Successful Life Quotes From Wise People

If you ask people on the street about their definition of success, you’ll most likely receive different answers. For some, being successful in life is associated with having a lot of money.

Some define success through the level of power and control they can exert over others.

For some, success is about living the dream, enjoying each moment, living life to the fullest.

The following successful life quotes from great leaders, famous authors, and truly wise men and women will provide you the necessary inspiration that drives you to perform towards your goals and give you a happy and successful life.

Human needs his difficulties because they’re necessary to enjoy success. 

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it’s also very important to be humble, and never let fame or money travel to your head. 

A. R. Rahman

Success isn’t a good teacher, failure makes you humble. 

Shah Rukh Khan

Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. 

Virat Kohli

One fails forward toward success. 

Charles Kettering

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. 

Walter Scott

Success is no accident. It’s hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.


There’re no secrets to success. It’s the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. 

Colin Powell

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. 

Walter Scott

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

Mark Twain

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

Napoleon Hill

Success isn’t a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream. 

Marlon Wayans

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. 

David Schwartz

Success isn’t final, failure isn’t fatal; it’s the courage to continue that counts. 

Winston Churchill

The road to success is always under construction. 

Arnold Palmer

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek. 

Mario Andretti

The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. 

John Maxwell

Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.

Wayne Huizenga

Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success. 

Rick Pitino

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

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

David Frost

At the end of the day, you’re solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you’ll always be a failure. 

Erin Cummings

The road to success isn’t easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream. 

Tommy Hilfiger

Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. 

Arthur Ashe

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. 

Henry Ford

Success doesn’t consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. 

George Bernard Shaw

The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better. 

Tony Dungy

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. 

Tony Robbins

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.

 Nelson Mandela

Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that’s probably the biggest key to success. 

Taylor Lautner

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, don’t go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. 

Bruce Lee

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.

 Joyce Brothers

Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. 

Dwayne Johnson

Action is the foundation key to all success. 

Pablo Picasso

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 almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. 

Denis Waitley

Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success. 

Thomas Stanley

Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better. 

John Carmack

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.

 Jim Rohn

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life — mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.

 Julius Erving

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. 

Alexander Graham Bell

The secret of our success is that we never, never give up. 

Wilma Mankiller

Character can’t be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. 

Helen Keller

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. 

Winston Churchill

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. 

Bobby Unser

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. 

Bill Bradley

Success is a science; if you’ve got the conditions, you get the result. 

Oscar Wilde

Success isn’t the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you’re doing, you’ll be successful. 

Albert Schweitzer

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. 

Zig Ziglar

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