Ladder Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ladder quotes, ladder sayings, and ladder proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

No man can climb the ladder of success without first placing his foot on the bottom rung. James Cash Penney
There is a ladder to Success! Choose to climb it. Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future. Ed Markey
There is no greater ladder into the middle class than education. Martin O'Malley
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. Stephen Covey
Freedom is a ladder: one side of the ladder reaches hell, the other side touches heaven. It is the same ladder; the choice is yours. Rajneesh
The ladder of success isn't a ladder. It's a series of steps with leaps interspersed along the way. Seth Godin
The day you were born, a ladder was set up to help you escape this world. Rumi
Be sure that, as you scramble up the ladder of success, it is leaning against the right building. Stephen Covey
You have to work your way up the ladder just like everybody else. Nothing is given to you in this world, so you have to work hard. Cain Velasquez
The real problem is, people think life is a ladder, and it's really a wheel. Charles De Lint
Now that my ladder's gone, I must lie down where all my ladders start, In the foul rag-and-bone shop of the heart. William Butler Yeats
If you're climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until you step back and see how high you've really gone. Donny Osmond
While climbing the ladder of success outside, don't forget about the climb within. Christine E. Szymanski
May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung. May you stay forever young. Bob Dylan
I'm very superstitious... I never shout at magpies, walk under ladders or put my shoes on the table. Fatboy Slim
When levitation fails, a ladder prevails. Becky Stark
For every snake, there is a ladder; for every ladder, a snake. Salman Rushdie
What signifies the ladder, provided one rise and attain the end? Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
The business of a general is to kick away the ladder behind soldiers when they have climbed up a height. Sun Tzu
The climb up the corporate leadership ladder can be precarious. The further up you step on a ladder, the shakier your position. Jerry Dollar
It is hard to come down the social ladder without tumbling off. Samuel Butler
The heights by great men reached and kept / Were not attained by sudden flight, / But they, while their companions slept, / Were toiling upward in the night. St. Augustine
We can't all be top dogs, but each of us can climb a little higher than we already are, and thereby relieve the congestion which exists at the foot of the ladder. J. D. Kroft
He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom. German Proverb
Life is like playing snakes and ladders game. You may go up or come down but you must never give up. Harish Muralidhar
If the place I wanted to arrive at could only be reached by a ladder, I would give up trying to arrive at it. For the place I really have to reach is where I must already be. What is reachable by a ladder doesn't interest me. Ludwig Wittgenstein
As one can ascend to the top of a house by means of a ladder or a bamboo or a staircase or a rope, so diverse are the ways and means to approach God, and every religion in the world shows one of these ways. Shri Ramakrishna
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. Jalaluddin Rumi
The study of nature is the first rung on the ladder to understanding. Khemetic Saying