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Success

Definition: The accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
Number of Quotes: 69

For what shall it profit a man,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?

Mark 8:36, King James Version
Holy Bible

Publicity is easy to get. Just be so successful you don't need it, and then you'll get it.
A Treasury of Humorous Quotations
Anonymous

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
Anonymous

Start with your own money and value your intuition. It's all about endurance in the beginning. Your dream and passion to succeed must be stronger than your fear of failure.
Terri Bowersock

Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts a highly successful business into a mediocre large business.
Richard Branson

A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Robert Browning

Veni, vidi, vici.
I came, I saw, I conquered.
Julius Caesar

It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
Eddie Cantor

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Dale Carnegie

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Dale Carnegie

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Coco Chanel

Heroes are not judged for their prowess in hunting and shooting tigers, but rather for their strength and ability to endure the humiliation of being pigs.
Chin-Ning Chu

Victory has a hundred fathers, but no one wants to recognise defeat as his own.
Galeazzo Ciano

I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.
Frank Colby

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

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, Press on, has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby

If you look after the customers and look after the people who look after the customers, you should be successful.
Charles Dunstone

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas Edison

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

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

How you start is important, but it is how you finish that counts. In the race for success, speed is less important than stamina. The sticker outlasts the sprinter.
Bertie Forbes

A handful of men have become very rich by paying attention to details that most others ignored.
Henry Ford

Those who invest only to get rich will fail. Those who invest to help others will probably succeed.
Art Fry

The truly successful businessman is essentially a dissenter, a rebel who is seldom if ever satisfied with the status quo.
Jean Paul Getty

Many owe their greatness to their enemies. Flattery is fiercer than hatred, for hatred corrects the faults flattery had disguised.
Baltasar Gracián

I believe in the value of paranoia. Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction. The more successful you are, the more people want a chunk of your business and then another chunk and then another until there is nothing left.
Andrew Grove

Success is power; because it maketh reputation of wisdom, or good fortune; which makes men either fear him or rely on him.
Thomas Hobbes

To me success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection. In fact, success represents 1 per cent of your work which results from the 99 per cent that is called failure.
Soichiro Honda

If we are to be more prosperous we need more millionaires and more bankrupts.
Keith Joseph

What did it for me? It wasn't my education or experience. It was my passion.
Andrea Jung

Let every Nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend or oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and success of liberty.
Spoken at inaugural address and inscribed on his memorial.
John F. Kennedy

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy

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

Observing your own and your competitor's successes and failures makes your inner business voice more sure and vivid.
Estée Lauder

The conduct of successful business merely consists in doing things in a very simple way, doing them regularly, and never neglecting to do them.
William Lever

Most people would succeed in small things, if they were not troubled by great ambitions.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you follow your passion, the money will follow. But if you chase the almighty dollar, you can easily lose that and end up with nothing.
Elizabeth Mackay

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
W. Somerset Maugham

I would have been a success in anything. But I have chosen an activity that was socially useful and that aspect gives me extra satisfaction.
Robert Maxwell

If you aren't afraid to fail, then you probably don't care enough about success.
Mark McCormack

It is better to underpromise and overdeliver than vice versa. For this one need not break the law of the land. One has to only think global. Otherwise success will disappear like the dew in the morning sun.
Narayana Murthy

I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi (Germany's) war on its 'one percent,' namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the 'rich.' ... I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent.
Letter to the editor, Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2014.
Tom Perkins

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.
Anita Roddick

Where the character is not great, there is no great man ... Never mind success. It is a question of being great, not seeming it.
Romain Rolland

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is hard to fail; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

The highest form of success ... comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.
Theodore Roosevelt

Men, I'll be honest. Winning isn't everything. Men, it's the only thing!
Version A.
Henry Russell Sanders

Sure, winning isn't every thing; it's the only thing.
Version B.
Henry Russell Sanders

People who are successful simply want it more than people who are not.
Ian Schrager

Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
George Bernard Shaw

God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.
Mother Teresa

The primary cause of success in life is the ability to set and achieve goals. That's why the people who do not have goals are doomed forever to work for those who do. You either work to achieve your own goals or you work to achieve someone else's goals.
Brian Tracy

If you don't have passion ... you might as well give up ... you have no chance of making it. Passion is the essence of life, and certainly the essence of success.
Donald Trump

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

Failure is the foundation of success; success is the lurking place of failure.
Lao Tzu

Whoever wants to accomplish great things must devote to a lot of profound thought to details.
Paul Valery

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
Gore Vidal

Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.
Gore Vidal

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang

Success is measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

You cannot be a success in any business without believing that it is the greatest business in the world ... You have to put your heart in the business and the business in your heart.
Thomas J. Watson Sr.

My own success was attended by quite a few failures along the way. But I refused to make the biggest mistake of all: worrying too much about making mistakes.
Kemmons Wilson

The most successful people are those who take pride in their work, pride in their family ... It is great to attain wealth, but money is really just one way - and hardly the best way - to keep score.
Kemmons Wilson

I was like a hit album waiting to be released. I knew my day would come.
Oprah Winfrey

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