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40+ Motivational Quotes for Success

Updated on February 26, 2018
40+ Motivational Quotes for Success
40+ Motivational Quotes for Success

There are times when you struggle and you realize it’s really difficult to attain success and you have to keep pushing forward to achieve your dreams. It’s when you start looking for inspiration that will drive you to perform towards your goals. Failures, procrastination, or barriers…whatever you face, you CAN overcome and you WILL do so, you only need that small burst of inspiration to help you. Here are 45 quotes to motivate you to keep pushing forward to achieve your goal.

“I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.”

― Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

40+ Motivational Quotes for Success
40+ Motivational Quotes for Success

“Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand”
― Hayley Williams

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
― Oliver Goldsmith

"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly."

―John F. Kennedy

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

40+ Motivational Quotes for Success
40+ Motivational Quotes for Success

“Never was anything great achieved without danger.”
― Niccolò Machiavelli

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
― Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Mother Night

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Great things happen to those who don't stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

40+ Motivational Quotes for Success
40+ Motivational Quotes for Success

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
― Zig Ziglar

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

40+ Motivational Quotes for Success
40+ Motivational Quotes for Success

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

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

“Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back.”
― Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”
― Thomas A. Edison

40+ Motivational Quotes for Success
40+ Motivational Quotes for Success

“There is no tomorrow and there was no yesterday; if you truly want to accomplish your goals you must engulf yourself in today.”
― Noel DeJesus

“Why do they always teach us that it's easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It's the hardest thing in the world - to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.”
― Ayn Rand

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.”
― Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

“You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.”
― Jason Mraz

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

40+ Motivational Quotes for Success
40+ Motivational Quotes for Success

“Most men either compromise or drop their greatest talents and start running after, what they perceive to be, a more reasonable success, and somewhere in between they end up with a discontented settlement. Safety is indeed stability, but it is not progression.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failures certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.”
― Alexandre Dumas

"Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better."

― Jim Rohn

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”
― Tim Fargo

40+ Motivational Quotes for Success
40+ Motivational Quotes for Success

"Be content to act, and leave the talking to others."

―Baltasar

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

―Thomas A. Edison

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

―Herman Melville

“If you're waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you'll never make it.”
― Criss Jami, Healology

“More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.”
― Orrin Woodward

“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

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

40+ Motivational Quotes for Success
40+ Motivational Quotes for Success

“Who is willing to be satisfied with a job that expresses all his limitations? He will accept such work only as a 'means of livelihood' while he waits to discover his 'true vocation'. The world is full of unsuccessful businessmen who still secretly believe they were meant to be artists or writers or actors in the movies.”
― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse."

― Jim Rohn

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

― Winston Churchill

"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."

― John D. Rockefeller

“Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they are executed.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.”

― Jack Dixon

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

― Bill Cosby

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