112 Success Quotes To Inspire And Be Your Best

by Andrew Shih
Success Quotes

Last Updated on December 20, 2022 by Andrew Shih

What is your definition of success or are you in search for the definition of success?

According to Merrian-Webster dictionary, the definition of “success” is simply:

Favorable or Desired Outcome

Merrian-Webster Dictionary – “Success”

The outcome can be long-term such as achieving financial freedom or as short and entertaining as finishing the movie with the bag of popcorn tonight. Whatever the outcome may be, there are two things in common – thinking and desire.

I assume (and hope) you are here in search of inspiration for long-term success and word of wisdom. When you have a strong desire for success and put your thoughts and actions into achieving it, great things will happen. 

To achieve anything significant, one thing sure is there will be obstacles along the way.  While you cannot always control the outcome, there is one thing you can always control – Your Thinking.

This is why inspirational quotes can be so powerful in keeping you motivated and helping you move forward.  Your success is only limited by your thinking and desire to succeed.

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We hope these inspiring success quotes will help you succeed in life and accomplish future endeavors.

You may want to bookmark this page to serve as a reminder and stay positive. If you enjoy these success quotes, you will enjoy the never give up quotes.

Success Quotes: A ~ R

Success Quote: A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy. - Robert J. Lumsden
A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy. – Robert J. Lumsden

A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy. – Robert J. Lumsden

A simple definition of success is this: your life could serve as an example for society. – Maxime Lagacé

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

Action is the foundational key to all success. – Pablo Picasso

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. – Mark Twain

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

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved. – Helen Keller

Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it. – Bruce Lee

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. – W. Clement Stone

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. – Dale Carnegie

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful. – Mark Victor Hansen

Eighty percent of success is showing up. – Woody Allen

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

Failures are the stairs we climb to reach success. – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Failure is the tuition you pay for success. – Walter Brunell

For Every Reason It’s Not Possible, There Are Hundreds Of People Who Have Faced The Same Circumstances And Succeeded. – Jack Canfield

Hustle in silence and let your success make the noise. – Frank Ocean

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

I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line. – Andrew Carnegie

I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody. – Herbert Bayard Swope

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. – John D. Rockefeller

I have had all of the disadvantages required for success. – Larry Ellison

I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. – Thoreau, Henry David

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. – Estee Lauder

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. – G.K. Chesterton

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. – Henry David Thoreau

If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. – Dr Roopleen

If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success. – Malcolm Forbes

If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing. – Brad Szollose

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

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

In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision. – Peter F. Drucker

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. – Bill Gates (Microsoft)

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. – Napoleon Hill

No one is to blame for your future situation but yourself. If you want to be successful, then become Successful.” – Jaymin Shah

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. – Alfred North Whitehead

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe

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

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

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. – Tony Robbins

Success Quotes: S

Success Quote: Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it. - Napoleon Hill
Success Quote: Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it. – Napoleon Hill

Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it. – Napoleon Hill

Someone else’s success does not equal a failure for you. – Joe Rogan

Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else’s success? – Bill Walton

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

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

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. – Bill Gates

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

Success is about creating value. – Candice Carpenter

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. – Dale Carnegie

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm – Winston Churchill

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

Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there’s an element of talent you should probably possess. But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen. – Dax Shepard

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou

Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. – Mike Ditka

Success is my only option, failure’s not. – Eminem

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 – Pele

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

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world. – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Success is stumbling from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston S. Churchill

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

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

Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. – Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal. – Mike Ditka

Success only comes to those who dare to attempt. – Mallika Tripathi

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. – Henry David Thoreau

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. – John Maxwell

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me? – Brian Tracy

Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose. – G.K. Nielson

Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. – Tony Robbins

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. – Jim Rohn

Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them. – T. Harv Eker

Successful people have no fear of failure. But unsuccessful people do. Successful people have the resilience to face up to failure—learn the lessons and adapt from it. – Roy T. Bennett

Success Quotes: T ~ Z

Success Quote: 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

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

The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra

The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow. – Roy T. Bennett

The best revenge is massive The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything. – Warren Buffett

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

The easiest definition of success is material or financial. The most beautiful definition of success is inner peace. – Maxime Lagacé

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

The key to success is to start before you are ready. – Marie Forleo

The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it. – Andrew Carnegie

The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison

The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. – Alexander Graham Bell

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

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. – Tony Robbins

The real secret to success is enthusiasm. – Walter Chrysler

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same. – Colin R. Davis

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream and how you handle disappointment along the way. – Robert Kiyosaki

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. – Bruce Lee

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. – William Jennings Bryan

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

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

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve! – Andrew Carnegie

To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like. – Mike Gafka

To have long-term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. – Pat Riley

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

Unsuccessful people make their decisions based on their current situations. Successful people make their decisions based on where they want to be. – Benjamin Hardy

Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it. – Wilferd Peterson

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. – Arianna Huffington

When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always. – Roy T. Bennett

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. – Eric Thomas

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. – Peter F. Drucker

Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. – Vaibhav Shah

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 T. Kiyosaki

Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise. – Frank Ocean

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember, that’s where you will find success. – Thomas J. Watson

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

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. – John C. Maxwell

Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success. – Shiv Khera

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