Success Quotes

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failures make people cruel and bitter. Somerset Maugham

We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects. Alexis de Tocqueville

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

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail. Gore Vidal

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

The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers. Earl Nightingale

If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavours to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau

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

The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn’t been asleep. Wilson Mizner

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. Winston Churchill.

Success generally depends upon knowing how long it takes to succeed. Montesquieu

The secret of success is consistency of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

Eighty percent of success is showing up. Woody Allen

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. Charles Buxton

Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most. Al Capp

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

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. Dwight D Eisenhower

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem. Henry Kissinger

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act. Andre Malraux

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Success tends to go not to the person who is error-free, because he also tends to be risk-averse. Rather it goes to the person who recognizes that life is pretty much a percentage business. Donald Rumsfeld

The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it. Roger Babson

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. Roger Babson

I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse. Florence Nightingale

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

Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times. Niccolo Machiavelli

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. Thomas Fowell Buxton

Success is the sum of details. Harvey S Firestone

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

Success is little more than a chemical compound of man with moment. Philip Guedalla

Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labour, always inspired by the ideal. Sarah Bernhardt

Champions know that success is inevitable; that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it. Michael J Gelb

Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline. Graham Greene

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. John Wooden

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

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. Thomas Fowell Buxton

I’ve never sought success in order to get fame and money; it’s the talent and the passion that count in success. Ingrid Bergman

The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You’ve got to keep on working that talent. Someday I’ll reach for it and it won’t be there. Irving Berlin

The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves. Robert Burton

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

Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work. Anna Pavlova

Success has ruined many a man. Benjamin Franklin

Success: n. The one unpardonable sin against one’s fellows. Ambrose Bierce

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

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist. Mary Kay Ash

The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you. Lady Nancy Astor

Success is never certain. Failure is never final. Robert Schuller

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. Zig Ziglar

I have learned that 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 while trying to succeed. Booker T Washington

That man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

Action is the foundational key to all success. Anthony Robbins

There are no secrets to success. Don’t waste your time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence. Colin Powell

The first step toward success in any occupation is to become interested in it. William Osler

People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be. Harvey B. MacKay

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

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

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

A thing that many young fellows don’t seem to realise at first is that success depends on oneself and not on a kindly fate, nor on the interest of powerful friends. Sir Robert Baden Powell

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

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

Success is measured by the service you render and the character of citizen you make rather than by the amount of money you amass. Jesse Holman Jones

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

I observe that there are two entirely different theories according to which individual men seek to get on in the world. One theory leads a man to pull down everybody around him in order to climb up on them to a higher place. The other leads a man to help everybody around him in order that he may go up with them. Elihu Root

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. Charles M Schwab