Success Quotes

Best selected success quotes by some famous people of their times. These success quotes will motivate and inspire you and you will be much wiser about the subject.

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Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement. Michael Korda

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Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders. Sloan Wilson

Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best. Napoleon Hill

Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives. It means winning the war, not every battle. Edwin C. Bliss

Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. Denis Waitley

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Success in life is a matter not so much of talent as of concentration and perseverance. C. W. Wendte

Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Not everyone can be Number 1. Arthur Ashe

Success is a matter of viewpoint. The pessimist sees the bottle as half empty. The optimist sees it as half full. Joe Karbo

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

Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole. Vicki Baum

Success is best measured by how far you've come with the talents you've been given. Anonymous

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 counted sweetest by those who never succeed. Emily Dickinson

Success is dependent upon the glands -- sweat glands. Zig Ziglar

Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want. Anthony Robbins

Success is failure turned inside out. Anonymous

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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

Success is important only to the extent that it puts one in a position to do more things one likes to do. Sarah Caldwell

Success is like war and like charity in religion, it covers a multitude of sins. Sir Charles Napier

Success is measured simply by the amount of effort we put forth, in conquering our objectives. Robert M. Hensel

Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles. ~Walter Cronkite

Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. Jim Rohn

Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody. Seneca

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Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing. Matt Damon

Success is not the place one arrives, but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey. Alex Noble

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances. Orison Swett Marden

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

As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it's leaning against the right building. If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average. ~M.H. Alderson

Better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills. William A. Ward

Big men become big by doing what they didn't want to do when they didn't want to do it. Anonymous

Character is more important than intelligence for success. Gilberte Beaux

Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you. William M. Thackeray

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

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

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Don't expect mangoes when you plant papayas. Mimfa A. Gibson

Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Every germ of goodness will at last struggle into bloom and fruitage... true success follows every right step. Orison Swett Marden

From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you. Samuel Goldwyn

He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often and loved much. Elbert Hubbard

He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times. Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Among the things that you, and you alone, are the absolute and final judge of is whether or not you are a success. ~Robert Brault

How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is. Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it. Reggie Jackson

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo

In the end, success is not about who you know, it's about you know who. ~Robert Brault

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How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten? ~Logan Smith

How do you achieve success? Well, for one thing, you don't define it before you achieve it. ~Robert Brault

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. ~Dale Carnegie

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

Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success. Diana Rankin

I have made as much out of myself as could be made of the stuff, and no man should require more. Jean Paul Richter

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I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail. Woodrow T. Wilson

If A equals 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 great thing can be done, it can be done easily, but this ease is like the of ease of a tree blossoming after long years of gathering strength. John Ruskin

If a guy has a really good success pattern, I'll go along with him if he says he can go to the moon on Scotch tape. Raymond Herzog

I'm always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I've been. Billie Holiday

In order for us to reach success, we must first find, the ladder. Robert M. Hensel

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Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition -- in having put forth the best within you. Henry J. Kaiser

Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is. Tennessee Williams

Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters. John Wooden

Material success is always tempered by the recollection that there was some kind of happiness that was supposed to come with it. ~Robert Brault

I have found it is much easier to make a success in life than to make a success of one's life. G. W. Follin

Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last. Hamilton Holt

Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success. Ralph Waldo Emerson

On the pinnacle of success man does not stand firm long. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill

Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That's dedication. Cecil B. De Mille

My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -- and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain. Anthony Robbins

My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day. Johnny Carson

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people -- your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. Barbara Bush

No matter what you do, do it to your utmost. I always attribute my success to always requiring myself to do my level best, if only in driving a tack in straight. Russel H. Conwell

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake. Anton Chekhov

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks. Jack Penn

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

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

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One principle reason why men are so often useless is that they divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits. G. Emmons

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.Henry Ward Beecher

It is most difficult, in my mind, to separate any success, whether it be in your profession, your family, or as in my case, in basketball, from religion. John Wooden

It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed. Harvey S. Firestone

It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final. ~Author Unknown

It takes twenty years to become an overnight success. Eddie Cantor

It's simply a matter of doing what you do best and not worrying about what the other fellow is going to do. John R. Amos

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

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. Mark Twain

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Opportunities? They are all around us... There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it. Orison Swett Marden

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today. Stewart B. Johnson

Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it. Don Marquis

Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man. Sammy Davis Jr.

Some people are at the top of the ladder, some are in the middle, still more are at the bottom, and a whole lot more don't even know there is a ladder. Robert H. Schuller

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

We need not worry so much about what man descends from; it's what he descends to that shames the human race. Mark Twain

Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to. ~Author Unknown

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. ~Lily Tomlin

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Strategy is a style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success. Pete Johnson

Subdue fate by exerting human strength to the maximum; and if, when the effort has been made and success is not achieved, no one else can be blamed. Hitopadesa

We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best. ~Miguel de Unamuno

We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors. Norman Vincent Peale

When a man has done his best, has given his all, and in the process supplied the needs of his family and his society, that man has made a habit of succeeding. Mack R. Douglas

Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they're really not. They're companions — the hero and the sidekick. ~Laurence Shames

Success breeds conservatism, and that means a love affair with the status quo and an aversion to change. Frank Popoff

Success by the laws of competition signifies a victory over others by obtaining the direction and profits of their work. This is the real source of all great riches. John Ruskin

Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna, or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out. Barbara Walters

I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got. Walter Cronkite

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I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk. Anthony Robbins

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

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life? Anthony Robbins

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

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats. Amos Bronson Alcott

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours. Orison Swett Marden

The closer one gets to the top, the more one finds there is no "top." ~Nancy Barcus

The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time. Joe Girard

The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed. Nelson Boswell

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The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration then more practice and more concentration. Babe Didrikson Zaharias

The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure. ~B.C. Forbes

The measure of a man's success must be according to his ability. The advancement he makes from the station in which he was born gives the degree of his success. Sir Walter Besant

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year. John Foster Dulles

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. Theodore Roosevelt

The only certain means of is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. Og Mandino

The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other. H.G. Wells

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. ~Irving Berlin

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The trick to getting ahead is to give it the same effort you give to getting even. ~Robert Brault

The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success. ~Author Unknown

The two leading recipes for success are building a better mousetrap and finding a bigger loophole. Edgar Shoaff

The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams. Og Mandino

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

There are opportunities everywhere, just as there have always been... Charles Fillmore

There is no success without hardship. Sophocles

There is no way to success in art but to take off your coat, grind paint, and work like a digger on the railroad, all day and every day. Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's always something about your success that displeases even your best friends. Mark Twain

This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure. Michael Korda

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves. ~Larry King

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early. Anthony Trollope

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

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Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now. ~Jonatan Mårtensson

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good. ~Joe Paterno

To have success, you can't let failure stop you. To have great success, you can't let success stop you. ~Robert Brault

To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports; when we succeed; it betrays us. Charles Caleb Colton

To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it. Michael Korda

Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term, means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us. David Sarnoff

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. Robert Louis Stevenson

To succeed means that you may have to step out of line and march to the sound of your own drummer. Keith Degreen

The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. Albert Schweitzer

The key to my success has been to give up everything for my dream. John Johnson

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. Brian Tracy

The largest barrier to success is removing the mattress from one's back in the morning. Anonymous

The Lord gave us two ends -- one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most. Ann Landers

To succeed? you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. Tony Dorsett

To try is all. It matters not if one succeeds or fails outwardly. Robert Thibodeau

Too often the shortcut, the line of least resistance, is responsible for evanescent and unsatisfactory success. Louis Binstock

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. ~Albert Einstein

Very often we are our own worst enemy as we foolishly build stumbling blocks on the path that leads to success and happiness. Louis Binstock

We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way. Earl Nightingale

We claim that any man who is honest, fair, tolerant, kind, charitable, and well-behaved is a success. No matter what his station in life. Jay House

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes. Amos Bronson Alcott

We do not know, in most cases, how far social failure and success are due to heredity, and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve. John B. S. Haldane

We don't need more strength or more ability or greater opportunity. What we need is to use what we have. Basil S. Walsh

When you are making a success of something, it's not work. It's a way of life. You enjoy yourself because you are making your contribution to the world. Andrew Granatelli

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell em, ''Certainly I can!'' -- and get busy and find out how to do it. Theodore Roosevelt

Would you live with ease, do what you should, and not what you please. Success has ruined many a man. Benjamin Franklin

You already have every characteristic necessary for success. Anonymous

You are wholly complete and your success in life will be in direct proportion to your ability to accept this truth about you. Dr. Robert Anthony

You can have anything in the world you want if you?ll just help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar

A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. Bob Dylan

A young person, to achieve, must first get out of his mind any notion either of the ease or rapidity of success. Nothing ever just happens in this world. Edward William Bok

The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you. Malcolm. W. Little

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

The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream? Brendan Francis

The real winners are not those at the top but those who have come the farthest over the toughest roads. Your victory may never make the headlines. But you will know about it, and that's what counts. Ernest A. Fitzgerald

You have not lived a perfect day... unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. Ruth Smeltzer

If people did not prefer reaping to sowing, there would not be a hungry person in the land. Anonymous

If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures. Anonymous

When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure. Louis Binstock

When we fail our pride supports us and when we succeed, it betrays us. Charles Caleb Colton

Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started. Anonymous

If you achieve success, you will get applause, and if you get applause, you will hear it. My advice to you concerning applause is this; enjoy it but never quite believe it. Robert Montgomery

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. John D. Rockefeller

Success is transient, evanescent. The real passion lies in the poignant acquisition of knowledge about all the shading and subtleties of the creative secrets. Konstantin Stanislavisky

Success requires first expending ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. Your momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort. Charles J. Givens

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Successful Quotes

Below are some of the best selected 'Successful Quotes" for you to be successful in life:

A successful person is a dreamer whom someone believed in. Anonymous

Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years. Bob Brown

Behind every successful man you'll find a woman who has nothing to wear. Harold Coffin

Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful. Benjamin Disraeli

Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them... Edgar Watson Howe

Every successful person has a painful story. Every painful story has a successful ending. Accept the pain and get ready for success.

Everybody loves success, but they hate successful people. John McEnroe

Few people are successful unless a lot of other people want them to be. Charles Browder

I hope I have convinced you -- the only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren't is the willingness to work very, very hard. Helen Gurley Brown

If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results. Anthony Robbins

It is harder for a poor man to be successful than it is for a rich man. Gregory Nunn

It is more important to be of service than successful. Robert Kennedy Jr.

Men never plan to be failures; they simply fail to plan to be successful. William A. Ward

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking. Bernard M. Baruch

Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful. Malcolm S. Forbes

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

Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose. G. K. Nielson

Successful people are successful because they form the habits of doing those things that failures don't like to do. Albert Gray

Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at. Don Marquis

The successful man is prosperous, because he has developed ninety-five percent of his ability. The failure is poor, because only five percent of his natural talents have been utilized. Charles E. Popplestone

The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do. Roy L. Smith

The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do. Leontyne Price

There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap." ~Carrie Fisher

There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it? Kin Hubbard

To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it. Bunker Hunt

To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice. Henry Ward Beecher

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful. Paul Sweeney

When I am delivering my very best, then that is when I feel successful. Art Fettig

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