Success Quotes

Famous Success Quotes

  • About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.

  • A minute's success pays the failure of years.

  • Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.

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

  • A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.

  • Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.

  • Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you.

  • Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one's dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.

  • Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.

  • Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.

  • Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline.

  • Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.

  • Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.

  • Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

  • For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

  • For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making, and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others, it may be much less gifted, make their way and achieve success by simple patience, equanimity and self-control.

  • Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.

  • Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.

  • He that would make sure of success would keep his passion cool, and his expectation low.

  • How success changes the opinion of men!

  • I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.

  • 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.

  • I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.

  • I determine to render more and better service, each day, than I am being paid to render. Those that reach the top are the ones who are not content with doing only what is required of them.

  • If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

  • If you want to achieve your objectives, you have to be prepared for a daily dose of pain or discomfort. At first, it's unpleasant and demotivating, but in time you come to realise that it's part of the process of feeling good, and the moment arrives when, if you don't feel pain, you have a sense that the exercises aren't having the desired effect.

  • If you want to succeed in the world you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a-coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the road side until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.

  • If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.

  • I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.

  • 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.

  • In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.

  • It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.

  • It is with many enterprises as with striking fire; we do not meet with success except by reiterated efforts, and often at the instant when we despaired of success.

  • I've always known I would be a success, but I was surprised at the way it came.

  • I've had enough success for two lifetimes, my success is talent put together with hard work and luck.

  • I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's the talent and the passion that count in success.

  • Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.

  • My belief is to achieve success in any scheme one has to make oneself master of that scheme, know it inside and out, know every detail.

  • No man has a right to expect to succeed in life unless he understands his business, and nobody can understand his business thoroughly unless he learns it by personal application and experience.

  • Nothing is impossible to the man who can will, and then do; this is the only law of success.

  • Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.

  • Nothing succeeds like success.

  • Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.

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

  • Preparation is the key to success.

  • Sometimes you can do all the right things and not succeed. And that's a hard lesson of reality.

  • Succeed! It has been done, and with a stupidity that can astound the most experienced.

  • Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there's no palace till it's built.

  • Success consists in being successful, not in having the potential for success.

  • Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.

  • Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

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

  • Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny , they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them.

  • Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil deeds of men.

  • Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.

  • Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.

  • Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.

  • Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.

  • Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it. Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.

  • Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.

  • Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

  • Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

  • Success is more difficult to handle than failure.

  • Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

  • Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities.

  • Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.

  • Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.

  • Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

  • Success isn't everything but it makes a man stand straight.

  • Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.

  • Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals.

  • Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.

  • Success is the child of audacity.

  • Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.

  • Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.

  • Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs.

  • Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.

  • Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.

  • Success - it's what you do with what you've got.

  • Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.

  • Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.

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

  • Success produces success, just as money produces money.

  • Success treads on the heels of every right effort.

  • That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.

  • That was the secret to success in any endeavor: to be a careful, knowledgeable, and efficient observer of the world, and to act in accordance with what you saw.

  • The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.

  • The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.

  • The desire to fail on the way to reaching a bigger goal is the untold secret of success.

  • The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.

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

  • The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

  • The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.

  • The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.

  • There is no success without hardship.

  • There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.

  • The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

  • The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

  • The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.

  • The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.

  • The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.

  • The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.

  • The way to succeed is to double your error rate.

  • They say the secret of success is being at the right place at the right time, but since you never know when the right time is going to be, I figure the trick is to find the right place and just hang around.

  • Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.

  • To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart.

  • To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

  • To succeed, you must reach for the stars, and let your imagination find its own path.

  • Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation.

  • Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.

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

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

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

Deepak kundu

The above quotes have been compiled by Deepak Kundu. Deepak loves reading quotes and has been collecting them since childhood. He made this compendium open to public in March, 2011. You can connect with him on or Facebook.