Successful Sayings and Quotes

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

Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. Robert Kiyosaki
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. George Bernard Shaw
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. David Brinkley
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. Farrah Gray
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. Bruce Lee
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. Henry David Thoreau
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. Albert Einstein
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
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. George Sheehan
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu
The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. John C. Maxwell
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period. Lou Holtz
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it. W.C. Fields
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
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey
I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It's because of them I'm doing it myself. Albert Einstein
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. Roger Babson
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Bruce Lee
Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso
You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. George Lorimer
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Bill Cosby
Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday. Brian Tracy
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it. Henry Ford
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. Bill Gates
So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains. Herman Melville
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. John D. Rockefeller
Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time. Arnold H. Glasow
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