151 Motivational Quotes on Success

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Success means different things to different people. How do we achieve success? Is it luck or just sheer will & hard work? There have been a lot of theories about the secret ingredient for success. Every successful being has their own definition of success and means to achieve it. Steve Jobs said “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance”.

There are certain traits that hold true in almost all the cases irrespective of how you define success. People have been successful and have made fortunes out of their lives. Today, I’m going to share motivational quotes of those successful people who recached the top of the mountain.

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151 Motivational Quotes on Success:

1. “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

2. “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera

3. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford

4. “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

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

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

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

8. “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

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

10. “Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.” – A. R. Rahman

11. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

14. “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

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

16. “The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.” – John C. Maxwell

17. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” – Stephen Hawking

18. “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley

19. “The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.” – Wilma Mankiller

20. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” – George S. Patton

21. “Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.” – David Joseph Schwartz

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

23. “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” – Confucius

24. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw

25. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell

26. “Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.” – Marilyn Monroe

27. “There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.” – Heather Bresch

28. “Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.” – W. Clement Stone

29. “Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success.” – Thomas J. Stanley

30. “I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

31. “Success is dependent on effort.” – Sophocles

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

33. “Earn your success based on service to others, not at the expense of others.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

34. “Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – William Eardley IV

35. “You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success – or are they holding you back?” – W. Clement Stone

36. “Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

37. “No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” – Ramana Maharshi

38. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

39. “If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” – Henry Ford

40. “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

41. “Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.” – Shah Rukh Khan

42. “Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” – Morihei Ueshiba

43. “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.” – Michelle Obama

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

45. “Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs.” – Woody Hayes

46. “I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.” – Jonathan Winters

47. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

48. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” – Earl Nightingale

49. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

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50. “Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.” – Milton Erickson

51. “Success comes in cans; failure in can’ts.” – Unknown

52. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

53. “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

54. “Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.” – Wilfred Peterson

55. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”  – Robert Kiyosaki

56. “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

57. “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

58. “The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin

59. “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker

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

61. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

62. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde

63. “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

64. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

65. “Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go.” – Unknown

66. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thorea

67. “Your work is discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” – Buddha

68. “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

69. “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

70. “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

71. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

72. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

74. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

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

76. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” – Mae Jemison

77. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” – Bruce Feirstein

78. “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” – Abraham Maslow

79. “Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.” – Erich Fromm

80. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden

81. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

82. “Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” – Peter Drucker

83. “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

84. “The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.” – Roy L. Smith

85. “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

86. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

87. “Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

88. “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

89. “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

90. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

91. “Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

92. “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

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

94. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” – Olin Miller

95. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

96. “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

97. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein

98. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

99. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

100. “Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.” – Brian Tracy

101. “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

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

103. “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

104. “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

105. “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

106. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” – Leo Buscaglia

107. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

108. “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

109. “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” – Harry F. Banks

110. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” – Dalai Lama

111. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed.” – Tony Robbins

112. “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

113. “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

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

115. “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

116. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

117. “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

118. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it.” – Kim Garst

119. “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

120. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

121. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell

122. “If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

123. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

124. “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

125. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly

126. “Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” – Vaibhav Shah

127. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier

128. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

129. “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

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

131. “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

132. “The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.” – Unknown

133. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

134. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure … but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan

135. “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

136. “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” – Wayne Huizenga

137. “You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman.” – Lionel Messi

138. “If I wasn’t even famous or had any success, I would still wake up and put tons of make-up on, and put on a cool outfit. That’s always been who I’ve been my whole life, so that’s never gonna change. I love fashion. I love getting dressed up. I love Halloween, too.” – Gwen Stefani

139. “The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

140. “Passion is what gives meaning to our lives. It’s what allows us to achieve success beyond our wildest imagination. Try to find a career path that you have a passion for.” – Henry Samueli

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

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

143. “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. – Vince Lombardi

144. “You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.” – Michael Dell

145. “True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.” – Bill Owens

146. “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

147. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

148. “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” – Wayne Gretzky

149. “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” – Jim Rohn

150. “Success is about enjoying what you have and where you are, while pursuing achievable goals.” – Bo Bennett

151. “If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” – Ray Kroc

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8 Responses

  1. Cath says:

    Wow thats one hell of a list! Great work

  2. Carol says:

    Powerful and inspiring sucess quotes. Thanx

  3. Infocity says:

    Thanks..Love This…So Long

  4. An adorable piece of work. Now i am a little bit of motivated.

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