101 Famous Quotes About Success That Will Inspire You To Be Successful

Success is something everyone wants to achieve in their lives. But the question is—how many of us are ready to put in the hard work and time it takes to achieve what we term as 'success'. Different people have different definitions of success. For some, being successful means holding a powerful position in a multinational corporation and earning loads of money. For some others, it might be earning respect and name for oneself in the society. Yet others may feel that living a successful life means living a life of meaning where you are able to contribute something to the society.

Whatever success means to you, one thing is for sure—it does not come easy! You have to put in several hours of hard work, move out of your comfort zone, face challenges with a positive mindset, and refuse to be put down by disappointments. Craving for success doesn’t get you there! Only years of consistent hard work and unrelenting perseverance will. This is what many people get wrong—don’t dream about success, start working towards it now! We are sure this compilation of success quotes which motivate you and inspire you to start taking actions for a successful life!

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

- Winston S. Churchill

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.

- W.C. Fields

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

Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.

- Albert Einstein

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

- Herman Melville

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

- Truman Capote

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get

- W.P. Kinsella

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.

- Bette Midler

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

- Salvador Dalí

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

- Winston S. Churchill

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.

- Steve Maraboli

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

Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

- Coco Chanel

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.

- Steve Maraboli

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

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

- The Citizen of the World, Oliver Goldsmith

Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand

- Hayley Williams

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.

- Mark Twain

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

- Walt Disney Company

Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.

- Life, Steve Maraboli

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

- Theodore Roosevelt

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

- Believing in Ourselves: The Wisdom of Women, Coco Chanel

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

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

- Robert F. Kennedy

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault.

- Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.

- Winston S. Churchill

I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.

- Robert Michaels MD - 2007 - Graduation Speaker

At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.

- Life, Steve Maraboli

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens

- Legacy: The Power Within, Tony DeLiso

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

- Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice, Napoleon Hill

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

- Dalai Lama

If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you're going to fly.

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.

- Criss Jami

We are all failures- at least the best of us are.

- J.M. Barrie

Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today.

- Life, Steve Maraboli

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

- Vince Lombardi Jr.

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

- Bill Cosby

Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.

- The Art of War, Sun Tzu

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.

- Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, Francis Chan

I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

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

- Abraham Lincoln

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.

- Jason Mraz

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.

- Life, Steve Maraboli

Don't confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It's ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!

- Life, Steve Maraboli

Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!

- Oh, Dr. Seuss

If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to.

- It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider, Jim Henson

The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.

- Stephen Richards

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

- Steven Wright

Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent

- The 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene

When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.

- Stephen Richards

Fortune sides with him who dares.

- Virgil

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

- Dale Carnegie

Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.

- Robert Strauss

I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.

- Amelia Earhart

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others.

- Marianne Williamson

Be happy with who you are and what you do, and you can do anything you want.

- Life, Steve Maraboli

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

- Michael Jordan

Vision without execution is just hallucination.

- Henry Ford

To be successful you need friends and to be very successful you need enemies.

- The Other Side of Midnight, Sidney Sheldon

If you are not the hero of your own story, then you're missing the whole point of your humanity.

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

- Elbert Hubbard

Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling

- Legacy: The Power Within, Tony DeLiso

To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great.

- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Success is... knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.

- John C. Maxwell

Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.

- Venus in Arms, Criss Jami

Having a low opinion of yourself is not 'modesty.' It's self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not 'egotism.' It's a necessary precondition to happiness and success.

- Bobbe Sommer

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

- Reba McEntire

If you believe you can, you might. If you know you can, you will.

- Life, Steve Maraboli

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

- Salvador Dalí

Do not let another day go by where your dedication to other people's opinions is greater than your dedication to your own emotions!

- Life, Steve Maraboli

Don't blow off another's candle for it won't make yours shine brighter.

- The Prince and the Pauper, Jaachynma N.E. Agu

The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.

- George S. Patton Jr.

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

- Suzy Kassem

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the mext moment

- Oprah Winfrey

If you're in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.

- Warren Buffett

It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.

- Seriously... I'm Kidding, Ellen DeGeneres

Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.

- Douglas Pagels

Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

All the time you're saying to yourself, 'I could do that, but I won't,' — which is just another way of saying that you can't.

- Surely You're Joking, Richard Feynman

When your back is to the wall and you are facing fear head on, the only way is forward and through it.

- Releasing You from Fear, Stephen Richards

No matter what your history has been, your destiny is what you create today. What are you going to create?

- Life, Steve Maraboli

Judgment is a negative frequency.

- Stephen Richards

Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter

- The 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.

- Henry David Thoreau

Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.

- Shannon L. Alder

Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.

- Niccolò Machiavelli

Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.

- Life, Steve Maraboli

Decide what you want to be.... Pay the Price ... And be what you want to be.

- In a Sunlit Land, John Andreas Widtsoe

I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes.

- Community And Growth, Jean Vanier

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

- John Wooden

People don't need love. What they need is success in one form or another. It can be love but it needn't be.

- Factotum, Charles Bukowski

When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire others to live the best versions of themselves.

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. Thats the essence of it.

- Vince Lombardi Jr.

There are no secrets to success: don't waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence.

- Colin Powell

I am not a victim. No matter what I have been through, I'm still here. I have a history of victory.

- Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, Steve Maraboli

Anyone who imagines they can work alone winds up surrounded by nothing but rivals, without companions. The fact is, no one ascends alone.

- It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life, Lance Armstrong

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