Success Quotations

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Success Quotations
Success Quotations

This is my personal collection of success quotations by famous authors, celebrities and news makers. I am very happy to share these motivational and inspirational quotations on success.

The definition of success is different for everyone, whether it’s personal or professional we are always looking at improving in some area of our life. We all need some inspiration from time to time and that is why we have compiled a list of famous inspirational quotes that will help contribute to your success.

Feel free to share this with yours friends, family or anyone you think would greatly benefit from these success quotations.

* “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.” Dale Carnegie

* “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

* “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

* “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 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

* “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

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

* “There’s no limit to what a man can achieve, if he doesn’t care who gets the credit.” Laing Burns, Jr.

* “The greatest form of maturity is at harvest time. That is when we must learn how to reap without complaint if the amounts are small and how to reap without apology if the amounts are big.” Jim Rohn

* “Failure seems to be regarded as the one unpardonable crime, success as the allredeeming virtue, the acquisition of wealth as the single worthy aim of life. The hair-4 – raising revelations of skullduggery and grand-scale thievery merely incite others to surpass by yet bolder outrages and more corrupt combinations.” Charles Francis Adams

* “Few men have the natural strength to honor a friend’s success without envy.” Aeschylus

* “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

* “If at first you do succeed try not to look too surprised.” 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

* “Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do the things you need to do when you need to them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do them!” 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

* “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

* “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

* “Success in business implies optimism, mutual confidence, and fair play. A business man must hold a high opinion of the worth of what he has to sell and he must feel that he is a useful public servant.” R.H. Cabell

* “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” Norman R. Augustine

* “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you make them feel.” Carol Buchner

* “Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.” Henry Ward Beecher

* “A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.” Arthur Golden

* “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt

* “The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation…The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.” Jacob Bronowski

* “Any coward can fight a battle when he’s sure of winning; but give me the man who has the pluck to fight when he’s sure of losing.” George Eliot

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

* “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford

* “The art of being wise knows what to overlook.” William James

* “What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside you.” Wayne Dyer

* “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” Malcolm Forbes

* “Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” Cherie Carter-Scott

* “Not every successful man is a good father. But every good father is a successful man”. R. Duvall

* “If you are to be, you must begin by assuming responsibility. You alone are responsible for every moment of your life, for every one of your acts”. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

* “To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up”. Ralph Bunche

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

* “The real contest is always between what you’ve done and what you’re capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else”. Geoffrey Gaberino

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

* “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and are immortal”. Albert Pike

* “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”. Winston Churchill

* “The entrepreneur is essentially a visualized and actualized… He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen”. Robert L. Schwartz

* “Attach yourself to your passion, but not to your pain. Adversity is your best friend on the path to success”. Author unknown

* “To achieve the impossible, one must think the absurd; to look where everyone else has looked, but to see what no else has seen”. Author unknown

* “Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it”. Colin Powell

* “I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep”. Talleyrand

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

* “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all”. Peter F. Ducker

* “Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value”. Albert Einstein

* “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

* “If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day”. Alex Noble

* “To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theater; it lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment”. Anna Pavlova

* “Your ability to learn faster than your competition is your only sustainable competitive advantage”. Arie de Gues

* “There are no gains without pains”. Benjamin Franklin

* “Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win”. Bernadette Devlin

* “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success”. Bruce Feirstein

* “How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone”. Coco Chanel

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

* “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises”. Demosthenes

* “The man who is anybody and who does anything is surely going to be criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. This is part of the penalty for greatness, and evey man understands, too, that it is no proof of greatness”. Elbert Hubbard

* “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen”. Frank Lloyd Wright

* “It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something”. Franklin D. Roosevelt

* “How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these”. George Washington Carver

* “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer”. Henry David Thoreau

* “Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk”. J.C. Penney

* “Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed”. (adapted) Lloyd Jones

* “Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor”. Oliver Wendell Holmes

* “The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration”. Pearl S. Buck

* “We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery”. Samuel Smiles

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

* “Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity”. William Menninger

* “Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value”. Albert Einstein

* “If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all”. Anna Quindlen

* “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

* “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain

* “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C. Maxwell

* “Know where to find the information and how to use it – That’s the secret of success”. Albert Einstein

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

* “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” Jim Rohn

* “Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” Orison Swett Marden

* “It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service”. Albert Einstein

* “There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose. Elbert Hubbard

* “Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time”. Denis Waitley

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

* “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives”. Denis Waitley

* “You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give”. Author unknown

* “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down”. Mary Pickford

* “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens”. Carl Jung

* “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it”. Buddha

* “Real success comes in small portions day by day. You need to take pleasure in life’s daily little treasures. It is the most important thing in measuring success”. Denis Waitley

* “Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible”. Doug Larson

* “Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it”. Author unknown

* “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

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

* “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed”. Napoleon Hill

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

* “It is the height of absurdity to sow little but weeds in the first half of one’s lifetime and expect to harvest a valuable crop in the second half”. Percy H. Johnston

* “It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final”. Anonymous

* “Success does not come to those who wait… and it does not wait for anyone to come to it”. Author unknown

* “Success doesn’t “happen”. It is organized, preempted, captured, by consecrated common sense”. F. E. Willard

* “Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others”. Danny Thomas

* “Success is a matter of adjusting one’s efforts to obstacles and one’s abilities to a service needed by others”. Henry Ford

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

* “If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced”. Vincent Van Gogh

* “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

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

* “If your work is becoming uninteresting, so are you. Work is an inanimate thing and can be made lively and interesting only by injecting yourself into it. Your job is only as big as you are”. George C. Hubbs

* “In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do”. Dorothea Dix

* “In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing”. Theodore Roosevelt

* “Success is always temporary. When all is said and done, the only thing you’ll have left is your character”. Vince Gill

* “Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve”. Wilfred A. Peterson

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