Famous Success Quotes

45 success sayings to encourage... your success!

Famous Success Quotes on Attitude

~ Don’t try to be successful in business—just do it.
Cesar Millan (born 1969) Mexican-American dog-behaviour specialist, TV personality

~ A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab (1862-1939) U.S. steel magnate

~ I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby (born 1937) African-American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, writer, composer, director

~ Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16th President of the United States

~ The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th President of the United States

~ 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 (1915-1982) Swedish actress who won three Oscars in the U.S.

~ I would say strongly, the success of Starbucks demonstrates the fact we have built an emotional connection with our customers.
Howard Schultz (born 1953) U.S. businessman, chairman & CEO of Starbucks

Faith is your key

~ When I was younger, I thought that the key to success was just hard work. But the real foundation is faith. Faith—the idea that "I can do it”—is the opposite of fear ("What if I fail?"). And faith creates motivation which in turn leads to commitment, hard work, preparation... and eventually success.
Howard Twilley (born 1943) U.S. former professional football player

~ If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. He will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; and he will live with the licence of a higher order of being.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) U.S. author, poet, naturalist, surveyor, historian, philosopher, Transcendentalist

Famous Success Quotes about Character

~ ‘Tis not in mortals to command success but we'll do more, deserve it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. essayist, philosopher, poet, Transcendentalist

~ Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-born Jewish physicist, genius

~ If you want to be successful you must take 100% responsibility for everything you experience in your life.
Jack Canfield (born 1944) U.S. motivational speaker, author, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books

~ Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?"
Brian Tracy (born 1944) Canadian personal development and achievement author, speaker, trainer

Famous Success Quotes: Definition of Success

~ No success in public life can compensate for failure in the home.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) English author, politician, university rector, twice British Prime Minister

~ Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Bill Gates (born 1955) U.S. billionaire business magnate

~ Success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to succeed.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. author, humorist

~ When we begin to experience our life as the miraculous expression of divinity—not occasionally, but all the time—then we know the true meaning of success.
Deepak Chopra (born 1947) Indian-born U.S.-based physician, metaphysican, author

~ I have learnt 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 (1856-1915) African-American political leader, educator, orator, author

Famous Success Quotes about Expert Advice

~ One of the main strategies of the successful is that they constantly seek guidance from experts in their field.
Jack Canfield (born 1944) U.S. motivational speaker, author, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books

~ No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
Brian Tracy (born 1944) Canadian personal development and achievement author, speaker, trainer

Famous Success Quotes: the Journey

~ Success for me isn’t a destination, it’s a journey.
Rihanna (born 1988) Barbadian-U.S. R&B recording artist, model

~ You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.
Oprah Winfrey (born 1954) African-American media mogul, TV talk-show host

~ The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) Scottish-Canadian scientist, inventor, engineer who invented the telephone

Famous Success Quotes about Making Mistakes

~ Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish playwright

~ Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Conrad Hilton (1887-1979) U.S. Hilton Hotel-chain founder, philanthropist

Use the rungs of opportunity to climb to your success

Famous Success Quotes about Opportunity

~ The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
Ayn Rand (1905-1982) Russian-born U.S. novelist, philosopher, playwright, screenwriter

~ We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) English author, politician, university rector, twice British Prime Minister

Famous Success Quotes about Perseverance

~ A champion has to be able to take a good punch.
Muhammad Ali (born 1942) African-American three-time World Heavyweight boxing champion, who refused induction into the U.S. military because of his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War

~ The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.
Irving Berlin (1888-1989) Russian-born U.S. songwriter

~ Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French chemist, microbiologist

~ There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I am successful now. I might as well take a nap."
Carrie Fisher (born 1956) U.S. actress, screenwriter, novelist

~ I am not the smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeeded because I keep going, and going, and going.
Sylvester Stallone (born 1946) U.S. actor, screenwriter, director

~ Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Jim Rohn (1930-2009) U.S. entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker

~ You have to have a great tolerance for pain! You have to work so hard and have so much enthusiasm for one thing that most other things in your life have to be sacrificed.
Howard Schultz (born 1953) U.S. businessman, chairman & CEO of Starbucks

Famous Success Quotes about Preparation

~ Chance favours only the prepared mind.
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French chemist, microbiologist

~ Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
Henry Ford (1863-1947) U.S. founder of Ford Motor Company and modern mass-production assembly lines

~ A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
Joyce Brothers (born 1927) U.S. psychologist, advice columnist, TV personality, author

~ The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) English author, politician, university rector, twice British Prime Minister

~ There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell (born 1937) U.S. statesman, former four-star Army General

Famous Success Quotes about Taking Chances

~ To be successful, one must take chances.
Willie Stargell (1940-2001) African-American professional baseball player, coach

~ If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (1839-1937) U.S. billionaire industrialist, philanthropist

Famous Success Quotes about Work

~ How to succeed? Try hard enough.
Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) U.S. billionaire publisher, business man

~ The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary.
Vidal Sassoon (born 1928) English hairstylist, businessman, author

~ My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.
Johnny Carson (1925-2005) U.S. comedian, TV host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 30 years

~ The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi (1913-1970) U.S. professional football coach

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