Success Quotes and Sayings

These are inspirational, motivational, wise, funny success quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more quotes by topic on MindBootstrap.

Short success quotes


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


Storms don’t last forever.


To be great is to be misunderstood. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.


Applause waits on success. ~Benjamin Franklin


One fails forward toward success. ~Charles Kettering


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


Success is the child of audacity. ~Benjamin Disraeli


Success can’t be forced. ~Loretta Young


Success is dependent on effort. ~Sophocles


Success is never accidental. ~Jack Dorsey


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


Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.


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


I will persist until I succeed.


A goal is a dream with a deadline. ~Napoleon Hill


Success is the best revenge for anything. ~Ed Sheeran


Failure trains you for success.


Measure your success according to fun and creativity. ~Anita Roddick


Success is a poor teacher. ~Robert Kiyosaki


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


Success has always been a great liar. ~Friedrich Nietzsche


Key to success quotes


The key to success is to start before you are ready. ~Marie Forleo


The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.


Persistence is key to success.


Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. ~Solomon Ortiz


Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. ~Morihei Ueshiba


Determination, with an optimistic attitude is the key to success. ~Dalai Lama


The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance. ~Sun Yat-sen


Preparedness is the key to success and victory. ~Douglas MacArthur


The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true.


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


Patience is a key element of success. ~Bill Gates


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


I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~Bill Cosby


Self motivation is key. You won’t be successful without it.


Commitment is the key to success to everything. ~Sam Walton


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


Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear. ~Dan Millman


One of the most important keys to success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don’t feel like doing it.


I believe that one key to success is to accept truth, no matter how it’s spoken. ~Robert Kiyosaki


The key to success is being in the right place at the right time, recognizing that you are there, and taking action. ~Ray Kroc


Failure to success quotes



Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. ~Henry Ford


Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.


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


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


Fall seven times, stand up eight.


Failure doesn’t kill you…it increase your desire to make something happen. ~Kevin Costner


Failure is a step to success.


To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success. ~Jose Bergamin


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


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


Success is 99 percent failure. ~Soichiro Honda


Don’t be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success. ~Maude Adams


I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~Thomas Edison


Success quotes for students


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


I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft. ~Bill Gates


Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. ~John Maxwell


You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. ~George Lorimer


There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. ~Beverly Sills


Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.


Strive for progress, not perfection.


You can read and study all the books of this world, but if you don’t believe in yourself, it’s all in vain.


If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance? ~Jack Ma


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ~Albert Einstein


When the student is ready, the master appears. ~Buddhist proverb


The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that cannot read them. ~Mark Twain


Success quotes for work


Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose. ~G. K. Nelson


Keeping together is progress; working together is success. ~Henry Ford


Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. ~Tim Notke


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


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


Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. ~Virat Kohli


Hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but improves its chances. ~B.J. Gupta


The goal is not to be successful, the goal is to be valuable. Once you’re valuable, instead of chasing success, it will attract itself to you.


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


There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits. ~Michael Phelps


Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it. ~Napoleon Hill


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


The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~Vince Lombardi


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


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ~Colin Powell


Work hard in silence, let your success be your noice. ~Frank Ocean


There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. ~Zig Ziglar


Successful people never ask if things will work. They are willing to try and find out. ~Brad Gosse


Keep going. Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.


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


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


Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. ~Virat Kohli


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


Success quotes for men


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


I dream my painting and I paint my dream.


I’m coming for everything they said I couldn’t have.


Success is not in what you have, but who you are. ~Bo Bennett


A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. ~George Bernard Shaw


Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand. ~Bruce Marton


Men are born to succeed, not to fail. ~Henry David Thoreau


Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. ~Brian Tracy


If you want to go big, stop thinking small.


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


If you can’t find an opportunity, create your own.


What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. ~Bob Dylan


No man is a success in business unless he loves his work. ~Florence Scovel Shinn


Success quotes for women


We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. ~Arianna Huffington


Be the kind of woman that makes other women want to up their game.


A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.


Behind every successful woman is herself.


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


Success is finding personal meaning & contentment in your life.


A successful woman preacher was once asked what special obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry? Not one, she answered, except the lack of a minister’s wife. ~Anna Garlin Spencer


Success quotes for kids


Success is dependent on effort.


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


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.


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


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


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


One small positive though in the morning can change your whole day.


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


Every child is a different kind of flower. All together they make this world a beautiful garden.


Your level of success is only predetermined by your level of effort.


Success in business requires training, discipline & hard work.


If you can dream it, you can do it. ~Walt Disney


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


Kid, You’ll move mountains! ~Dr. Seuss


Everything that you imagine you can do…and whatever you dream will come true.


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


Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. ~Julia Child


As kids we’re not taught how to deal with success; we’re taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what? ~Charlie Sheen


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


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


It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs. ~Jillian Michaels


Success quotes for friends


A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success! ~Doug Larson


The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul. ~Shanna Rodriguez


Due to success I started losing friends. ~Ace Hood


Behind every successful woman is a best friend giving her crazy ideas.


There’s not an instruction manual on how to deal with success, so you just have to rely on having great friends and a good team. ~Bryan Adams


Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success. ~Oscar Wilde


Success occurs when strangers become friends. ~J J Wilks


It sounds cliche, but success is your friends, your family, what you do, and if you’re happy when you wake up. ~Michael Pitt


Friends who hold visions of your success as much as their own are a blessing. ~Yung Pueblo

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Success quotes about life


Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.


There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking. ~Brian Tracy


If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. ~Tony Gaskins


Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do. ~Brian Tracy


Believing in yourself is the first secret of success.


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


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw


Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure, and loss only act as motivation.


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


Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.


All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. ~Mark Twain


Success in life is not about luck, it is about managed thoughts, focused attention and deliberate action.


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


Success is like your own shadow, if you try to catch it you will never succeed, ignore it and walk in your own way, and it will follow you.


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


There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou


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


The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. ~Walter Bagehot


A satisfied life is better than a successful life. Because our success is measured by others, but our satisfaction is measured by our own soul, mind and heart.


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


If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.


Success quotes about business


Focus on being productive instead of busy. ~Tim Ferris


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


A successful business requires one simple thing: passion. ~Teresa Collins


There are three things you must do in order to become wealthy. You must have the right mindset, discover your purpose in life, and find a business that expresses that purpose. ~Andy Fuehl


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


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


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


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


No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it. ~Jack Welch


A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. ~Richard Branson


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


All business success rests on something labeled a sale, which at least momentarily weds company and customer. ~Tom Peters


Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. ~Tony Robbins


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


It’s not just about being better. It’s about being different. You need to give people a reason to choose your business. ~Tom Abbott


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



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