Success Quotes

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

-Henry Ford

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

-Winston Churchill

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

-George Edward Woodberry

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

-Napoleon Hill

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

-Bruce Lee

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.

-Arnold H. Glasow

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

-Vince Lombardi

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

-Albert Schweitzer

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.

-Jim Rohn

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.

-David Frost

If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.

-Tony Gaskins

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

-Albert Einstein

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

-Vidal Sassoon

I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.

-Herbert Bayard Swope

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

-Mark Twain

First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.

-Mahatma Gandhi

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

-Mark Caine

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

-Henry David Thoreau

The best revenge is massive success.

-Frank Sinatra

If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

-Jim Rohn

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

-Les Brown

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

-Dale Carnegie

In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.

-Shing Xiong

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

-David Brinkley

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

-John Wooden

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

-Swami Vivekananda

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.

-Robert Collier

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

-Winston Churchill

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.

-Jim Rohn

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.

-Thomas J. Watson

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

-Oliver Goldsmith

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

-Theodore Roosevelt

I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.

-Abraham Lincoln

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

-Joshua J. Marine

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.

-Denis Waitley

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.

-John F. Kennedy

Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.

-Larry Winget

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

-Ray Goforth

Our greatest fear should not be of failure… but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.

-Francis Chan

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

-G. K. Chesterton

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

-Leonardo da Vinci

It’s not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.

-Mother Teresa

When you can’t change the direction of the wind, just adjust your sails.

-H. Jackson Brown Jr

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

-Carl Bard

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

-Oprah Winfrey

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

-Pablo Picasso

To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.

-Mike Gafka

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

-Thomas A. Edison

Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there’s an element of talent you should probably possess. But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen.

-Dax Shepard

No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.

-Lily-Rose M. Depp

Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.

-Denzel Washington1

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.

-Debbi Fields

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.

-Henry Ford

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.

-John Maxwell

The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.

-Ray Kroc

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

-Harriet Tubman

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success.

-Norman Vincent Peale

Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others.

-Marianne Williamson

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

-Dale Carnegie

Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.

-Robert Strauss

It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.

-Sigmund Freud

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

-Dalai Lama

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.

-Steve Jobs

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.

-James Cameron

Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence.

-Lisa M. Amos

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

-Thomas Jefferson

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.

-Thomas Watson, Sr.

You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.

-Lee Iacocca

Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.

-David Rockefeller

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

-Richard Branson

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

-Lou Holtz

The essential question is not, “How busy are you?” but “What are you busy at?”

-Oprah Winfrey

You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.


Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.

-Vaibhav Shah

Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take.

-Christopher Reeve

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

-Bill Cosby

The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.

-Joel Brown

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

-John Wooden

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

-Benjamin Disraeli

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.

-Joyce Brothers

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

-Warren Buffett

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

-Albert Einstein

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

-John D. Rockefeller

The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.

-Napoleon Hill

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

-Truman Capote

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

-George Bernard Shaw

Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.

-Robert Collier

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

-George S. Patton

At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.

-Steve Maraboli

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.

-Zig Ziglar

When you do what you fear most, then you can do anything.

-Stephen Richards

To be successful you need friends and to be very successful you need enemies.

-Sidney Sheldon

Success is getting what you want… Happiness is wanting what you get.

-Dale Carnegie

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.

-Friedrich Nietzsche

You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.

-Jason Mraz

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

-Bruce Feirstein

Success is… knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and
sowing seeds that benefit others.

-John C. Maxwell

My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.

-Steve Maraboli

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.

-Thomas A. Edison

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

-Herman Melville

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.

-Bessie Anderson Stanley

Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions.

-Henri J. M. Nouwen

Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…

-Wilferd Peterson

To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.

-Winston S. Churchill

Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.

-Victor E. Frankl


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