100 Awesome Success Quotes

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What you are about to read is probably the best list of success quotes in the world.

In writing this post I read at least a few thousand quotes including all the quotes in the top ten web pages in Google for the search “success quotes.”

While reading these pages I pulled out the best quotes that pack the most punch, and then I distilled the list down to the very best 100.

Success quotes offer a great way to get insight into secrets of success from some of the most successful people throughout history.

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1. Action is the foundational key to all success.
~ Pablo Picasso

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

3. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
~ Abraham Lincoln

4. Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
~ Lydia M. Child

5. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
~ Dale Carnegie

6. Failure is success if we learn from it.
~ Malcolm Forbes

7. Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
~ Dale Carnegie

8. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
~ Jim Rohn

9. How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
~ Logan P. Smith

10. I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
~ George Burns

11. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
~ Michael Jordan

12. In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.
~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

13. 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

14. The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
~Dale Carnegie

15. When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success.
~Orison Swett Marden

16. Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.
~Marva Collins

17. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
~Vincent T. Lombardi

18. Success is a journey, not a destination.
~ Ben Sweetland

19. If you care at all,you’ll get some results. If you care enough, you’ll get incredible results.
~ Edward Simmons

20. The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

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21. The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work – if you won’t.
~ John Johnson

22. Success often comes to those who have the aptitude to see way down the road.
~ Laing Burns, Jr.

23. Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
~ Woody Allen

24. Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
~ Al Bernstein

25. Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
~ Dr. Joyce Brothers

26. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
~ Herman Cain

27. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
~ Dale Carnegie

28. Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
~ Dale Carnegie

29. To me success would be to be able to do your very best in everything you do.
~ Paul Cummings

30. As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

31. Self-trust is the first secret of success.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

32. Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become.
~ Jim Rohn

33. Failure is success if we learn from it.
~ Malcolm Forbes

34. The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
~ Henry Ford

35. The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
~ Benjamin Franklin

36. “Self-trust is the first secret of success.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

37. “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between, he does what he wants to do.”
~ Bob Dylan

38. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts
~ Winston S. Churchill

39. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”
~ Mark Twain

40. “The day is committed to error and floundering; success and achievement are matters of long range.”
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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41. “Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”
~ Thomas Edison

42. “The secret to success: find out where people are going and get there first”
~ Mark Twain

43. “You should pursue your passion. If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.”
~ Pierre Omidyar (Founder of eBay)

44. “You have to really believe in what you’re doing, be passionate enough about it so that you will put in the hours and hard work that it takes to actually succeed there, and then you’ll be successful.”
~ Pierre Omidyar (Founder of eBay)

45. “Long-term success is never achieved on our own. The phrase ‘a self-made man’ is a myth – all along the way we need support.”
~ Issy Sharp (Four Seasons Hotels)

46. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”
~ Estee Lauder

47. “To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.”
~ Henry Heinz (H.J. Heinz Company)

48. “Your attitude is either the lock on, or the key to the door of your success.”
~Denis Waitley

49. “Success means doing the best we can with what we have.”
~ Zig Ziglar

50. “Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph.”
~ Zig Ziglar

51. “Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”
~ Zig Ziglar

52. “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.”
~ Dr. Brothers

53. “The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”
~ Dale Carnegie

54. “When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success.”
~ Orison Swett Marden

55. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”
~V. Lombardi

56. “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”
~ Benjamin Disraeli

57. “The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best information.”
~ Benjamin Disraeli

58. “Unless you’re willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen.”
~ Phillip Adams

59. “Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.”
~ Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

60. “Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.”
~ Euripides

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61. “No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or “get rich” in business by being a conformist.”
~ J. Paul Getty

62. “The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary.”
~ Thomas Edison

63. “Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
~ Conrad Hilton

64. “The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.”
~ E.M. Gray

65. “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”
~ Seneca

66. “The middle of every successful project looks like a disaster.”
~ Rosabeth Moss Cantor

67. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”
~Abraham Lincoln

68. “Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.”
~ Lydia Child

69. “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.”
~ David Frost

70. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”
~ Bill Cosby

71. “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

72. “Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.”
~ Sloan Wilson

73. “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
~ Bill Gates

74. “Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.”
~ Oscar Wilde

75. “Success is dependent on effort.”
~ Sophocles

76. “Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.”
~ Jon Bon Jovi

77. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
~ William Feather

78. “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt

79. “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.”
~ Earl Nightingale

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

81. “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be”
~ George Sheehan

82. “To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you”
~ Tony Dorsett

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

84. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude”
~ Zig Ziglar

85. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success”
~ Napoleon Hill

86. “Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”
~ Anthony Robbins

87. “The best revenge is massive success.”
~ Frank Sinatra

88. “Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.”
~ Pablo Picasso

89. “Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.”
~ David Rockefeller

90. “How do I define success? Let me tell you, money’s pretty nice. But having a lot of money does not automatically make you a successful person. What you want is money and meaning. You want your work to be meaningful, because meaning is what brings the real richness to your life.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

91. “Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.”
~ Thomas J. Watson

92. “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart”
~ Thomas J. Watson

93. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”
~ Napoleon Hill

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

95. “The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed.”
~ Nelson Boswell

96. “Confidence is the hinge on the door to success.”
~ Mary O’Hare Dumas

97. “You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

98. “The secret of success is this: there is no secret of success.”
~ Elbert Hubbard

99. “We must radiate success before it will come to us. We must first become mentally, from an attitude standpoint, the people we wish to become.”
~Earl Nightingale

100. “Not in time, place, or circumstances, but in the man lies success.”
~Charles B. Rouss

Bonus Quotes

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”

~Conrad Hilton

“The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces”
~ Anonymous

“Confidence is the companion of success.”
~ Anonymous

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