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Success Quotes

"Success is almost totally dependent upon drive, focus and persistence. The extra energy required to make an extra effort - try another approach - concentrate on the desired outcome - is the secret of winning. Out of desire - the energy and will to win." ~ Denis Waitley


"Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe." ~ Norman Vincent Peale


"The key to success is 3 Ps: Passion, Perseverance and Persistence." ~ David Cooperfield


"Success comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration, and inspiration!" — Denise Austin


"Successful people always keep moving. They may make mistakes, but they never quit!" ~ Denise Austin



"To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart." – Thomas Watson, Sr.


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


"I have always found that my view of success has been iconoclastic: success to me is not about money or status or fame, its about finding a livelihood that brings me joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the world." ~ Anita Roddick


"I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!" ~ Madam C.J. Walker.


"Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure." ~ Napoleon Hill


"Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!" ~ Andrew Carnegie


"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." ~ Henry Ford


"Everyone told me I would fail … I mean almost everyone. Listen and believe in yourself and you will succeed. It is amazing what we can accomplish when we stay the course and believe we can do it. When people give you negativity or cut you down in comments, simply thank them for their opinion, move on, and do not let it derail you." ~ David Oldenburg


"Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure." ~ Thomas J. Watson, founder of IBM


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


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Success Quotes

"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success." ~ Elbert Hubbard


"I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." ~ Michael Jordan


"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." ~ Bill Gates


"It's fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure." ~ Bill Gates


"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do."~ Bob Dylan


"To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success." ~ Henry John Heinz


"Success isn't something that just happens - success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared." ~ Sparky Anderson


"The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better." ~ Tony Dungy


"I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time." ~ Herbert Bayard Swope


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


"Success is not how much money you have in a bank. Success is how many lives you have touched." ~ Naveen Jain


"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." ~ Napoleon Hill


"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." ~ Napoleon Hill


"No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure." ~ Napoleon Hill


"Some are destined to succeed, some are determined to succeed." ~ H. H. Swami Tejomayananda


"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never have tried to succeed." ~ Theodore Roosevelt



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"Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring." ~ St. Catherine of Siena


"Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan." ~ unknown


"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." ~ Theodore Roosevelt


"The real measure of success is the number of experiments that can be crowded into 24 hours." ~ Thomas Edison


"Your vision is about what drives your business to success. It is the change that you hope to make. No matter if you start with the segment, problem, product, or technology, the vision is less about how you change, and more about what you change." ~ Brant Cooper, Patrick Vlaskovits, The Lean Entrepreneur


"You are never more vulnerable than at the peak of your success." ~ unknown


"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." ~ Arthur Ashe


"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


"Today, the one sure way to fail is to be boring. Your one chance for success is to be remarkable." ~ Seth Godin, The Purple Cow


"A career is not built on one flashy solution. It is built on consistency and a series of successes." ~ Saul Bass


"For success, attitude is equally as important as ability." ~ Harry F. Banks


"It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success." ~ David Feherty


"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." ~ Vince Lombardi


"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." ~ Dale Carnegie


"It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived." ~ Ralph Charell


"Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final." ~ Roger W. Babson


"True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful." ~ Paul Sweeney


"Success or failure is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacity." ~ Walter Scott


"For most of us the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail – it’s just the opposite – we aim too low and succeed." ~ Sir Ken Robinson


"I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse." ~ Florence Nightingale


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