Quotable Quotes about Success

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Quotes about Success: Attitude

~ To succeed, it is necessary to accept the world as it is—and rise above it.
Michael Korda (born 1933) English novelist, influential U.S. book publisher

~ Any intelligent person who is sincere with himself can reach any heights he desires.
Claude M. Bristol (1891-1951) U.S. investment banker, self-help author

~ The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm… to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
Cyril Connolly (1903-1974) English intellectual, literary critic, writer

Surf the waves of life and you'll get somewhere!

~ If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counsellor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, politician

~ We didn't want to concentrate on what others were doing and be reactive, because then we would have been designing our stores against the competition instead of for the customers. The first step in building a business is to try to develop an enterprise customers will embrace and be excited about, to target a market and try to crack the code for success without worrying too much about what others are doing.
Howard Schultz (born 1953) U.S. businessman, chairman & CEO of Starbucks

Quotes about Success: Belief

~ In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
Michael Korda (born 1933) English novelist, influential U.S. book publisher

~ I couldn’t wait for success… so I went ahead without it.
Jonathan Winters (born 1925) U.S. comedian, actor

~ Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief.
David Joseph Schwartz (19??-19??) U.S. motivational expert, author

~ Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Dr. Joyce Brothers (born 1927) U.S. psychologist, advice columnist, TV personality, author

Quotes about Success: Benefitting Others

~ The true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.
Cullen Hightower (born 1923) U.S. quote and quip writer

~ Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Danny Thomas (1912-1991) U.S. comedian, TV/film actor, hospital founder

~ Every man should make up his own mind that if he expects to succeed, he must give an honest return for the other man's dollar.
Edward H. Harriman (1848-1909) U.S. railroad executive

Quotes about Success: Character

~ 'Tis not in mortals to command success,
But we'll do more, Sempronius; we'll deserve it.
Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, politician

~ Success is not in what you have, but who you are.
Bo Bennett, contemporary U.S. multimillionaire businessman, author, programmer, philanthropist, martial artist, motivational speaker

~ To know how to wait is the greatest secret of success.
Xavier de Maistre (1763-1852) French writer

~ Not in time, place or circumstances, but in the man lies success.
Charles Broadway Rouss (1836-1902) U.S. millionaire

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~ Success without honour is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.
Joe Paterno (born 1926) U.S. college football coach

~ The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic, social thinker, poet, artist

~ The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.
James Lane Allen (1849-1925) U.S. novelist, short-story writer

~ A person of success in the true sense is one who can enjoy a free and unrestrained state of life.
Daisaku Ikeda (born 1928) Japanese philosopher, Buddhist leader, author, poet, educator, pacifist

Quotes about Success: Definition of Success

~ Aim for success, not perfection.
Dr. David M. Burns (details unknown)

~ Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
Bobby Unser (born 1934) former U.S. automobile racer

~ Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
Erma Bombeck (1927-1996) U.S. humorist

~ Success is only another form of failure if we forget what our priorities should be.
Harry Lloyd (details unknown)

~ The true measure of success is revealed only by looking at the obstacles that an individual had to overcome to achieve their goals.
Bill Phillips (born 1964) U.S. multimillionaire body builder, entrepreneur, author

~ Success is not a matter of accumulating more of this or that; it is not measured in quantity. It means changing the quality of your life.
Daisaku Ikeda (born 1928) Japanese philosopher, Buddhist leader, author, poet, educator, pacifist

~ 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 Buck (1892-1973) U.S. humanitarian, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer

Quotes about Success: Desire

~ The very first step to success is to identify what you want in life.
Patrick Wanis, contemporary Australian US-based life coach, human behaviour/relationship expert, clinical hypnotherapist

~ The first principle of success is desire—knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.
Robert Collier (1885-1950) U.S. self-help/success author

~ Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire.
Fred Shero (1925-1990) Canadian professional ice-hockey player, coach, general manager

~ The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and willpower to develop themselves.
Herbert Casson (1869-1951) Canadian journalist, author

~ One essential to success is that your desire be an all-obsessing one, your thoughts and aims be coordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied without letup.
Claude M. Bristol (1891-1951) U.S. investment banker, self-help author

Quotes about Success: Enjoyment

~ People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) U.S. self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills lecturer and author

~ Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
George W.F. Hegel (1770-1831) German philosopher

~ The only true measure of success is the amount of joy we are feeling.
Abraham—through Esther Hicks, contemporary U.S. inspirational speaker, author

~ Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do.
Michael Korda (born 1933) English novelist, influential U.S. book publisher

~ When you are true to what you love to do and what you do best, you pave the way to personal satisfaction, success and service to others.
Alan Cohen (born 1950s) U.S. personal development/success teacher, author

Quotes about Success: Excellence

~ The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (1839-1937) U.S. billionaire industrialist, philanthropist

~ 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 (1805-1859) French political philosopher, politician, historian

~ Success is that peace of mind that comes from knowing you've done everything in your power to become the very best you're capable of becoming.
John Wooden (born 1910) U.S. former basketball player, coach

~ The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. educator, poet

Quotes about Success: Here and Now

Leave your distinctive mark in the world

~ If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time, don't drag your feet.
Arnot. L. Sheppard (details unknown)

~ We live in a tumultuous age, and in such times, swift action is the key to success.
Daisaku Ikeda (born 1928) Japanese philosopher, Buddhist leader, author, poet, educator, pacifist

~ Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.
Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) U.S. financier, stock-market speculator, statesman, presidential advisor

~ The only way to succeed is by first bringing to completion that which is most immediate. This principle applies in all affairs—in our daily lives, our work and our families.
Daisaku Ikeda (born 1928) Japanese philosopher, Buddhist leader, author, poet, educator, pacifist

Quotes about Success: Networking

~ The secret of my success is a two-word answer: Know people.
Harvey S. Firestone (1868-1938) U.S. industry leader, founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company

Quotes about Success as a Process

~ Success is a journey, not a destination.
Ben Sweetland (19??-19??) U.S. columnist, psychologist, speaker, author

~ The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.
James Yorke (details unknown)

~ In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Victor Cousin (1792-1867) French philosopher

~ It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) U.S. Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, slavery abolitionist

~ Success isn’t where you get to. It’s what you’re involved in now. Focus on the trip, not the destination.
Art Linkletter (born 1912) Canadian-American radio/TV personality, businessman, author

~ Success is brought by continued labour and continued watchfulness. We must struggle on, not for one moment hesitate, nor take one backward step.
William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) U.S. lawyer, statesman, peace advocate

~ Every time you achieve even a small amount of success, your brain will begin to make new neural connections and eventually, as these connections become stronger, you will begin to notice that you are becoming more successful, more often.
Julian Gregory, contemporary Irish NLP practitioner, marketing consultant

Quotes about Success: Purpose

~ The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) English author, politician, university rector, twice British Prime Minister

~ Ask any successful person, and she will tell you that she was often aided—unconsciously and incalculably—en route. During these times, uncertainty clouded, yet commitment prevailed, enabling her to accomplish.
Joel Bryant, contemporary African-American Christian life coach

Quotes about Success: Work

~ Success is doing the right things long enough until you finally achieve your goals.
Billy Cox, contemporary U.S. success coach, motivational speaker, trainer, author

~ The success combination in business is: Do what you do better... and: Do more of what you do...
David Joseph Schwartz (19??-19??) U.S. motivational expert, author

~ The heights by great men reached and kept,
Were not obtained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. educator, poet

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