Quotes About Success

I have chosen these quotes about success with the idea that they would be uplifting. You may find quotes that really hit home. Write them down or put them on a sticky note and place it somewhere you´ll see it. They will motivate you in reaching your own personal success.



Remember that specific quotes may motivate for a while, and then you perhaps feel you´d like to get another quote. Do that. You change and so the things that motivate you change.

There are plenty of good quotes about life wisdom and it is a pleasure to read how people have managed to put their thoughts in a nutshell. Hopefully these quotes about success are something you can add to your collection too!



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Quotes About Success A

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

- Walter Gagehot

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

- Bob Dylan

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.

- David Brinkley

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

- Conrad Hilton

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.

- Euripides

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

- Abraham Lincoln

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.

- Stephen Covey

As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life.

- Benjamin Disraeli

Quotes About Success A by Anonymous

A most important key to successful leadership is your ability to direct and challenge the very best that is in those whom you lead.

- Anonymous

An Unfailing Success Plan: At each day’s end write down the six most important things to do tomorrow; number them in order of importance, and then do them.

- Anonymous




Quotes About Success C by Anonymous

Choice, not circumstances, determines your success.- Anonymous



Quotes About Success D

Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.

- Josephus Daniels

Deliver me from all evildoers that talk nothing but sickness and failure. Grant me the companionship of men who think success and men who work for it. Loan me associates who cheerfully face the problems of a day and try hard to overcome them. Relieve me of all cynics and critics. Give me good health and the strength to be of real service to the world, and I'll get all that's good for me, and will what's left to those who want it.

- William Feather

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

- Mario Andretti

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

- Vince Lombardi

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.

- Mark V. Hansen



Quotes About Success E

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.

- Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton



Quotes About Success F

Failure is success if we learn from it.

- Malcolm Forbes

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

- Truman Capote

Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's success without envy.

- Aeschylus

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?

- James Allen

Quotes About Success F by Anonymous

Find a meaningful need and fill it better than anyone else.

- Anonymous


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Quotes About Success H

He who is silent is forgotten;
he who does not advance falls back; he who stops is overwhelmed;
out distanced, crushed;
he who ceases to grow becomes smaller;
he who leaves off, gives up;
the condition of standing still is the beginning of the end.

- Henri Frédéric Amiel

Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life - but what we do about what happens to us.

- George Allen

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."

- B.C. Forbes

History records the successes of men with objectives and a sense of direction. Oblivion is the position of small men overwhelmed by obstacles.

- William Danforth




Quotes About Success I

I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.

- Andrew Carnegie

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.

- Herbert B. Swope

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

- John D. Rockefeller

I don't know the key to success but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

- Bill Cosby

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

- Henry David Thoreau

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and a devotion to the things you want to see happen. - Frank Lloyd Wright

I was made to work. If you are equally industrious, you will be equally successful.

- Johann Sebastian Bach

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.

- Margaret Mead

If A equal success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.

- Albert Einstein

If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbor, tho' he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If there is any one axiom that I have tried to live up to in trying to become successful in business, it is the fact that I have tried to surround myself with associates that know more about business than I do. This policy has always been very successful and is still working for me. - Monte L. Bean

If we don't start, it's certain we can't arrive.

- Zig Ziglar

If you care at all,you'll get some results.If you care enough, you'll get incredible results.

- Jim Rohn

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.

- Henry Ford

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.

- Anthony D'Angelo

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.

- Samuel Smiles

It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.

- Havelock Ellis

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.

- Eddie Cantor

I´ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I´ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I´ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I´ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

- Michael Jordan



Quotes About Success K

Keep these concepts in mind: You've failed many times, although you don't remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim. . . . Don't worry about failure. My suggestion to each of you: Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.

- Sherman Finesilver




Quotes About Success L

Meet success like a gentleman and disaster like a man.

- Frederick Edwin Smith, Lord Birkenhead

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.

- Corita Kent

Quotes About Success L by Anonymous

Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.

- Unknown




Quotes About Success M

Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this: When I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. I explore it in all its bearings. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort which I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.

- Alexander Hamilton

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.

- Bruce Barton

Motivating gets you going and habit gets you there . Make motivating a habit and you will get there more quickly and have more fun on the trip.

- Zig Ziglar

Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running.

- Zig Ziglar

My list of ingredients for success is divided into four basic groups: Inward, Outward, Upward and Onward.

- David Thomas

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.

- Helen Hayes

My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.

- Pablo Picasso

My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.

- Elaine Maxwell



Quotes About Success N

No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.

- Charles Kendall Adams

Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.

- William Lyon Phelps



Quotes About Success O

Obviously, there is little you can learn from doing nothing.

- Zig Ziglar

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

-Arthur Ashe

Our duty as men is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


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Quotes About Success P

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success

- Napoleon Hill

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

- Dale Carnegie

Personal development is your springboard to personal excellence. Ongoing, continuous, non-stop personal development literally assures you that there is no limit to what you can accomplish.

- Brian Tracy

Put all your eggs in one basket and watch that basket.

- Andrew Carnegie

Quotes About Success P by Anonymous

Persistence gives confidence and continued right mental attitude followed by consistent action will bring success. When you have that knowing inside of you, fear has vanished and the obstruction to a life of all good removed.

- Anonymous




Quotes About Success S

Self-trust is the first secret of success.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

-Woody Allen

Somehow I can’t believe there are many heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret can be summarized in four C’s. They are: curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence.

- Walt Disney

Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.

- Dowden

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

- Richard Bach

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted

- David Bly

Success as I see it, is a result, not a goal.

- Gustave Flaubert

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

- Confucius

Success doesn't come to you…you go to it.

- Marva Collins

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.

- Sam Ewing

Success is always temporary. When all is said and done, the only thing you'll have left is your character.

- Vince Gill

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

- Dale Carnegie

Success is a journey, not a destination. - Ben Sweetland

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

- Dr. Joyce Brothers

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

- Emily Dickinson

Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.

- Wilfred Peterson

Success is not permanent. The same is also true of failure.

- Dell Crossword

Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are.

- Jim Rohn

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

- Herman Cain

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.

- Earl Nightingale

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.

- Zig Ziglar

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be

- George Sheehan

Success often comes to those who have the aptitude to see way down the road.

- Laing Burns, Jr.

Quotes About Success S by Anonymous

Success comes in cans; failure in can'ts

- Anonymous

Success in our calling is the result of a person’s love of and belief in the work he has undertaken. Earnest and conscientious labor often accomplishes more in the end than brilliant genius.

- Anonymous

Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pocket

- Anonymous

Success is in the details.

- Anonymous

Success: willingness to do what the average person is not willing to do.

- Anonymous



Quotes About Success T

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, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.

- Swami Vivekananda

The crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career.

- Albert Einstein

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

- Mark Cain

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.

- Vincent T. Lombardi

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

- Bruce Feirstein

The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary.

- Thomas Edison

The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: "I did not have time.

- Franklin Field

The great successful men of the world have used their imagination…they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building - steadily building.

- Robert Collier

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.

- Sven Göran Eriksson

The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none.

- Philip Caldwell

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want."

- Ben Stein

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.

- Henry Ford

The most important question to ask on the job is not "what am I getting?" The most important question to ask is "What am I becoming?"

- Jim Rohn

The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. . . It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider — and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation — persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.

- Alexander Graham Bell

The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.

– Dale Carnegie

The real oppurtunity for success lies within the person and not in the job .

- Zig Ziglar

The road to success is always under construction

- Lily Tomlin

The road to success is not to be run upon by seven-leagued boots. Step by step, little by little, bit by bit—that is the way to wealth, that is the way to wisdom, that is the way to glory.

- Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

- Benjamin Franklin

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

- Benjamin Disraeli

The successful always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward. Anyone of them could change the course of his life overnight.

– Mark Caine

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You've got to keep working that talent.

- Irving Berlin

The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of work.

- Sarah Knowles Bolton

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The worst bankrupt in the world is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. Let a man lose everything else in the world
but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success.

- H.W. Arnold

There is but one straight road
to success, and that is merit. The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
Capacity never lacks opportunity. It can not remain undiscovered, because it is sought by too many anxious to use it.

- Bourke Cockran

There´s nothing you cannot be or do or have.

- Abraham-Hicks

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To give of one's self; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived — This is to have succeeded.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world -- that I am able to change it in positive ways.

- Maxine Hong Kingston

To me success would be to be able to do your very best in everything you do.

- Paul Cummings

To respond is positive, to react is negative.

- Zig Ziglar

To succeed, we must first believe that we can.

- Michael Korda

Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value. He is considered successful in our day who gets more out of life than he puts in. But a man of value will give more than he receives.

- Albert Einstein

Quotes About Success T by Anonymous

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

- Anonymous

The two hardest things to handle in life are failure & success.

- Anonymous




Quotes About Success U

Unless you change how you are,you will always have what you've got.

- Jim Rohn

Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen.

- Phillip Adams

We can have more than we've got because we can become more than we are.

- Jim Rohn




Quotes About Success W

We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.

- Eisenhower

What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.

- Zig Ziglar

Whatever task you undertake, do it with all your heart and soul. Always be courteous, never be discouraged. Beware of him who promises something for nothing. Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures. Do not look for approval except the consciousness of doing your best.

- Bernard Mannes Baruch

When a man is willing and eager, the gods join in.

- Aeschylus

When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success.

- Orison Swett Marden

Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.

- Vaclav Havel

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

Quotes About Success W by unknown

When he was asked what his secret was for his long success as the president of Yale University, Dr. James R. Angell answered: "Grow antennae, not horns.”

- Anonymous



Quotes About Success Y

You are the only one who can use your ability. It is an awesome responsibility.

- Zig Ziglar

You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be.

- Robert Collier

You don't become enormously successful without encountering and overcoming a number of extremely challenging problems.

- Mark Victor Hansen

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.

- Thomas Wolfe

Your business is never really good or bad "out there" your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears.

- Zig Ziglar

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.

- Albert Camus

Quotes About Success W by Anonymous

Yesterday's failures are today's seeds That must be diligently planted to be able to abundantly harvest Tomorrow's success.

- Anonymous

Yielding is sometimes the best way of succeeding.

- Anonymous

You have achieved success if you have lived well, laughed often and loved much.

- Anonymous



As you can see there are many quotes about success out there. Some by very known people. Some quotes about success are by anonymous folks. Still they all hold deep wisdom.

It is interesting to see what kinds of quotes of success different times bring. Lighter, happier times bring out different angles to the subject than the quotes of success that are said during recession. Some quotes about success have a serious tone, some are almost humorous.

I´ll be keeping my eye on quotes about success out that come my way and will be adding the empowering ones here. When the moment comes we don´t believe in our own abilities to reach for better things, these quote about success may be just the thing to remind you it can be done.


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