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30 Famous Quotes That Will Inspire Success In You

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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The definition of success is different for everyone, whether it’s personal or professional we are always looking at improving in some area of our life. We all need some inspiration from time to time and that is why we have compiled a list of famous inspirational quotes that will help contribute to your success.

 

 30 Famous Success Quotes

 

1. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”

Dhirubhai Ambani

 

2. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”

Mark Caine

 

3. “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

 

4. “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

Audre Lorde

 

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

Mark Twain

 

6. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

7. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas A. Edison

 

8. “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

 

9.  “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

David Brinkley

 

10. “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

 

11. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

12. “Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.”

Roger Babson

 

13. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Mahatma Gandhi

 

14. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

Mark Twain

 

15. “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

 

16. “Success is about creating benefit for all and enjoying the process. If you focus on this & adopt this definition, success is yours.”

Kelly Kim

 

17. “I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.'”

Katherine Dunham

 

18. “Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great?”

Jimmy J

 

19. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

J. K Rowling

 

20. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

Albert Einstein

 

21. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

Harriet Tubman

 

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

Bruce Lee

 

23. “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

 

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

Dale Carnegie

 

25. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

Jim Rohn

 

26. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

Ayn Rand

 

27. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.”

Gurbaksh Chahal

 

28. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”

Robert Kiyosaki

 

29. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!”

T. Harv Eker

 

30. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

Steve Jobs

 

We hope you enjoyed this collection of Famous Success Quotes. Do you have any Famous Quotes that we missed out on this list? please leave it in the comment of this post.

Thanks!

 

Article By Joel Brown | Addicted2Success.com

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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284 Comments

  1. vinod chandy

    Oct 5, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Every second occuring lightning corrects it’s path to victory.

  2. RAJA KUMAR

    Sep 29, 2015 at 9:40 am

    life is a blank page. everyone holds a pen and writes its own story in his own way.this should be the motto of life.

  3. ibragim

    Aug 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    If you born poor it is not your mistake but if you die poor it is your mistake.

  4. Niphet

    Jul 17, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Very interesting,

  5. Dilip carpenter

    Jul 2, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Never worry about the delay of your success

  6. ilyas

    Jul 2, 2015 at 9:31 am

    nice collection of famous quotes thanks for share

  7. Emalie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Just because you failed does not mean you are a failure

  8. Ali Hassan Kambere

    Jun 19, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Thank you for theses inspiring quotes…….really great!!

  9. Gerry

    Jun 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    If we dream, then we dream. What if our dream is to not dream, do we achive it?

    • Ali Hassan Kambere

      Jun 19, 2015 at 10:25 am

      then you are in the process of achieving your dream but not while dreaming…

  10. Kamogelo

    Jun 2, 2015 at 7:25 am

    “the secret of perfection lies in learning to do something right and doing it right every single time”Master Mokgomo

  11. Boris

    Jun 2, 2015 at 3:52 am

    He who fully succeeds , succeeds! He who half succeeds, succs!

  12. Adefemi Ismail Idowu

    May 28, 2015 at 11:02 am

    we know what we are but know not what we may be

  13. Ojo Oladapo Joshua

    May 17, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    I like to read from you wealth experience

  14. emmanuelmiracles

    Apr 19, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Great inspirors kudos to them all…wish you send me more

  15. Oyekunle Samson

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.Albert Einstein.

  16. grace harun

    Apr 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

    i am highly thankful. and mostly 9. may God bless you and increase you. i am gonna be great just on the way. then i’ll come to say hi. thank you.

  17. karen

    Apr 5, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Stephen Hawking: Intelligence is the ability to accept change

  18. sandhyajain

    Apr 1, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I need many more inspiring sayings……..thank you.

  19. Vishal Garg

    Mar 25, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    A Piece Of Paper Can’t Decide My future by Thomas Elva Edison

  20. Carole

    Mar 17, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Nice read..very inspiring
    Mine: The more you sleep….the more you sleep!

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Today, we are very much conditioned to expect instant gratification in all areas of life. It’s important to remember, however, that true personal and professional success is achieved through tenacity and hard work. Very seldom does “luck” play a substantial role in building a solid and promising future.

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5. “The more things you do, the more you can do.”

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Which one of the above Lucille Ball quotes was your favorite and why? Share your thoughts with us below!

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