Success Quotes

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
– Epictetus
Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
– Desiderius Erasmus
Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.
– Sam Ewing
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
– William Feather
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
– Bob Feller
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.
– W. C. Fields
The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people.
– Harvey S. Firestone
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
Failure is success if we learn from it.
– Malcolm Forbes
Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.
– Malcolm Forbes
It's the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It's a quality to be proud of. But it's a quality that many people seem to have neglected.
– Gerald R. Ford
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
– Henry Ford
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
– Henry Ford
I have decided to fight for my country, because we have build a success story in Guanajuato, with real results and more yet to come in the next two years.
– Vicente Fox
The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream?
– Brendan Francis
Applause waits on success.
– Benjamin Franklin
America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
– Sigmund Freud
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
– David Frost
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
– Bruce Feirstein
Whenever I hear, 'It can't be done,' I know I'm close to success.
– Michael Flatley
The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?
– Larry Flynt
The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.
– Harold S. Geneen
The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
– Jean Genet
I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.
– J. Paul Getty
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in business by being a conformist.
– J. Paul Getty
The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.
– Jean Giraudoux
From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you.
– Samuel Goldwyn
Give me a couple of years, and I'll make that actress an overnight success.
– Samuel Goldwyn
Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.
– Eva Green
I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.
– Alan Greenspan
My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil.
– J. Paul Getty
Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.
– Vince Gill
Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
– Arnold H. Glasow
Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.
– Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
– Thomas Hardy
Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.
– Sydney J. Harris
The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.
– William Hazlitt
In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success.
– Sir Arthur Helps
The first condition of success for the League of Nations is, therefore, a firm understanding between the British Empire and the United States of America and France and Italy that there will be no competitive building up of fleets or armies between them.
– Arthur Henderson
Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.
– Audrey Hepburn
Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.
– Napoleon Hill
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success.
– Napoleon Hill
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
– Napoleon Hill
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
– Napoleon Hill
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
– Napoleon Hill
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
– Napoleon Hill
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
– Horace
He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.
– Elbert Hubbard
Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
– Elbert Hubbard
The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.
– Elbert Hubbard
I don't think success has changed us as people at all. We are the same lunatics that we were when this band first got going. We never see ourselves as being on a higher level than our fans.
– Kirk Hammett
The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.
– Robert Heller
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
– Conrad Hilton
Success is 99 percent failure.
– Soichiro Honda
We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with one championship or a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present.
– Derek Jeter
Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
– Abdul Kalam
Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
– John F. Kennedy
One fails forward toward success.
– Charles F. Kettering
An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.
– Victor Kiam
Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.
– Victor Kiam
Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.
– Larry King
Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
– Henry A. Kissinger
No foreign policy - no matter how ingenious - has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none.
– Henry A. Kissinger
Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out.
– Michael Korda
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
– Herbert Kaufman
The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.
– Ann Landers
There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
– Ann Landers
A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
– Doug Larson
About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.
– Tommy Lasorda
Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there - or failing to get there.
– Max Lerner
I've had great success being a total idiot.
– Jerry Lewis
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
– Abraham Lincoln
Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
– Vince Lombardi
Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.
– Vince Lombardi
However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage.
– Charles Luckman
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
– Niccolo Machiavelli
The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.
– John Madden
Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow - after you have done your best to achieve success today.
– Maxwell Maltz
Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
– Nelson Mandela
Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.
– Og Mandino
A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.
– Orison Swett Marden
No one has a corner on success. It is his who pays the price.
– Orison Swett Marden
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
– Orison Swett Marden
To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success.
– Orison Swett Marden
Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
– Orison Swett Marden
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.
– W. Somerset Maugham
We all know that Social Security is one of this country's greatest success stories in the 20th century.
– Mitch McConnell
Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success.
– Bryant H. McGill
I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now.
– Peter McWilliams
I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
– Margaret Mead
I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.
– Golda Meir
Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.
– Bernard Meltzer
Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success.
– Paul Meyer
One goes through school, college, medical school and one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success.
– Ashley Montagu
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
– Charles de Montesquieu