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Best Quotes About Success

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A list of the best success quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous success quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic success quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about success?" and "What are inspirational success quotes?"

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    Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats. Amos Bronson Alcott

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    Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown. Henry Ward Beecher

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    We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes. Amos Bronson Alcott

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

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

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    Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other. Erma Bombeck

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    Success is the one unpardonable sin against one's fellows. Ambrose Bierce

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    Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments. Henry Ward Beecher

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    To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice. Henry Ward Beecher

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    Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking. Bernard Baruch

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    You are wholly complete and your success in life will be in direct proportion to your ability to accept this truth about you. Dr. Robert Anthony

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    The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. Dale Carnegie

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    I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby

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    To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports; when we succeed; it betrays us. Charles Caleb Colton

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    Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

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    I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things. Walt Disney

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    We fall forward to succeed. Mary Kay Ash

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    Success is not something you get out of what you do. Wayne Dyer

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    The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. Pearl S. Buck

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    If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut. Albert Einstein

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    Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. T. S. Eliot

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    A minute's success pays the failure of years. Robert Browning

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    To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail. Dorothea Brande

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    Success makes success, like money makes money. Nicolas Chamfort

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    If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded. Thomas Carlyle

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    You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong. Warren Buffett

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    Failure has no friends. John F. Kennedy

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

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    A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. Bob Dylan

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

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    Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful. Benjamin Disraeli

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    Success is the child of audacity. Benjamin Disraeli

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    As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for. Josh Billings

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    The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life, clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers. Even genius itself is but fine observation strengthened by fixity of purpose. Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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

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    When we fail our pride supports us and when we succeed, it betrays us. Charles Caleb Colton

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    The secret of success is consistency of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

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    Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. Emily Dickinson

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    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 know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    Opportunities? They are all around us... There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it. Orison Swett Marden

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    Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom. Michel de Montaigne

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

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    Success has always been a great liar. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But speaking for myself, I can honestly say this is not so... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success. Thomas Edison

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    Would you live with ease, do what you should, and not what you please. Success has ruined many a man. Benjamin Franklin

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    Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    A strenuous soul hates cheap success. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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