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166+ Success Quotes That Will Lead You On The Path

There are many definitions for success. To answer the question of “what does it take to be successful?”, famous success quotes will change the way you think and inspire you face of failures, setbacks, and barriers.

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Top 10 Success Quotes

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston S. Churchill

Success is not in what you have, but who you are. – Bo Bennett

Successful people begin where failures leave off. Never settle for ‘just getting the job done.’ Excel! – Tom Hopkins

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. – Pele

Individual commitment to a group effort: That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. – Vince Lombardi

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. – Herman Melville

If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success. – Malcolm X

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. – Zig Ziglar

Your dreams will take time. It will take efforts and require dedication and sacrifice. But in the end, it WILL be worth it. – Anurag Prakash Ray

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

Best Success Quotes

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same. – Colin R. Davis

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. – Theodore M. Hesburgh

Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years. – Bob Brown

Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation. – Ann Voskamp

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

Consistency is what matters the most in triggering something important to your life. – Abdul Rauf

Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. – Virat Kohli

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

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. – Benjamin Disraeli

Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up. – Rachel Corrie

Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do. – Brian Tracy

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. – Woody Allen

Opportunities don’t happen. You create them. – Chris Grosser

Success is the child of audacity. – Benjamin Disraeli

Growth mindset is all about effort. A growth mindset acknowledges that success doesn’t come easily, it takes, time, effort and grit.

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 had to overcome while trying to succeed. – Booker T. Washington

Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Inspirational Success Quotes on Goals and Achievement.

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. – John D. Rockefeller

The true success is the person who invented himself. – Al Goldstein

Action is the foundational key to all success. – Pablo Picasso

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vince Lombardi

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. – Thomas Jefferson

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat. – Nelson Mandela

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford

Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure. – Aisha Tyler

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. – Ray Goforth

Planning for success will make you even more creative. – Danielle LaPorte

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction. – Bessie Stanley

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying. – W. Clement Stone

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better. – Jim Rohn

Failure is success in progress. – Albert Einstein

If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that’s a big accomplishment. – Chris Evert

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life—and that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. – Oliver Goldsmith

Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. – Albert Einstein

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will. George Bernard Shaw

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear. – Dan Millman

Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. – Winston Churchill

Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs. – Barack Obama

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. – Arnold H. Glascow

Make good life choices today so you don’t have regrets tomorrow.

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture. – Lydia M. Child

Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion. – Tony Hsieh

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. – Bruce Lee

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures. – Vince Lombardi

Success requires first expending ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. Your momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort. – Charles J. Givens

Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before. – Franz Kafka

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

Success is never accidental. – Jack Dorsey

Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing by ourselves. – Paul Solarz

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. – G. K. Chesterton

The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything. – Warren Buffett

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. – Bobby Unser

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. – John Wooden

There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen. – Jim Lovell

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

Motivational Success Quotes About Life, Hard Work, Failure and Strength

Living our life deeply and with happiness, having time to care for our loved ones – this is another kind of success, another kind of power, and it is much more important. – Thich Nhat Hanh

What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose. – Margaret Thatcher

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. – George Washington

I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise. – Jessica Savitch

Taking risks doesn’t mean you don’t feel fear, acknowledge fear, or let fear inform you; you just don’t let it stop you – Caren Merrick

If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. – Jim Rohn

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it. – W.C. Fields

The success of a production depends on the attention paid to detail. – David O. Selznick

Eighty percent of success is showing up. – Woody Allen

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.

The people who succeed are irrationally passionate about something. – Naval Ravikant

Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals. – Paul J. Meyer

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

Do one thing every day that scares you.

I expand in abundance, success and love every day as I inspire those around me to do the same. – G.Hendricks

The maximum success is reached when you are never busy. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. – Walter Scott

Sometimes, success almost haunts you. You want to be the best at everything you do and know you have to work hard. – Katarina Witt

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. – Michael John Bobak

I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. – Herbert Bayard Swope

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin

I wonder how many times people give up just before a breakthrough – when they are on the very brink of success. – Joyce Meyer

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. – Tony Robbins

My secret for success? I don’t know what the hell success means. – Al Lewis

Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe. – Norman Vincent Peale

Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. – Robert Kiyosaki

Success is leaving a good path, or even better, leaving no path at all. – Maxime Lagacé

Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling. – Naveen Jain

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. – Steve Jobs

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. – George S. Patton

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. – Barack Obama

You have to stay focused and be mentally tough. That’s what I’ve really learned: every day is a grind, and you have to go hard. – Chris Gronkowski

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

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

You’ve got to work hard for your success, and you’ve got to have a steady presence. That’s the secret. – Kid Rock

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

I don’t dwell on success. Maybe that’s one reason I’m successful. – Calvin Klein

Famous Success Quotes on Business, Confidence and Happiness

I’m not going to get somewhere and say, ‘OK, I’m done.’ Success is never final; I’ll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I’m going to the stars and then past them. – Conor McGregor

It’s part of life to have obstacles. It’s about overcoming obstacles; that’s the key to happiness. – Herbie Hancock

If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. – Ray Kroc

There is nothing as sweet as a comeback, when you are down and out, about to lose, and out of time. — Anne Lamott

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Helen Keller

I do not pray for success; I ask for faithfulness. – Mother Teresa

Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way. – Vera Wang

I expect for us to go in there and win. We’re not conceding defeat at all. We want to win the game, but we know we have to get better in order to do that. – Maurice Taylor

Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful. – Malcolm Forbes

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

A minute’s success pays the failure of years. – Robert Browning

I always think part of success is being able to replicate results, taking what is interesting or viable about yourself as a professional person and seeing if you bring it into different situations with similar results. – Robert Downey Jr.

Life goals is the only fortune worth finding.

Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts. – Roger Staubach

Starting a new job is always scary, or at least for me it’s always scary. It’s like the first day of school. – Sean Maher

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. – Truman Capote

I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen. – Erykah Badu

The most important thing is being passionate about what you’re doing and always give it your all. That is the key to success. – Charlie White

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell

The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. – Criss Jami

Success for an athlete follows many years of hard work and dedication. – Michael Diamond

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. – Conrad Hilton

I do not like to repeat successes; I like to go on to other things. – Walt Disney

Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself. – William J. H. Boetcker

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. – Jim Rohn

Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures. – Sam Walton

You really have to work hard and apply yourself and by applying yourself and working hard and being diligent, you can achieve success. – Julie Benz

Anyone can be a millionaire, but to become a billionaire you need an astrologer. Keep your eyes on the stars, learn from the best. – John Pierpont Morgan

Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives. Be creative, but make sure that what you create is not a curse for mankind. – 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

A person has to remember that the road to success is always under construction. You have to get that through your head. That it is not easy becoming successful. – Steve Harvey

Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others to do.

Success is my only option, failure’s not. – Eminem

Fall seven times and stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work.

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. – Tony Robbins

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way. – Robert Kiyosaki

If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney

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

Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe. – Sumner Redstone

Best Quotes About Success, Courage, and Obstacles

The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. – Henry David Thoreau

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that other throw at him. – David Brinkley

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

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. – Abraham Lincoln

Whenever you have taken up work in hand, you must see it to the finish. That is the ultimate secret of success. Never, never, never give up! – Dada Vaswani

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. – Nikos Kazantzakis

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. – Alexander Graham Bell

No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance. – Ramana Maharshi

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

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi

Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you. – Zig Ziglar

Nothing succeeds like success. – Alexandre Dumas

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. – Joyce Brothers

The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well. – John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. – Bill Gates

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it. – Oprah Winfrey

Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. – Denis Waitley

There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality. – Anthony Robbins

Success is not forever, and failure isn’t fatal. – Don Shula

I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got. – Walter Cronkite

The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows. – Aristotle Onassis

Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

I failed my way to success. – Thomas Edison

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure. – Mark Twain

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

I never dreamed about success, I worked for it. – Estee Lauder

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

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come indirectly through accident, except the phonograph. No, when I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go about it, and make trial after trial, until it comes. – Thomas Edison

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

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will. – Nelson Mandela

When it comes to success, there are no shortcuts. – Bo Bennett

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon

They succeed, because they think they can. – Virgil

Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. – Charles F. Kettering

To succeed, we must first believe that we can. – Michael Korda

Measure your success according to fun and creativity. – Anita Roddick

Success is a journey, not a destination. – Ben Sweetland

Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success. – Bo Bennett

The road to success is always under construction. – Lily Tomlin

Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it you don’t have a chance. – Alex Rodriguez

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal. – Earl Nightingale

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