88 Best Success Quotes by Famous People

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“SUCCESS”, is something that everyone wants to have or achieve in their life. But many of us don’t even have idea that how to achieve it. We admire all those successful people and their success and achievements but don’t yet know that what “success” actually means. Here are some of the finest success quotes by famous people that will encourage you.

Success Quotes

  1. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” – James Cameron
  2. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” – Dhirubhai Ambani
  3. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
  4. “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde
  5. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden
  6. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.” – Kim Garst
  7. “Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence.” – Lisa M. Amos
  8. “Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.” – Roger Babson
  9. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
  10. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi
  11. “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
  12. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  13. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” – Tony Hsieh
  14. “Success is about creating benefit for all and enjoying the process. If you focus on this & adopt this definition, success is yours.” – Kelly Kim
  15. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  16. “Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great?” – Jimmy J
  17. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J. K Rowling
  18. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  19. “Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” – Vaibhav Shah
  20. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” –Albert Einstein
  21. “Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.” – Denzel Washington
  22. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
  23. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser
  24. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie
  25. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein
  26. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
  27. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin
  28. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  29. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  30. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  31. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra
  32. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
  33. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
  34. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde
  35. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford
  36. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley
  37. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
  38. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” – Bruce Feirstein
  39. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein
  40. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  41. “People ask, ‘What’s the best role you’ve ever played?’ The next one.” – Kevin Kline
  42. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth
  43. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill
  44. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
  45. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier
  46. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
  47. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak
  48. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
  49. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” – Thomas J. Watson
  50. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” – Earl Nightingale
  51. “You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.” – Philippos
  52. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.” – Bill Cosby
  53. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso
  54. “I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.” – Martha Stewart
  55. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon
  56. “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
  57. “Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” – Carl Bard
  58. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee
  59. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
  60. “Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.” – Jimmy Spithill
  61. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain
  62. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it–teach yourself to be impatient.” – Gurbaksh Chahal
  63. “The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” – Napoleon Hill
  64. “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F. Kettering
  65. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn
  66. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs
  67. “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman
  68. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw
  69. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker
  70. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” – Jane Smiley
  71. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun
  72. “Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.” – Baltasar
  73. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure … but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan
  74. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
  75. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn
  76. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” –Stephen Covey
  77. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget
  78. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison
  79. “To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka
  80. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” – Robert Schuller
  81. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell
  82. “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
  83. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein
  84. “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” – Robert Hughes
  85. “My tombstone? I’m thinking something along the lines of, ‘Geez, he was just here a minute ago.’” – George Carlin
  86. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
  87. “Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there’s an element of talent you should probably possess. But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen.” – Dax Shepard
  88. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” – Thomas J. Watson

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