Do you need inspiration to succeed? This page contains some of the best quotes on success as well as quotes from famous celebrities, politicians, business people and individual that have contributed a lot to America.

Quotes on Success

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ― Winston Churchill

“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”― Abraham Lincoln

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”― Salvador Dali

“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.” ― Milan Kundera

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”― Confucius

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” ― Coco Chanel

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. ” ― Mark Twain

Best Quotes on Success

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ”― Walt Disney Company

“Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand”― Hayley Williams

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” ― Bob Dylan

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

“It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.” – Aristotle

Famous Quotes About Success

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”― Coco Chanel


“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

“If I told you I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at, I’d be lying, because I have no idea where I am right now.” ― Jarod Kintz

“A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.” ― Friedrich Nietzsch

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”― Leonardo da Vinci


“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”― Winston Churchill

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ― Woody Allen

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ”― Oprah Winfrey

 “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.”― W.C. Fields


“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” ― Albert Einstein

“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get” ― W.P. Kinsella

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ― Truman Capote

“If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut” ― Albert Einstein

Success Quotes

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”― Bette Midler


“I’ve had great success being a total idiot. ” ― Jerry Lewis

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

“If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.” – Albert Einstein

“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

“A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”– Albert Schweitzer


“A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

“To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.” – Anna Pavlova

“If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.” – Anna Quindlen

“Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.” – Anthony Trollope

“Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.” – Barack Obama

“I’ve come to embrace the notion that I haven’t done enough in my life. I’ve come to confirm that one’s title, even a title like president of the United States, says very little about how well one’s life has been led. No matter how much you’ve done or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, always more to learn, and always more to achieve.” – Barack Obama

“Why be a man when you can be a success?” – Bertolt Brecht

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”– Bill Cosby


“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” -Bob Dylan

“The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.” – Cecil B. DeMille

“Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.” – Christopher Lasch

“There is only one success… to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.” – Christopher Morley

“The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.”  – Confucius

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

“Envy was just the tax you paid on success.” – David Nicholls

“Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” – David Rockefeller

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.” -Dr. David M. Burns

“We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Success is counted sweetest by those who ne’er succeed.” -Emily Dickinson

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