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Quotes about Success

Updated on February 22, 2016

Quotes about Success

Who on Earth doesn't like success? Or don't want to be successful? No one! Rite?

Well, a few real secrets to success are hidden in these quotes and some of the secrets are expressed by the authors in an obvious manner. Some really big names have expressed their feelings about success. So, read these quotes till the end and tell the rest of us whatever you have to say about success or these quotes in the comments.

Sayings and Quotes about Success

Finally, here are some interesting and inspirational quotes on success which I liked and found really quotable.

Action is the foundational key to all success.
Pablo Picasso

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

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

Nothing recedes like success.
Walter Winchell

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

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

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

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

Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage.
Charles Luckman

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.
Joe Paterno

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Peter F. Drucker

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

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
Bernadette Devlin

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Bruce Feirstein

Why be a man when you can be a success?
Bertolt Brecht

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Coco Chanel

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Abraham Lincoln

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Bob Dylan

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and a devotion to the things you want to see happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright

You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
Henry Kissinger

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.
Joe Paterno

There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?
Kin Hubbard

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

It takes as much stress to be a success as it does to be a failure.
Emilio James Trujillo

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

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

Some aspects of success seem rather silly as death approaches.
Donald A. Miller

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

Smarts and action are on the same side of the equation where the sum is success.
Garrett Hazel

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
Malcolm Forbes

Work your way up or rust your way out.

The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success.

A successful person is a dreamer whom someone believed in.

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.
Charlie Finley


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    • ashna sambhar profile image

      ashna sambhar 

      7 years ago

      ITs ur thinking dat decides whether u r going 2 succeed or fail....

      HENRY FORD:)

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Thanks CM!

    • Create Magic profile image

      Create Magic 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Great Hub. Love the Jonathan Winters quote

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Lovely quite Tammy. Thanks for sharing!

    • Tammy L profile image

      Tammy L 

      8 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

      Someone once told me "Be careful who you step on on the way up because you may need them on the way down."

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Thanks KTB! Yup this has been said in many different ways for centuries. And thank you for that amazing fan mail too! :)

    • kids-toy-box profile image


      8 years ago

      Inspirational! One of the quites which inspire success is that of Gandhi..."Be the change you want to see in the world".

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      You're welcome Caroline! God bless you too!

    • CarolineVABC profile image


      8 years ago from Castaic

      Thank you, Ultimate Hubber, for your encouraging words-they are very much appreciated. God bless!:-)

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Caroline, there are so many quotes that say something along the lines of there is no success without failure which proves your point. This has been my point too even before reading such quotes.

      My failures have taught me so much in life and I am thankful to God for them. I am sure your son will soon figure this phenomenon out. Now, I believe he is too young but soon he'll feel the same way(IMO).

    • CarolineVABC profile image


      8 years ago from Castaic

      Thank you so much for sharing these "success" quotes. I have a 13-yr-old son and I try to encourage him by reminding him that successful people have been rejected and failed many times, but they've never given up. I especially liked the Michael Jordan's quote because it sums up what I've been telling my son all along. Thank you, again, for this wonderful hub. God bless!:-)

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      8 years ago

      Very nice collection of hubs !!

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      TY KKG!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Men are born to succeed not fail is my favorite. Love your collection of quotes

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      By now I know for sure that you love quotes. :)

    • LoreJacRey profile image


      8 years ago from O.C

      Some great words can change minutes, hours and lives:)

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Yea that quote sounds really good to me too. and useless to say that it is so true!

    • Lisa HW profile image

      Lisa HW 

      9 years ago from Massachusetts

      I like the one about "success without honor". The rest are good too, but I particularly like that one. :)

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Thank you for these good comments Cally and Ethel.

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      Paul Callaghan 

      9 years ago from Paraparaumu, New Zealand

      A great inspirational hub. Thanks

    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      All so very true

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago


      Thank you for commenting!

    • lmmartin profile image


      9 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Love them all. Success is looking at yourself in the mirror, liking what you see, and knowing you've given your all to those projects you chose to undertake.


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