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Success Quotes

To emerge as a winner and taste the scent of luscious success, overcoming failure with courage and grit is absolutely necessary. Some of the successful people who have overcome their failure and emerged victorious at the end are Helen Keller, Thomas Edison, Michael Jordan, and Albert Einstein among others. Even a housewife who is managing household and taking care of children and her better half is considered as successful. So, never give up till you succeed! Read the next bit of article to get an insight about the popular success / failure quotations and sayings.

Adolf Hitler

He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.

Osama bin Laden

Victory and glory or misery and humiliation.

George Harrison

There's high, and there's high, and to get really high - I mean so high that you can walk on the water, that high-that's where I'm going.


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.

Douglas MacArthur

In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.

Sun Tzu

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.

Mia Hamm

I hope all you young girls see yourself up there... we were just like you.

Mitch Albom

You have to work at creating your own culture.

Nikki Giovanni

Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying.

Brian Tracy

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

James Madison

A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both.

Henry Ford

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

Billy Graham

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.

Anton Chekhov

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.

George Burns

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.

Dale Carnegie

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Norman Vincent Peale

Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.


I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.

John Ruskin

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it

John Greenleaf Whittier

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.

Ulysses S. Grant

Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.

John D. Rockefeller

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.

Dan Quayle

Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.

Sun Tzu

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.

Mia Hamm

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.

John Dryden

Successful crimes alone are justified.

Rita Mae Brown

A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.

Carl Sandburg

Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life.

Elbert Hubbard

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.

Edgar Watson Howe

Every successful person I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.

Richard M. Nixon

A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.

Elton John

Because, I figured that, because I was a successful man, I was wealthy, I was, you know, seemingly intelligent - even that I am not intelligent enough to ask for help.

George Harrison

I wanted to be successful, not famous.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.

Frederick Douglass

A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.

Aldous Huxley

Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.

Thomas More

The light, that lies In woman's eyes, Has been my heart's undoing.

Thomas Paine

A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.

Benjamin Disraeli

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Mia Hamm

You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it's worth it if you score a spectacular goal.

Les Brown

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.

Rita Mae Brown

Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful.

Elizabeth I

If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.

Stephen King

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

Helen Keller

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Pablo Picasso

Action is the foundational key to all success.

T. S. Eliot

Humankind cannot bear very much reality.

Mia Hamm

It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there.

Christopher Morley

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.

Joe Rogan

Being a celebrity or anything else where you're really ambitious, it's really a game to see how successful you can get.

Hillary Clinton

In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates, it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should.

Douglas MacArthur

In war there is no substitute for victory.

Victor Hugo

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

Linda Evans

It doesn't matter if I don't succeed in something, what matters is that I learn from my mistakes.

Vince Lombardi

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

Walter Scott

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

Zig Ziglar

If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.

Robert Browning

A minute's success pays the failure of years.

Les Brown

I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.

Quentin Crisp

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.

Rita Rudner

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk

Lou Holtz

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.

Golda Meir

I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.

Walter Winchell

Nothing recedes like success.

Woodrow Wilson

Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.

Wayne Gretzky

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

Douglas MacArthur

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.


Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

George Washington Carver

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.

William Butler Yeats

A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought, our stitching and unstinting has been naught.

Albert Schweitzer

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.

Brian Tracy

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure.

Charlie Chaplin

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Gloria Steinem

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.

Walt Disney

I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.

Henry Ford

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Groucho Marx

Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.

Vince Lombardi

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner.

Audre Lorde

Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted. Each victory must be applauded.

Alexis de Tocqueville

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.

Thomas Merton

I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you.

Carl Sandburg

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.

Baltasar Gracian

Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.

Jules Renard

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.

John D. Rockefeller

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.

Henry Ford

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Walter Winchell

Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.

Honoré de Balzac

A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.

Carl Sandburg

All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.

Mignon McLaughlin

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

William Lyon Phelps

If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.

Hillary Clinton

The candidates we have in this campaign are... the most accomplished, in terms of public service, that we've had since 1960. One of them will be successful.

Lenny Kravitz

I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive, you can have. It's a reality.