Success Quotes

Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen.
– Phillip Adams

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Success is not in what you have, but who you are.
– Bo Bennett

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
– Bill Bradley

Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.
– Diana Rankin

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
– Thomas John Watson, Sr.

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

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
– Thomas A. Edison

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
– Jim Rohn

Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal.
– Don Shula

The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.
– David Sarnoff

Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
– Bo Bennett
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
– Amos Bronson Alcott
For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
– James Allen
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
– Woody Allen
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
– Woody Allen
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
– George E. Allen
Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
– Mary Kay Ash
We fall forward to succeed.
– Mary Kay Ash
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
– Arthur Ashe
Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
– Charles Kendall Adams
Ask yourself the secret of YOUR success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.
– Richard Bach
Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example.
– Robert Baden-Powell
Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success.
– Walter Bagehot
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
– Ethel Barrymore
I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends; that's the good stuff in life.
– Drew Barrymore
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
– Henry Ward Beecher
It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.
– Henry Ward Beecher
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.
– Henry Ward Beecher
There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success.
– Max Beerbohm
A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.
– Bo Bennett
An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame.
– Bo Bennett
Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success; they are interested in your money.
– Bo Bennett
Success is about enjoying what you have and where you are, while pursuing achievable goals.
– Bo Bennett
The concept of the good ol' days must be one of our society's biggest delusions, top reasons for depression, as well as most often used excuse for lack of success.
– Bo Bennett
Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success.
– Bo Bennett
When it comes to success, there are no shortcuts.
– Bo Bennett
A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
– Robert Bennett
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
– Ambrose Bierce
Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
– Ambrose Bierce
Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
– Allan Bloom
Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
– Erma Bombeck
If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success.
– Max Born
I passionately believe that's it's not just what you say that counts, it's also how you say it - that the success of your argument critically depends on your manner of presenting it.
– Alain de Botton
Why be a man when you can be a success?
– Bertolt Brecht
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
– David Brinkley
Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
– Charlotte Bronte
A minute's success pays the failure of years.
– Robert Browning
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
– George Burns
Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.
– Barbara Bush
I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
– George W. Bush
It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
– Roger Babson
All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right about face which turns us from failure to success.
– Dorthea Brande
A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
– Dr. Joyce Brothers
The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
– Dr. Joyce Brothers
One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.
– Edward B. Butler
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
– Truman Capote
Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.
– Al Capp
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
– Dale Carnegie
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
– Dale Carnegie
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
– Dale Carnegie
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
– Dale Carnegie
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
– Dale Carnegie
You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.
– Dale Carnegie
My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.
– Johnny Carson
Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: Are your ready?
– Johnny Carson
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
– Miguel de Cervantes
How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
– William Ellery Channing
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
– Lydia M. Child
It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
– Sir Winston Churchill
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
– Jean Cocteau
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
– Jean Cocteau
Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out.
– Robert Collier
Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
– Charles Caleb Colton
The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.
– Charles Caleb Colton
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
– Confucius
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.
– Cyril Connolly
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
– Charles Horton Cooley
If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.
– Calvin Coolidge
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
– Bill Cosby
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
– Stephen Covey
Success took me to her bosom like a maternal boa constrictor.
– Noel Coward
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
– Mark Caine
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
– Salvador Dali
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
– Benjamin Disraeli
King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed the great success of the British nation in political life to their talking politics after dinner.
– Benjamin Disraeli
One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Success is the child of audacity.
– Benjamin Disraeli
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
– Benjamin Disraeli
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
– John Foster Dulles
Nothing succeeds like success.
– Alexandre Dumas
Successful people make money. It's not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.
– Wayne Dyer
Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
– Thomas A. Edison
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
– Albert Einstein