Quotations about Success

Quotations about Success

  1. "The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do."
    -- Leontyne Price

  2. "I sometimes say that success just happens. That's not true. You have to make it happen. When I make up my mind to do something, I make sure it happens. You can't wait for the phone to ring. You have to ring them."
    -- Lord (Lew) Grade

  3. "Chance favors the prepared mind."
    -- Louis Pasteur

  4. "The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it."
    -- Mack R. Douglas

  5. "Failure is success if we learn from it."
    -- Malcolm S. Forbes

  6. "To succeed in business, be daring, be original, be first."
    -- Marchant

  7. "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

  8. "I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near."
    -- Margaret Thatcher

  9. "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

  10. "Is it any coincidence then that the most incredibly successful people have the most confident and positive attitudes? Many people think that positive attitude is a by-product of having achieved wealth and success. In my experience I have found that this attitude was more often the reason for and not the result of success."
    -- Mark A. Crouch

  11. "The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else."
    -- Martina Navratilova

  12. "There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success."
    -- Max Beerbohm

  13. "To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world -- that I am able to change it in positive ways."
    -- Maxine Hong Kingston

  14. "So celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed."
    -- Mia Hamm

  15. "I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot...And I missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is precisely...Why I succeed."
    -- Michael Jordan

  16. "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

  17. "Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you; until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire; until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy."
    -- Napoleon Hill

  18. "The great difference between those who succeed and those who fail does not consist in the amount of work done by each but in the amount of intelligent work. Many of those who fail most ignominiously do enough to achieve grand success but they labor haphazardly at whatever they are assigned, building up with one hand to tear down with the other. They do not grasp circumstances and change them into opportunities. They have no faculty for turning honest defeats into telling victories. With ability enough and ample time, the major ingredients of success, they are forever throwing back and forth an empty shuttle and the real web of their life is never woven."
    -- Og Mandino

  19. "The baby rises to its feet, takes a step, is overcome with triumph and joy -- and falls flat on its face. It is a pattern for all that is to come! But learn from the bewildered baby. Lurch to your feet again. You'll make the sofa in the end."
    -- Pam Brown

  20. "True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful."
    -- Paul Sweeney

  21. "I like to think of my best moment on the job as quiet victories. Victories over what? Over the "system", over the various bureaucracies not watching me, over my colleagues' indifference, over my patron's ignorance, over the very concept of horn-blowing pride."
    -- Paul Wiener

  22. "It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail."
    -- Peter Marshall

  23. "Get up one time more than you're knocked down."
    -- Peter's Principle of Success

  24. "The definition of success -- To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived -- this is to have succeeded."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  25. "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try themselves, and those who are afraid that you will succeed."
    -- Ray Goforth

  26. "Working hard overcomes a who lot of other obstacles. You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people."
    -- Rear Admiral Marsha Evans

  27. "The great successful men of the world have used their imagination ... they think ahead and create their mental picture in all it details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building-steadily building."
    -- Robert Collier

  28. "Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success."
    -- Rob Gilbert

  29. "Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit."
    -- Robert Schuller

  30. "Experience has taught me that there is one chief reason why some people succeed and others fail. The difference is not one of knowing, but of doing. The successful man is not so superior in ability as in action. So far as success can be reduced to a formula, it consists of this: doing what you know you should do."
    -- Roger Babson

  31. "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

  32. "Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it."
    -- Sam Ewing

  33. "I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it... The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on."
    -- Samuel Goldwyn

  34. "Hope... is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles."
    -- Samuel Smiles

  35. "It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done."
    -- Samuel Smiles

  36. "It is possible that the scrupulously honest man may not grow rich so fast as the unscrupulous and dishonest one; but the success will be of a truer kind, earned without fraud or injustice. And even though a man should for a time be unsuccessful, still he must be honest: better lose all and save character. For character is itself a fortune..."
    -- Samuel Smiles

  37. "The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent."
    -- Smiley Blanton

  38. "Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud."
    -- Sophocles

  39. "When your physical environment is in alignment with your aspiration, success becomes the norm."
    -- Susan St Lawrence

  40. "To be healthy, wealthy, happy and successful in any and all areas of your life you need to be aware that you need to think healthy, wealthy, and happy and successful thoughts twenty-four hours a day and cancel all negative, destructive, fearful and unhappy thoughts. These two types of thought cannot coexist if you want to share in the abundance that surrounds us all."
    -- Sydney Madwed

  41. "To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart."
    -- Thomas Watson

  42. "The way to succeed is to double your error rate."
    -- Thomas Watson

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

  44. "Would you like me to give you a formula for ... success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure... You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... You can be discouraged by failure -- or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side."
    -- Thomas J. Watson

  45. "If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know."
    -- Thomas Wolfe

  46. "I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying."
    -- Tom Hopkins

  47. "Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else."
    -- Tom Peters

  48. "Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."
    -- Truman Capote

  49. "Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price."
    -- Vince Lombardi

  50. "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

  51. "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
    -- William Feather

  52. "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

  53. "Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."
    -- Winston Churchill

  54. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
    -- Winston Churchill

  55. "Eighty percent of success is showing up."
    -- Woody Allen

  56. "Success is dependent upon the glands-sweat glands."
    -- Zig Ziglar

  57. "Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have."
    -- Zig Ziglar

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