A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship.
John D. Rockefeller
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
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.
A minute’s success pays the failure of years.
A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.
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.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
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.
David M. Burns
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life.
As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it’s leaning against the right building.
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
Lydia M. Child
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.
Confidence is the companion of success.
Confidence is the hinge on the door to success.
Mary O’Hare Dumas
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
Henry A. Kissinger
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Envy was just the tax you paid on success.
Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.
Thomas Fowell Buxton
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Failure is success if we learn from it.
Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur, is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier.
Having been here before and lost, to be here and win, I’ve got to tell you, winning is really a lot better than losing. Really a lot better.
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 P. Smith
How do I define success? Let me tell you, money’s pretty nice. But having a lot of money does not automatically make you a successful person. What you want is money and meaning. You want your work to be meaningful, because meaning is what brings the real richness to your life.
How do you achieve success? Well, for one thing, you don’t define it before you achieve it.
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
I couldn’t wait for success… so I went ahead without it.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
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 courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.
George Bernard Shaw
I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.
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
I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.
Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.
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.
If at first you do succeed – try to hide your astonishment.
If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
If at first you don’t succeed, do it like your mother told you.
If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.
If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then give up. There’s no use in being a damn fool about it.
W. C. Fields
If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average.
M. H. Alderson
If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.
If you can break down those walls you’ve spent so many years building to protect yourself, you can achieve anything.
If you care at all,you’ll get some results. If you care enough, you’ll get incredible results.
If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.
If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
Thomas J. Watson
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!
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.
If you’re… asking yourself why I have this success and you don’t, don’t be angry with me – stop and ask yourself what your issues are that are holding you back.
In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D’Angelo
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
In the end, success is not about who you know, it’s about you know who.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is possible to fail in many ways… while to succeed is possible only in one way.
It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final.
I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Long-term success is never achieved on our own. The phrase ‘a self-made man’ is a myth – all along the way we need support.
Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison
Men are born to succeed, not fail.
Henry David Thoreau
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
Most new jobs won’t come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We’ve got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.
Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
My son is now an ‘entrepreneur’. That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job.
My success has depended wholly on putting things over on people, so I’m not sure that I’m that great a role model. I am, however, an expert on pretending to be an expert on pretending to be an expert.
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or “get rich” in business by being a conformist.
J. Paul Getty
Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is.
Not in time, place, or circumstances, but in the man lies success.
Charles B. Rouss
Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success – yours or his.
Franklin P. Jones
Nothing fails like success.
Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
People are not lazy. They simply have important goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.
People fail forward to success.
Mary Kay Ash
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Poor people have big TV. Rich people have big library.
Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Screw it, Let’s do it!
Self-trust is the first secret of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Smarts and action are on the same side of the equation where the sum is success.
Some aspects of success seem rather silly as death approaches.
Donald A. Miller
Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.
Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.
Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment.
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
Sometimes in life you don’t always feel like a winner, but that doesn’t mean you’re not a winner.
Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they’re really not. They’re companions – the hero and the sidekick.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Success didn’t spoil me, I’ve always been insufferable.
Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.
Success has made failures of many men.
Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
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.
Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.
Thomas A. Edison
Success is 99 percent failure.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne’er succeed.
Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
Success is dependent on effort.
Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
Jon Bon Jovi
Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
George Smith Patton
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become.
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
Success is really about being ready for the good opportunities that come before you. It’s not to have a detailed plan of everything that you’re going to do. You can’t plan innovation or inspiration, but you can be ready for it, and when you see it, you can jump on it.
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph.
Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
Booker T. Washington
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have.
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
Success often comes to those who have the aptitude to see way down the road.
Laing Burns, Jr.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now.
Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.
The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning; to create a product or service to make the world a better place.
The best revenge is massive success.
The closer one gets to the top, the more one finds there is no “top.”
The day is committed to error and floundering; success and achievement are matters of long range.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Vincent T. Lombardi
The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job.
The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed.
The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary.
Thomas A. Edison
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom.
The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure.
B. C. Forbes
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
The middle of every successful project looks like a disaster.
Rosabeth Moss Cantor
The moral flabbiness born of the bitch-goddess success. That – with the squalid interpretation put on the word success – is our national disease.
The more you loose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work – if you won’t.
The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best information.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.
The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
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
The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
The road to success is always under construction.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
The road to success is wherever people need another road.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made.
The secret of success is this: there is no secret of success.
The secret to success in life is known only to those who have not succeeded.
John Churton Collins
The secret to success: find out where people are going and get there first.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.
E. M. Gray
The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success.
The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success.
There is no point at which you can say, “Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.”
There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.
There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it?
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.
Those who have succeeded at anything and don’t mention luck are kidding themselves.
To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.
Thomas J. Watson
To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.
To find someone who will love you through success and failure is to discover how little life has to do with either.
To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.
To freely bloom – that is my definition of success.
To me success would be to be able to do your very best in everything you do.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Unless you’re willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen.
We must radiate success before it will come to us. We must first become mentally, from an attitude standpoint, the people we wish to become.
We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best.
Miguel de Unamuno
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
What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins.
What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?
What will matter is not your success but your significance…
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.
When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success.
Orison Swett Marden
When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you’ve got plenty to watch.
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
Thomas J. Watson
Whenever I hear, ‘It can’t be done,’ I know I’m close to success.
Why be a man when you can be a success?
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
You always pass failure on the way to success.
You don’t have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
You have to really believe in what you’re doing, be passionate enough about it so that you will put in the hours and hard work that it takes to actually succeed there, and then you’ll be successful.
You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.
Ruth E. Renkl
You should pursue your passion. If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.
You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.
Your attitude is either the lock on, or the key to the door of your success.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
You’re probably on the right track if you feel like a sidewalk worm during a rainstorm.