Success Quotes

Do you want to improve your chances of success? Take a look at these inspiring success quotes to learn how to get started.

Is it true that having money is a prerequisite for success? Is it more important to find love or to have wonderful friends and family? Is it about having a good time or finding peace and happiness?

Is it all of the aforementioned? Here are some of our favorite success quotations from some of history’s most successful people to help you figure out what success really means to you.

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We all want to feel important, thus most individuals worry over how to be successful.

We could look back on our lives and be disillusioned by our lack of impact on the world if we don’t achieve any success.

  1. Secret to Success Quotes
  2. Successful People Quotes
  3. Success vs. Failure
  4. Quotes About Success

We strive to survive and grow because we want to attain a higher goal.

Even if you don’t go on to become a global sensation, your life can still have an impact on others.

The goal of achievement will motivate you to overcome challenges, work harder, and pursue happiness, allowing you to live a more purposeful life.

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

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

Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.― Albert Einstein


If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success. ___Malcolm X


Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. ___Albert Einstein


80% of success is showing up. ___ Woody Allen


Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments. ___Henry Ward Beecher

Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.  ___Henry Ward Beecher

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


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


I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. ___Michael Jordan


The success and the failure are not my concern, but His. ___Joseph Barber Lightfoot


A minute’s success pays the failure of years. ___ Robert Browning


It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.― Herman Melville


If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.― W.C. Fields

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.― W.C. Fields

So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.― Dr. Seuss


Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. ___Sumner Redstone


When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat. ___Nelson Mandela


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


Failure is success in progress. ___Albert Einstein

Failure is success in progress.  ___Albert Einstein

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


The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything. ___Warren Buffett


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


No-one knows what he can do until he tries. ___Publilius Syrus


Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.― Steve Maraboli


Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get― W. P. Kinsella


The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success. ___Israelmore Ayivor


Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. ___Truman Capote

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.   ___Truman Capote

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


The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. ___Stephen McCranie


Failure is success if we learn from it. ___Malcolm Forbes


Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.― Winston S. Churchill


The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.― Bette Midler


Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures. ___Sam Walton


Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. ___Robert Kiosaki


Secret to Success Quotes

The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well. ___John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.  ___John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. ___William Feather


Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. ___Julia Child


The secret of success is constancy of purpose. ___ Benjamin Disraeli


Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. ___Ross Perot


Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.― Milan Kundera


You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream. ___Michael Dell


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


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

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

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


Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness that any other. __Brian Tracy


Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe. ___Norman Vincent Peale


I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. ___Estée Lauder


If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. ___Steve Jobs


The real secret of success is enthusiasm. ___ Walter Chrysler


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. ___Gen. Colin Powell


There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. ___Seth Godin


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

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

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 Croc


There is little success where there is little laughter. __ Andrew Carnegie


Success can be whatever you want it to be so get out there and find yours. When you succeed on your terms, you’re already ahead of the game. ___Quincy Seale


Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you. ___Zig Ziglar


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


Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil. ___J. Paul Getty


Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. ___John Wooden


What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. ___Bob Dylan


Action is the foundational key to all success. ___Picasso

Action is the foundational key to all success.  ___Picasso

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying. ___W. Clement Stone


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


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


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


Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction. ___Al Bernstein


They succeed, because they think they can. ___Virgil


All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing. ___ Herodotus


Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. ___Virat Kohil


If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate. ___Thomas J. Watson

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.  ___Thomas J. Watson

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


For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. ___Sir Walter Scott


If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. ___Steve Jobs


The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything. ___Nelson Rockefeller


He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; 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 Stanley


It takes 20 years to make an overnight success. ___ Eddie Cantor


Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. ___Napoleon Hill

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.  ___Napoleon Hill

Successful People Quotes

Some of the best success quotes naturally come from highly successful people. Enjoy these words from Presidents, athletes, business leaders, and more to see how they achieved their successes.

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


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


Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. ___Albert Einstein


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


My success is not who I am. ___ Judith Guest


People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. ___Tony Robbins


I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. ___Florence Nightingale


Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. ___Bill Gates


The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. ___Dale Carnegie


The more I help others to succeed, the more I succeed. ___Ray Croc


Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success. ___Martha Stewart


Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. ___Coco Chanel


The best revenge is massive success. __ Frank Sinatra

The best revenge is massive success.  __ Frank Sinatra

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. ___T.S. Eliot


The true success is the person who invented himself. ___Al Goldstein


I don’t dwell on success. Maybe that’s one reason I’m successful. ___Calvin Klein


Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen. ___Wayne Huizenga


The people who succeed are irrationally passionate about something. ___Naval Ravikant


My secret for success? I don’t know what the hell success means. ___Al Lewis


The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. ___Chris Jami


The road to success is always under construction. ___ Arnold Palmer

The road to success is always under construction.  ___ Arnold Palmer

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. ___Tony Robbins


Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. ___Alexander Graham Bell


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 a journey, not a destination. ___Arthur Ashe


Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. ___Bobby Unser


Nothing succeeds like success. __ Alexandre Dumas


Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. ___Gen. George Patton


Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals. ___Paul J. Meyer


Success is the child of audacity. __ Benjamin Disraeli


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


When it comes to success, there are no shortcuts. ___Bo Bennett


Success is the sum of details. ___Harvey Firestone


I never dreamed about success, I worked for it. ___Estée Lauder


I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness. ___Mother Teresa


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


Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ___Robert F. Kennedy


That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. ___Abraham Lincoln


All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure. ___Mark Twain


Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will. ___Nelson Mandela


You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance. ___Lou Holtz


I measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her fellow human beings. ___Margaret Meade


Your success and happiness lie in you. ___ Helen Keller


What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose. ___Margaret Thatcher


The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. ___Ayn Rand


Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. ___Bill Bradley


Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other. ___Erma Bombeck


We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success. ___Henry David Thoreau


Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown. ___Henry Ward Beecher


Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it. ___Elbert Hubbard


Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching. ___Tennessee Williams


Success is a consequence and must not be a goal. ___ Gustave Flaubert


Accomplishing goals is not success. How much you expand in the process is. ___Brianna Wiest


Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. ___Benjamin Franklin


Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. ___Booker T. Washington


Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. ___Mike Ditka


There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. ___Jim Lovell


Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. ___Dale Carnegie

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.  ___Dale Carnegie

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. ___Oliver Goldsmith


Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. ___Emily Dickinson


Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals. ___Paul J. Meyer


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


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


Success vs. Failure

Life success can be whatever you want it to be. Perhaps you want to figure out how to be successful in order to gain financial independence or a more flexible work schedule.

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


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


I failed my way to success. ___ Thomas Edison


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. ___Leonnardo da Vinci


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


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


The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. ___Franklin D. Roosevelt


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


The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same. ___Colin R. Davis


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

Success is not in what you have, but in who you are. ___Bo Bennett


Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ___Maya Angelou


Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. ___Lucille Ball


If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. ___Albert Einstein


Success is never accidental. ___ Jack Dorsey


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


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


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


Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. ___Winston Churchill


Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember — the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you. ___Zig Ziglar


Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit. ___Conrad Hilton


Success is best when it’s shared. ____ Howard Schultz


You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it. ___Oprah Winfrey


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


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


Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. ___Alexander Graham Bell


The key to success is to develop a winning edge. ___Brian Tracy


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 Sheperd


Applause waits on success. ___ Benjamin Franklin


You’ll never achieve real success unless you like what you’re doing. ___Dale Carnegie


Success is a matter of sticking to a set of common-sense principles anyone can master. ___Earl Nightingale


Your attitude is either the lock on or key to your door of success. ___Denis Waitley


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. ___Elie Wiesel


There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. ___Christopher Morley


If you want to be successful, find out what the price is and then pay it. ___Scott Adam


Success is dependent on effort. ___ Sophocles


Behind every successful man, there’s a lot of unsuccessful years. ___Bob Brown


Living our life deeply and with happiness, having time to care for our loved ones – this is another kind of success, another kind of power, and it is much more important. ___Thich Nhat Hanh


The maximum success is reached when you are never busy. ___Nassim Nicholas Taleb


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


The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows. ___Aristotle Onassis


Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. ____Oscar Wilde


Success has always been a great liar. ___Friedrich Nietzche


There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. ___Christopher Morley


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


Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. ___John Wooden


Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal. ___Earl Nightingale


Everyone aspires to be successful in life. For some, success entails achieving whatever goal or ambition they have. For many, it’s all about their name, celebrity, and social standing. Whatever the definition of success may be, it is the success that makes a man eternal.

Great guys have all achieved success. They are remembered for their incredible accomplishments. Success, on the other hand, is bound to come to those who are truthful, diligent, determined, and committed to their objectives.

Man’s biggest motivator has always been a success. It is critical for everyone. Success has a significant impact on one’s life.

It makes you happy and proud. It provides a sense of accomplishment. It entails all-around growth. Everyone wishes to achieve success in life. Those with a good strategy, planning, vision, and stamina, on the other hand, are the ones who succeed.

All of these things, when used correctly and at the right moment, will inevitably bring fruit. Without learning certain essential life skills, one cannot be successful. Setting off on a journey without understanding one’s goals and destinations is extremely tough. To achieve in life, you must have a clear goal. A concentrated approach combined with good planning will almost always result in success. Indecisiveness and insincerity are major roadblocks to success.

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