51 Famous SUCCESS Quotes to Positively Inspire You

50 Famous SUCCESS Quotes to Positively Inspire You“Greatness IS for ALL of US. We just need to keep Believing in ourselves and follow our dreams.”

I believe we are all meant for great success. I also believe that success is not really black and white, but all shades of colors. Each of us define success in our own way. To some success is the possession of materials large and small, while to some others success is an inner growth of being.

True to this months theme SUCCESS on Positive Provocations, I present to you some on my favorite SUCCESS Quotes below. Why? Well because, quotes from eminent personalities all throughout history inspire me everyday. I am what they call a ‘quote junkie’ and my secret desire to make you one too, so that I have company 😉

Read each quote below and soak in the words, the meanings, the pure inspiration that springs forth from them and then apply them to your lives. Words have power to move mountains, let them do their magic on your heart and soul too.

1) “They can because they think they can.”~ Virgil

2) “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” ~Thomas Jefferson

3) “Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.”~Theodore T. Hunger

4) We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory.~ Cicero

5) “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”~ Frank Loyd Wright

6) ‘The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.”~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

7) “A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.”~Elbert Hubbard

8) “There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way.”~ Christopher Morley

9)” To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded.”~ Bessie Anderson Stanley

10) “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill

11) “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”~ Albert Einstein

12) “So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”~ Dr. SeussOh, The Places You’ll Go!

13) “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”~  Winston Churchill

14) “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ” ~ Walt Disney

15) “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.”~Vince Lombardi

16) “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” ~ Bob Dylan

17) “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

18) “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 while trying to succeed.” ~ Booker T. Washington

19) “Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.” ~
Josh Billings

20) “Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.”~
Evan Esar

21) “He is great enough who is his own master.” ~Bishop Hail

22) “If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.” ~Jospeph Addison

23) “Impatience never commanded success.” ~Edwin H. Chapin

25) “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

25) “A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.”~ Friedrich Nietzsche

26) ”A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”~David Brinkley

27) “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ” ~  Bill Cosby

28) “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ” ~ Oprah Winfrey

29) “Success is about creating benefit for all and enjoying the process. If you focus on this & adopt this definition, success is yours.” ~ Kelly Kim

30) “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”~ Robert F. Kennedy

31) “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV

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

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

34) “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.” ~ Winston Churchill

35) “The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

36) “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” ~ Napoleon Hill

37) “Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” ~ Zig Ziglar

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

39) “Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.” ~ Robert Strauss

40) “There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. …But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind.” ~ Deepak Chopra

41) “Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.” ~ Albert Einstein

42) “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” ~ Michael Jordan

43) “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

44) “Men are born to succeed, not to fail.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

45) “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

46) “Success is…knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.” ~ John C. Maxwell

47) “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” ~ Henry Ford

48) “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

49) “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~ Harriet Tubman

50) “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”~ Winston Churchill

51) “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.” ~ Gandhi

Over to YOU: Which is YOUR favorite SUCCESS Quote? Have I missed it here? Please share it in the comments below. You know the quotes junkie in me will thank you 🙂

Note: In the next article/post we will discuss spiritual success and how to attain it. Stay tuned! <hugs>

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17 thoughts on “51 Famous SUCCESS Quotes to Positively Inspire You

  1. I’ve happily printed out your useful list to place on pages of my appointment calendar! Here’s one I already use. It is an odd, idiomatic sentence, but I love regionalism in language. This admonition is used in the American South to express simultaneous pragmatism and hopefulness. It’s a variation of the familiar encouragement that begins “If at first you don’t succeed…”

    “Won’t nothin’ beat a failure…but a try.”

    1. Well Mikey,
      That calendar is going to definitely take you places after so many quotes go in there.
      And I love the “Won’t nothin’ beat a failure…but a try.” new twist to the older ones. We do need new twists to keep us motivated eh 😉
      Lovely seeing you here after so long.
      Much Love~

  2. Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and quotes here. I loved reading your comments here. How fun that we all share a LOVe for quotes 🙂
    Love and hugs to you all.

  3. This is great list.. I got goosebumps while reading each and every quote!

    You should some thoughts of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates too!

    Thanks for sharing this list 😉

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