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170 Inspirational Success Quotes And Sayings

Are you looking for success quotes & Sayings? In this post, we are going to share with you a list of 170 most inspirational success quotes and sayings that will help you to succeed in every area of your life.

 

Success Quotes & Sayings

 

“The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” – John D. Rockefeller

 

“All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.” – Mark Twain

 

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” -Pablo Picasso

 

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

 

“To succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Michael Korda

 

“To fly, we have to have resistance.” – Maya Lin

 

“The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” -Benjamin Disraeli

 

“Success is never final, but failure can be.” – Bill Parcells

 

“When it comes to success, there are no shortcuts.” -Bo Bennett

 

“One fails forward toward success.” – Charles Kettering

 

“Success is the sum of details.” – Harvey S. Firestone

 

“Success is the fruit of concentration.” – Navjot Singh Sidhu

 

“There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.” – Paul Bryant

 

“Success is dependent on effort.” – Sophocles

 

“Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.” – Martha Stewart

 

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” – Morihei Ueshiba

 

“Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.” – Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.” – Sam Ewing

 

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” – Richard Bach

 

“Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.” – Baltasar

 

“Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.” – Sam Walton (Walmart)

 

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

 

“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

 

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

 

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins

 

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

 

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 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

 

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford

 

“There are no gains without pains.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

 

“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” – Abraham Lincoln

 

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates (Microsoft)

 

“You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.” – Lou Holtz

 

“Failure is success in progress.” – Albert Einstein

 

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

 

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” – Warren Buffett

 

“The people who succeed are irrationally passionate about something.” -Naval Ravikant

 

“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” – Herbert Bayard Swope

 

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” -George S. Patton

 

“Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years.” – Bob Brown

 

“If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.” – Malcolm X

 

“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

 

“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert Kiyosaki

 

“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” – Anonymous

 

“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” – Arnold H. Glasow

 

“The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” – Ayn Rand

 

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

 

“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

 

“Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.” – Henry Ward Beecher

 

“The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?” – Larry Flynt

 

“Practice like you’ve never won. Perform like you’ve never lost.” -Bernard F. Asuncion

 

“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

 

“Success – keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.” – Walter Scott

 

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

 

“Actually, your past successes are your biggest obstacle: every battle, every war, is different, and you cannot assume that what worked before will work today.” – Robert Greene

 

“You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

“The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.” -Paramahansa Yogananda

 

“Sometimes success comes in ways you don’t expect.” -Ben Barnes

 

“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

 

“Success can be obviously a two way street.” – Chris Noth

 

“You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.” – Dale Carnegie

 

“Often it’s the little, daily decisions – the ones you make hour by hour – that mean the difference between success and failure.” – Mary Kay Ash

 

“Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self-criticism.” – Albert Einstein

 

“I’m not one of those people who thinks they simply deserve success. I have the drive to work.” – Bridget Moynahan

 

“Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.” – William M. Winans

 

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non successful entrepreneurs is pure perseverance. It is so hard, you pour so much of your life into this thing, there are such rough moments in time, that most people give up. I don’t blame them, it’s really tough.” – Steve Jobs

 

“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

 

“We all naturally want to become successful… we also want to take shortcuts. And it’s easy to do so, but you can never take away the effort of hard work and discipline and sacrifice.” – Apolo Ohno

 

“Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” – Benjamin Disraeli

 

“No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better.” – Anonymous

 

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

 

“Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.” – Jim Rohn

 

“Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.” – W. Clement Stone

 

“Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed.” – Lloyd Jones

 

“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

 

“Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.” – Bo Bennett

 

“It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.” – Charlotte Whitton

 

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

 

“Real successful people are the ones who don’t even bother about obstacles because they know exactly what they want.” – Anonymous

 

“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” – Dale Carnegie

 

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw

 

“Without failure, there is no sweetness in success. There’s no understanding of it.” – Glenn Beck

 

“The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin

 

“No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.” – Napoleon Hill

 

“Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.” – Navjot Singh Sidhu

 

“The world’s most successful entrepreneurs play hard, but they work even harder.” – Ben Parr

 

“Really liking what you do, whatever area that you get into, even if you’re the best of the best, there’s always a chance of failure. So, I think it’s important that you really like whatever you’re doing, if you don’t like it, life is too short. If you like what you’re doing, you think about it even when you’re not working, it’s something that your mind is drawn to. And if you don’t like it, you really just can’t make it work.” – Elon Musk

 

“The professional has learned that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work. The professional concentrates on the work and allows rewards to come or not come, whatever they like.” – Steven Pressfield

 

“The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.” – Henry Ward Beecher

 

“The doers are the major thinkers. The people that really create the things that change this industry are both the doer/thinker in one person.” – Steve Jobs

 

“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

 

“Be hungry for success, hungry to make your mark, hungry to be seen and to be heard and to have an effect. And as you move up and become successful, make sure also to be hungry for helping others.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

“The biggest hurdle is rejection. Any business you start, be ready for it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is the successful people do all the things the unsuccessful people don’t want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically, with a smile on your face.” – John Paul DeJoria

 

“Great achievers are driven, not so much by the pursuit of success, but by the fear of failure.” – Larry Ellison

 

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” – Pearl S. Buck

 

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford

 

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

 

“I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen.” – Erykah Badu

 

“See the things that you want as already yours.” – Rhonda Byrne

 

“Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny, they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them.” – Jordan Belfort

 

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

 

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” – Swami Vivekananda

 

“Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream.” – Marlon Wayans

 

“A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.” – Orison Swett Marden

 

“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.” – Robert Kiyosaki

 

“The first principle of success is desire – knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of your seed.” – Robert Collier

 

“Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

 

“Success doesn’t come to you, you’ve got to go to it.” – Marva Collins

 

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

“The journey is the reward.” – Chinese Proverb

 

“If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

 

“Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs.” – Henry Ford

 

“Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you.” – Madeline Bridge

 

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Saying

 

“It doesn’t matter how slowly you go – as long as you don’t stop!” – Confucius

 

“A successful man is built of 1,000 failures.” – Ray Allen

 

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” – Wayne Huizenga

 

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

 

“To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.” – Henry Ward Beecher

 

“As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.” – Benjamin Disraeli

 

“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.” – Joan Rivers

 

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” – Helen Keller

 

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” -Anne Sweeney

 

“True success is having done his best to be his best.” – Anonymous

 

“The man who has done his level best… is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.” – B. C. Forbes

 

“Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.” – Corita Kent

 

“To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theater; it lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment.” – Anna Pavlova

 

“What we’re beginning to recognize now is that success is not always about doing more, but also about doing better, and we do better when we’re connected to our inner wisdom, strength, and intuition.” – Arianna Huffington

 

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” – Arthur Ashe

 

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” – Bernard Baruch

 

“Success is about enjoying what you have and where you are, while pursuing achievable goals.” – Bo Bennett

 

“Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to.” – Bob Cousy

 

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy

 

“Success is about honour, feeling morally calibrated, absence of shame, not what some newspaper defines from an external metric.” -Nassim Nicholas Taleb

 

“Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.” – William Menninger

 

“Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration, and inspiration.” – Evan Esar

 

“There is no scientific answer for success. You can’t define it. You’ve simply got to live it and do it.” – Anita Roddick

 

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe

 

“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.” – Brian Tracy

 

“Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.” – Charles Buxton

 

“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

 

“The key is over time. Success is built sequentially. It’s one thing at a time.” – Gary Keller

 

“The secret of success is sincerity.” – Jean Giraudoux

 

“Singleness of purpose is essential for success in life.” – John D. Rockefeller

 

“The key to my success has been to give up everything for my dream.” – John H. Johnson

 

“The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.” – Julius Erving

 

“Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.” – Malcolm Forbes

 

“Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.” – Marilyn vos Savant

 

Funny Success Quotes & Sayings

 

“Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs.” – Jim Rohn

 

“Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.” – Earl Wilson

 

“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

 

“Success is when the checks don’t bounce.” – Andy Warhol

 

“It’s our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people.” – Carrot Top

 

“I’m finding that success is way more time-consuming than failure ever was.” – Emma Donoghue

 

“Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.” – Erma Bombeck

 

“Success is always less funny than failure.” – Jon Ronson

 

“If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire.” -Mason Cooley

 

“Success comes in cans; failure in cant’s.” – Wilfred Peterson

 

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