110 Best Success Quotes

Everyone wants to achieve success in life, but not all want to work for it. You need to work hard if you want to be successful in anything you do. The road to success is not easy as it is full of problems and obstacles, but only those who work hard in the face of difficulties get success.

Here are some of the best quotes about success:

1. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly. — Proverb

2. 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

3. A minute’s success pays the failure of years. — Robert Browning

4. The starting point of all achievement is desire. — Napoleon Hill

5. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all. — Dale Carnegie

6. Every successful person in the world is a hustler one way or another. We all hustle to get where we need to be. Only a fool would sit around and wait on another man to feed him. — K’wan

7. Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. — Vincent Van Gogh

8. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. — Vince Lombardi

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

10. There are three things you can do with your life: You can waste it, you can spend it, or you can invest it. The best use of your life is to invest it in something that will last longer than your time on Earth. — Rick Warren

11. What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. — Oscar Wilde

12. Life is 10% what happens and 90% of how you react to it. — Charles Swindoll

13. Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal. — Earl Nightingale

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

15. Eighty percent of success is showing up. — Woody Allen

16. The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. — Socrates

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

18. Success is the sum of details. — Harvey S. Firestone

19. The secret of success is constancy of purpose. — Benjamin Disraeli

20. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. — Martin Luther King Jr.

21. Success has always been a great liar. — Friedrich Nietzsche

22. Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. — William Shakespeare

23. Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. — W. P. Kinsella

24. Success is dependent on effort. — Sophocles

25. Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill

26. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. — Winston Churchill

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

28. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour. ― Truman Capote

29. A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. — Bob Dylan

30. I can’t give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. ― Herbert Bayard Swope

31. Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. — John F. Kennedy

32. Try not to become a man of success, but rather become a man of value. — Albert Einstein

33. Action is the foundational key to all success. — Pablo Picasso

34. Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose. — G.K. Nielson

35. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. — Lao Tzu

36. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. — Walt Disney

37. The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. — Bruce Feirstein

38. Fortune sides with him who dares. — Virgil

39. Opportunities don’t happen, you create them. — Chris Grosser

40. The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation. — Pearl S. Buck

41. The path to success is to take massive determined action. — Tony Robbins

42. Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you’re right. — Henry Ford

43. Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. — Napoleon Hill

44. Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. — Euripides

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

46. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. — Robert F. Kennedy

47. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it. — Washington Irving

48. A strong positive self–image is the best possible preparation for success. — Dr. Joyce Brothers

49. The best revenge is massive success. — Frank Sinatra

50. Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. — George Sheehan

51. I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him. — Galileo Galilei

52. If opportunity doesn’t knock build a door. — Milton Berle

53. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day–out. — Robert Collier

54. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. — Christopher Columbus

55. Nothing succeeds like success. — Alexandre Dumas

56. What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose. — Margaret Thatcher

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

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

59. Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching. — Tennessee Williams

60. Success does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. — Mahatma Gandhi

61. If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success. — Malcolm X

62. It is never too late to be what you might have been. — George Eliot

63. Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. — Grandma Moses

64. The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. — Ayn Rand

65. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. — Og Mandino

66. It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits. — Charles A. Jaffe

67. You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity. — Thomas Wolfe

68. Success in anything is through happiness. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

69. I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. — George S. Patton

70. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. — Maya Angelou

71. Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. — Robert Kiyosaki

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

73. Failure is success in progress. — Albert Einstein

74. If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary. — Jim Rohn

75. The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

76. Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows. — Ambrose Bierce

77. Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self–criticism. — Albert Einstein

78. Failure is the tuition you pay for success. — Walter Brunell

79. It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change. — Charles Darwin

80. I never dreamed about success, I worked for it. — Estée Lauder

81. The most glorious moments in your life are not the so–called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. — Gustave Flaubert

82. Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. — Emily Dickinson

83. One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. — Leonardo da Vinci

84. I walk slowly but never backwards. — Abraham Lincoln

85. Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. — Napoleon Bonaparte

86. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. — Theodore Teddy Roosevelt

87. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. — Thomas Edison

88. Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments. — Henry Ward Beecher

89. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. — Henry David Thoreau

90. Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. — Pele

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

92. I have failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. — Michael Jordan

93. The key to success is to start before you are ready.” — Marie Forleo

94. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” — Bill Gates

95. The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbours. — Napoleon Hill

96. If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it. — Muhammad Ali

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

98. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. — Leo Tolstoy

99. I attribute my success to this: I never took nor gave any excuses. — Florence Nightingale

100. There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success. — Paul Bryant

101. 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. — Booker T. Washington

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

103. The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. — Dale Carnegie

104. Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise. — Frank Ocean

105. Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline. — Graham Greene

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

107. Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. — Oscar Wilde

108. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams. — Oprah Winfrey

109. We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success. — Henry David Thoreau

110. I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. — Thomas Jefferson

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