202 Motivational Quotes On Success To Inspire Your Life

It’s a misconception that success is all about money freedom. It’s not at all about money. Success is a journey where a man masters the art of patience and perseverance.

There is no end of the journey. Artists, leaders, and even saints continue to work harder every day on their journey. Success is avoiding the comfort zone which 80% of the people on the planet avoid.

Below are 202 motivational quotes on success that will inspire your life so that you will understand the real meaning of success.

  1. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou
  2. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping-stones to success. – Dale Carnegie.
  3. The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them. – Denis Waitley
  4. Ambition is the journey to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. – Bill Bradley
  5. Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.  Leo Buscaglia
  6. Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso
  7. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. – Dale Carnegie.
  8. The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. Albert Ellis
  9. When you stay focused and keep a commitment you create momentum, and momentum creates momentum. – Rich Fettke
  10. Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. – Dennis Waitley 
  11. 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, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.  Swami Vivekananda
  12. You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. George Lorimer
  13. Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. – Robert Kiyosaki
  14. The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? – Robert Schuller
  16. Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success. – Thomas J. Watson
  17. Our greatest fear should not be of failure … but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. – Francis Chan
  18. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. – Abraham Lincoln
  19. 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
  20. If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it–teach yourself to be impatient. – GurbakshChahal
  21. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain
  22. The best revenge is massive success. Frank Sinatra
  23. Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. Vaibhav Shah
  24. Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy. Milton Erickson
  25. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
  26. If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do. – Anonymous
  27. Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent. – Anonymus
  28. If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work. – Thomas J. Watson
  29. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone. – Bill Cosby
  30. The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. – Robert Hughes
  31. It’s incredibly easy to get caught in an activity trap, in the busy-ness of life, to work harder and harder at climbing the ladder of success only to discover it’s leaning against the wrong wall. It is possible to be busy – very busy – without being very effective.Stephen R. Covey
  32. Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. – John Maxwell
  33. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. – Margaret Thatcher
  34. To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like. – Mike Kafka
  35. Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan. – Larry Winget
  36. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison
  37. A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.Vince Lombardi
  38. Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. – Arnold H. Glasow
  39. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein
  40. Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to success. – Oprah Winfrey
  41. My tombstone? I’m thinking something along the lines of, ‘Geez, he was just here a minute ago.’ – George Carlin
  42. I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. –  K. Chesterton
  43. Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment. – Stephen Covey
  44. Without hard work nothing grows, but weeds. –  Gordan B. Hinckley
  45. You can never quit. Winners never quit. Quitters never win. – Ted Turner
  46. Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. – Thomas Jefferson
  47. I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. – Diane Ackerman
  48. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Ryun
  49. Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. Richard Branson
  50. A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure turns to glorious success. – Elbert Hubbard
  51. Too often in life, we focus on the things we cannot do. Sometimes we cannot do things because of financial limitations, health limitations, family limitations, educational limitations, and so on. Sometimes, we end up limiting ourselves from achieving success in reaching our goals. – Catherine Pulsifer
  52. Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. Arnold H. Glasgow
  53. Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat. Malcolm S. Forbes
  54. If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut. Albert Einstein
  55. To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  56. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it. – Henry Ford
  57. Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. – John D.Rockefeller
  58. Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  59. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. – Albert Einstein
  60. Building business takes tremendous stamina, and success isn’t achieved without it. – Margaret Heffernan
  61. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin
  62. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  63. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison
  64. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley
  65. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  66. Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. Alexander Graham Bell
  67. The road to success is always under construction. Lily Tomlin
  68. Kids are meant to believe that their stepping stone to massive money is ‘The X Factor’. Luck is great, but most of life is hard work. We do not celebrate people who have made success out of serious hard work. –  Iain Duncan Smith
  69. If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. Ludwig Wittgenstein
  70. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman
  71. I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson
  72. Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey
  73. 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. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. David M. Burns
  74. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it. – Washington Irving
  75. The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. Bruce Lee
  76. Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy. Denis Waitley
  77. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – MarkTwain
  78. The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors. – Napoleon Hill
  79. In life, as in chess, forethought wins. – Charles Buxton
  80. Determine your priorities and focus on them. – Eileen McDargh
  81. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. – Steve Jobs
  82. If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you! –  Harv Eker
  83. Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better. – Jim Rohn
  84. In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it. – Jane Smiley
  85. Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful. Mark Victor Hansen
  86. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar
  87. If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it. Kim Garst
  88.  Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take. Anthony Robbins
  89. Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.  Peter Drucker
  90. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi
  91. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. Dalai Lama
  92. Your work is discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. Buddha
  93. There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind. – Deepak Chopra
  94. People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Tony Robbins
  95. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. Henry David Thoreau
  96. Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve. Wilfred Peterson
  97. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon
  98. Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending. – Carl Bard
  99. I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing. – MarthaStewart
  100. Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy. – Jimmy Spithill
  101.  Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it might ensure, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself. Happiness must happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long run — in the long run, I say! — success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it. – Viktor E. Frankl.
  102. Our greatest fear should not be of failure … but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. Francis Chan
  103. A year from now you may wish you had started today. Karen Lamb
  104. If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. – James Cameron
  105. Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. – John Wooden
  106. I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. – John D. Rockefeller
  107. Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence. – Lisa M. Amos
  108. 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
  109. The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.  Bruce Feirstein
  110. Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. George Sheehan
  111. Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. Mae Jemison
  112. Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. William James
  113. To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidenceMark Twain
  114. If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness. – Ricky Martin
  115. The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. Benjamin Disrael
  116. Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. David Bly
  117. For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness. Andy Rooney
  118. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier
  119. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan
  120. Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. Napoleon Bonaparte
  121. Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.  Vincent Van Gogh
  122. Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. Peter Drucker
  123. You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. Albert Einstein
  124. Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. Stephen King
  125. Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork – all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O and social entrepreneur. – Darell Hammond.
  126. Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln
  127. Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John R. Wooden
  128. Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill
  129. If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. Olin Miller
  130. The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do. Roy L. Smith
  131. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball
  132. Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours. Orison Swett Marden
  133. Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. Orison Swett Marden
  134. Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. George Bernard Shaw
  135. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. Florence Nightingale
  136. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand
  137. If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.  Abraham Lincoln
  138. If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.  Jim Rohn
  139. The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others. Anonymus
  140. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
  141. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  142. Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. – Leo F. Buscaglia
  143. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.  Vince Lombardi
  144. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain
  145. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. George S. Patton
  146. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett
  147. What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. Oscar Wilde
  148. If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.  Jim Rohn
  149. Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.  Robert Kiyosaki
  150. Success comes in cans; failure in can’ts.  Anonymous
  151. Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  152. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. – Colin Powell
  153. Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. Napoleon Hill
  154. We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret. Earl Nightingale
  155. Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any Failure. – Earl Wilson.
  156. Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion. – Tony Hsieh
  157. “If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?” – Jack Ma
  158. Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps, they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them. – Jack Canfield
  159. People ask, ‘What’s the best role you’ve ever played?’ The next one. – Kevin Kline
  160. The starting point of all achievement is desire. – Napoleon Hill
  161. All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. – Michael John Bobak
  162. You may only succeed if you desire to succeed; you may only fail if you do not mind failing. – Philippos
  163. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not the absence of fear. – Mark Twain
  164. Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. – Pablo Picasso
  165. Energy and persistence conquer all things. – Benjamin Franklin
  166. I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chance. Be more active. Show up more often. – Brian Tracy
  167. Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. – Dale Carnegie
  168. Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go.  Anonymus
  169. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe
  170. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. Conrad Hilton
  171. Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps yo sane. – Criss Jami, Killosophy
  172. A man without ambition is like a beautiful worm–it can creep, but it cannot fly. – Henry ward Beecher
  173. It’s better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. – Herman Melville.
  174. Fortune sides with him who dares. – Virgil.
  175. Be content to act, and leave the talking to others. – Baltasar
  176. Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday. Brian Tracy
  177. If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. Abraham Maslow
  178. Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. Charles F. Kettering
  179. For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. Harry F. Banks
  180. In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.  Theodore Roosevelt
  181. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw
  182. Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. Erich Fromm
  183. 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
  184. 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
  185. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill
  186. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. Wayne Dyer
  187. You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. – Clay P. Bedford
  188. Champion keep playing until they get it right. – Billie Jean King
  189. After every difficulty, ask yourself two questions: “What did I do right?” and “What would I do differently? Brian Tracy
  190.  Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. – Herbert Kaufman
  191. Success doesn’t come easy. It comes from hard work and the determination to get things done. It’s not magical or extraordinary. It’s doing the things every day to make you successful. – Cindy Jonsson
  192. Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain. – Anonymous
  193. Success is… knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others. – John C. Maxwell
  194. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into butterfly.- Proverb
  195. There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. – Roger
  196. Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.Zig Ziglar
  197. I observed that the successful farmer worked at his job. He would do his plowing, disking, harrowing, seeding, and harvesting in the proper season and at the proper time, while his neighbor was procrastinating, or off hunting and fishing while the work was still be done. We must learn to set our priorities straight. No one can be successful in his line of work unless he works at it in the proper season and plays in the proper season. – Marvin J. Ashto
  198. You are great if you believe in what you are doing. If you fail, it doesn’t mean the idea was wrong. It just has do due with the execution. – Cindy Jonsson
  199. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Herman Cain
  200. Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life. – Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
  201. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth
  202. There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet. – William F. Halsey

Above are the different perspective of different successful people towards success. You can share your personal point of view towards success below in the comments. 

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