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The Best Success Quotes Ever

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Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs. Barack Obama

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

Success is never accidental. Jack Dorsey (Twitter) Click to tweet

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it. W.C. Fields

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

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation. Pearl S. Buck

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

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller

My secret for success? I don’t know what the hell success means. Al Lewis

Success is leaving a good path, or even better, leaving no path at all. wisdomquotes.com

My success is not who I am. Judith Guest Click to tweet

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

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity. Thomas Wolfe

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Herman Melville

The successful people of this world take life as it comes. They just go out and deal with the world as it is. Ben Stein

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

To be able to look back upon one’s life in satisfaction, is to live twice. Khalil Gibran

I don’t dwell on success. Maybe that’s one reason I’m successful. Calvin Klein

Practice like you’ve never won. Perform like you’ve never lost.

He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much. Elbert Hubbard

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

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

Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

I measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her fellow human beings. Margaret Mead

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

I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness. Mother Teresa

A minute’s success pays the failure of years. Robert Browning

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

The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.

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

The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. Criss Jami (This is one of my favorite success quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

See also: life quotes, happiness quotes

Top 3 Success Quotes With Images

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Success is not in what you have, but who you are. Bo Bennett Click to tweet

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Forget the past. Nelson Mandela Click to tweet

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The true success is the person who invented himself. Al Goldstein Click to tweet

Part 2. Success Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Success Quotes (Einstein, Picasso, Disney)

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Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives. Be creative, but make sure that what you create is not a curse for mankind. Albert Einstein

Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures. Sam Walton (Wal-Mart)

I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things. Walt Disney

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

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. Salvador Dali

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

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. Vince Lombardi

Success is my only option, failure’s not. Eminem

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

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. Samuel Smiles

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

My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general; if you become a monk, you’ll end up as the Pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. Pablo Picasso

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

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau

There are no gains without pains. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. Alexander Graham Bell

Nothing succeeds like success. Alexandre Dumas

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

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Dale Carnegie

Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. Denis Waitley

Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal. Don Shula

The best revenge is massive success. Frank Sinatra

I wanted to be successful, not famous. George Harrison (The Beatles)

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

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. Maya Angelou

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will. Nelson Mandela

Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

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

80% of success is showing up. Woody Allen

Short Success Quotes

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One liners for your bio, social status, self-talk, signs, wallpapers, tattoos, SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.

To be great is to be misunderstood. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet

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

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

To fly, we have to have resistance. Maya Lin

Success unshared is failure. John Paul DeJoria

The secret of success is constancy to purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

Nothing fails like success. Alan Watts

Measure your success according to fun and creativity. Anita Roddick

Success is the child of audacity. Benjamin Disraeli

Applause waits on success. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

One fails forward toward success. Charles Kettering

Success is simple: be content. wisdomquotes.com

Success has always been a great liar. Friedrich Nietzsche

Success is the sum of details. Harvey S. Firestone

Success is survival. Leonard Cohen

Success can’t be forced. Loretta Young

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top. Napoleon Hill

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 tempts many to their ruin. Phaedrus

Success is a poor teacher. Robert Kiyosaki

Excess is success. Roberto Cavalli (wisdomquotes.com doesn’t agree on this one)

Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble. Shahrukh Khan

Success is dependent on effort. Sophocles

Success is the sweetest revenge. Vanessa Williams

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Inspirational Success Quotes

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

Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content. Louis L’Amour

Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. James A. Froude

Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk. J. C. Penney

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. Coco Chanel

The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. Alexander Graham Bell

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

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat. Nelson Mandela

Those who are successful overcome their fears and take action. Those who aren’t submit to their fears and live with regrets. Jay-Z

Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success. Bo Bennett

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. Booker T. Washington

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

Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at. Don Marquis

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

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

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours. Orison Swett Marden

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

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. Bill Bradley

Why be a king, when you can be a god? Eminem Click to tweet

Funny And Surprising Success Quotes

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I’m the most successful bad player ever. Andy Roddick

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

No burden is so heavy for a man to bear as a succession of happy days. Max Planck

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

The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture. Alfred Hitchcock

Success is like winning the sweepstakes or getting killed in an automobile crash. It always happens to somebody else. Allan Sherman

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

I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either. Jack Benny

Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful. Benjamin Disraeli

The worst part of success is to try finding someone who is happy for you. Bette Midler

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

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it. Elbert Hubbard

Success is a great deodorant. Elizabeth Taylor

A successful marriage isn’t necessarily one that lasts until you’re dead. Ellen Barkin

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

What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins. Gene Fowler

Don’t stress about press if you want success. wisdomquotes.com

The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people. George Bernard Shaw

Success is always less funny than failure. Jon Ronson Click to tweet

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. Lana Turner

Success isn’t everything but it makes a man stand straight. Lillian Hellman

People get successful and they start saying, ‘Well of course I am! I was chosen! I’m special!’ No, you’re not. Louis C. K

Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. Mark Twain

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

When I prayed for success, I forgot to ask for sound sleep and good digestion. Mason Cooley

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk. Rita Rudner

If I die prematurely I shall be saved from being bored to death at my own success. Samuel Butler

Success comes in cans; failure in can’ts. Wilfred Peterson

Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands. Zig Ziglar

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Deep Success Quotes

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Warning: the following quotes are profound. (I re-read some of them a few times!)

Conquer, but don’t triumph. Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success. Vanessa Redgrave

The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers. William Lloyd Garrison

The great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness. John C. Maxwell

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. To comprehend a nectar – requires sorest need. Emily Dickinson

The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape. Alice James

Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon. Booker T. Washington

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success. Henry David Thoreau

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 is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. T. S. Eliot

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 – keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep. Walter Scott

Success is a consequence and must not be a goal. Gustave Flaubert Click to tweet

To be successful be ahead of your time, but only a little. Mason Cooley

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

Wise Success Quotes

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There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter F. Drucker

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. Jonathan Kozol

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. Jonas Salk

If I tell you I’m good, probably you will say I’m boasting. But if I tell you I’m not good, you’ll know I’m lying. Bruce Lee

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. Bruce Feirstein

There is little success where there is little laughter. Andrew Carnegie

Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same. Audrey Hepburn

Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised. Ben Jonson

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. Benjamin Franklin

The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal. Erich Fromm

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. Euripides

Success breeds success, and failure leads to a sort of fallow period. Felicity Kendal

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem. Henry A. Kissinger

It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him. Max Planck

Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own. Michelle Obama

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

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

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

Don’t think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success. Robert Orben

Success is the most important to many, to me it’s just a bonus. Lucas Grabeel

I have had all of the disadvantages required for success. Larry Ellison

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Part 3. Success Quotes About…

Success Quotes About Life

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Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. Lily Tomlin

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. Corita Kent

This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him. William Lyon Phelps

What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. Ralph Waldo Emerson

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver

Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre. Chet Atkins

All my growth and development led me to believe that if you really do the right thing, and if you play by the rules, and if you’ve got good enough, solid judgment and common sense, that you’re going to be able to do whatever you want to do with your life. Barbara Jordan

Success isn’t always going to be a huge contract; success is going to be if you just live out your purpose in life. Allan Houston

Happiness is not always through success. Equally, the constant pursuit of success is sure unhappiness. But we have to find the balance. Amy Chua

Life fundamentally does not change depending on work or fame or success. Anson Mount

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

We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent. Barack Obama

Behind every successful person lies a pack of haters. Eminem

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

Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement. Ernest Dimnet

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

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Helen Keller

I don’t just want to be successful I want to have fun. Julie Brown

We reveal our joys and successes, we conceal our pain. Jesse Jackson

Success Quotes About Hard Work, Perseverance, Never Giving Up

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I gave up a lot of things in exchange for my success. Billy Sheehan

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

Perseverance – a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. Ambrose Bierce

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

I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got. Walter Cronkite

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win. Bernadette Devlin

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. Barack Obama

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

The harder you work for something you love, the more meaningful your life becomes. wisdomquotes.com

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

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

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal. Earl Nightingale

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

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 never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. John Wooden

My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day. Johnny Carson

The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity. Joshua Waitzkin

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

A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements. Orison Swett Marden

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

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. Click to tweet

Quotes About Success, Failures, Obstacles

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Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Mike Tyson

Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. William Saroyan

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

Obstacles are placed in our way to see if what we want is really worth fighting for.

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody. Herbert B. Swope

It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success. Havelock Ellis

Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors. Aldous Huxley

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats. Amos Bronson Alcott

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. Bill Gates

A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success. Bo Bennett

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. wisdomquotes.com

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

If you try a bunch of things, you often learn more from failure than success. Elon Musk

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

Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline. Graham Greene

Despite the successes, you remember the failures – rather lovingly. Harold Prince

I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure. Jean Kerr

The road to success is always under construction. Lily Tomlin Click to tweet

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

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

Once you can accept failure, you can have fun and success. Rickey Henderson

Quotes About Success And Business (For entrepreneurs)

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Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. Demosthenes

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Your ability to learn faster than your competition is your only sustainable competitive advantage. Arie De Gues

Successful entrepreneurs may hate hierarchies and structures and try to destroy them. They may garner the disapproval of MBAs for their creativity and wildness. But they have antennae in their heads. When they walk down the street anywhere in the world, they have their antennae out, evaluating how what they see can relate back to what they are doing. It might be packaging, a word, a poem, or even something in a completely different business. Anita Roddick

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

Real success is being totally indulgent about your own trip. You put your blinders on about the garbage and go full speed ahead. Betsey Johnson

Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning. Bill Gates

To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field. Edward de Bono

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

Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts. Erskine Bowles

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

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality. Henry Ward Beecher

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

The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. Irving Berlin

If we go to work at 8 am and go home at 5 pm, this is not a high-tech company and Alibaba will never be successful. If we have that kind of 8-to-5 spirit, then we should just go and do something else. Jack Ma (Alibaba)

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

Combining all of those skills together, the art and the science, the thinking and the doing, was what resulted in the exceptional result. (Talking about successful polymath Leonardo da Vinci being a chemist, knowing about human anatomy, mixing his own paint, painting, etc.)

No matter how successful you are in your career, you must always remember that we are here to live. If you keep yourself busy working, you will surely regret it. Jack Ma (Alibaba)

We are successful today not because we did a great job today, but because we had a dream 15 years ago, and we believed that the Internet could help small businesses. Jack Ma (Alibaba)

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

Reputation is the key to success. You have to be loyal to your customers. Li Ka Shing

Successful enterprises are built from the ground up. You can’t assemble them with a bunch of acquisitions. Lou Gerstner

I’m very competitive, and my ego couldn’t handle that lack of success. Gavin DeGraw

The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people. Harvey S. Firestone Click to tweet

Quotes About Success, Team Work, Work, Friends

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People are the key to success or extraordinary success. Azim Premji

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. Pearl S. Buck

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

Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone. Deepak Chopra

Nothing reinforces a professional relationship more than enjoying success with someone. Harold Ramis

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

The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress.

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. Albert Camus

Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows. Ambrose Bierce

You can accomplish a lot of things if you’re self-driven, but 10X more when you know the right people. wisdomquotes.com

All those who are around me are the bridge to my success, so they are all important. Manny Pacquiao

I believe that people who don’t achieve anything in life are isolated and resent those that are successful. Manuel Puig

My mum always told me 95 per cent of success was partnering well. Marc Anthony

Successful organizations, including the Military, have learned that the higher the risk, the more necessary it is to engage everyone’s commitment and intelligence. Margaret J. Wheatley

The success of each of us benefits us all, and the success of us all benefits each of us individually. Walter Ulbricht

Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable. Pat Riley

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Success Sayings About Money

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Money often costs too much. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Frugality includes all the other virtues. Cicero

While money can’t buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery. Groucho Marx

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

The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been truth, goodness, and beauty… The ordinary objects of human endeavour – property, outward success, luxury – have always seemed to me contemptible. Albert Einstein

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled. Barack Obama

I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. Pablo Picasso

I was working eighteen hours a day, seven days a week, trying to build a business, expand our coverage, and bring in investors. But my life, I realized, was out of control. In terms of the traditional measures of success, which focus on money and power, I was very successful. But I was not living a successful life by any sane definition of success. I knew something had to radically change. I could not go on that way. Arianna Huffington

To live the lives we truly want and deserve, and not just the lives we settle for, we need a Third Metric, a third measure of success that goes beyond the two metrics of money and power, and consists of four pillars: well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving. Arianna Huffington

Fortune sides with him who dares. Virgil

Success and money can really be quite blinding. Jim Harrison

Realy success is know about money, it’s about making an positive impact in the world. wisdomquotes.com

Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money. Voltaire

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. Dorothy Parker

Money does not guarantee success. Jose Mourinho

Money is like manure. It stinks when you pile it; it grows when you spread it. JRD Tata

Real riches are the riches possessed inside. B. C. Forbes Click to tweet

Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion. Tony Hsieh

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. Franklin D. Roosevelt

That should be the measure of success for everyone. It’s not money, it’s not fame, it’s not celebrity; my index of success is happiness. Lupe Fiasco

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. John Ruskin

Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. Oprah Winfrey

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

Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like. Will Rogers

Top 15 things money can’t buy: Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity. Roy T. Bennett

A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. Jonathan Swift

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. Epictetus (See also: 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy)

Success Sayings About The Law Of Attraction

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

Every thought of yours is a real thing – a force. Rhonda Byrne

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 (The Wolf Of Wall Street)

Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible. Charles Haanel

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

I’ve always known I would be a success, but I was surprised at the way it came. Eva Gabor

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. Frank Lloyd Wright

My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny. Elaine Maxwell

Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matthew 21:22

You’ve got to be success minded. You’ve got to feel that things are coming your way when you’re out selling; otherwise, you won’t be able to sell anything. Benjamin Jowett

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. Brian Tracy

The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. Cecil B. DeMille

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. James Cameron

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

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. Pele

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

Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself. Robert Collier

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

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. Jim Rohn Click to tweet

Part 4. Success Quotes For…

Success Quotes For Students, Exams, Graduation

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

The wisest mind has something yet to learn. George Santanaya

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. C.S. Lewis

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain

The expert in anything was once a beginner. Helen Hayes

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Joshua J. Marine

It is wiser to find out than to suppose. Mark Twain

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. Christian D. Larson

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.

Practice isn’t the thing you do once your good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good. Malcolm Gladwell

Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs

The journey is the reward. Chinese Proverb

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy

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

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. Mark Twain

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. George Washington Carver

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. Nora Roberts

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh

Be a student as long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. Henry L. Doherty

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Success Quotations For Kids

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

You don’t have to show people how successful you are. Martin Yan

What would you like the most on your tombstone? ‘She/he was famous’ or ‘She/he was a kind and loving friend’? wisdomquotes.com

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

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go! Dr. Seuss

No-one knows what he can do until he tries. Publilius Syrus

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Bruce Lee

Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. Bonnie Blair

The most important aspect of my personality as far as determining my success goes; has been my questioning conventional wisdom, doubting experts and questioning authority. While that can be painful in your relationships with your parents and teachers, it’s enormously useful in life. Larry Ellison

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. A.A. Milne

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Be silly, be honest, be kind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do. John Wooden

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

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese Saying

Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning. Diane Ackerman

Don’t expect your friend to be a perfect person. But, help your friend to become a perfect person. That is true friendship! Mother Teresa

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

You always pass failure on the way to success. Mickey Rooney

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. Albert Einstein

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. Roald Dahl

No kid is unsmart. Every kid’s a genius at something. Our job is to find it. And then encourage it. Robin Sharma

Pulling someone down will never help you reach the top.

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Dr. Seuss

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Success Quotations For Men

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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

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. Lana Turner

Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law. Hubert H. Humphrey

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

Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife. Groucho Marx

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 (Wolf Of Wall Street)

Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. W. Clement Stone

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

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

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

Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law. Hubert H. Humphrey

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

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

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

The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it. Roger Babson

Success Quotations For Women

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Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. Sophia Loren

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. Katharine Hepburn

Cat Deeley Success is hard in general for most women. We now have such busy lives, and we’re told we can do everything – you know, we can have the relationship and the marriage and the kids and the career.

I want to be more successful as a mother than I am in show business. Celine Dion

Orison Swett Marden A woman who is self-reliant, positive, optimistic, and undertakes her work with the assurance of success magnetizes her condition. She draws to herself the creative powers of the universe.

It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. J.K Rowling

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. Mother Teresa

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand

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

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. Malala Yousafza

I’m fearless, I don’t complain. Even when horrible things happen to me, I go on. Sofia Vergara

I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. Virginia Rometty (IBM)

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anais Nin

People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me. Princess Diana

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. Helen Keller

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Mae West

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Helen Keller

Don’t live life in the past lane. Samantha Ettus

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free. Angelina Jolie

Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady of The US from 1933 to 1945)

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. Oprah Winfrey

Knowing what must be done does away with fear. Rosa Parks

I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. Marissa Mayer (Google, Yahoo)

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. Anne Sweeney (Walt Disney)

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change. Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook)

Done is better than perfect. Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook)

If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Jong

One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman. Simone de Beauvoir

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Part 5. What Is True Success?

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Fame and success are very different things. Enya Click to tweet

True success is having done his best to be his best. wisdomquotes.com

Integrity is more valuable than income. Honor is richer than fame. Self-Worth is wealthier than net worth. Robin Sharma

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

Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed. Vaclav Havel

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community. Albert Einstein

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

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. Henry David Thoreau

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success. Helen Hayes

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

True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment. Dada Vaswani

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

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day. Alex Noble

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

I don’t believe the most successful people are the ones who got the best grades, got into the best schools, or made the most money. Ben Stein

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

Being best is a false goal, you have to measure success on your own terms. Damien Hirst

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Khalil Gibran

I don’t work for the others, I work for myself. And I chose the way to work for myself. But working for myself, that means working for the society. If you really want to work for yourself, think about the others, the DT time, making sure you help others, because only when the other people are successful, when the other people are happy, you’ll be successful, you’ll be happy. Jack Ma

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. John Wooden

The successful man doesn’t use others, other people use the successful man, for above all the success is of service. Mark Caine

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

Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals. Paul J. Meyer

Success in anything is through happiness. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion. Major Taylor

I think people often confuse success with fame and stardom. Brenda Blethyn

We must do our work for its own sake, not for fortune or attention or applause. Steven Pressfield

Part 6. What Is The Secret To Success? What Are The Keys?

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The secret of success is constancy of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. Arnold H. Glasow

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

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Albert Schweitzer

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. Albert Schweitzer

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

So I feel like success is opportunity plus preparation, so work begets work, and as long as you’re prepared it’s going to continue to come your way. Anthony Mackie

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

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

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

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. Jim Rohn

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

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 Click to tweet

Integrity is the essence of everything successful. R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self. Ralph Marston

Part 7. Conclusion

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He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction. Bessie Stanley

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