Success Quotes

These success quotes provide some insightful ideas and characteristics for how to define success.

We all want to be successful. I know you do, or you wouldn’t be visiting our web site! However, success means different things to different people. I hope these success quotes inspire and motivate you to realize greater success and fulfill the greatness within you!

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Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
(Maya Angelou)

One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.
(Edward Butler)

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 the strong - because someday you will have been all of these.
(George Washington Carver)

The best thing you have to offer the world is yourself. You don't have to copy anyone else. If you do, you're second best. To achieve success is to be first, and that's being yourself.
(John Denver)

The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
(Thomas Edison)

To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed.
(Bernard Edmonds)

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what it is one's destiny to do, and then to do it.
(Henry Ford)

Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty.
(Dr. Martha Friedman)

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
(Napolean Hill)

Enthusiasm is a vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman.
(Conrad Hilton)

Success is never wondering what if. . .
(Karrie Huffman)

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
(Vince Lombardi)

What is success in this world? I would say it consists of four simple things - to live a lot, to love a lot, to laugh a lot, and from it all, to learn a lot.
(Richard Needham)

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

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
(Anna Quindlen)

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
(Dr. Denis Waitley)

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success, but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
(Oprah Winfrey)

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

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)

Success and failure are not overnight experiences: It's all the small decisions along the way that cause people to fail or succeed.

I’ve tried to provide proper attribution to the original sources of these success quotes. Please let me know if there are any that may be in error, or if you know some of the sources I have identified as “unknown”. Thanks!

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