Success Quotes and Sayings

Posted by Brian

Asked what his secret was for lasting so long and being so successful as the president of Yale University, Dr. James R. Angell explained: “Grow antennae, not horns.

A most important key to successful leadership is your ability to direct and challenge the very best that is in those whom you lead.

A successful man continues to look for work after he has found a job.

An Unfailing Success Plan: At each day’s end write down the six most important things to do tomorrow; number them in order of importance, and then do them.

Be self-reliant and your success is assured.

Choice, not circumstances, determines your success

Confidence is the companion of success.

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

Everybody’s a self-made man; but only the successful ones are ever willing to admit it.

Find a meaningful need and fill it better than anyone else.

Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend’s success without envy.

Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life – but what we do about what happens to us.

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.

My list of ingredients for success is divided into four basic groups: Inward, Outward, Upward and Onward.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

My success has allowed me to strike out with a higher class of women.

No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.

Not every successful man is a good father.  But every good father is a successful man.

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

Success doesn’t come to you…you go to it

Success often comes to those who have the aptitude to see way down the road.

Success is a journey, not a destination.

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.

Success is not permanent. The same is also true of failure.

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal.  Courage is what counts.

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right.

The successful always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward. Anyone of them could change the course of his life overnight.

Truth, self control, asceticism, generosity, non-injury, constancy in virtue — these are the means of success, not caste or family.

The great successful men of the world have used their imagination…they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building – steadily building.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.

Try not to be a man of success, but rather to be a man of value.

Unless you’re willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen.

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.

When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success.


One Comment »

  • Val said:

    Success means embracing the reality of life.

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