115+ Motivational Success Quotes from Famous Leaders

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Famous quotes about success

1. 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

2. You don't need passion, you don't need goals. You need systems that improve your odds. - Scott Adams

3. Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. - John F. Kennedy

4. I was, if you like, a successful schoolboy in that I had a degree of talent in all the required things that make you a success at school. - Damian Lewis
5. Only those that can see the invisible can do the impossible. - Les Brown

6. Failure is the mother of success. - Chinese proverb

7. Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston Churchill

8. Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions. – Tony Robbins

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9. The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure. - Sven Goran Eriksson

10. Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. - Oprah Winfrey

11. Flood your imagination with vision.. if your deepest needs, values and internal beliefs agree with your direction, then you're more likely to succeed. - Robert G. Allen

12. Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. - David Frost

13. Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon. - Denis Waitley 

14. Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. - Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

16. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. - Truman Capote

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17. The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom. – Silvio Berlusconi

18. 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

19. Don't let others define you. Don't let the past confine you. Take charge of your life with confidence and determination and there are no limits on what you can do or be. - Michael Josephson

20. Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand. - Bruce Barton

21. When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. - John Ruskin

22. I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that ‘nothing succeeds like success. - Doris Lessing 

23. Success comes from the inside out. In order to change what is on the outside, you must first change what is on the inside. - Idowu Koyenikan

24. To be successful you have to act big, think big, and talk big. - Aristotle Onassis

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25. The path to success is to take massive, determined action. - Anthony Robbins

26. People are not lazy. They simply have important goals that is, goals that do not inspire them. – Tony Robbins

27. Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill 

28. Action is the foundational key to all success. - Pablo Picasso

29. Success is not a motive, it's a matter of opinion. - Eleanor Blair

30. Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. - Joyce Brothers

31. Success sometimes can really bite you in the shorts. - Donny Osmond

32. Success Favors The Dedicated. - Wesam Fawzi

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33. If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. - Napoleon

34. The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

35. Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. – Albert Einstein

36. The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own. - James Allen 

37. Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. - Bobby Unser

38. The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top. - Dr. Joyce Brothers

39. Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying. - W. Clement Stone

40. Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. - Denis Waitley 

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41. Ability determines if you can, attitude determines if you will. - Frank Sonnenberg

42. Successful people have libraries. The rest have big screen TVs. - Jim Rohn

43. The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. - Vince Lombardi

44. You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing. – Philippos

45. Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. - Napoleon Hill

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

47. Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything. - Norman Lear

48. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. - George S. Patton

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49. The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success. - David Sarnoff 

50. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. - Herman Melville

51. Success is not in what you have, but who you are. - Bo Bennett

52. It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way. - Aristotle

53. If you don’t care about what people think, you already passed the first step of success. – Paulo Coelho

54. The road to success is always under construction. - Lily Tomlin 

55. Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. - Alexander Graham Bell

56. Out of every fruition of success, no matter what, comes forth something to make a new effort necessary. - Walt Whitman

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57. Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. - Steve Maraboli

58. Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat. – Malcolm S. Forbes

59. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams

60. The people who succeed the most are the people who have failed the most, because they are people who have tried the most. - anonymous

61. Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. - Arnold Palmer

62. Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career. - Meg Whitman

63. Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed. - Abraham Lincoln

64. The successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at. - Don Marquis

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65. Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. - Coco Chanel

66. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

67. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. - William Arthur Ward

68. God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires us to try. - mother Teresa

69. If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney

70. Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. - Biz Stone

71. Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson

72. Success has made failures of many men. - Cindy Adams

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73. 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

74. Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion. – Tony Hsieh

75. Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. - Jimi Hendrix

76. A minute's success pays the failure of years. - Robert Browning

77. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. - Barack Obama

78. If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. - Steve Jobs

79. Slow and steady wins the race. - Aesop

80. The victory of success is half done when one gains the habit of work. - Sarah Knowles Bolton

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81. Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. - Winston S. Churchill

82. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius

83. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. - Benjamin Franklin

84. You can only be successful if you let your mind go beyond the boundaries that other people have set for themselves. - brian herbert & kevin j. anderson

85. Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember--the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you. - Zig Ziglar

86. Management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things. - Peter Drucker

87. If I die prematurely, at any rate I shall be saved from being bored by my own success. - Samuel Butler

88. Skill is fine, and genius is splendid, but the right contacts are more valuable than either. - Sir Archibald Mclndoe

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89. Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens. - Tony DeLiso

90. Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

91. Winners focus on winning, losers focus on winners. - Conor Mcgregor

92. Success is the result of psychologically preparing for it, prior to achieving it. - carmello Anthony 

93. Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take. - Christopher Reeve

94. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. - Bill Gates

95. Meet success like a gentleman and disaster like a man. - Frederick Edwin Smith

96. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. - Abraham Lincoln

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97. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. - Bill Cosby

98. Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying. - W. Clement Stone

99. We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside. - Joel Osteen

100. Success is less about hours of input and more the quality of output. - jon packer

101. Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. - Robert Kiosaki

102. Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. - Howard Schultz

103. Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. - Virat Kohli

104. An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement. - Albert Camus

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105. Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson

106. Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. - Mike Ditka 

107. If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success. - unknown

108. Don't cry, no one cares. Start smiling and everyone will start getting jealous. - unknown

109. 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

110. If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. - Barack Obama

111. Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments. - Henry Ward Beecher

112. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. - Jim Rohn 

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113. Success is my only option, failure’s not. - unknown

114. My biggest dream is to look back and say "I MADE IT" - unknown

115. All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. - Mark Twain

116. Men are born to succeed, not fail. - Thoreau

117. Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. - Alexander Graham Bell

118. Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. - Jim Rohn 

119. Success is the sweetest revenge. - Vanessa Williams

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