Success Sayings and Quotes

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

Success is a consequence and must not be a goal. Gustave Flaubert
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you'll get the result. Oscar Wilde
Success is merely the process of fulfilling your own hopes and dreams— not by the standards set by society— but by the standards set by you. George Pataki
If you can conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it. Jesse Jackson
The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. David Joseph Schwartz
Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Elias Canetti
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced everyday. Jim Rohn
It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgements that leads us to either fortune or failure. Jim Rohn
Average people look forward to 'getting off.' Successful people look forward to 'getting on.' Jim Rohn
Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are. Jim Rohn
Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy. You might know how to read, but more importantly, what's your plan to read? Jim Rohn
Don't worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow. Oprah Winfrey
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Dale Carnegie
Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now. Jonatan Martensson
Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso
There is only one success— to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley
The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Irving Berlin
No success is worthy of the name unless it is won by honest industry and brave breasting of the waves of fortune. Huxley
A minute's success pays the failure of years. Robert Browning
Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil deeds of men. Demosthenes
Success serves men as a pedestal; it makes them look larger, if reflection does not measure them. Joubert
People have a seed to success within them. Most never find it and therefore fail to reach their potential. Occasionally, a leader discovers it and helps that individual develop it. For both, they now can fulfill the purpose for which they are born. John C. Maxwell
Success is not a destination; it's a daily thing. John C. Maxwell
People are training for success when they should be training for failure. John C. Maxwell
The best leaders realize their success depends on their people. John C. Maxwell
Success comes to those who have an entire mountain of gold that they continually mine, not those who find one nugget and try to live on it for fifty years. John C. Maxwell
Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellow. Ambrose Bierce
Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it...Success is shy— it won't come out while you're watching. Tennessee Williams
I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. It is endless. Bette Davis
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote