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Our success quotes come from a variety of sources. From Bruce Lee to Mark Twain, there’s something for everyone.

Some common ingredients are hard work, a stick-to-it nature, and having faith in yourself.

Enjoy these insights.

Success Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

Success means different things to different people. The most important step to achieving success in your life is to know what it means to you in your personal or professional life.

It can mean becoming wealthy, achieving something tangible in life, earning a title, or discovering something in your field of specialization or anything else.

One of the best ways to define success is to make this world a better place and lead a happy life. There could be as many definitions of success as there are human beings on this planet.

Here are some great quotations and sayings associated with success that will give you a better perspective on success and how you can become more successful in your life.

Successful Quotes

1.) The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.
Joel Brown

2.) Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee

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

4.) The best revenge is massive success.
Frank Sinatra

5.) Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced every day.
Jim Rohn

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

7.) The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
Roy L. Smith

8.) You may only succeed if you desire to succeed; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.

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

Success Sayings

10.) Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph.
Zig Ziglar

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

12.) Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Herman Cain

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Motivational Quotes

13.) 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.
Steve Jobs

14.) Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

15.) In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.
Shing Xiong

16.) 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. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

17.) A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu

18.) All of our dreams can come true if we just have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

19.) 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 – for more of the Best Vince Lombardi quotes

Words of Wisdom

20.) Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.
Arnold H. Glasow

21.) To have success, you can’t let failure stop you. To have great success, you can’t let success stop you.
Robert Brault

22.) However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Stephen Hawking

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Famous Quotes About Success

23.) Do not be embarrassed by your failures; learn from them and start again.
Richard Branson

24.) First, they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you – Then you win.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

26.) The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw

27.) I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson, American Founding Father

28.) To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
Mark Twain

29.) Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
Michael Jordan

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30.) Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein – See 150 Good Albert Einstein Quotes.

31.) Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
David Frost

32.) What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.
Napoleon Hill

33.) Success is no second-hand thing. It is all right to give men the impulse, but the details they must work out themselves.
Edward Mott Woolley

34.) Success consists of going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

35.) I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.
Florence Nightingale

36.) A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between, he does what he wants to do.
Bob Dylan

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Important Success Quotes

37.) Action is the foundational key to all success.
Pablo Picasso

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

39.) 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, and 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

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

41.) The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Benjamin Disraeli

42.) I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
Herbert B. Swope

43.) Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work.
Stephen King

44.) We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best.
Miguel de Unamuno

45.) Those who have succeeded at anything and don’t mention luck are kidding themselves.
Larry King

46.) Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Author Unknown

47.) You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Napoleon Hill

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

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

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Inspirational Quotes On Success

50.) Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles.
Walter Cronkite

51.) So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.
Dr. Seuss

52.) Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
Elbert Hubbard

53.) Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
W.P. Kinsella

54.) If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play, and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein

55.) I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me, and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.
Abraham Lincoln – More Great Abraham Lincoln quotes

56.) When Love and determination work together, expect a masterpiece.

57.) It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci

Quotes About Success to Inspire

58.) Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us; it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.
Milan Kundera

59.) Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Oliver Goldsmith

60.) When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.
Lolly Daskal

61.) Opportunities don’t happen; you create them.
Chris Grosser

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

63.) No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world and myself.

64.) 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

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

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Short Good Success Quotes

66.) Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy.

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

68.) The expert in anything was once a beginner.
Helen Hayes

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

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

71.) Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Jim Ryun

72.) Success is 99 percent failure.
Soichiro Honda

73.) Resilience is when you address uncertainty with flexibility.

74.) Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin

Defining Success

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

76.) It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

77.) The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs—one step at a time.

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

79.) Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent; leave the house before you find something worth staying in for.

Positive Quotes

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

81.) 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

82.) I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

Positive Success Quotes

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

84.) There’s no deadline for success You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis

85.) So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

87.) Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

88.) Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Dale Carnegie, Author and Lecturer

89.) Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
Vince Lombardi

90.) The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand

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About Michael O'Halloran

Michael O’Halloran founded Greeting Card Poet in 2014 and has worked as its publisher and editor ever since. He has co-authored four books on kids’ trivia and authored four books on coaching. Previously, Michael was the president of Magnetic Poetry. He has invented and brought over 75 new gift and toy products to market, most dealing with wordplay. Mike is married and a father of four daughters.

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