Famous Quotes About Success

Sometimes when you are faced with a challenging day at work, my suggestion is to read famous quotes about success to give you the confidence to overcome the challenges and succeed. Here you'll find a compilation of my favorite success quotes by successful people. Choose a quote that best suits your situation.

Read and be inspired by what successful people say about success.

Famous Quotes About Success 1-5

William Jennings Bryan
Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.

Helen Keller
I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.

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

Abraham Lincoln
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.

Mahatma Gandhi
The future depends on what we do in the present.

Famous Quotes About Success 6-10

Vince Lambardi
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.

Henry David Thoreau
The secret of achievement is to hold a picture of a successful outcome in the mind.

Norman Vincent Peale
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Napoleon Hill
Concentration of effort and the habit of working with a definite chief aim are two of the essential factors in success which are always found together. One leads to the other.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it…Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

Famous Quotes About Success 11-15

Author Unknown
Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it.

Theodore Roosevelt
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Arthur Golden
A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.

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

George Eliot
Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.

Famous Quotes About Success 16-20

Norman Vincent Peale
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.

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

Henry David Thoreau
I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of hisdreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with asuccess unexpected in common hours.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Brian White
It's not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts.

Famous Quotes About Success 21-25

Ralph Bunche
To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity.We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up.

George Bernard Shaw
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable onepersists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

Willie Davis
The road to success runs uphill.

General George Patton
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

Albert Einstein
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Famous Quotes About Success 26-30

Frederick B. Wilcox
Progress always involves risk. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.

J.C. Penny
Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut outfor positions at the top.

Mahatma Gandhi
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world...as in being able to remake ourselves.

Richard Bach
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

Famous Quotes About Success 31-35

Orville Wright
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true,there would be little hope of advance.

John D. Rockefeller
The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.

Ronald E. Osborn
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

Al Bernstein
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.

Ralph Ransom
Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.

Famous Quotes About Success 36-40

George Halas
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.

Robert Louis Stevenson
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Rainer Maria Rilke
There are no classes in life for beginners, right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.

Robert F. Kennedy
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us canwork to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

Henry Drummond
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.

Famous Quotes About Success 41-45

Author Unknown
Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.

Napoleon Hill
Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Christopher Reeve
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

Rev. Randall R. McBride, Jr.
Success will not lower its standard to us. We must raise our standard to success.

Famous Quotes About Success 46-50

Helen Keller
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.

Von R Atkinson
Things usually turn out better than you think.

Author Unknown
Attach yourself to your passion, but not to your pain. Adversity is your best friend on the path to success.

Henry Ford
Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work.

Author Unknown
Most look up and admire the stars. A champion climbs a mountain and grabs one.

Famous Quotes About Success 51-55

Tim Notke
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.

Thomas A. Buckner
To bring one's self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy.

Booker T. Washington
Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work.

Alonzo Newton Benn
Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success.

Dale Carnegie
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Famous Quotes About Success 56-60

Napoleon Hill
Before success comes in any man's life he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps, some failures.When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do.

George E. Woodberry
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the goodwe oft might win,by fearing to attempt.

Author Unknown
Life's failures are stepping stones to success.

Famous Quotes About Success 61-65

Author Unknown
If you live your life afraid because you're afraid to live, then you live no life at all.

Hanna More
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare they are difficult.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.

Arthur C. Clarke
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

Famous Quotes About Success 66-70

Vince Lombardi
It is time for us to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it.

George Eliot
Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning; but give me the man who has the pluck to fight when he's sure oflosing.

Sir Winston Churchill
Success is never final.Failure is never fatal.Courage is what counts.

Author Unknown
Success is a journey, not a destination.

Beverly Sills
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.

Famous Quotes About Success 71-75

Charles Lindbergh
Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.

Theodore Roosevelt
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds couldhave done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

Anthony J. D'Angelo
In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.

Mary Kay Ash
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.

Frank Scully
Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?

Famous Quotes About Success 76-80

Thomas Edison
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninty-nine percent perspiration.

Reed Markham
There are many rules for success, but none of them will work unless you do.

Carrie Fisher
There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.”

Shelley Long
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.

Willie Davis
The road to success runs uphill.

Famous Quotes About Success 81-85

Michael Korda
Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility.

Piet Hein
Put up in a place where it’s easy to see. The cryptic admonishment T. T. T. When you feel sometimes how slowly you climb. It’s well to remember that Things Take Time.

Taryn Rose
Fear regret more than failure.

Publilius Syrus
No one knows what he can do till he tries.

Abraham Lincoln
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Famous Quotes About Success 86-90

Do or do not. There is no try.

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courseswith a sure hope and trust in itself.

Booker T. Washington
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 while trying to succeed.

Samuel Johnson
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Robert Schuller
What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?

Famous Quotes About Success 91-95

Malcolm Forbes
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

Eleanor Roosevelt
You must do the very thing you think you cannot do.

John Wooden
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.

Famous Quotes About Success 96-100

Author Unknown
Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts.

Mark Twain
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

All that we are is the result of What we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.

Mary Kay Ash
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

Famous Quotes About Success 101-105

John Maxwell
Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.

Author Unknown
The mind is like a parachute - it works only when it is open.

Eleanor Roosevelt
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Albert Einstein
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Tully C. Knoles
The greatest thing about man is his ability to transcend himself, his ancestry and his environment and to become what he dreams of being.

Famous Quotes About Success 106-110

Oliver Wendell Holmes
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Frank Lloyd Wright
The thing always happens that you really believe in;and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

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

W.W. Ziege
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Author Unknown
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Famous Quotes About Success 111-115

Dorothea Brande
To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.

Zen Saying
Leap and the net will appear.

George Leonard
Not to dream boldly may turn out to be simply irresponsible.

Nelson Boswell
The first and most important step toward...success is the feeling that we can succeed.

Famous Quotes About Success 116-120

Carl Schurz
Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands,but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides,and following them, you reach your destiny.

Johann Friedrich von Schiller
Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.

Victor Hugo
Nothing is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

Doris Lessing
Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacitiessimply by being given the opportunity to do so.

Anatole France
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Famous Quotes About Success 121-125

Yogi Berra
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up some place else.

Jill McLemore
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land amongst the stars.

Marie Currie
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
If you are to be, you must begin by assuming responsibility.You alone are responsible for every moment of your life, for every one of your acts.

Robert L. Schwartz
The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer... He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.

Famous Quotes About Success 126-130

Author Unknown
To achieve the impossible, one must think the absurd; to look where everyone else has looked, but to see what no else has seen.

David Ambrose
If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don't, you have achieved half your failure.

Author Unknown
God gave us two ends. One to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use; heads you win -- tails, you lose.

Walt Disney
If you can DREAM it, you can DO it.

Thich Nhat Hanh
The present moment is the only moment available to us,and it is the door to all moments.

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