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Famous Success Quotations

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"He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much."
by Elbert Hubbard
"In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it."
by John Ruskin
"If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing."
by Napoleon Bonaparte
"The secret of success is constancy to purpose."
by Benjamin Disraeli
"The secret of success is constancy of purpose."
by Benjamin Disraeli
"[One of the team�s keys to success this season is its overall speed and depth.] We are really happy with the team�s overall speed in every position, ... I think we are a lot faster then we were last year. That will help."
by John Manion
"A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up."
by Albert Schweitzer
"The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world."
by George Eliot
"Abba's last tour was a success but awful for me."
by Agnetha Faltskog
"The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed."
by Nelson Boswell
"The incredible success of the tour and the enthusiastic response to the new CD [A Beautiful Lie] has been nothing short of phenomenal. We look forward to continuing this amazing journey."
by Jared Leto
"The heroes of the world community are not those who withdraw when difficulties ensue, not those who can envision neither the prospect of success nor the consequence of failure -- but those who stand the heat of battle, the fight for world peace through the United Nations."
by Hubert Humphrey
"The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other."
by Orison Swett Marden
"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself."
by Mark Caine
"The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail."
by Napoleon Hill
"The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything -- and it works."
by William Strong
"The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion... It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation - persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree."
by Alexander Graham Bell
"The more success you have, the more belief you have in what you have to do to be successful. The key piece to the puzzle is that you understand what it takes for you to be successful, and you are not satisfied with what you have accomplished."
by Nick Saban
"The path to success is to take massive, determined action."
by Anthony Robbins
"The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows."
by Aristotle Onassis
"The secret of my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day."
by Boutros Boutros-Ghali
"The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself - something that's in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered."
by Titus Livy
"The success of the first two releases confirms that SAW is a franchise that will continue to have legs for a very long time. The movies combine action, suspense and gore while taking us into the mind of one of the most memorable madmen in horror movie history. While the success at the box office gave SAW II momentum for its home video release, we also ensured that it stood out at retail with unique packaging and an extensive marketing and promotional campaign. With the Valentine's Day opening, we were able to pull out all the stops on a unique overall marketing program that gave the release great visibility leading up to street date."
by Steve Beeks
"The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success."
by Paramahansa Yogananda
"The truth of the matter is, we opened up the aperture and said, 'Okay, we can declare success as long as we stay above or at what DoD's goal was',"
by Richard Cody
"The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends."
by William Hazlitt
"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams."
by Og Mandino
"There is a vast difference between success at twenty-five and success at sixty. At sixty, nobody envies you. Instead, everybody rejoices generously, sincerely, in your good fortune."
by Marie Dressler
"There is something greater than wealth, grander even than fame -- manhood, character, stand for success... nothing else really does."
by Orison Swett Marden
"This is a mark of success for Chief Stilwell as well as for the City of Jemison for its support of the advancement of law enforcement management principles."
by Ann Wells
"Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success."
by David Schwartz
"They seem to think that because they're on the show that success is assured and it's not,"
by Mark Holden
"They prefer brands that are perceived as hip and popular but not too commercial. One of our keys to success will be connecting with consumers on their terms using their technology."
by George Murphy
"This must all work as a spin off effect of our historic achievement of qualifying for the 2006 World Cup. And we must ensure that a solid foundation is put in place to ensure ongoing success in all spheres of international competition."
by Lincoln Phillips
"This is an unquestionable retreat. It is a grand success for the young and an impressive victory for the unity of the unions."
by Francois Hollande
"To follow, without halt, one aim: that's the secret of success."
by Anna Pavlova
"To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides. One of the fortunate aspects of this formula is that, granted the right career has been found, the hard work takes care of itself. Then hard work is not hard work at all."
by Mark Sullivan
"To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first."
by William Shakespeare
"Thus man of all creatures is more than a creature, he is also a creator. Man alone can direct his success mechanism by the use of imagination, or imaging ability."
by Anonymous
"Torrey Pines is a great program, and we've been fortunate to have success against them. Today it was just a case of two good baseball teams battling it out. We got some timely hits and some outstanding pitching when we needed it. I thought we put forth a pretty good effort today."
by Rick Lepire
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."
by Foster C. McClellan
"True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful."
by Paul Sweeney
"To spend life for something which outlasts it."
by William James
"We are thrilled with the success of this year's show."
by Robert Anderson
"We are delighted with Ford's success in 2005. Although the industry as a whole is growing, trading conditions are still extremely competitive with greater variety of models now on offer."
by Nigel Harris
"We have made a sustained commitment to strengthening and growing our relationships with minority and women-owned businesses in an effort to seek out expertise and skills from two of the fastest growing business segments, recognizing that our future success is dependent on our ability to build diverse supplier relationships today."
by Mike Bush
"We have had a lot of success. A little of this and a little of that, and we could have been undefeated. But that's the way it goes."
by Paul Cates
"We have 10 guys contributing to our success. We aren't just playing 10 guys; 10 guys are contributing. We rotate guys in spots. No.1, we have fresh people when we do that. No. 2, they are all just really working hard and deserve a chance to play."
by Brett Norris
"We had a great year. It was a great success."
by Rob Bibler
"We know all about what they have done and the amount of success they have been able to achieve. It is truly one of the top programs in the nation. They flew someone in on a private plane to watch us play Mineral Area. That should tell you they have a big-time program."
by Jay Harrington
"We're meeting demand where it lays. [The summer session] is actually oversubscribed, which is a success story in terms of the progress we've made since our first year in 1977. We just want enough students for them to have a good experience."
by Brian Allen
"When you compete and put that out there, it's going to breed some success."
by Josh McCown
"When society denies them their deep-seated need to marry, it only makes them part citizen. The result is diminished hope, diminished dreams and diminished abilities to imagine a future of success."
by Gilbert Herdt
"When performance exceeds ambition, the overlap is called success"
by Cullen Hightower
"When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say amen to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, - this is happiness, this is success."
by Orison Swett Marden
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible."
by George Orwell
"You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself."
by Napoleon Hill
"You realize with all the success he's having, he's still the same person. In his phone book, he probably could call any superstar in the world and hang out with him at any given moment. But he still doesn't comb his hair and he still just chills and hangs out."
by LenDale White
"You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong."
by Warren Buffett
"Are you willing to pay the price for success? The investment is costly."
by John Lemme
"Applause waits on success."
by Benjamin Franklin
"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are."
by Norman Vincent Peale
"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure"
by Anonymous
"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
by Alexander Graham Bell
"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all."
by George Washington
"For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros."
by Ethel Barrymore
"He probably came back in the best condition of any of our guys. He had some success last year and wanted to build on that. He's matured. He likes the offensive stuff we do. And defensively we give him some freedom to show his athletic ability."
by Jessie Evans
"Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success"
by Philip Guedalla
"Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles."
by Samuel Smiles
"Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good."
by Vaclav Havel
"He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often and loved much."
by Elbert Hubbard
"I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement."
by Ovid
"If you're guided by a spirit of transparency, it forces you to operate with a spirit of ethics. Success comes from simplifying complex issues, address problems head on, be truthful and transparent. If you open yourself up to scrutiny, it forces you to a higher standard. I believe you should deliver on your promise. Promise responsibly."
by Rodney Davis
"If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy."
by A. P. Gouthey
"In this day and age if you don't have these information and communication technology skills it's going to hamper your success and advancement in both the academic environment and the work force as well."
by Terry Egan
"In all things preserve integrity; and the consciousness of thine own uprightness will alleviate the toil of business, soften the hardness of ill-success and disappointments, and give thee an humble confidence before God, when the ingratitude of man, or the iniquity of the times may rob thee of other rewards."
by Barbara Paley
"In prosperity prepare for a change; in adversity hope for one."
by James Burgh
"It's not enough that I should succeed -- others should fail."
by David Merrick
"Making the playoffs last year is a huge part of our success this season. We played very well the second half of the season and managed to get in as the fourth-place team. I think that was really the beginning."
by Mike Mastroianni
"Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed."
by Mark Twain
"Michael's another one that will be a key to our success."
by Jeff Carnazzo
"No man is a success in business unless he loves his work."
by Florence Shinn
"My extensive experience and success providing families with sound financial advice and planning will give AOL users the background and tools to effectively manage their household finances. The monthly Rags to Riches column will show you how real people have done extraordinary things to get financially secure."
by Jennifer Openshaw
"Nobody ever said that the only thing that determines success is salary, is payroll. Certainly, the A's have demonstrated that. [But] as long as you have a wild-card system, it's possible for a number of teams to be in it."
by Andrew Zimbalist
"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks."
by Jack Penn
"One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life."
by Etty Hilsum
"Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success."
by Denis Waitley
"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside."
by Mark Twain
"Service to many leads to greatness-great respect, great satisfaction. Success is not having to wait until someone goes to Hong Kong before you get a camera."
by Jim Rohn
"Success,peace and prosperity will always remain elusive as long as there is 'discord' but where there is 'unity' perfect harmony prevails there and nobody would dare to attack such a place."
by Atharva Veda
"Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term, means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us."
by David Sarnoff
"Success will come with everybody doing what they have to do on the field. I think behind the scenes the office is doing a good job promoting the team. As long as we win, the support will come."
by Ricardo Clark
"Success to Best Buy is not measured by revenue. It's measured by how many consumers have experiences that are favorable, and that they are able to make a purchase on the telephone, Internet or catalog,"
by John Walden
"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
by William Feather
"Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility."
by Michael Korda
"Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting -- in the trying, not the triumph, Success is a personal standard -- reaching for the highest that is in us -- becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success. Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have."
by Anonymous
"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed."
by Anonymous
"Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal."
by Anonymous
"Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early."
by Anthony Trollope
"Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours."
by Orison Swett Marden


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