There are many definitions of success, but there is one common denominator: the need to be happy.
Often, we find it hard to put into words just what defines success.
So here is a list of wise words from people explaining their definition of success.
I hope that you enjoy reading these quotes on success:
- “You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.” – Philippos
- “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out” – John Wooden
- “Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.” – Anonymous
- “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. Davis
- “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison
- “When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you’ve got plenty to watch.” – Anonymous
- “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” – Zig Ziglar
- “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
- “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
- “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates
- “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump
- “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” – Thomas J. Watson
- “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sasso
- “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffet
- “Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur, is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier.” – Paula Nelson
- “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
- “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki
- “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
- “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
- “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader
- “Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.” – Napoleon Hill
- “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser
- “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin
- “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
- “The best revenge is massive success.”- Frank Sinatra
- “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
- “Poor people have big TV. Rich people have big library.” – Jim Rohn
- “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley
- “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
- “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford
- “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
- “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” – Earl Nightingale
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