It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.


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

Dale Carnegie

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.

Henry Ford

Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.

Mike Ditka

What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan

There is no success without hardship.


Success is dependent on effort.


Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas A. Edison

You always pass failure on the way to success.

Mickey Rooney

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.

Joe Paterno

It is unforgiveable to do what one doesn't love especially if one succeeds.

Christian Dior

Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.

Ralph Marston

A minute's success pays the failure of years.

Robert Browning

About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.

Tommy Lasorda

I know of only one bird - the parrot - that talks; and it can't fly very high.

Wilbur Wright

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.

Nikola Tesla

Think of all the really successful men and women you know. Do you know a single one who didn't learn very young the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters?

Storm Jameson

There is no "i" in team but there is in win.

Michael Jordan

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

Bill Cosby

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.

W. Clement Stone

The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation -.

Alexander Graham Bell

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.


When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.


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


There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?

Kin Hubbard

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

G. K. Chesterton

Success is not the measure of a man but a triumph over those who choose to hold him back.

Bill Clinton

The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.

Cyril Connolly

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

Colin Powell

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

Woody Allen

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.

Christopher Morley

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.

Amos Bronson Alcott

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Henry David Thoreau

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

Men are born to succeed, not fail.

Henry David Thoreau

To move ahead you need to believe in yourself...have conviction in your beliefs and the confidence to execute those beliefs.

Adlin Sinclair

If A is 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

A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.

Grover Cleveland

Those who don't believe in you won't change their minds when you succeed.

Joe Brown and David Brown

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.

Anna Quindlen

Everyone excels in something in which another fails.

Latin Proverb

Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.

Sophia Loren

Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

Jim Rohn

Envisioning success brings you an inspiring image, but bringing that image to life requires action.

Larina Kase

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.

Maxwell Maltz

The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.

Robert Burton

Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna - or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.

Barbara Walters

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former.

Alfred A. Montapert

Take heednever take advantage of the things you neednever let yourself be overcome by greedwalk the straight and narrow and you shall succeed.

Peter Shaggy

In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success.

Sir Arthur Helps

Successful action tends to become an end in itself.

Eric Hoffer

Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.

Rosalind Russell

It's when you cry just a little, but you laugh in the middle that you've made it.

Jason Mraz

The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape.

Alice James

You've got to be success minded. You've got to feel that things are coming your way when you're out selling; otherwise, you won't be able to sell anything.

Benjamin Jowett

To follow, without halt, one aim: There's the secret of success.

Anna Pavlova

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

Arthur Ashe

Not everything you want is everything you really need. The standard of society is motivated by greed. Are you prepared to follow, tell me, are you prepared to lead?So perservere and you'll succeed.

Peter Shaggy

I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying.

Tom Hopkins

Success is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

H. H. Swami Tejomayananda

Why be a man when you can be a success?

Bertolt Brecht

To become successful is to recognize every tiny step towards success—and then take more of them.

Larina Kase

To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.

Golda Meir

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

John D. Rockefeller

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.

Dr. David M. Burns

Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.

Anna Pavlova

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.

Bette Midler

Every mistake you make is only increasing your odds of succeeding.

Nick Laporta

Failure is success if we learn from it.

Malcolm S. Forbes

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.

Orison Swett Marden

To motivate man is to move a mountain!

Gillis Triplett

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.

Malcolm S. Forbes

Of all the possible avenues of life there are to live for, complacency should be viewed as the switch that killed the will to build.

Gillis Triplett

A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.

John C. Maxwell

Success is a process, a quality of mind and way of being, an outgoing affirmation of life.

Alex Noble

Success? You can't get a big head about it. When people stare at me, they could be whispering to their friend, 'That guy sucks! Have you seen him before? He's horrible.'

David Spade

We just need to keep this thing rolling. Get back in the race, keep winning ballgames.

Andy Green

There is no road of flowers leading to glory.

Jean de La Fontaine

The average millionaire can't tell you who got thrown off the island last night.

Dave Ramsey

We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn't. Success often lies just the other side of failure.

Leo F. Buscaglia

There can be no hope when there lacks interest for better. There can be no trust when there lacks confirmation of truth. There can be no faith when there lacks complete confidence of purpose.

Adlin Sinclair

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier

He who does it first may do well, but he who does it best will do better.

Scott Allen

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.

Tom Watson

Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough.

Gail Sheehy

I'm in a wonderful position: I'm unknown, I'm underrated, and there's nowhere to go but up.

Pierre S. Dupont Iv

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.

Marilyn vos Savant

We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

People fail forward to success.

Mary Kay Ash

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.

Jean Giraudoux

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.

Robert Kiyosaki

Success is a welcomed gift for the uninhibited mind.

Adlin Sinclair

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.

Gerry Spence

No-one gets an iron-clad guarantee of success. Certainly, factors like opportunity, luck and timing are important. But the backbone of success is usually found in old-fashioned, basic concepts like hard work, determination, good planning and perseverance.

Mia Hamm

Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.

Robert Collier

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

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?

Logan Pearsall Smith

A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.

Kurt Lewin

The tears of faithfulness to your beliefs cleanse your spirit to envision the road ahead. Everything is possible for the person who believes.

Adlin Sinclair

Whenever I hear, 'It can't be done,' I know I'm close to success.

Michael Flatley

In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.

Charles de Montesquieu

Some are destined to succeed, some are determined to succeed.

H. H. Swami Tejomayananda

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Christopher Lasch

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.

Henry Kissinger

No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.

Alfred Adler

Successful people turn everyone who can help them into sometime mentors!

John Crosby

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

Napoleon Hill

Success is important only to the extent that it puts one in a position to do more things one likes to do.

Sarah Caldwell

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

Stephen King

No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.

Ramana Maharshi

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture...Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.

Norman Vincent Peale

Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.

Al Capp

Communication--the human connection--is the key to personal and career success.

Paul J. Meyer

The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men around to his opinion twenty years later.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There could be no honor in sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.

T. E. Lawrence

Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey.

Alex Noble

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

Reggie Leach

Getting to the top isn't bad, and it's probably best done as an afterthought.

Anne Wilson Schaef

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

David Frost

Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable.

Fran Lebowitz

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

Bill Gates

The success combination in business is: Do what you do better... and: do more of what you do...

David Joseph Schwartz

Most couples make the mistake of giving each other the 'remains of the day'—the leftover time after every other relationship and task has been attended to. This is not only backwards, but destructive. Stellar partners give each other prime time and make each other their top priority.

Rhoberta Shaler, Phd

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.

Maya Angelou

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.

Paul J. Meyer

Success is always temporary. When all is said and one, the only thing you'll have left is your character.

Vince Gill

To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying.

David Viscott

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there.

Irving Berlin

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

Dr. Joyce Brothers

To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.

Abdul Kalam

Success is transient, evanescent. The real passion lies in the poignant acquisition of knowledge about all the shading and subtleties of the creative secrets.

Konstantin Stanislavsky

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.

Cecil B. DeMille

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

Joseph Addison

If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know.

Thomas Wolfe

Success is little more than a chemical compound of man with moment.

Philip Guedalla

It is out of your imagination that the seeds of your success are sown.

Zephyr Bloch jorgensen

Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.

David Rockefeller

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

Coco Chanel

Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure.

Joseph Heller

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.

Paul Sweeney

Success begins with belief and ends with doubt.

Larina Kase

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.

John Foster Dulles

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

Abraham Lincoln

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.

Bobby Unser

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.

Albert Schweitzer

There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap."

Carrie Fisher

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

Mark Twain

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

Sir Winston Churchill

The real secret of success is enthusiasm.

Walter Chrysler

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

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.'

Helen Hayes

How person wins and loses is much more important than how much a person wins and loses.

Tom Krause

Nothing fails like success.

Gerald Nachman

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

Vince Lombardi

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.

Al Bernstein

Without faith, hope and trust, there is no promise for the future, and without a promising future, life has no direction, no meaning and no justification.

Adlin Sinclair

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.

Arthur Rubinstein

Chance is irrelevent. We will succeed.

Jeri Ryan

Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.

Leo Burnett

I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others. As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I pray just to be worthy of it.

Brendan Fraser

Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.

General George S. Patton

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.

Earl Wilson

I have also learned why people work so hard to succeed: It is because they envy the things their neighbors have. But it is useless. It is like chasing the wind...It is better to have only a little, with peace of mind, than be busy all the time with both hands, trying to catch the wind.


One failure is worth seven and a half successes.

Eli Khamarov

For an actress to be a success she must have the face of Venus, the brains of Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.

Ethel Barrymore

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.


I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.

George Bernard Shaw

Successful people in this world are those who get up and look for circumstances they want. If they can't find them, they make them.

George Bernard Shaw

Success covers a multitude of blunders.

George Bernard Shaw

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.

Zig Ziglar

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.

T. S. Eliot

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

Oscar Wilde

Anybody can sympathise with the suffering of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.

Oscar Wilde

Like dear St. Francis of Assisi I am wedded to Poverty: but in my case the marriage is not a success.

Oscar Wilde

I have failed many times, and that's why I am a success.

Michael Jordan

Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.

Oscar Wilde

If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The secret of success is constancy of purpose.

Benjamin Disraeli

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.

John F. Kennedy

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

Alexander Graham Bell

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.

Oprah Winfrey

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

You don't need to win every medal to be successful.

Jason Fried

For you to be successful, sacrifices must be made. It's better that they are made by others but failing that, you'll have to make them yourself.

Rita Mae Brown

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.

George F. Burns

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success. Success is the maximumutilization of the ability that you have.

Zig Ziglar

The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me.

Howard Nemerov

Success four flights Thursday morning all against twenty one mile wind started from Level with engine power alone speed through air thirty one miles longest 57 second inform Press home Christmas.

Orville Wright

The practical success of an idea, irrespective of its inherent merit, is dependent on the attitude of the contemporaries. If timely it is quickly adopted; if not, it is apt to fare like a sprout lured out of the ground by warm sunshine, only to be injured and retarded in its growth by the succeeding frost.

Nikola Tesla

Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.

Tennessee Williams

To be a successful father there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.

Ernest Hemingway

Success and failure are equally disastrous.

Tennessee Williams

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

Bill Cosby

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Benjamin Franklin

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

Alfred North Whitehead

Formula for success: under promise and over deliver.

Tom Peters

Success isn't measured by the position you reach in life: it's measured by the obstacles you overcome.

Booker T. Washington