31 Quotes For Success From Famous People

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I’m Harsh Agrawal

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We all want to succeed, don’t we? However, the universe already lays plans for us. Whatever needs to be achieved is not so easy to get and whatever we get, we are not satisfied. We become disheartened and unmotivated. During this dark phase, one single ray of hope can turn the tables around. The experience and wisdom of successful people and elders counts a lot. Their success mantras can shape up our lives too. Their preaching and teachings can affect us tremendously. Their quotes can motivate a person to his utmost potential.

Quotes for Sucess

Life Inspiring quotes for Success

So, if you are feeling down in the dumps after a hard day’s work and yet the destination is far off, you can find solace in the words of these great thinkers and workers. Read on to get inspired:

1. “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

2. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

Mark Twain

3. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.”

– Kim Garst

4. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people, who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

– Steve Jobs

5. “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

6. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

– Bruce Lee

7. “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.”

– Swami Vivekananda

8. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”

– George S. Patton

9. “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.”

– David Frost

10. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”

– Booker T. Washington

11. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”

– Vince Lombardi

12. “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”

– Mark Twain

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

– Dale Carnegie

14. “Action is the foundational key to all success.”

– Pablo Picasso

15. “Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.”

– Oscar Wilde

16.“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


18. “What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.”

– Margaret Thatcher

19. “Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.”

– Bo Bennett

20. “Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.”

– William James

21. “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”

– John Wooden

22. “Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.”

– A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

23. “One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

24. “The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.”

– Ayn Rand

25. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

– Woody Allen

26. “Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.”

– Arnold H. Glasow

27. “He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.”

– Elbert Hubbard

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

– Dale Carnegie

29. “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”

– Arnold H. Glasow

30. “Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.”

– Jon Bon Jovi

31. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”

– William Feather

Some of the quotes by Me:

Success Addiction

Success Quote

Here are few quotes which are written by me :

  • It’s good to be nice but it’s more important to be right…..
  • Biggest crime a man could do to himself is “False Sense of achievement” .
  • Degrees are just validation of our talent n skills…
  • Intentions doesn’t matter, Action & word does.
  • If you want to create unique identity for yourself…You have to think unique..You have to be something that everyone else is not… Is it hard?? I don’t think so!!


  • Pretending is like living in two parallel words.. Your heart says “no” and your mind says “yes”.. Stop pretending and start living….
  • If your heart is too weak to accept “NO”.. you should never ask a question…..

There are many more quotations which deserves to be in this list. In my next post I will try to cover them too. If you can thin of any other quote for success which should be here, share with me via comment.

11 comments on “31 Quotes For Success From Famous People

  1. Very Motivational post harsh! I am really enjoy it and it gives me another high dose of enthusiasm and motivation to move on my way and build my life and career. Good Post. Thanks again.

  2. Nice post Harsh,
    All quotes are awesome. The quotes that really caught my mind is yours. The 2nd thought, I have read it on your other posts.But Thrive for perfection, but don’t make it a bad addiction really caught my mind. Its damn true. I myself has addiction to perfection is some matters, it kills a lot of time. For example, like my Tab’s battery must be 100% charged when recording a tutorial! Helped me a lot. Same attitude I think!

    Akshay Hallur

  3. These quotes are a great way to motivate us…Many a times some quotes inspire us to make useful changes in our lives…I liked the quote number 7 by Swami Vivekanand..To focus on one broad idea in life and follow that with full force though it is not that easy to follow…

  4. With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it’s just not acting. It’s lying. -Johnny Depp

  5. Nice Quotes, Here is my favorite one for success

    I know the price of success: Dedication, Hard Work and An Unremitting Devotion to the things you want to see happen.
    – Frank Lloyd Wright

  6. Such a good collection of Success quotes that are really motivating. These are quotes I would like to have in this list of Inspirational Quotes-
    “The Pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity and the Optimist sees the opportunity In every Difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
    “Follow your Bliss and the Universe will open Doors where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell
    I hope you will like it.

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