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I believe also that he will be successful who directs his actions according to the spirit of the times, and that he whose actions do not accord with the times will not be successful.
Again, if the dart be successful, then at the second critical instant, that is, when the whale starts to run, the boat-header and harpooneer likewise start to running fore and aft, to the imminent jeopardy of themselves and every one else.
Profit-sharing could be successful only in isolated cases in the midst of a system of industrial strife; for if all labor and all capital shared profits, the same conditions would obtain as did obtain when there was no profit- sharing.
But I am confident that, with the support of the consumers, the commission will be successful in passing these savings on to ratepayers.
We all want to be successful in our career, but do we even understand our personal measure of success?
So I am going to do (select) my shape, and I am going to pick my players, and I am going to be successful or be a failure with my methods, with my decisions.
Our chief executive Tom Fox has informed me that the club would like your permission to keep the letter on file 'just in case' although I'm hoping I will be successful at this great football club.
The Employee of the Year Award makes me feel that I can continue to work and be successful.
Because if I was wrong, I couldn't be successful, my company couldn't be successful.
Therefore, I must be successful because I behave this way.
Champions cannot be expected to be successful if their country is not behind them.