01. If at first you don't [succeed], try, try again.
02. His [success] is entirely due to his hard work.
03. He has been very [successful] in business, and his company is now worth millions.
04. The former champion has been [unsuccessful] in a number of attempts at regaining his title.
05. After 10 years of trying, my sister has finally [succeeded] in her attempts to quit smoking.
06. Scientists have [successfully] cloned a number of mammals now, including a sheep and a pig.
07. Our newest product launch has been the [success] of the year.
08. Mel Gibson's first directing attempt was a hugely [successful] beginning to a second career in film-making, this time behind the camera.
09. Actress Sophia Loren once remarked that spaghetti can be eaten most [successfully] if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.
10. Maria Montessori once said, "Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can [succeed]."
11. There is a Dutch proverb that states that he who tries to do too much seldom [succeeds].
12. Mother Teresa once remarked that God doesn't require us to [succeed]; he only requires that you try.
13. There is a Saudi Arabian proverb which observes that men learn little from [success], but much from failure.
14. There is a Laotian proverb which notes that if you like to have things easy, you'll have difficulties, but if you like problems, you will [succeed].
15. Someone once said that [success] is a dream turned into reality.
16. I saw a public service message on the bus once that read, "No [success] can compensate for failure in the home."
17. A wise man once noted that good luck is a lazy man's estimate of a worker's [success].
18. The first [successful] parachute jump was made in the United States in 1912.
19. A committee will meet tomorrow morning to appoint a [successor] to our late vice-president.
20. Benjamin E. Mays once proclaimed, "We, today, stand on the shoulders of our predecessors who have gone before us. We, as their [successors], must catch the torch of freedom and liberty passed on to us by our ancestors. We cannot lose in this battle."
21. Boris Yeltsin prepared Vladimir Putin to be his [successor] as the leader of Russia.
22. Helen Keller once observed that life is a [succession] of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
23. Following the death of Alexander the Great in 331 B.C., control of Egypt passed to Ptolemy, whose [successors] ruled until the Roman conquest of 31 B.C.
24. Since the time of William the Conquerer, every [successive] British monarch save two has been crowned at Westminster Abbey.
25. Early attempts to teach chimpanzees to speak were [unsuccessful] because the animals lack the necessary vocal equipment.
26. Discussion question: What do you think is necessary to achieve success in one's career?
27. Find someone who knows someone who is a successful businessman.
28. [Successive] governments have tried to deal with this issue over the years.

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