158 Being Successful Quotes To Inspire You

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  1. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. — Albert Schweitzer
  2. If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. — Madam C. J. Walker
  3. No matter how successful you become you gotta keep grindin' and be a good person and then good things will come to you. — Meek Mill
  4. 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
  5. Realistic expectations for life are that we are going to be better today than we were yesterday, be better tomorrow than we were today. That's a plan for success. So [the key is] simple: just work. — Jim Harbaugh
  6. 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 had to overcome while trying to succeed. — Booker T. Washington
  7. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. — Bill Cosby
  8. If you can be the best, then why not try to be the best? — Garrett Morgan
  9. The secret of spiritual success is a hunger that persists…It is an awful condition to be satisfied with one’s spiritual attainments…God was and is looking for hungry, thirsty people. — Smith Wigglesworth
  10. The most important ingredient of leadership is character. Most of the proficiencies can be learned, but what's inside you is something that's difficult to change. — Jesse Robredo

Short Being Successful Quotes

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  • When you stop making excuses and you work hard and go hard you will be very successful. — DJ Khaled
  • If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking. — Benjamin Franklin
  • There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. — Zig Ziglar
  • What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace. — Paulo Coelho
  • If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success. — Will Smith
  • If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful! — Charles Barkley
  • Don't worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth. — Dorothy Day
  • Success is its own reward, but failure is a great teacher too, and not to be feared. — Sonia Sotomayor
  • Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. — Robert Breault
  • It is better to be alone than in bad company. — Unknown Author

Being Successful Image Quotes

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Being successful quote by Charles Barkley

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful! — Charles Barkley

Being successful quote by Christopher Morley

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

Being successful quote The planet does not need more "successful people". The plane
The planet does not need more "successful people". The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.
Being successful quote by William Feather

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. — William Feather

Being successful quote by Christopher Morley

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

Being successful quote by Jackson Pollock

The secret of success is… to be fully awake to everything about you. — Jackson Pollock

Being successful quote Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
Being successful quote by Jerry Lewis

I've had great success being a total idiot. — Jerry Lewis

Being successful quote by Albert Einstein

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. — Albert Einstein

Being successful quote by Albert Schweitzer

If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. — Albert Schweitzer

Being successful quote by Audrey Hepburn

Laughing is the best calorie burner. — Audrey Hepburn

Being successful quote by Carol Bartz

If you think you can't, you're right. — Carol Bartz

Being successful quote by Eric Ries

Don’t be in a rush to get big. Be in a rush to have a great product. — Eric Ries

Being successful quote by Charles Horton Cooley

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. — Charles Horton Cooley

Being successful quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being successful quote by Martha Stewart

Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success. — Martha Stewart

Being successful quote by C. S. Lewis

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. — C. S. Lewis

Being successful quote by Colin Chapman

The secret of a successful marriage is not to be at home too much. — Colin Chapman

Being successful quote by Baron de Montesquieu

To succeed in the world we must look foolish but be wise. — Baron de Montesquieu

Being successful quote by John C. Maxwell

Happiness simply cannot be relied upon as a measure of success. — John C. Maxwell

Being successful quote Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental pict
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!

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To be an overachiever you have to be an over believer. — Dabo Swinney

To be responsible, keep your promises to others. To be successful, keep your promises to yourself. — Marie Forleo

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

Being successful quote You have to be odd to be number one.
You have to be odd to be number one.

Educational success should be measured by how strong your desire is to keep learning. — Alfie Kohn

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

Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don't learn. So the last part to me is the key, especially if you have had some initial success. It becomes even more critical that you have the learning 'bit' always switched on. — Satya Nadella

Being successful quote Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently
Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally, but what you do consistently.

Being a successful trader also takes courage: the courage to try, the courage to fail, the courage to succeed, and the courage to keep on going when the going gets tough. — Michael Marcus

You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. — Napoleon Hill

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If you think you can't, you're right. — Carol Bartz

To be successful, keep looking tanned, live in an elegant building (even if you're in the cellar), be seen in smart restaurants (even if you only nurse one drink) and if you borrow, borrow big. — Aristotle Onassis

Life Is Not About Being Successful Quotes

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Life is full of surprises and and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next. — Condoleezza Rice

The key is not to worry about being successful, but to instead to work toward being significant - and the success will naturally follow. — Oprah Winfrey

Why not make an end of it all?... My life is a succession of griefs and bitter feelings.... What is death?... A very small matter,when all is said; only a fool would be concerned about it. — Stendhal

Being successful quote You have to go whole heartedly in anything in order to achieve anything worth ha
You have to go whole heartedly in anything in order to achieve anything worth having.

Actually I did not invent the seven habits, they are universal principles and most of what I wrote about is just common sense. I am embarrassed when people talk about the Covey Habits, and dislike the idea of being some sort of guru. — Stephen Covey

You can't build a future if you do not know who you are. You can't become who you are meant to be if you can't tell the truth about who you are, what you have, and everything about your life. The truth is the absolute essence to your success, while lies are the absolute essence to your failures. — Suze Orman

Success is about making your life a special version of unique that fits who you are - not what other people want you to be. — Mark Cuban

Being Successful In Life Quotes

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To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man up and settle down. The sooner a man can gain control, identify his wife, and be faithful to her, the more successful, and happy you will be in life. Being with one woman in a faithful relationship will cause you to be the happiest version of yourself. — Tony Gaskins

There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after. — Adoniram Judson

Being successful quote Success is not always what you see.
Success is not always what you see.

You will be wounded many times in your life. You'll make mistakes. Some people will call them failures but I have learned that failure is really God's way of saying, "Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction." It's just an experience, just an experience. — Oprah Winfrey

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

Doesn't matter where you come from, what you have or don't have... All you need to have is faith in God, an undying passion for what you do and what you choose to do in this life, and a relentless drive and the will to do whatever it takes to be successful in whatever you put your mind to. — Stephen Curry

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Spending time with God is the key to our strength and success in all areas of life. Be sure that you never try to work God into your schedule, but always work your schedule around Him. — Joyce Meyer

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

The greatest difficulty we have faced is the neocolonial way of thinking that exists in this country. We were colonized by a country, France, that left us with certain habits. For us, being successful in life, being happy, meant trying to live as they do in France, like the richest of the French. — Thomas Sankara

Being A Successful Woman Quotes

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A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. — Melinda Gates

giving the utmost of herself to three absorbing interests [marriage, motherhood, career] ... was a problem for a superwoman, and a job for a superwoman, and only some such fabled being could have accomplished it with success. — Storm Jameson

I just want to be who I am. I think all women go through the belief that they need to be superwoman - that to be successful in any way, and I don't necessarily mean in business or anything, but just to be a successful person, you have to be superwoman. — Cindy McCain

Whatever you do, be different - that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can't think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you're different, you will stand out. — Anita Roddick

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. — J. K. Rowling

I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough. — Shirley Bassey

A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously; and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and philosopher to any successor, she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent. — Alice Stone Blackwell

For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end. — Catherine Zeta-Jones

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience. — Wallis Simpson

Whatever you do, be different. If you're different, you will stand out. — Anita Roddick

Being Successful In School Quotes

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Try to remember that being unsuccessful in school doesn't automatically mean you'll be unsuccessful in life. Lots of people who didn't excel in school still went on to have successful lives. — Dav Pilkey

If, however, the success of a politician is to be measured by the degree in which he is able personally to influence the course of politics, and attach to himself a school of political thought, then Mr. Mill, in the best meaning of the words, has succeeded. — Millicent Fawcett

The promotion of "self-esteem" in our schools has been so successful that people feel free to spout off about all sorts of things - and see no reason why their opinions should not be taken as seriously as the views of people who actually know what they are talking about. — Thomas Sowell

School leadership has been identified as another critical element of student success, and subsequently enough resources and training should be provided to our school principals and administrators to allow them to create a strong ecosystem in our schools and support teachers and parents as well. — Shaheen Mistri

The impetus behind going to graduate school was a year after graduating from college spent in Dallas working at the dog food factory and Bank America and not having met success in my chosen field, which at that point was being an actress. — Beth Henley

The fine arts thing at college was always too much for me to think about. What I was more involved in was being successful at arts school. — Syd Barrett

Failure is so much more interesting because you learn from it. That's what we should be teaching children at school, that being successful the first time, there's nothing in it. There's no interest, you learn nothing actually. — James Dyson

I think that every band is different, and in fact that's one of the biggest problems with the old-school music industry is that... one band would be successful according to a certain approach, and then every other band in the label gets sent down the same tube. — Emily Haines

I was never the cool kid, I was never hot in high school. I was never popular. You don't have to be perfect and you don't have to be rich and you can still be successful. — Kesha

I know what the intimidation level of high school is. You're on a hamster wheel, running, running, running, trying so hard to fit in. It's all about how you deal with what you're given, feeling OK with being the odd man out before you're finally successful. — Drew Barrymore

Inspirational Quotes

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Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there. — David Bowie

One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. — Khalil Gibran

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Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly — Paulo Coelho

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds — Paul the Apostle

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams

If God is for us, who can be against us? — Paul the Apostle

The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE. — Winston Churchill

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. — Madam C. J. Walker

Every day may not be good... but there's something good in every day — Alice Morse Earle

Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could. — Steve Jobs

Being Successful Someday Quotes

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When you're playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you'll fight for the winners circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor. — Pat Riley

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there. — Irving Berlin

Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true. — Steve Jobs

It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I would want to teach my children someday that they should strive to be successful. — Michael Grimm

To be honest, when I was writing these stories a million years ago, I never thought about movies at all one way or another. It would have seemed almost miraculous for these things to be movies someday. To me, they were just comic books that I hoped would sell so I could keep my job. — Stan Lee

I've done a movie and a TV series, and someday I'd like to do a successful movie and a successful TV series. That would be nice. — Al Yankovic

Becoming Successful Quotes

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You become strong by defying defeat and by turning loss into gain and failure to success. — Sayings

A successful life is expensive; it will cost you something to become a champion. — Mike Murdock

Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success. — Prince

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

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. — Dupree Jordan

We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are. — John C. Maxwell

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. — John Wooden

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Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. — Albert Einstein

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. — Albert Einstein

Know your value. Confidence breeds success. Act like the person you want to become, and people will start seeing you as that person. — Mark M. Ford

Achieving Success Quotes

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When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. — Zig Ziglar

A positive self image and healthy self esteem is based on approval, acceptance and recognition from others; but also upon actual accomplishments, achievements and success upon the realistic self confidence which ensues. — Abraham Maslow

Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do. — Nelson Mandela

Success is not achieved by winning all the time. Real success comes when we rise after we fall. Some mountains are higher than others. Some roads steeper than the next. There are hardships and setbacks but you cannot let them stop you. Even on the steepest road you must not turn back. — Muhammad Ali

No success or achievement in material terms is worthwhile unless it serves the needs or interests of the country and its people and is achieved by fair and honest means. — J. R. D. Tata

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

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If you can dream it, you can do it. Your limits are all within yourself. — Brian Tracy

Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get. — Bernard Meltzer

It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs. — Vaclav Havel

Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency. — Denzel Washington

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Live by the creed that a strong work ethic, playing by the rules, and doing things the right way will bring about opportunities for success and, ultimately, happiness. — Nick Saban

Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself. — Usain Bolt

You can't measure success if you have never failed. My father has taught me that if you really do want to reach your goals, you can't spend any time worrying about whether you're going to win or lose. Focus only on getting better. — Steffi Graf

When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work. — Alexander Hamilton

Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives. — Michelle Obama

If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few. The future depends on what we do in the present — Mahatma Gandhi

I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. — Charles R. Swindoll

Success is a result of consistent practice of winning skills and actions. There is nothing miraculous about the process. There is no luck involved. — Bill Russell

No one will hit you harder than life itself. It doesn't matter how hard you hit back. It's about how much you can take, and keep fighting, how much you can suffer and keep moving forward. That's how you win. — Sylvester Stallone

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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

There is in this world no such force as the force of a person determined to rise. The human soul cannot be permanently chained. — W. E. B. Du Bois

Don't lose faith. Promise yourself that you will be a success story, and I promise you that all the forces of the universe will unite to come to your aid; you might not feel today or for a while, but the longer you wait the bigger the prize. — George Bernard Shaw

Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide. — Marva Collins

Every organization needs to be introspective, transparent, and honest with itself. This only works if everyone is unified on the goals and purposes of the organization and there is trust within the team. High-performing, successful organizations build cultures of introspection and trust and never lose sight of their purpose. — Colin Powell

Success is not easy and I think everyone should know that hard work and perseverance and being open to giving back are so much more powerful than stepping all over people to get to the top. — Misty Copeland

Success is a combination of effort, talent and hard work. There's got to be hard work and mental toughness. It's not just one thing that gets you there it's an accumulation of things — Brock Lesnar

What I tell people is be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don't have to live anybody else's story. — Stephen Curry

People don't have to believe in you for you to succeed. Just work hard, when you succeed, they will believe. — Stephen Keshi

If you want to be successful, you have to jump, there's no way around it. When you jump, I can assure you that your parachute will not open right away. But if you do not jump, your parachute will never open. If you're safe, you'll never soar! — Steve Harvey

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