95 Best Quotes about Success

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Success does not mean happiness. Check out any celebrity magazine to look for examples to disabuse you of thinking that being beautiful, successful or rich will make you happy. - Shawn Achor, Educator

Success is something that everyone wants, but is elusive. If success is your life’s ambition, then you need extraordinary determination and motivation. While success is elusive and difficult to achieve, inspirational success quotes can help keep you motivated and drive you to work incessantly towards your goal.

Success is actually an attitude that is fuelled by bubbles of inspiration. One can derive these bursts of inspiration from success quotes penned down by some of the most successful people in the world.

Success quotes help you keep your goal in the fore and never lose focus. It is not easy to be motivated and inspired all the time, to achieve what you have set out to. This is when quotes on success play an important role and act as catalysts of self-motivation.

Quotes on success play an important part all through your journey. They walk with you and stay by your side, always. You can count on them no matter what. These words of wisdom provide the necessary push from time to time, help you stick to your motive and achieve the great heights of success.

People seek success quotes not just for themselves, but also for those who want to keep others motivated and help them achieve success.

I've learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success. - Jack Welch

Mistakes Quotes

What I believe will make my acting career successful going forward is hard work. I like to challenge myself. Then it's the people I meet and choosing the projects I want to work on correctly. There's a lot of characters I can play. - Barkhad Abdi, Somali Actor

Challenge Quotes, Hard Work Quotes, Work Quotes, Character Quotes

China has many successful entrepreneurs and business people. I hope that more people of insight will put their talents to work to improve the lives of poor people in China and around the world, and seek solutions for them. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Business Quotes, Work Quotes, Hope Quotes, Talent Quotes


The success of the young entrepreneur will be the key to India's transformation in the new millennium. - Dhirubhai Ambani, Businessman

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information. - Ted Allen , Entertainer

Vice Quotes

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist. - Mary Kay Ash , Businesswoman

Ability Quotes, Confidence Quotes, Honesty Quotes

You take all the things that frighten you, and when you can get them to work for you all of sudden people are calling you a success. - Randy Bachman, Musician

Work Quotes

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. - Dale Carnegie, Writer

Profit Quotes, Mistakes Quotes

Essentially, whoever is successful, whoever is going to do things that make a difference, is going to be talked about. - Mukesh Ambani, Businessman

My wife determined that my genius should prevail, and that my final success as an ornithologist should be triumphant. - John James Audubon, Scientist

Genius Quotes

After the comedy boom of the '80s, there was a certain formula that comedians had to do and could do in order to be successful touring comedians, and those were mainly observational comedians who had a very strict structure of what made an act, and I think it was very performance oriented. - Scott Aukerman, Writer

Performance Quotes, Observation Quotes

Monetary success is not success. Career success is not success. Life, someone that loves you, giving to others, doing something that makes you feel complete and full. That is success. And it isn't dependent on anyone else. - James Avery, Actor

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Giving Quotes

I don't think about my previous success. I'm happy that the work I've done has been very successful. - Aaliyah, American Musician

Work Quotes

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to. - George Allen‚ Sr. , Coach

Ability Quotes, Men Quotes

Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone. - Deepak Chopra

Failure Quotes

My mum always told me 95 per cent of success was partnering well. - Marc Anthony , Musician

Success is what you do with your ability. It's how you use your talent. - George Allen‚ Sr. , Coach

Ability Quotes, Talent Quotes

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. - Ayn Rand, Russian Writer

Opportunity Quotes

If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress. - Calvin Coolidge, President

Failure Quotes, Time Quotes, Courage Quotes

I'd had my time in the charts and made loads of money. I was no longer hungry for success. - Rick Astley, Musician

Time Quotes, Money Quotes

People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives. - Albert Bandura, Psychologist

Health Quotes, Change Quotes, Ability Quotes, Control Quotes, Exercise Quotes, Faith Quotes, Power Quotes

People fall forward to success. - Mary Kay Ash , Businesswoman

Do what you do with love, and success is a natural symptom. - James Altucher, Author

Love Quotes

Success in Silicon Valley, most would agree, is more merit-driven than almost any other place in the world. It doesn't matter how old you are, what sex you are, what politics you support or what color you are. If your idea rocks and you can execute, you can change the world and/or get really, stinking rich. - Michael Arrington , Businessman

Change Quotes, Rich Quotes, Politics Quotes

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again - Richard Branson

Business Quotes, Failure Quotes

That first company I started made a lot of money for the venture capitalists - nearly $30 million - but next to nothing for the founders. The companies I started after that varied between failures and mediocre successes. But at no point did I ever consider getting a 'real job.' That felt like a black and white world, and I wanted Technicolor. - Michael Arrington , Businessman

Company Quotes, Failure Quotes, Money Quotes

We accept it because we have seen the vision. We know that we cannot reap the harvest, but we hope that we may so well prepare the land and so diligently sow the seed that our successors may gather the ripened grain. - Liberty Hyde Bailey, Scientist

Hope Quotes, Vision Quotes

For Nirvana, putting out their first major-label record was like getting into a new car. But the runaway success was like suddenly discovering that the car was a Ferrari and the accelerator pedal was Krazy Glued to the floorboard. - Michael Azerrad, Author

To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice. - Henry Ward Beecher, Clergyman

Practice Quotes, Nature Quotes

I'm a writer first and an editor second... or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don't claim to have all of them at my command. - Lynn Abbey, Author

Skill Quotes, Aim Quotes

My success set me up for life, and it meant that I could retire from the music industry at 27 to spend time with my newborn daughter and my wife. My time away from the spotlight allowed me to rediscover my love for music, and I'm doing it for me now and no one else. - Rick Astley, Musician

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Time Quotes, Music Quotes

You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing. - Dale Carnegie, Writer

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

Business Quotes, Great Quotes

I am convinced that dealing intelligently with the press is of the greatest importance to the success and effectiveness of a humanitarian mission. - Alvin Adams, Businessman

Great Quotes, Effectiveness Quotes

You can be a famous poisoner or a successful poisoner, but not both, and the same seems to apply to Great Train Robbers. - Clive Anderson, Entertainer

Great Quotes

At the heart of any successful film is a powerful story. And a story should be just that: a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end, powerful protagonists that audiences can identify with, and a dramatic arc that is able to capture and hold viewers' intellectual and emotional attention. - Julia Bacha, Director

Beginning Quotes, Attention Quotes, Emotion Quotes, Heart Quotes, Power Quotes

Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with. - Paula Abdul, Musician

The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it's Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Business Quotes, Ideas Quotes

Every successful business, even Google, Facebook, Twitter, started with a combination of manual improvements and friends of the founders using the site. - James Altucher, Author

Business Quotes

For any filmmaker who has just released a film and who is experiencing some measure of success, the temptation can be great to respond to every screening request that comes in. - Julia Bacha, Director

Great Quotes

I've wanted recognition; I wanted success; I wanted appreciation; I love the perks of being in the movies. I love the fame that comes with it - but that's why I became an actor. - Vidya Balan, Actress

Love Quotes, Appreciation Quotes, Recognition Quotes, Fame Quotes

The turning point, I think, was when I really realized that you can do it yourself. That you have to believe in you because sometimes that's the only person that does believe in your success but you - Tim Blixseth

Self Help Quotes

For some reason, we can't just enjoy somebody else's success. Somehow, that's going to affect us. If they have more, then I have less - and I don't know why. - Ellen DeGeneres

There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause. - George Matthew Adams, Editor

Great Quotes, Encouragement Quotes

As we've gotten more successful, there's a gap between the speed of our publishing pipeline and the speed of our receiving submissions pipeline. Our pipeline of leaks has been increasing exponentially as our profile rises, and our ability to publish is increasing linearly. - Julian Assange, Activist

Ability Quotes

A lot of people have been saying 'The 100' reminds them of 'Lord Of The Flies,' 'Lost' and 'Battlestar Galactica,' and all of those titles have been very successful and interesting to watch. Any time anyone refers to any of those great shows, I'm flattered. - Marie Avgeropoulos, Actress

Great Quotes, Time Quotes, Mind Quotes

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable. - Coco Chanel, Designer

Failure Quotes

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. - Calvin Coolidge, President

Education Quotes, Determination Quotes, Genius Quotes, Persistence Quotes, Talent Quotes, Men Quotes

You've got to eat while you dream. You've got to deliver on short-range commitments, while you develop a long-range strategy and vision and implement it. The success of doing both. Walking and chewing gum if you will. Getting it done in the short-range, and delivering a long-range plan, and executing on that. - Jack Welch

Commitment Quotes, Strategy Quotes, Vision Quotes

Successful ecologists are successful in part because they have prepared their minds to attack scientific problems using a variety of intellectual tools. - David J. Anderson, Scientist

Problems Quotes, Variety Quotes, Mind Quotes

17 Top quotes about Success by Zig Ziglar

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Adversity Quotes

A plan is always successful if the plan is good. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands. - Zig Ziglar, Author

True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain. - Zig Ziglar, Author

You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Motivational Quotes

The successful business executive can handle challenges and solve problems at a remarkable clip. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Business Quotes, Challenge Quotes, Problems Quotes

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Failure Quotes

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Ability Quotes

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Life Quotes, Business Quotes, Balance Quotes

Success must never be measured by how much money you have. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Money Quotes

If my life has had a theme, I suppose it has been a typical American theme in that, for most of it, I have been looking for happiness and success. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Life Quotes, American Quotes, Happiness Quotes

I've always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Economy Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Giving Quotes

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

Love Quotes, Balance Quotes, Character Quotes, Faith Quotes, Honesty Quotes, Integrity Quotes

Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life - all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Life Quotes, Honesty Quotes, Integrity Quotes

The relationships we have with people are extremely important to success on and off the job. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Important Quotes, Relationship Quotes

Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That's success. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Strength Quotes, Weakness Quotes

5 Famous quotes about Success by W. Clement Stone

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying. - W. Clement Stone , Businessman

Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again - W. Clement Stone , Businessman

Attitude Quotes, Failure Quotes, Experience Quotes, Learning Quotes, Thought Quotes

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met. - W. Clement Stone , Businessman

Great Quotes, Time Quotes, Power Quotes

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back? - W. Clement Stone , Businessman

Life Quotes

Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. - W. Clement Stone , Businessman

Great Quotes, Adversity Quotes

6 Popular quotes about Success by Vince Lombardi

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, Coach

Failure Quotes

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, Coach

Hard Work Quotes, Dedication Quotes, Determination Quotes

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, Coach

Knowledge Quotes, Strength Quotes

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. - Vince Lombardi, Coach

Work Quotes

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. - Vince Lombardi, Coach

Hard Work Quotes, Work Quotes

Success demands singleness of purpose. - Vince Lombardi, Coach

Purpose Quotes

7 Amazing quotes about Success by Tony Robbins

If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results. - Tony Robbins, Author

Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. - Tony Robbins, Author

There's no abiding success without commitment. - Tony Robbins, Author

Commitment Quotes

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life? - Tony Robbins, Author

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Action Quotes

My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain. - Tony Robbins, Author

Life Quotes, Pain Quotes

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

Action Quotes

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you. - Tony Robbins, Author

Life Quotes, Control Quotes, Learning Quotes, Pain Quotes

4 Awesome quotes about Success by Theodore Roosevelt

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

Age Quotes

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

Children Quotes, Achievement Quotes

The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

Thinking Quotes

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. - Theodore Roosevelt, President

Important Quotes

6 Best quotes about Success by Stephen Covey

Instead, I have an abundance mentality: When people are genuinely happy at the successes of others, the pie gets larger. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

In school, many of us procrastinate and then successfully cram for tests. We get the grades and degrees we need to get the jobs we want, even if we fail to get a good general education. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Education Quotes

When one side benefits more than the other, that's a win-lose situation. To the winner it might look like success for a while, but in the long run, it breeds resentment and distrust. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Trust Quotes

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Leadership Quotes, Management Quotes

If you carefully consider what you want to be said of you in the funeral experience, you will find your definition of success. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Experience Quotes

An empowered organisation is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organisational success. - Stephen Covey, Businessman

Knowledge Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Skill Quotes, Desire Quotes, Power Quotes