350 Success Inspirational Quotes

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We have a great collection of Success Inspirational Quotes and Sayings by famous authors, celebrities which can give you a drought of motivation and can make you feel like the end of the world,

These collections of success inspirational quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything because these success quotes address various issues on courage, confidence, money, goals, positive thinking, fear of failure, hard work, purpose, passion and hard times.

Success Inspirational Quotes are concise sentences, expressing wisdom, and awakening motivation, inspiration, happiness and thoughts condensed into a few words. They are drops of wisdom concentrated into one or a few sentences, which can bring light and understanding to those who want to achieve success in life.

350 Success Inspirational Quotes

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

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

— Bruce Lee

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

— David Brinkley

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

— Winston Churchill

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.

— Napoleon Hill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

— Winston Churchill

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

— Albert Einstein

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

— Bill Cosby

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

— Abraham Lincoln

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

— Michael Jordan

Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.

— Henry Ford

Don’t aim for success if you want it just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.

— David Frost

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

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

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.

— Godfrey Winn

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

— Albert Einstein

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.

— J. Paul Getty

Formal education will make you a living self-education will make you a fortune.

— Jim Rohn

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.

— W. C. Fields

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

— Dale Carnegie

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.

— Mark Twain

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

— Bill Gates

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.

— George Burns

Action is the foundational key to all success.

— Pablo Picasso

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

— Mark Twain

Failure is success if we learn from it.

— Malcolm Forbes

What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.

— Margaret Thatcher

I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

— George S. Patton

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

— Winston Churchill

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

— George Edward Woodberry

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.

— William James

A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

— Mark Twain

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

— Confucius

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

Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.

— Bo Bennett

Success is a science if you have the conditions, you get the result.

— Oscar Wilde

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

— Theodore Roosevelt

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

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

— Dale Carnegie

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

Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.

— Vince Lombardi

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.

— Lydia M. Child

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

— Henry Ford

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

— John Wooden

If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.

— Malcolm X

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

— Benjamin Disraeli

Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one Helen Keller is the other.

— Erma Bombeck

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.

— Booker T. Washington

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

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.

— Ayn Rand

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.

— Abdul Kalam

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

— Arnold H. Glasow

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.

— Dale Carnegie

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

— Dale Carnegie

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.

— Elbert Hubbard

Failure is the key to success each mistake teaches us something.

— Morihei Ueshiba

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

— Woody Allen

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.

— Anthony J. D’Angelo

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

— George S. Patton

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

— Napoleon Hill

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

— Henry Ward Beecher

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.

— Christopher Morley

Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

— Arnold H. Glasow

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.

— Ross Perot

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

— Benjamin Disraeli

I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.

— Jonathan Winters

If you want to achieve things in life, you’ve just got to do them, and if you’re talented and smart, you’ll succeed.

— Juliana Hatfield

Our worldly successes cannot be guaranteed, but our ability to achieve spiritual success is entirely up to us, thanks to the grace of God. The best advice I know is to give is to give those worldly things your best but never your all – reserve the ultimate hope for the only one who can grant it.

— Mitt Romney

The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’

— Maria Montessori

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.

— W. Somerset Maugham

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

— Salvador Dali

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.

— Jon Bon Jovi

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.

— Joseph Addison

Success is dependent on effort.

— Sophocles

They succeed, because they think they can.

— Virgil

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

— William Feather

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.

— John Foster Dulles

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching.

— Tennessee Williams

It’s our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people.

— Carrot Top

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed pay the price and it is yours.

— Orison Swett Marden

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.

— W. Clement Stone

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

Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.

— Ambrose Bierce

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.

— Emily Dickinson

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?

— Logan P. Smith

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.

— Shirley Jones

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.

— Aeschylus

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.

— Sam Ewing

Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.

— Shahrukh Khan

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

— Lily Tomlin

Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks, and courage.

— Charles Luckman

Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higer the fences get.

— Kevin Spacey

Those who have succeeded at anything and don’t mention luck are kidding themselves.

— Larry King

Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.

— Paul J. Meyer

The man who has done his level best… is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.

— B. C. Forbes

Nothing succeeds like success.

— Alexandre Dumas

We fall forward to succeed.

— Mary Kay Ash

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

— Earl Wilson

The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success.

— Irving Berlin

Nothing recedes like success.

— Walter Winchell

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.

— Al Bernstein

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.

— Harold S. Geneen

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each slice.

— Barbra Streisand

Success doesn’t mean that you are healthy, success doesn’t mean that you’re happy, success doesn’t mean that you’re rested. Success really doesn’t mean that you look good, or feel good, or are good.

— Victoria Principal

It’s not enough that I should succeed – others should fail.

— David Merrick

Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day’s insolence.

— Elias Canetti

The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan.

— Alan Price

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

— Helen Keller

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.

— George Washington

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

We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.

— Ronald Reagan

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

— John F. Kennedy

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.

— Zig Ziglar

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

— Swami Sivananda

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

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

— Colin Powell

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

— Henry David Thoreau

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

— Abraham Lincoln

Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.

— John F. Kennedy

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire the size of your dream and how you handle disappointment along the way.

— Robert Kiyosaki

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

— Vince Lombardi

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

— Napoleon Hill

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.

— Tony Robbins

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

— John D. Rockefeller

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.

— Zig Ziglar

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

— Alexander Graham Bell

It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

— John Steinbeck

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.

— Elbert Hubbard

Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

— Mark Twain

Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.

— Napoleon Hill

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

— Bill Gates

Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.

— W. Clement Stone

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.

— Vince Lombardi

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

— Benjamin Franklin

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.

— John Wooden

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.

— Norman Vincent Peale

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

— Thomas A. Edison

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up… persisting… eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?

— Tony Robbins

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

— Mario Andretti

Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.

— Audrey Hepburn

Money and success don’t change people they merely amplify what is already there.

— Will Smith

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

— Henry David Thoreau

Applause waits on success.

— Benjamin Franklin

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.

— Barbara Bush

The best revenge is massive success.

— Frank Sinatra

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

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest success only comes later.

— Confucius

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

— George Bernard Shaw

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

— Doug Larson

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

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.

— Nelson Mandela

Success has always been a great liar.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain – and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.

— Tony Robbins

Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.

— Zig Ziglar

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.

— Zig Ziglar

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

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.

— Henry David Thoreau

Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.

— Jim Rohn

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

— Henry David Thoreau

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.

— Bob Feller

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.

— Babe Ruth

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

— Colin Powell

The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.

— George Bernard Shaw

The only thing I’m addicted to is winning. This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent.

— Charlie Sheen

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

— Jim Rohn

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

— Jim Rohn

Successful people make money. It’s not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.

— Wayne Dyer

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.

— Napoleon Hill

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

— George Washington

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

Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.

— Zig Ziglar

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

Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.

— Norman Vincent Peale

A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that ‘individuality’ is the key to success.

— Robert Orben

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

— Jim Rohn

You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.

— Zig Ziglar

Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win – essential to success.

— Napoleon Hill

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

Success is not to be pursued it is to be attracted by the person you become.

— Jim Rohn

Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.

— Johnny Carson

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

— Zig Ziglar

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.

— John Wooden

How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success.

— Elbert Hubbard

That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.

— Gustave Flaubert

The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

— George S. Patton

The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.

— Elbert Hubbard

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

— Henry Ford

Every success story has a parent who says, ‘over my dead body.’ Every success story has an old person who walks up to you and says, when you’re acting the fool, ‘you know I worry about you sometimes.’

— Bill Cosby

He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.

— Elbert Hubbard

What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people’s lives.

— Oprah Winfrey

We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.

— Michelle Obama

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

— Pablo Picasso

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

— Tony Robbins
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