Top 50 Legendary Success Quotes

A great quote is like a double-shot of inspiration straight to your mind. Here's a compilation of 50 legendary success quotes to motivate you and inspire action.

Contributing authors include Einstein, Edison, Picasso, Twain, Mandela, Nightingale, Churchill, Peale and other greats.

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Top 50 Legendary Success Quotes

 1. "We become what we think about most of the time, and that's the strangest secret." Earl Nightingale

2. "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." Ray Goforth

3. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” Thomas J. Watson

4. "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." Pablo Picasso

Photo by: Jen GoellnitzPhoto by: Jen Goellnitz5. "Create experiences that leave you in awe, for these will be the highlights of your life." Ryan Blair

6. "Failure is not in your vocabulary; rather, you convert all working experiences, be they positive or negative, into fuel for future success." Anonymous

7. "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absense of fear." Mark Twain

8. "Repetition is the father of learning, I repeat, repetition is the father of learning." Dwayne Michael Carter

9. "Top achievers are improvisors, not perfectionists. If you want to create more success in your life you have to move forward not knowing all the answers." Douglas Vermeeren

10. "Weak people talk and do not act, strong people act and keep quiet." Eliphas Levi 


 11. "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan

12. "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out." Robert Collier

13. "All success in life, whether material or spiritual, starts with the thoughts that you put into your mind every second of every minute of every day. Your outer world reflects the state of your inner world. By controlling the thoughts that you think and the way you respond to the events of your life, you begin to control yPhoto by: Lali MasrieraPhoto by: Lali Masrieraour destiny."  R. Sharma

14. “The only thing that can stop you is the doubt that you carry in your mind." Chae Richardson

15. "Unfortunately, there seems to be  far more opportunity out there than ability. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation." Thomas Edison

16. "Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life." Dr. APJ Kalam

17. "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." Thomas Jefferson

18. "Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always some one to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising to tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has it's victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them." Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. "How you see the world first determines your attitude, and then your attitude determines how the world sees you." Mark Amend

20. "As soon as you realize that you don't need anyone to make it in life. That's your first step towards success." Vusi Ndlovu

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21. "Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change." Anonymous

22. "The starting point of all achievement is desire." Napolean Hill

23. "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone." Michael John Bobak

24. "You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing." Philippos

25. "There are some things you can't learn from others. You have to pass through the fire." Norman Vicent Peale

26. "Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy." Anonymous

27. "Seek first to understand, then to be understood" Stephen Covey

28. "Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy." Dale Carnegie

29. "When in doubt, act boldly, as if it were impossible to fail. In essence it is." Steve Pavlina 

30. "If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission." Anonymous

31. "When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers." Ralph Waldo Emerson

32. "An object at rest tends to stay at rest, an object in motion tends to stay in motion." Isaac Newton

33. “The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” Norman Vincent Peale

Photo by: CardreaPhoto by: Cardrea34. “The great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson 

35. “Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.” Sam Walton

36. “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” Robert T. Kiyosaki

37. “Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is.” Anita Roddick

38. "Action generates motivation; not the other way around." Mark Amend

39. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

40. “I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.” Russell Simmons

41. "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly." Proverb

42. "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." Nelson Mandela

43. "Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do." John Wooden

Photo by: Chaval BrasilPhoto by: Chaval Brasil44. "Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful." Mark Victor Hansen

45. "Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them." Vaibhav Shah

46. "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." Albert Einstein

47. "Success belongs to those who believe in the power of their ideas." Michael Irwin

48. "Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them." Orison Swett Marden

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49. "When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts breaks their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be." Patanjali

50. "The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors." Napoleon Hill

Legendary Success Quotes That Didn't Make Top 50:

 " Nothing whatsoever can be regarded as unttainable. Endeavor, ceaseless endeavor, is required. Nothing short of an indomitable determination can possibly achieve it." Baha'u'llah

"If you''re not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative." Woody Allen

 "Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try." Anonymous

"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it." Anonymous

"It's the rule of life that everything you have always wanted comes the very second you stop looking for it." Anonymous

"If you're afraid to fail, you'll keep failing forever." Anonymous

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." Anonymous

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Anonymous

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

"Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them." Anonymous

"If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got." Anonymous

"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends, fads, and popular opinion." Anonymous

"Remember, happiness is a way of travel, not a destination." Anonymous

"Do not be fooled. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success." Anonymous

"If you're going through hell keep going." Winston Churchill

"The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do." Anonymous

"Don't raise your voice, improve your arguement." Anonymous

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." Anonymous

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." Anonymous

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." Anonymous

"No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist." Anonymous

 "Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." Nathaniel Hawthorne

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Albert Einstein

"Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting." Anonymous

"Every artist was first an amatuer." Anonymous

"Do one thing every day that scares you." Anonymous

"What's the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable." Anonymous

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." Anonymous

"Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent." Anonymous

"Knowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it." Anonymous

"Your problem isn't the problem. Your reaction is the problem." Anonymous

"You can do anything, but not everything." Anonymous

"You don't have to wait for the storm to pass. Go be awesome in the rain." Anonymous

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May 7, 2012
by Anonymous

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May 10, 2012
by Anonymous


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May 13, 2012
by Anonymous

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May 28, 2012
by Anonymous

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