Quotation by Gore Vidal

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
Gore Vidal (b. 1925), U.S. novelist, critic. quoted in Antipanegyric for Tom Driberg (requiem mass), Dec. 8, 1976, Reverend Gerard Irvine.

Other sources give "It is not enough to be seen to succeed—others must be seen to fail."
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