Success Quotes

Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.
– Bernard Law Montgomery
Whatever success I've had, I always like to top it.
– Bernie Mac
If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom.
– Sydney Madwed
Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.
– Ralph Marston
Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.
– Ed Mcmahon
It's not enough that I should succeed - others should fail.
– David Merrick
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
– Dan Millman
Success has always been a great liar.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
My ambition was to stop waiting tables. That was how I measured success: finally, I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent, and that was by being a stand-up comic. Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living.
– Graham Norton
Though I had success in my research both when I was mad and when I was not, eventually I felt that my work would be better respected if I thought and acted like a 'normal' person.
– John Forbes Nash
Success is a process, a quality of mind and way of being, an outgoing affirmation of life.
– Alex Noble
When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.
– J. Robert Oppenheimer
A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success.
– Robert Orben
Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.
– Robert Orben
Success sometimes can really bite you in the shorts.
– Donny Osmond
True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.
– Bill Owens
Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.
– Joe Paterno
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
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
– Norman Vincent Peale
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.
– Ross Perot
The key to sitcom success is miserable people. If you see a happy couple, it's just gone, like when Sam and Diane got together on Cheers.
– Matthew Perry
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.
– Fernando Pessoa
All business success rests on something labeled a sale, which at least momentarily weds company and customer.
– Tom Peters
Success tempts many to their ruin.
– Phaedrus
We are taught to consume. And that's what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume, that it's just a mind set, that it's just an addiction, then we wouldn't be out there stepping on people's hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.
– River Phoenix
Action is the foundational key to all success.
– Pablo Picasso
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
– Pablo Picasso
Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.
– Brad Pitt
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
– William Pollard
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
– Ayn Rand
We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.
– Ronald Reagan
The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice.
– Jules Renard
Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.
– Pat Riley
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
– Pat Riley
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
– Anthony Robbins
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?
– Anthony Robbins
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
– Anthony Robbins
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
– Anthony Robbins
There's no abiding success without commitment.
– Anthony Robbins
The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything.
– Nelson Rockefeller
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
– Jim Rohn
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
– Jim Rohn
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
– Jim Rohn
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
– Jim Rohn
Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals.
– Jim Rohn
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
– Theodore Roosevelt
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
– Theodore Roosevelt
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
– Theodore Roosevelt
Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to carry it off.
– Donald H. Rumsfeld
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
– Babe Ruth
Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success.
– Erwin Rommel
You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful - and neglected - secret to success and happiness.
– Percy Ross
Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells.
– Elizabeth Taylor
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
– Henry David Thoreau
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
– Henry David Thoreau
The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it.
– James Thurber
Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
– Anthony Trollope
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
– Mark Twain
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
– Nikola Tesla
Success is not in never failing, but rising everytime you fall!
– Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
– Morihei Ueshiba
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
– Bobby Unser
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
– Marquis de Vauvenargues
They succeed, because they think they can.
– Virgil
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
– Denis Waitley
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
– Denis Waitley
Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.
– Denis Waitley
Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.
– Denis Waitley
Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.
– Denis Waitley
Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna - or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.
– Barbara Walters
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
– George Washington
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
– George Washington
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
– Thomas J. Watson
The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other.
– H. G. Wells
She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.
– Mae West
Every failure is a step to success.
– William Whewell
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
– Alfred North Whitehead
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of 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.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
– Oscar Wilde
Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.
– Tennessee Williams
Success and failure are equally disastrous.
– Tennessee Williams
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
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
– Earl Wilson
What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives.
– Oprah Winfrey
You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.
– Oprah Winfrey
Success comes to a writer as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.
– P. G. Wodehouse
Success is the sweetest revenge.
– Vanessa Williams
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
– Jonathan Winters
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
– Paramahansa Yogananda
Success can't be forced.
– Loretta Young
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.
– Zig Ziglar
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
– Zig Ziglar
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion... It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation - persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
– Alexander Graham Bell
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
– Michael Jordan
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
– Helen Keller
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
– Arthur Ashe
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
– Alexander Graham Bell
The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there.
– Irving Berlin
Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
– Johnny Carson
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
– G. K. Chesterton