Great Success Quotes

38 inspirational quotes on success...

Great Success Quotes on Attitude

~ Success is the child of audacity.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) English author, politician, university rector, twice British Prime Minister

~ The excellent becomes the permanent.
Jane Addams (1860-1935) U.S. social worker, feminist, first woman awarded Nobel Peace Prize

~ Success is not competitive; it is multiplicative. There is room at the top for everyone.
Alan Cohen (born 1950s) U.S. personal development/success teacher, author

~ Don't be threatened by people smarter than you. Compromise anything but your core values. Seek to renew yourself even when you are hitting home runs. And everything matters.
Howard Schultz (born 1953) U.S. businessman, chairman & CEO of Starbucks

~ I can't give you any secret recipe for success, any foolproof plan for making it in the world of business. But my own experience suggests that it is possible to start from nothing and achieve even beyond your dreams.
Howard Schultz (born 1953) U.S. businessman, chairman & CEO of Starbucks

What's around the next bend, in the unknown? A life of achievement beyond your wildest dreams!

~ How we start each morning determines that day’s victory or defeat. It’s important that we resolve to win in the morning and begin our work with an energetic, refreshed spirit. We mustn’t forget that this is the secret to continual success.
Daisaku Ikeda (born 1928) Japanese philosopher, Buddhist leader, author, poet, educator, pacifist

~ Successful people are not superhuman. Success does not require a super-intellect. Nor is there anything mystical about success. And success isn't based on luck. Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do. Never—yes, never—sell yourself short.
David Joseph Schwartz (19??-19??) U.S. motivational expert, author

~ If you want to succeed in the world you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a-coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.
John B. Gough (1817-1886) English-born U.S. orator

Great Success Quotes about Character

~ Success doesn’t have to pull, tug or chafe if we wear our real size.
Sarah Ban Breathnach, contemporary U.S. author

~ All successful people have had to take leaps of faith, sometimes financially.
Alan Cohen (born 1950s) U.S. personal development/success teacher, author

~ Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed.
Sydney Smith (1771-1845) English writer, Anglican clergyman

~ To dream anything that you want to dream. That's the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed.
Bernard Edmonds (details unknown)

~ Be very careful not to allow the values of the company to be compromised by an ambition to grow. Every decision and opportunity has to be put into that context: What will it look like in the long term? Growth can be a seductive evil if it isn't built on the right foundation.
Howard Schultz (born 1953) U.S. businessman, chairman & CEO of Starbucks

~ There is no such thing as a “self-made” man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
George Matthew Adams (1878-1962) U.S. inspirational newspaper columnist

Great Success Quotes about Failure

~ Mistakes are stepping stones to success.
Charles E. Popplestone (details unknown)

~ Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
George S. Patton (1885-1945) U.S. four-star army General

Great Success Quotes on Going the Extra Mile

~ There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.
Roger Staubach (born 1942) U.S. outstanding college football player, professional football player, multi-millionaire businessman

~ The big rewards come to those who travel the second, undemanded mile.
Bruce Barton (1886-1967) U.S. advertising executive, author, Congressman

~ Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. Advancement only comes with habitually doing more than you are asked.
Gary Ryan Blair, contemporary U.S. goal-setting/personal development/motivational speaker

Great Success Quotes on Success in Life

~ What is true success in life? True success means winning in your battle with yourself.
Daisaku Ikeda (born 1928) Japanese philosopher, Buddhist leader, author, poet, educator, pacifist

~ The person who lives life fully, glowing with life’s energy, is the person who lives a successful life.
Daisaku Ikeda (born 1928) Japanese philosopher, Buddhist leader, author, poet, educator, pacifist

Great Success Quotes about Perseverance

~ Success means not giving up halfway, but resolutely pursuing the path you have chosen.
Daisaku Ikeda (born 1928) Japanese philosopher, Buddhist leader, author, poet, educator, pacifist

Hang on to your vision doggedly and don't let go!

~ When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word "succeed," you find that it simply means to follow through.
F. W. Nichol (details unknown)

~ Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliancy and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the everlasting and sanctified bulldoggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.
Dr. A.B. Meldrum (details unknown)

Great Success Quotes about the Process

~ Success is a process that never ends.
Cherie Carter-Scott (born 1949) U.S. author, life coach, motivational speaker

~ Success is the sum of small efforts—repeated day in and day out.
Robert Collier (1885-1950) U.S. self-help/success author

~ People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Anne Sullivan (1866-1936) U.S. teacher/companion of Helen Keller

~ Beware of endeavouring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed: these are fearful odds.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) English author, politician, university rector, twice British Prime Minister

~ The common denominator of success—the secret of success of every man who has ever been successful—lies in the fact that he formed the habit of doing things that failures don't like to do.
Albert E. N. Gray, 20th-century U.S. life insurance agent, sales development promoter/instructor, writer, speaker

~ Success typically follows a series of little events and achievements that include a few disappointments along the way, which challenges everything about you to the core—your stamina, courage, integrity and even your willingness to keep going.
Jack Canfield (born 1944) U.S. motivational speaker, author, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books

~ 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 (1847-1922) Scottish-Canadian scientist, inventor, engineer who invented the telephone

Great Success Quotes on Vision

~ High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958) U.S. inventor, social philosopher

~ Ninety percent of success is in your head. Tell yourself you are fabulous—and own it.
Kim Lavine, contemporary U.S. best-selling author

~ Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success.
Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969) U.S. Baptist minister

~ All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Brian Tracy (born 1944) Canadian personal development and achievement author, speaker, trainer

~ 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 (1885-1950) U.S. self-help/success author

Great Success Quotes about Work

~ Success is dependent upon the glands—sweat glands.
Zig Ziglar (born 1926) U.S. author, salesperson, motivational speaker

~ There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it—for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.
Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) African-American hair-care entrepreneur, tycoon, philanthropist, the world’s first female self-made millionaire

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