Success Quotes

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Success Quotes

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

inston S. Churchill

“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

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.”

W.C. Fields

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”

Albert Einstein

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

Herman Melville

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”

W. P. Kinsella

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”

Truman Capote

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”

Salvador Dali

“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

“Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”

Coco Chanel

“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

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”

Steve Maraboli

“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

“Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ”

Walt Disney

“Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand”

Hayley Williams

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. ”

Mark Twain

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

Theodore Roosevelt

“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 is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

Coco Chanel, Believing in Ourselves: The Wisdom of Women

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

Robert F. Kennedy

“If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault.”

Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”

Winston S. Churchill

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

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens”

Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice

“Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

“We are all failures- at least the best of us are.”

J.M. Barrie

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

Dalai Lama XIV

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

Vince Lombardi

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

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

Bill Cosby

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Never was anything great achieved without danger.”

Niccolo Machiavelli

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

Zig Ziglar

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

Jason Mraz

“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.”

Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering: You can be successful

“Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward.”

Roy T. Bennett

“And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!”

Dr. Suess

“I’ve had great success being a total idiot. ”

Jerry Lewis

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”

John Wooden

“Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.”

Bernard Branson

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent”

Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

Woody Allen

“Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

Joyce Brothers

“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.”

Stephen Richards

“If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything you can’t do if you want to.”

Jim Henson, It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider

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

Dale Carnegie

“If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.”

Steven Wright

“Fortune sides with him who dares.”


“Success, after all, loves a witness, but failure can’t exist without one.”

Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

“Failures are the stairs we climb to reach success.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.”

Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

“How much you can learn when you fail determines how far you will go into achieving your goals.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

Sidney Sheldon, The Other Side of Midnight

“Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.”

Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.”

Flannery O'Connor

“Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling”

Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”

Michael Jordan

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

Suzy Kassem

“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

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.”

Elbert Hubbard

“Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter”

Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

“Our way of thinking creates good or bad outcomes.”

Stephen Richards

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

Marianne Williamson

“Vision without execution is just hallucination.”

Henry Ford

“If you believe you can, you might. If you know you can, you will.”

Steve Maraboli , Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.”

Reba McEntire

“The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.”

George S. Patton Jr.

“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act.”

Bob Dylan

“The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.”

Salvador Dali

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the mext moment”

Oprah Winfrey

“When your back is to the wall and you are facing fear head on, the only way is forward and through it.”

Stephen Richards, Releasing You from Fear

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ”

John R Wooden

“Men are born to succeed, not to fail.”

Henry David Thoreau

“Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.”

Shannon L. Alder

“Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.”

Niccolo Machiavelli

“Integrity is doing what is right and truthful, and doing as you say you would do.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Judgment is a negative frequency.”

Stephen Richards

“It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.”

Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously... I'm Kidding

“Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.”

Nathan W. Morris

“People don’t need love. What they need is success in one form or another. It can be love but it needn’t be.”

Charles Bukowski, Factotum

“Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.”

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Before you can successfully make friends with others, first you have to become your own friend.”

Stephen Richards

“No matter how small you start, always dream big.”

Stephen Richards

“I do not like to repeat successes I like to go on to other things.”

Walt Disney

“Your success and happiness lie in you.”

Helen Keller

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. ”

Anthony Robbins

“The level of success you achieve will be in direct proportion to the depth of your commitment.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important.”

Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

“To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little.”

Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

“The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.”

Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

“To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid – one must also be polite.”


“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. Thats the essence of it.”

Vince Lombardi

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”

Tim Fargo

“If you’re not gonna go all the way, why go at all?”

Joe Namath

“It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them.”

Martina Boone, Compulsion

“If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.”

Criss Jami, Healology

“When you go in search of honey, you must expect to be stung by bees.”

Joseph Joubert

“The most important thing is this: to sacrifice what you are now for what you can become tomorrow.”

Shannon Alder

“There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.”

Will Smith

“Don’t look so worried. Most successful missions are just a series of barely averted disasters.”

Sabaa Tahir, A Torch Against the Night

“The roughest roads often lead to the top.”

Christina Aguilera

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

Beverly Sills

“Don’t worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.”

Dorothy Day

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.”

Will Rogers

“It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.”

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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

Henry Ford

“The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”

Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

“You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

Harper Lee

“Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

“Nearly’ only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades.”

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

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