229 Success Quotes for Motivation and Enlightenment


229 Success Quotes for Motivation and Enlightenment


Success is a habit which comes with a lot of hard work, equilibrium, patience, sweat, blood to name a few. It needs to be nurtured and nourished like a little sapling. But the fruits of success are always sweet, how much ever late it is. Hard work is one of the key ingredients to success which requires inspiration and motivation to keep going the road not taken. Trust me, it usually is the road not taken which makes all the difference. The path to success is not always an easy ride, it is bumpy and requires utmost dedication and inspiration to stick to the right path. The longer one sticks to the tough conditions, the more the threshold of the pain grows for the individual. It is a rather bitter-sweet pain which one pays for the beautiful journey to success. And once succeeded, it is very important to keep the head high and humble at the same time. It is all about the right balance in life.

Well, to understand the beauty of the journey towards success, we bring to you a compiled list of 229 Success Quotes for motivation and enlightenment helping you look at the tasks of life with a different approach.




“Success is assured when a person fears the pain of regret more than the pain of the process.”
― Orrin Woodward


“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
― Confucius


“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.”
― Criss Jami


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


“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”
― Ray Goforth


“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
― Albert Einstein


“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 Nietzsche


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


“The best revenge is massive success.”
― Frank Sinatra


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“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


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


“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.”
― Ann Landers


“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
― Vidal Sassoon


“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”
― Herbert Bayard Swope


“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


“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
― Henry David Thoreau


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


“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
― Robert Collier


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


“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”
― Jim Rohn


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“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


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


“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


“Our greatest fear should not be of failure.. but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”
― Francis Chan


“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”
― Gilbert K. Chesterton




“To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.”
― Mike Kafka


“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
― Thomas A. Edison


“Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there’s an element of talent you should probably possess. But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen.”
― Dax Shepard


“Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.” 
― Denzel Washington


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“The who secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” 
― Henry Ford


“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”
― John C. Maxwell


“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.”
― Ray Kroc


“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success.”
― Norman Vincent Peale


“Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.”
― Marianne Williamson


“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
― Dale Carnegie


“Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.”
― Robert Strauss


“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”
― Dalai Lama XIV


“Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence.”
― Lisa M. Amos


“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.”
― Thomas J. Watson


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“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


“Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.”
― Lou Holtz


“Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” 
― Vaibhav Shah


“Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take.”
― Christopher Reeve


“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”
― Benjamin Disraeli


“A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.”
― Joyce Brothers


“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


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


“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”
― George Bernard Shaw


“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”
― George S. Patton


“Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the same time.”
― Arnold H. Glasow


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