116+ Successful People Quotes: Exclusive Selection

One of the easiest ways to get inspired and to live a great life is to always learn from habits of successful people. Anthony Robbins says, “Success leaves clues”, and it is true. Inspirational successful people quotes contain the most important lessons and wisdom which can motivate a person to his utmost potential.

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Profound Quotes From Successful People

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

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’ ― Brian Tracy

If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not. ― Elon Musk

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

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. ― John Wooden

Successful people have a social responsibility to make the world a better place and not just take from it. ― Carrie Underwood

Success comes from the inside out. In order to change what is on the outside, you must first change what is on the inside. ― Idowu Koyenikan

Courage is grace under pressure. ― Ernest Hemingway

Successful people jump at opportunity and take advantage of it. ― Sir Mix-a-Lot

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

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

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. ― Albert Einstein

When I meet successful people I ask 100 questions as to what they attribute their success to. It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people. ― Kiana Tom

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life — think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. ― Swami Vivekananda

Successful people will always tell you, you can do something. It’s the people who have never accomplished anything who will always discourage you from trying to achieve excellent things. ― Lou Holtz

Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others. ― Ellen DeGeneres

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

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ― Walt Disney

The first thing successful people do is view failure as a positive signal to success. ― Brendon Burchard

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. ― Confucius

The hallmark of successful people is that they are always stretching themselves to learn new things. ― Carol S. Dweck

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

Successful people are simply those with successful habits. ― Brian Tracy

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ― Warren Buffett

Successful people understand the value of time. Once they commit to doing something, they would never cancel. ― Raymond Arroyo

Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. ― Vaibhav Shah

When you’re around enormously successful people you realize their success isn’t an accident – it’s about work. ― Ryan Tedder

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. ― Dr. Seuss

Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking. ― Bernard Baruch

Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me. ― Denzel Washington

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ― Mae West

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

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. ― Christopher Reeve

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. ― Albert Einstein

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. ― Nelson Mandela

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ― Charles Darwin

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. ― Helen Keller

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. ― Eleanor Roosevelt

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ― Mahatma Gandhi

The best revenge is massive success. ― Frank Sinatra

The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting. ― Walt Disney

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ― Thomas A. Edison

When you cease to dream you cease to live. ― Malcolm Forbes

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. ― David Brinkley

May you live every day of your life. ― Jonathan Swift

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ― Eleanor Roosevelt

Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. ― Oprah Winfrey

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it. ― Henry Ford

If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve. ― Jeff Bezos

If you’re going through hell, keep going. ― Winston Churchill

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. ― Coco Chanel

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. ― Oscar Wilde

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. ― Wayne Gretzky

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. ― Bruce Feirstein

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. ― Dolly Parton

To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials. ― Richard Branson

The longer I live; the more beautiful life becomes. ― Frank Lloyd Wright

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ― Nathaniel Hawthorne

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. ― Michael Jordan

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. ― Albert Einstein

You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you. ― Katie Couric

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

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine. ― Neil Armstrong

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ― Arthur Ashe

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. ― Mary Kay Ash

People ask, ‘What’s the best role you’ve ever played?’ The next one. ― Kevin Kline

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. ― Mark Twain

I find that the harder I work; the more luck I seem to have. ― Thomas Jefferson

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. ― Abraham Lincoln

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. ― Robert Collier

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. ― Audrey Hepburn

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work. ― Thomas J. Watson

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. ― John Quincy Adams

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

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. ― Oprah Winfrey

You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing. ― Philippos

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. ― Colin Powell

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. ― Pablo Picasso

The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. ― Mark Zuckerberg

We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret. ― Earl Nightingale

Do one thing every day that scares you. ― Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. ― Steve Jobs

Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. ― Drew Houston

Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending. ― Carl Bard

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ― Mark Twain

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow. ― Helen Keller

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. ― Mark Caine

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody. ― Mother Teresa

Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow. ― Jay-Z

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

Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy. ― Jimmy Spithill

If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased. ― Katharine Hepburn

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

I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. ― Charlotte Bronte

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. ― Steve Jobs

Life is short, and it is here to be lived. ― Kate Winslet

Everything you can imagine is real. ― Pablo Picasso

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. ― Barack Obama

If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you! ― T. Harv Eker

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

It is never too late to be what you might have been. ― George Eliot

If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it’s within your reach. And it’ll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build. ― Steve Wozniak

In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it. ― Jane Smiley

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. ― Deepak Chopra

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. ― George Bernard Shaw

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. ― Diane Ackerman

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. ― Bill Gates

Our greatest fear should not be of failure… but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. ― Francis Chan

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. ― Oscar Wilde

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. ― Jim Rohn

But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid. ― Arianna Huffington

To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like. ― Mike Gafka

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. ― Stephen Covey

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

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