Motivational Quotes About Success


We all want to succeed in our lives.

From our relationships, our children, friends all the way to our careers. You want to succeed in these areas don’t you? I know I do.

How do you find success?

Success you see, starts with your attitude.

You have to want it. You need the mindset of a winner and never stop going after what you want.

It’s the way you feel and think about yourself. Negative thinking can have disasterous concequences on whether we succeed or not.

You have complete control over what you think and do. Your quality of life will improve the more positively you think.

I’d like to share with you my favorite motivational quotes on success. The advice is timeless, true and inspirational.

motivational quotes about success

Motivational Quotes On Success

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

– Arnold H. Glasgow

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.

– Zig Ziglar

Action is the foundational key to all success.

– Pablo Picasso


Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.

– Richard Branson

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
Quotes about success | Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

– Winston Churchill

Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.

– Malcolm S. Forbes

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

– Lucille Ball

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

– Albert Ellis

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure which is: Try to please everybody. | Quote On Success

– Herbert B. Swope

Our greatest fear should not be of failure … but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.

– Francis Chan

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.

– Olin Miller

A year from now you may wish you had started today.

– Karen Lamb

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.

– Orison Swett Marden

If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.

– Albert Einstein

The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.

– Roy L. Smith

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.

– Stephen King
Success Quotes | If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

– Jim Rohn

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

– George Bernard Shaw

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

– Winston Churchill

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

– Vincent Van Gogh

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.

– Abraham Lincoln

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

– Abraham Lincoln

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

– John R. Wooden

The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.

– Unknown

Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

– Peter Drucker

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.

– Florence Nightingale

Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.

– Milton Erickson

The best revenge is massive success.

– Frank Sinatra

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

– Erich Fromm

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

– Abraham Maslow

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

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

– George Bernard Shaw

Success comes in cans; failure in can’ts.

– Unknown

Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.

– Brian Tracy

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.

– Mae Jemison

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

– Napoleon Hill

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

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
To succeed in life you need two things; ignorance and confidence

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. | Successul Life Quote

– Mark Twain

I’ve missed more than 9000 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

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.

– George Sheehan

Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.

– William James

For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy.

If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time.

If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.

– Andy Rooney

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

– Bruce Feirstein

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, that is way great spiritual giants are produced. | Way To Success Quote

– Swami Vivekananda

Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.

– Wilfred Peterson

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.

– Robert Collier

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

– Benjamin Disraeli

After every difficulty, ask yourself two questions: “What did I do right?” and “What would I do differently?

– Brian Tracy

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.

– David Bly

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.

– Clay P. Bedford

If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.

– Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.

– Robert Kiyosaki

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

– Napoleon Hill

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

– Thomas Jefferson

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. | Quotes To Succeed

– Ray Goforth

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

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

Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.

– Unknown

Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now.

Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.

– Denis Waitley

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.

– Leo Buscaglia

The road to success is always under construction.

– Lily Tomlin

Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.

– Peter Drucker

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

– Oprah Winfrey

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.

– Leo F. Buscaglia

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.

– Albert Einstein

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. | Inspired Success Quote

– Alexander Graham Bell

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

– Wayne Dyer

In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

– Theodore Roosevelt
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

– Mahatma Gandhi

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

“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

– Dalai Lama

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

– Harry F. Banks

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

– Bruce Lee

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

– Zig Ziglar

Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary.

Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.

– Calvin Coolidge

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed.

Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. | Motivational Quotes On Success

– Tony Robbins

Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good.

In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.

– Anthony Robbins

Your work is discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.

– Buddha

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

– Dale Carnegie
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

– George S. Patton

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now.

With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.

– Mark Victor Hansen

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.

Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.

– David M. Burns

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

– Henry David Thoreau

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.

– Oscar Wilde

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

– Mark Twain

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

– Samuel Beckett

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

– Conrad Hilton

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

– Arthur Ashe

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
quotes about success

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.

— Colin R. Davis

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

— Herman Melville

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

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

— Steve Jobs

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

— Helen Keller

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