125 Inspirational Quotes About Success

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.―Winston Churchill

Everyone occasionally needs a little prodding. These encouraging quotes will serve as a reminder that success is achievable, whether you're embarking on a new career path or just need a boost of inspiration.

Here are success quotes for students to help you always stay positive. Short success quotes that will boost your confidence, uplift your spirit and inspire you to succeed.

125 Inspiring Quotes About Success. Quotes about success and achievement. Daily motivational quotes and sayings for success and hard work.

Inspirational Success Quotes and Sayings

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.

一Colin R. Davis

Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.

一Wayne Huizenga

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

一John Wooden

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

一Virat Kohli

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

一Colin Powell

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

一Joyce Brothers

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

一Bill Cosby

Survival was my only hope, success my only revenge.

一Patricia Cornwell

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

一Swami Sivananda

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.

一Winston Churchill

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

一Abraham Lincoln

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

一Vidal Sassoon

I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.

一Herbert Bayard Swope

Never was anything great achieved without danger.

一Niccolo Machiavelli

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

一Bruce Lee

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

一Henry Ford

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don't quit.

一Conrad Hilton

Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

一Coco Chanel

Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.

一Albert Einstein

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.

一Francis Chan

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.

一Roy T. Bennett

I failed my way to success.

一Thomas Edison

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

一David Brinkley

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

一Robert F. Kennedy

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

一Mark Caine

The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.

一John C. Maxwell

Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities.

一Robert H. Schuller

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.

一Martin Luther King Jr

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

一Mark Twain

The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.

一Stephen Richards

Powerful Quotes On Success

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

一Albert Schweitzer

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.

一Vince Lombardi

If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault.

一Orson Scott Card

If you genuinely want something, don't wait for it, teach yourself to be impatient.

一Gurbaksh Chahal

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

一Bill Gates

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.

一Dr. Seuss

Fortune sides with him who dares.


Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.

一Napoleon Hill

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.

一Thomas A. Edison

There's no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.

一Zig Ziglar

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

一Henry David Thoreau

The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me.

一Ayn Rand

The road to success is always under construction.

一Lily Tomlin

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

一John D. Rockefeller

Success is not the absence of failure, it's persistence through failure.

一Aisha Tyler

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

一Og Mandino

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.

一Stephen Hawking

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

一Colin Powell

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.

一Bob Dylan

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

一Edward Everett Hale

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.

一W. P. Kinsella

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

一George Bernard Shaw

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

一Martin Luther King Jr

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

一Steven Wright

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success.

一James Cameron

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.

一Winston Churchill

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 overcome while trying to succeed.

一Booker T. Washington

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

一Walt Disney

Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.

一Robert Kiyosaki

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

一Dale Carnegie

Road to Success Quotes

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

一Benjamin Franklin

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

一Zig Ziglar

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

一Henry Ford

Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.

一John F. Kennedy

Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.

一Wilfred Peterson

Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.

一Shiv Khera

Success, after all, loves a witness, but failure can't exist without one.

一 Junot Diaz

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

一Doug Larson

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

一Truman Capote

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

一Abraham Lincoln

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

一Napoleon Hill

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.

一Florence Nightingale

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

一Robert Collier

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.

一Thomas J. Watson

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.

一Bette Midler

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

一Steve Jobs

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.

一Bill Bradley

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.

一Leonardo da Vinci

I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.

一Estee Lauder

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

一C.S. Lewis

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

一Bruce Feirstein

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.

一Zig Ziglar

When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity... you cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others.

一Robert Greene

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

一Winston Churchill

No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.

一Winston Churchill

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

一Thomas Edison

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.


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

一Coco Chanel

The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.

一John D. Rockefeller Jr.

The universe doesn't give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives you what you demand with your actions.

一Steve Maraboli

Success Quotes and Sayings - Quotes About Success

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

一Franklin D. Roosevelt

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

一Dalai Lama XIV

Do today what others won't and achieve tomorrow what others can't.

一Jerry Rice

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.

一Bobby Unser

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

一Ray Goforth

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

一Dale Carnegie

If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

一Jim Rohn

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.

一Albert Einstein

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

一Mark Twain

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

一Thomas Jefferson

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.

一Vince Lombardi

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

一Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.

一Anthony Robbins

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

一Herman Melville

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.

一Oprah Winfrey

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.

一Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

一Henry Ford

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

一Robert T. Kiyosaki

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.

一Abraham Lincoln

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.

一Barack Obama

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

一Napoleon Hill

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

一Woody Allen

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

一Alexander Graham Bell

My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.

一Steve Maraboli

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

一Walt Disney

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

一Jim Rohn

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

一Oliver Goldsmith

For every reason it's not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.

一Jack Canfield

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.

一Friedrich Nietzsche

And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!

一Dr. Suess

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

一Abraham Lincoln

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

一Tony Robbins

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

一Theodore Roosevelt

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.

一Steve Maraboli

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

一George S. Patton

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.

一Evan Esar

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