40 Success Quotes That Will Change your Life

Success is the most sought after dream of every person in one form or the other. Success is a desire that creeps into our thoughts and imaginations and we are so willing to get it. Success isn’t an easy product to be available everywhere. Success can make its way into our lives if we are fully prepared to clench it. We always need some kind of push, inspiration or clues to get it. I have compiled 40 quotes from successful and visionary people of their times. I want to contribute my share for your success.

40 Success Quotes

1. “Every achiever I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.” — Robert Schuller

2. “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” — Elbert Hubbard

3. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”  — Dhirubhai Ambani

4. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

5. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” — Mark Caine

6. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” — Tony Robbins

7. “Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.” — Robert Collier

8. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

9. “Success is about creating benefit for all and enjoying the process. If you focus on this & adopt this definition, success is yours.” — Kelly Kim

10. “One key to successful leadership is continuous personal change. Personal change is a reflection of our inner growth and empowerment.” — Robert E. Quinn

11. “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” — George Sheehan

12. “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” — Audre Lorde

13. “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

14. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.” — Gurbaksh Chahal

15. “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

16. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain

17. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.” — Kim Garst

18. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” — Harriet Tubman

19. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” — Steve Jobs

20. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” — David Brinkley

21. “To succeed… you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” — Tony Dorsett

22. “Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great?” — Jimmy J

23. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” — Bill Cosby

24. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” — Jim Rohn

25. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” — Dale Carnegie

26. “Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.” — David McCullough

27. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” — Vince Lombardi

28. “Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.” — Roger Babson

29. “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” — Thomas Jefferson

30. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” — Thomas A. Edison

31. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” — T. Harv Eker

32. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” — Robert Kiyosaki

33.“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success” — Napoleon Hill

34. “Success is not a destination, it’s a journey.” — Zig Ziglar

35. “Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.” — Bruce Barton

36. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” — Thomas J. Watson

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

38. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
– William Feather

39. “God gives every bird a worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.” — Swedish Proverb

40. “Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” — Oscar Wilde