200+ Powerful Quotes On Success and Successful People

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Success is a subjective concept, and the path to achieving it varies for each individual. Throughout history, many successful people have shared their insights, motivations, and perspectives on what it takes to reach the pinnacle of accomplishment.

Their words of wisdom can serve as guiding lights, offering inspiration and valuable lessons to those embarking on their own journey towards success.

Here are some powerful quotes from successful individuals that can ignite your drive and help you navigate the road to success.

  1. People become successful the minute they decide to. – Harvey Mackay
  2. Success is predictable. – Brian Tracy
  3. Successful people tend to become more successful because they are always thinking about their successes. – Brian Tracy
  4. I have tried 99 times and have failed, but on the 100th time came success. – Albert Einstein
  5. Success is more attitude than aptitude.
  6. The size of your success depends on the depth of your desire.
  7. Happiness is the highest level of success.
  8. 80% of success is showing up. – Woody Allen
  9. To change bad habits, we must study the habits of successful role models. – Jack Canfield
  10. Success is the prize for those who stand true to their ideas. – John S. Hinds
  11. Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. – Jim Rohn
  12. The path to success is to take massive determined action. – Anthony Robbins
  13. I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. -Frank Lloyd Wright
  14. Success comes to those who dare to begin.
  15. Your success is only limited by your desire.
  16. Failure is merely part of the process necessary for success.
  17. The door to success is the one marked PUSH.
  18. Success in the end erases all the mistakes along the way. – Chinese Proverb
  19. Success is a piece of mind which is a direct result of the self-satisfaction knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. – John Wooden
  20. People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success. – Norman Vincent Peale
  21. True success in life is not measured by how much you make, but by how much of a difference you make.
  22. The secret of success is consistency of purpose. – Benjamin Disraeli
  23. Thoughts and ideas are the source of all wealth, success, material gain, all great discoveries, inventions and achievements. – Mark Victor Hansen
  24. People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to. – George E. Allen
  25. I do not think 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
  26. Real success is finding your life work in the work that you love. – David McCullough
  27. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. – Norman Vincent Peale
  28. If I had to select one quality and one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick persistence and determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, “Here comes number seventy one”. – Richard M. Devos
  29. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving; they make mistakes, but they do not quit. – Conrad Hilton
  30. Success is not always achieved by hard work alone, but mix it with a little bit of organization and a little strength from God above and you’ll have a winning recipe.
  31. Keys to success: Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it. – John S. Hinds
  32. Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.
  33. Through perseverance, many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. – Benjamin Disraeli
  34. To be successful you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, and then resolve to pay the price to get it. – Bunker Hunt
  35. Success is not where you are in life, but the obstacles you have overcome. – Booker T. Washington
  36. If you consistently and persistently do the things that other successful people do, nothing in the world can stop you from being a big success also. – Brian Tracy
  37. Keep going, for success lies just around the corner for those who refuse to quit.
  38. You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past success.
  39. The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the mighty force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. We must be quick to break those old habits that break us and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that will help us achieve the success we desire. – J. Paul Getty
  40. One can dream of horizons bigger than the imagination – how you go about implementing those dreams will be the key to your success.
  41. Success never comes to look for you while you wait around. You’ve got to get up and work at it to make your dreams come true. – Poh Yu Khing
  42. On the path to success always lies big O’s. Some read them as Obstacles, and others read them as Opportunities.
  43. Success is committing to give your best no matter what the circumstances.
  44. Believe you will be successful and you will. – Dale Carnegie
  45. Success is measured in terms of reaching your goals, dreams, and expectations. Your success is determined by hard work, persistence, and determination. If you are going to be a success in life it’s all up to you… .it’s your responsibility. – Will Horton
  46. Success comes from having dreams that are bigger than your fears. – Terry Litwiller
  47. I feel the most important requirement to success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it. – Reggie Jackson
  48. The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you are in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you. – Anthony Robbins
  49. Successful people in this world are those who get up and look for circumstances they want. If you can’t find them, then make them. – George Bernard Shaw
  50. Success is having your best day everyday.
  51. The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action. – Alexander Grahm Bell
  52. A powerful combination to ensure success is having the vision of an eagle and the heart of a lion.
  53. It takes time to be a success, but time is all it takes.
  54. We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond. – Marcel Proust
  55. Success is neither a high jump nor a long jump; it is the steps of a marathon.
  56. Take up one idea and act on it. Make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, and every part of your body be full of that idea and leave all other ideas alone. This is the way to success.
  57. If you have failed, do not worry. You have just cut the way to success.
  58. Successful people do what unsuccessful people dare not to.
  59. The word can’t is not in the successful man’s vocabulary.
  60. Real success is not having things, but having victory over yourself.
  61. Failure doesn’t mean that we are off the track to success. It merely forces us to take a detour to success.
  62. The secret to success is to be ready when opportunity comes. – Benjamin Disraeli
  63. Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. – John Wooden
  64. Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon. – Thomas Dewar
  65. We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap into the dark to our success. – Henry David Thoreau
  66. 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 achieving your dreams. – Og Mandino
  67. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Donald Kendall
  68. It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success. – John Mason
  69. Every failure is a step to success.
  70. Many people dream of success. To me success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection. – Soichiro Honda
  71. People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success. – Norman Vincent Peale
  72. If you are not happy every morning when you get up, leave for work, or start to work at home, and are not enthusiastic about doing that, you will not be successful. – Donald M. Kendall
  73. If you continue to work hard, success will follow you.
  74. Success is to stand in the presence of God unashamed.
  75. Success is not the position you stand, but the direction in which you look.
  76. Ambition is success’s best friend.
  77. Don’t let your success of today lay you into complacency for tomorrow. For that is the worst form of failure. – Og Mandino
  78. The law of cause and effect: If you do what other successful people do, you will eventually get the results that other successful people get. – Brian Tracy
  79. Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field! – Denis Waitley
  80. Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievement. – Claude M. Bristol
  81. Nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. – Calvin Coolidge
  82. If you want to double your success rate, you need to double your failure rate. – Thomas John Watson, Sr.
  83. If you worry about yesterday’s failures, then today’s successes will be few.
  84. Success could be described as 50/50 – 50% vision and 50% action.
  85. Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. – William Feather
  86. Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by a horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. – Dale Carnegie
  87. You cannot have any success unless you can accept failure. – George Cukor
  88. Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it!
  89. You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal. – Charles Carlson
  90. Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. – Stephen A. Brennan
  91. An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to organizational success. – Stephen Covy
  92. Success is a journey, not a destination. – Ben Sweetland
  93. Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal, a commiment to excellence, that will enable you to attain the success you seek. – Marrio Andretti
  94. Success is not permanent, neither is failure. – Dell Crossword
  95. Unless you are willing to try, fail miserable, and try again, success won’t happen. – Phillip Adams
  96. An unfailing success plan: at each day’s end, write down the six most important things to do tomorrow; number them in order of importance, and DO them. No planning will work unless we take action.
  97. Failure is a success if we learn from it. – Malcolm Forbes
  98. Seek not outside yourself for success lies within. – Mary Lou Cook
  99. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin
  100. You are on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
  101. Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier
  102. Success is determined by those who prove the impossible to be possible. – James W. Pence
  103. Try not to become just a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. – Albert Einstein
  104. You don’t pay the price for success. You enjoy the price for success. – Zig Ziglar
  105. Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. – Denis Waitley
  106. Yesterday’s failures are today’s seeds that must be diligently planted to be able to abundantly harvest tomorrow’s success.
  107. If you can’t find the key to success, pick the lock.
  108. What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you must have hard work and a certain sense of purpose. – Margaret Thatcher
  109. If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. – Mother Theresa
  110. True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful. – Paul Sweeney
  111. He has achieved success if he has lived well, laughed often, and loved much. – Bessie Stanley
  112. No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals. – Brian Tracy
  113. Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future. – Dr. Dale Turner
  114. The three P’s of success: Passion, Persistence, and Patience. – Doug Bronson
  115. The secret to success is to do common things uncommonly well. – John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
  116. One of the most important principles of success is developing the habit of going the extra mile. – Napoleon Hill
  117. Even if something has just a one percent chance of success, success boils down to how fast you exhaust your ninety-nine failures.
  118. Success is not all about money. It’s about having the resources and the ability to live the life that you have personally dreamed of. – Pete Zafra
  119. People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
  120. Great people are created by great mistakes that are learned from, not from great successes that are gloated upon. – Elmer Clark
  121. Success is directly proportional to effort.
  122. Success is achievean maintained by those who try, and keep trying, for there is nothing to lose by trying and a great deal to gain successful. By all means TRY! Do it NOW!!! – W. Clement Stone
  123. If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want, and copy what they do, and you’ll achieve similar results. – Anthony Robbins
  124. The game of life is to come up a winner, to be a success, and to achieve what you set out to do. – Richard Nixon
  125. I believe that the road to pre-eminent success in any line of work is to make yourself master of that line of work. – Andrew Carnegie
  126. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Herman Cain
  127. Success depends upon our previous preparations, and without such preparations there is sure to be failure. – Confucius
  128. Each problem has in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity. – Joseph Sugarman
  129. If there is any one axiom that I have tried to live up to in attempting to become successful in business, it is the fact that I have tried to surround myself with associates that know more about business than I do. This policy has always been very successful and is still working for me. – Monte L. Bean
  130. Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is what the majority of men do. That is why the majority is just ordinary. – Napoleon Hill
  131. The trouble with many plans is that they are based on the way things are now. To be successful, your personal plan must focus on what you want, not what you have. – Nido Qubein
  132. A desire to be in charge of our own lives, and a need for control is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control. – Robert F. Bennett
  133. 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. This is the man who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree. – Alexander Graham Bell
  134. The truth is that all of us can attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to its greatest extent. – Smiley Blanton
  135. Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They are willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to persevere in the face of many difficult odds. There is a very positive relationship between people’s ability to accomplish any task and the time they are willing to spend on it. – Dr. Joyce Brothers
  136. The great successful men of the world have used their imagination. They think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details and steadily building upon it. – Robert J. Collier
  137. Working hard overcomes a whole lot of other obstacles. You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, and you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people. – Marsha Evans
  138. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience, trial, and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Helen Keller
  139. Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It’s something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success. – Vince Lombardi
  140. Youth is not enough. Love is not enough. Success is not enough. And if we could ever achieve it, enough would not be enough. – Mignon McLaughlin
  141. The price of success is hard work, dedicated to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. – Vince Lombardi
  142. I still say that I am a little different because success to me is not having the most money, or having the biggest car or the biggest house. Success is just being happy. – Herschel Walker
  143. Some of my fondest memories in sports were a result of failure, injuries, setbacks, and mistakes. I learned far more about myself and gained more character in those difficult times than I ever did when success came early. – Peter Vidmar
  144. Out of respect of things I was never destined to do, I have learned that my strengths are a result of my weaknesses, my success is due to my failures, and my style is directly related to my limitations. – Billy Joel
  145. All successful men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work everyday toward their distant vision, goal, and purpose! – Brian Tracy
  146. If one advances confidently in the direction of his own dreams and endeavors to live the life that he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. – Henry David Thoreau
  147. Success is all in the mind.
  148. As a rule, he or she that has the most information will have the greatest success in life. – Benjamin Disraeli
  149. Make a success of living by seeing the goal and aiming at it unswervingly. – Cecil B. DeMille
  150. Women will never be as successful as men because they do not have wives to advise them. – Dick Van Dyke
  151. The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true.
  152. Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success! – Dr. Joyce Brothers
  153. Success is willing to do what the average person is not willing to do.
  154. Keep on trying.. .each failure is one step closer to a success. – Thomas J. Vilord
  155. Success is not final and failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
  156. Success doesn’t come to you; you go to it. – Marva Collins
  157. The real secret to success is enthusiasm. – Walter Chrysler
  158. It is our attitude at the end of a difficult task, which more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. – William James
  159. Success as I see it is a result, not a goal. – Gustave Flaubert
  160. I am not telling you that achieving success is going to be easy, I am telling you that it’s going to be worth it! – Art Williams
  161. It takes time to succeed because success is merely the natural reward of taking time to do anything well. – Joseph Ross
  162. A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do. – Bob Dylan
  163. There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way that you want. – Christopher Morley
  164. Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose your ability to learn new things and move forward in your life. – Dr. David M. Burns
  165. A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat, but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration. – Kurt Lewin
  166. Whenever I hear it can’t be done, I know I am close to success. – Michael Flatley
  167. You always pass failure on the way to success. – Mickey Rooney
  168. A minute of success pays for years of failure. – Robert Browning
  169. Success is to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill
  170. I have heard it said that the first, ingredient of success, the earliest spark in the dreaming youth is this: dream a great dream.
  171. I have had enough success for two lifetimes. My success is talent put together with hard work and luck. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  172. Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. – Scott Adams
  173. The difference between success and mediocrity is all in the way you think.
  174. Nature gave us two ends: one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then, man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most. – Robert Albert Bloch.
  175. Never let your failures go to your heart or your successes go to your head.
  176. The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed. – Nelson Boswell
  177. It takes twenty years to make an overnight success. – Eddie Cantor
  178. If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me, I cannot see any way in which I would have ever made progress. – Calvin Coolidge
  179. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. – Bill Cosby
  180. Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks, learns just as much from his failures as he does from his successes. – John Dewey
  181. The secret to success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. – Benjamin Disraeli
  182. One sound idea is all that you need to achieve success. – Napoleon Hill
  183. Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure. – Edward Eggleston
  184. There is no point at which you can say, “Well I am successful now, I might as well relax”. – Carrie Fisher
  185. Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. – Henry Ford
  186. Champions know that success is inevitable, that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it.- Michael J. Gelb
  187. Losers visualize the penalties of failure; winners visualize the rewards of success. – William S. Gilbert
  188. Success gravitates to those who are perceived to be successful. Regardless of how you feel within, you must emanate success if you want to be a success.
  189. Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. – Napoleon Hill
  190. Success isn’t magic or hocus-pocus – its simply learning how to focus. – Jack Canfield
  191. The secret of success is this: there is no secret to success. – Elbert Hubbard
  192. The road to success is always under construction.
  193. A successful man is one who earns more than his wife can spend; a successful woman is one who marries such a man.
  194. The secret of success is to never let down and never let up.
  195. None of the secrets of success will work unless you do.
  196. Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture. – William James
  197. Success comes in can’s. Failures come in cant’s.
  198. There are no speed limits on the road to success. – David W. Johnson
  199. Behind every successful man I stands a surprised mother-in-law. – Hubert H. Humphrey
  200. There is no great success without great commitment.
  201. The difference between a successful person and the others is not a lack of strength and not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi
  202. The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more. – Ed Parker
  203. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell
  204. If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple: know what you are doing, love what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing. – Will Rogers
  205. Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record each and everyday, and you are a success. – William Boetcker
  206. 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
  207. The uncommon man is merely the common man thinking and dreaming of success in larger terms and in more fruitful areas. – Melvin Powers
  208. The recipe of success is to study while others are sleeping, work while others are loafing, prepare while others are playing, and dream while others are wishing. – William A. Ward
  209. Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. – Oliver Goldsmith
  210. Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, with whomever you want, as much as you want. – Anthony Robbins
  211. Enthusiasm is the vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman. – Conrad Hilton
  212. The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. – Dale Carnegie
  213. Success comes to those who make it happen, not those who let it happen.
  214. In the marathon of life, success calls for dedication to the goal, perseverance, compassion for my fellow man, and faith in God. – John A. Kelley
  215. Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made courageous decision. – Peter Drucker
  216. Happiness, wealth, and success are the byproducts of goal setting; they cannot be the goals themselves. – Denis Waitley
  217. Past failures are guideposts for future success.
  218. Success is the person who year after year, reaches the highest limits in his field. – Sparky Anderson
  219. The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
  220. Success has always been easy to measure. It’s the distance between one’s origins and one’s final achievement. – Michael Korda
  221. Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals. – Paul Meyer
  222. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. – David Joseph Schwartz
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