the biggest blooming idiot in the league. That’s part of the scoreboard mentality.
Sam Wyche

The Downside of Success

There is never enough success in anybody’s life to make one feel completely satisfied.
Jean Rosenbaum

It feels very temporary.
Darrell Royal, on being named Coach of the Year

Climbing that mountain of ambition, being so prolific, put the emphasis on the wrong side of my life. It didn’t make me feel any better.
Sylvester Stallone

It’s a mere moment in a man’s life between an All-Star game and an Old-Timer’s game.
Vin Scully

I’ve found out that in baseball they don’t care a thing about you. Once you’ve stopped producing, you’re gone. I went through this with the Cardinals. “You go along with us,” they told me. “You’ll always be with us, and we’ll take care of you.” The next year I was sold.
Johnny Mize

The Downside of Success

I remember when I dreamed of the day I’d be getting the pay I can’t live on now.
Tom Wilson

I was never more unhappy than when I had won five Gold Medals. It’s kind of ironic, isn’t it?
Matt Biondi

I have a great many friends in baseball, but the day I hung up my uniform, I never saw so many doors close so quickly. My phone stopped ringing and I didn’t hear from anybody.
Don Hoak

That was the Cervin, and I had been up it. And then, I must confess, that at bottom I felt almost sorry. I had many times dreamed of this ascent, which every climber is covetous to make. For a long time I had ardently hankered after this exploit, and now I was appeased. What a singular being is man, who burns to possess and, in the moment of possession, repents of his desire.
Emile Javelle

The Downside of Success

Success can also cause misery. The trick is not to be surprised when you discover it doesn’t bring you all the happiness and answers you thought it would.
Prince

There is one truism in this sport – you never arrive and you never can be satisfied.
Chuck Noll

Whenever you win a big race, there’s always a letdown. And actually, the race has diminished in importance right after you’ve won it. It’s gone.
Frank Shorter

Fifty years from now I’ll be just three inches of type in a record book.
Brooks Robinson

All of the success of the last three years has been great and everything, but when I won the Memorial in 1994, I thought to myself, If you have to spend your whole life looking for this thrill in victory, how disappointed you will be. Because it just wasn’t that thrilling. The round was great, and the money was great, but this is not what life’s all about. Relationships are what matters.
Tom Lehman

The Downside of Success

There must be more to life than having everything.
Maurice Sendak

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.
Gloria Steinem

The funny thing about success is that without your faith, the more successful you get, the bigger the hole in your heart gets.
Chuck Norris

Winning is like drinking salt water; it will never quench your thirst. It is an insatiable greed.
Thomas Tutko

If you are finding your contentment and happiness in your accomplishments, or from the amount of money and possessions you own, I am here to tell you, it doesn’t last.
Paul Azinger

The Downside of Success

I had everything, from flights on Concord to the best hotels. Everything but love. And I was very lonely.
Boris Becker

When you first sign that contract as a kid, they tell you your whole future is ahead of you. But they forget to tell you that your future stops at 35.
Hal Jeffocat

I won three Super Bowls. I just feel like there’s something more out there.
Tom Brady

Prosperity makes few friends.
Marquis de Vauvenargues

A few years ago I was rubbing genius dust off my shoulder, and suddenly I’ve become the biggest blooming idiot in the league. That’s part of the scoreboard mentality.
Sam Wyche