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Famous Inspirational Quotes about success and succeeding

Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
-- Scott Adams (Dilbert)

There is no failure. Only feedback.
--Robert Allen

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

All my successes have been built on my failures.
--Benjamin Disraeli

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

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of
knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
--Vince Lombardi

A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment.
He creates favorable conditions.
--Orsen Marden

The first law of success... is concentration--to bend all the energies to one point, and to go directly to that point, looking neither to the right nor to the left.
--William Mathews

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
--Norman Vincent Peale

Anything you can conceive and believe, you can achieve!
--Unknown

Any failure will tell you success is nothing but luck.
--Anonymous

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.
--Unknown

Discipline can be the difference between success and failure.
--Anonymous

Do it! Move it! Make it happen! No one ever sat their way to success.
--Unknown

Failure is a better teacher than success, but she seldom finds an apple on her desk.
--Anonymous

It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final.
--Unknown

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

The rules for success will not work if you don't.
--Unknown

Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.
--Unknown

Successful men follow the same advice they prescribe for others. --Unknown
Success is best measured by how far you've come with the talents you've been given.
--Anonymous
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.
--Unknown

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
--Unknown

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.
--Unknown

The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.
--Unknown

You can be discouraged by failure -- or you can learn from it. Because, remember that's where you'll
find success. On the far side of failure.
--Unknown

No one ever attains success by simply doing what is required ofhim.
--Charles Kendall Adams

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
-- Douglas Adams

There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
-- George Burton Adams

All men seek one goal: success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal--a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends--wisdom, money, material and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
-- Aristotle

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
-- Samuel Beckett

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
-- Josh Billings

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
--Joyce Brothers, Ph.D.

I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate.
--George Burns

They never fail who die in a great cause.
--Lord Byron

The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
--Philip Caldwell

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

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
--Bill Cosby

There are no rules here--we're trying to accomplish something. -Thomas A. Edison

Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
--Thomas Edison

No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success doesn't come to you... you go to it.
--Marva Collins

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

Success results more from hard work than talent. --Dexter Yager Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
--William Feather

With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
--Chinese proverb

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.
--Stephen R. Covey, Principle-centered Leadership

Be ready when opportunity comes... luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.
--Roy D. Chapin, Jr.


Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really?...True effectiveness requires balance.
--Stephen Covey

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

You are never a loser until you quit trying.
--Mike Ditka

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
--Albert Einstein

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a
redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you don't think you can become rich, you very rarely do. You have to start by believing that you can, and then crave it passionately.
--Mark Fisher

Don't aim for success, if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
--David Frost

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
--Thomas Fuller

One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished tasks.
--Malcom S. Forbes

It never occurs to me that there are things that I can't do.
--Whoopi Goldberg

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.
--Herman Hesse

Successful men and women become successful because they acquire the habit of thinking in terms of success. Get the success habit in the small circumstances you control, and soon you'll be controlling the bigger ones.
--Napoleon Hill

The process of succeeding can be seen as a series of trials in which your vision constantly guides you toward your target while in your actual performance you are regularly slightly off target. Success in any area requires constantly readjusting your behavior as the result of feedback from your experience.
--Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan -

Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
--Napoleon Hill

There are three strategies for success:
1) a big waste basket--you must know what to eliminate;
2) know what to preserve;
3) know when to say no, for developing the power to say no gives us the capacity to say yes.
--Goethe

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
--Elbert Hubbard

A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
--William Hazlitt

I've had enough success for two lifetimes, My success is talent put together with hard work and luck.
--Kareem Abdul-Jabar

I feel the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure.
You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.
--Reggie Jackson

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

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.
--Larry King

It's too easy to find people who've failed and are embittered. The best thing you can do is hang around people who've succeeded and are happy doing what you want to do. Learn from them.
--Rush Limbaugh

To achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must pay a price.
--Vince Lombardi

Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and respect for authority is the price that each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
--Vince Lombardi

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle victorious.
--Vince Lombardi

Mental toughness is essential to success.
--Vince Lombardi

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
--Vince Lombardi

Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price to stay there.
--Vince Lombardi

There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do.
--Vince Lombardi

Winning is not a sometime thing: it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do the right thing once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
--Vince Lombardi

Success demands singleness of purpose.
--Vince Lombardi

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
--Og Mandino

Each of us is born to shape a destiny for himself. The depth and the extent of that destiny are measured by the personal goals we set.
--Paul J. Meyer

Successful leaders have the courage to take action while others hesitate.
--John Maxwell

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
--Niccolo Machiavelli

We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it is more important to learn from our successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors.
--Norman Vincent Peale

What we nourish will flourish. We nourish whatever we give our attention to. Small wonder that so many of our problems get to be such vigorous, lusty weeds in our garden of life!
--J. Sig Paulson

Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile!
--Og Mandino

I don't think I'd be a success on TV if I hadn't been fired earlier in my career. There's got to be a glitch along the way, or else you lose touch with reality.
--Maury Povich

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success.
--H. Ross Perot

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
--Norman Vincent Peale

Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
--Gen. George S. Patton

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination.
He must see things in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.
--Charles M. Schwab

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure...it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
--Robert Schuller

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.
--George Bernard Shaw

It's visualization in a positive sense. I never pictured myself crashing or falling off a beam. I always pictured myself doing my routine perfectly.
--Mary Lou Retton

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

Not in time, place, or circumstance, but in the man lies success.
--Charles Rouss

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
--Robert Louis Stevenson

People who succeed, it's not that they need to step on somebody. But they have a path in view and they just keep moving along.
--William Shatner

Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
--Danny Thomas

Success, in my view, is the willingness to strive for something you really want. The person not reaching the top is no less a success than the one who achieved it, if they both sweated blood, sweat and tears and overcame obstacles and fears. The failure to be perfect does not mean you're not a success.
--Fran Tarkenton

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

That man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued
soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
--Robert Louis Stevenson

The journey is the reward.
--Tao saying

The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything - and it works.
--William Strong

The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.
--Harold Taylor

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

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
--Beverly Sills

A limit on what you will do puts a limit on what you can do.
--Dexter Yager

A person who is successful has simply formed the habit of doing things that unsuccessful people will not do.
--Dexter Yager

Champions are willing to do the things they dislike to create something they do like. Don't let the things that matter most be at the mercy of the things that matter least.
--Dexter Yager

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
-- George E. Woodberry

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
--Jonathan Winters

Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress. When progress is looking for a partner it doesn't turn to those who believe they are only average. It turns instead to those who are forever searching and striving to become the best they possibly can. If we seek the average level we cannot hope to achieve a high level of success. Our only hope is to avoid being a failure.
--A. Lou Vickery

Potential is: dormant ability, unused success and capped capability.
--Randall D. Worley

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
--Sloan Wilson

The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed.
--Edwin Whipple

Success is measured not in achievement for self, but in accomplishment for others.
--Jeff Wood

A winner is one who accepts his failures and mistakes, picks up the pieces, and continues striving to reach his goals.
--Dexter Yager

There is no luck involved in success. Luck is a way of saying you don't have what it takes.
--Dexter Yager


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