Success Quotes (121) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Success. In general, "success" is the achievement of one's aim or goal. It is often used specifically to mean financial profitability. People who achieve their goals are frequently termed "successes" as well.

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

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

We become more successful when we are happier and more positive.
~ Shawn Achor

All that man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.
~ James Allen

Failures are steps in the ladder of success.
~ James Allen

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
~ James Allen

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
~ Woody Allen

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

When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.
~ Mary Kay Ash

The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it.
~ Roger Babson

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

If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
~ Ray Bradbury

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.
~ Dorothea Brande

The only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren’t is the willingness to work very, very hard.
~ Helen Gurley Brown

Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism…confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.
~ David M. Burns

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
~ George Burns

To be successful we must live from our imaginations, not from our memories.
~ Steven Covey

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

Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.
~ Al Capp

There is little success where there is little laughter.
~ Andrew Carnegie

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

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

Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
~ Johnny Carson

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.
~ Winston Churchill

Successful people pay more attention to their visions and goals than to history and the opinions of others.
~ Alan Cohen

Sooner or later comes a crisis in our affairs, and how we meet it determines our future happiness and success. Since the beginning of time, every form of life has been called upon to meet such crisis.
~ Robert Collier

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.
~ Stephen R. Covey

Even without success, creative persons find joy in a job well done. Learning for its own sake is rewarding.
~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
~ Bernadette Devlin

To succeed…You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
~ Tony Dorsett

Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service. It is capable of being presented as a discipline, capable of being learned, capable of being practiced. Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation, the changes and their symptoms that indicate opportunities for successful innovation. And they need to know and to apply the principles of successful innovation.
~ Peter F. Drucker

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

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.
~ Bob Dylan

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

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
~ Thomas Alva Edison

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The ability to live in the question long enough for genius to emerge is a touchstone of creative success.
~ Jonathan Fields

You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.
~ Henry Ford

Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run - in the long-run, I say! - success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.
~ Viktor Frankl

Your ability to act on your imagination is going to be so decisive in driving your future and the standard of living in your country. So the school, the state, the country that empowers, nurtures, enables imagination among its students and citizens, that's who's going to be the winner.
~ Friedman, Thomas L.

The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the step at a time.
~ Joe Girard

We know not where our dreams will take us, but we can probably see quite clearly where we'll go without them.
~ Marilyn Grey

No-one gets an iron-clad guarantee of success. Certainly, factors like opportunity, luck and timing are important. But the backbone of success is usually found in old-fashioned, basic concepts like hard work, determination, good planning and perseverance.
~ Mia Hamm

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

The only true measure of success is the amount of joy we are feeling.
~ Abraham-Hicks

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
~ Napoleon Hill

When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve
~ Napoleon Hill

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

To achieve big things you have to have big dreams.
~ Conrad Hilton

Success is 99 percent failure.
~ Soichiro Honda

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
~ Elbert Hubbard

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games; 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
~ Michael Jordan

To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.
~ Michael Jordan

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.
~ Helen Keller

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

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
~ Helen Keller

Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invisible host against difficulties.
~ Helen Keller

An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.
~ Victor Kiam

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.
~ Larry King

To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world -- that I am able to change it in positive ways.
~ Maxine Hong Kingston

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

Success, happiness, peace of mind and fulfillment – the most priceless of human treasures – are available to all among us, without exception, who make things happen – who make ‘good’ things happen – in the world around them.
~ Joe Klock

There's a word for a writer who never gives up: published.
~ Joe Konrath

Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do.
~ Michael Korda

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
~ Reggie Leach

Success is how you collect your minutes. You spend millions of minutes to reach one triumph, one moment, then you spend maybe a thousand minutes enjoying it. If you were unhappy through those millions of minutes, what good is the thousand minutes of triumph? It doesn’t equate… Life is made of small pleasures. Good eye contact over the breakfast table with your wife. A moment of touching a friend. Happiness is made of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. If you don’t have all those zillions of tiny successes, the big ones don’t mean anything.
~ Norman Lear

Three keys to success: read, read, read.
~ Vladimir Lenin

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
~ Vince Lombardi

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
~ Maxwell Maltz

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous. On the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
~ Somerset Maugham

As you experience success in applying kaizen to clear goals like weight loss or career advancement, remember to hold onto its essence: an optimistic belief in our potential for continuous improvement.
~ Robert Maurer

My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force: I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice, my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.
~ Elaine Maxwell

All progress occurs because people dare to be different.
~ Harry Milner

We cannot choose the things that will happen to us. But we can choose the attitude we will take toward anything that happens. Success or failure depends on your attitude.
~ Alfred A. Montapert

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
~ Christopher Morley

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.
~ Florence Nightingale

The secret of business is to know something nobody else knows.
~ Aristotle Onassis

Whatever creative success I gained was due to my belief that creative power can be stepped up by effort, and that there are ways in which we can guide our creative thinking.
~ Alex Osborn

To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success.
~ Anna Pavlova

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

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

Personal action is your pathway to success, even if it is a little bit at a time!
~ Catherine Pulsifer

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
~ Anna Quindlen

The greatest success we’ll know is helping OTHERS succeed and grow.
~ Gregory Scott Reid

Action is the foundational key to all success.
~ Anthony Robbins

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
~ Tony Robbins

I have always found that my view of success has been iconoclastic: success to me is not about money or status or fame, its about finding a livelihood that brings me joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the world.
~ Anita Roddick

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
~ Jim Rohn

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
~ Jim Rohn

For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.
~ Marilyn vos Savant

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.
~ Charles M. Schwab

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
~ Charles M. Schwab

Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
~ George Bernard Shaw

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
~ George Bernard Shaw

Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.
~ Samuel Smiles

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
~ Gerry Spence

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
~ Bessie Anderson Stanley

What constitutes success? She who has achieved success has lived well; laughed often and loved much; has gained the respect of little children; has filled her niche and accomplished her task; has left the world better than she found it; has always looked for the best in others and given the best she had.
~ Bessie Anderson Stanley

Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement…all success…all achievement in real life grows.
~ Ben Stein

The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.
~ Jom Stovall

Success is a journey, not a destination.
~ Ben Sweetland

All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.
~ Danny Thomas

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.
~ Henry David Thoreau

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

Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.
~ Brian Tracy

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
~ Brian Tracy

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

The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
~ Mark Twain

All glory comes from daring to begin.
~ Eugene F. Ware

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
~ Thomas J. Watson

In order to be a success in business, there is one thing you must do. You cannot be successful without it. That is WORK. I have not told you anything new. Everyone knows that you cannot be successful in anything without work. Why does not everyone work? Because some lack the one thing that makes men want to work - ENTHUSIASM. That is something no one can give you. You must acquire it yourself, and the only way that you can become enthusiastic about anything is to have a thorough KNOWLEDGE of it. You have never seen an enthusiastic man who was lazy.
~ Thomas J. Watson

Success comes in cans, not in cannots.
~ Joel H. Weldon

Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.
~ Marianne Williamson

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
~ Oprah Winfrey

Ignoring your passion is like dying a slow death…Passion whispers to you through your feelings, beckoning you toward your highest good. Pay attention to what makes you feel energized, connected, stimulated- what gives you your juice. Do what you love, give it back in the form of service, and you will do more than succeed. You will triumph.
~ Oprah Winfrey

Real success means creating a life of meaning through service that fulfills your reason for being here.
~ Oprah Winfrey


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