Success Proverbs

Sayings about Success

The key to success isn’t much good until one discovers the right lock to put it in. ~ Chinese Proverb

The success of a man is through the soles of his feet, that of a woman is from her legs. ~ African Proverb

He who cannot boast cannot succeed. ~ Chinese Proverb

From success to failure is one step; from failure to success is a long road. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

On the ladder to success there is always somebody on the rung above you and who uses your head to steady himself. ~ Icelandic Proverb

A child who is to be successful is not reared exclusively on a bed of down. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. ~ English Proverbs

Men learn little from success, but much from failure. ~ Arabian Proverbs

Stupid solutions that succeed are still stupid solutions. ~ Yiddish Proverb

If you wish to succeed, consult three old people. ~ Chinese Proverb

The unscrupulous succeed every time. ~ Japanese Proverbs

It is hasty speed that doesn’t succeed. ~ Dutch Proverbs

He who attempts too much seldom succeeds. ~ Dutch Proverb

Assurance is two-thirds of success. ~ Gaelic Proverb

Who undertakes too much, succeeds but little. ~ Dutch Proverb

Whoever depends on his wife’s earnings will not succeed. ~ Hebrew Proverb

The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces. ~ Traditional Proverb

It is advantageous to follow advice, for you will succeed in life. ~ Philippine Proverb

Success has many friends. ~ Greek Proverb

Success has many parents, but failure is an orphan. ~ American Proverb

Children who get everything they ask for seldom succeed in life. ~ Filipino Proverb

If you would succeed, you must not be too good. ~ Italian Proverb

Work is our business; it’s success is God’ s. ~ German Proverb

Success and rest don’t sleep together. ~ Russian Proverb

If you like to have things easy, you’ll have difficulties; if you like problems, you will succeed. ~ Laotian Proverb

Yielding is sometimes the best way of succeeding. ~ Italian Proverb

The door of success is marked “push” and “pull.” ~ Yiddish Proverb

Self-assurance is two-thirds of success. ~ Gaelic Proverb

Quotations about Success

What succeeds we keep, and it becomes the habit of mankind. ~ Theodore Parker

Not that which men do worthily, but that which they do successfully, is what history makes haste to record. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Success had ruined many a man. ~ Benjamin Franklin

I couldn’t wait for success… so I went ahead without it. ~ Jonathan Winters

Success in business, as in life, is often largely just a matter of luck. ~ Felix Rohatyn

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. ~ Coco Chanel

We’ll succeed unless we quit. ~ George Walker Bush

Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they’re really not. They’re companions . ~ Laurence Shames

I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking. ~ Joan Rivers

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. ~ Henry David Thoreau

They must try who would succeed. ~ Theocritus

Success makes some crimes honorable. ~ Seneca

Success is full of promise till a man gets it; and then it is last year’s nest from which the birds have flown. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

You’re bound to succeed if you have ignorance and confidence. ~ Ken Alstad

The best revenge is massive success. ~ Frank Sinatra

Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most. ~ Al Capp

Success doesn’t come to you. You go to it. ~ Marva Collins

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill

There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it. ~ Christopher Morley

Unless you have courage, a courage that keeps you going, always going, no matter what happens, there is no certainty of success. It is really an endurance race. ~ Henry Ford

Success occurs when your dreams get bigger than your excuses. ~ Author Unknown

Success is a pile of failure that you are standing on. ~ Dave Ramsey

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

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get. ~ Dale Carnegie

You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play. ~ Warren Beatty

Success causes us to be more praised than known. ~ Joseph Roux

Success is a magnet that draws many followers. ~ Edward Counsel

If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average. ~ M.H. Alderson

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. ~ Bill Gates

Whenever you see a man who is successful in society, try to discover what makes him pleasing, and if possible adopt his system. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Success requires enough optimism to provide hope and enough pessimism to prevent complacency. ~ David G. Myers

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top. ~ Napoleon Hill

The certainty of succeeding makes the road easy. ~ Edward Counsel

I’ve never sought success in order to get fame and money; it’s the talent and the passion that count in success. ~ Ingrid Bergman

It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final. ~ Author Unknown

Your success and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. ~ Albert Camus

Overnight success happens only in fairy tales, trashy novels, and bad movies. ~ Ernie J. Zelinski

Success is an easy road (when gained). ~ Edward Counsel

Work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise. ~ Author Unknown

Success is buried on the other side of frustration. ~ Anthony Robbins

There is only one success — to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~ Christopher Morley

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. ~ Zig Ziglar

It’s very important that people aspire to be successful. The only way you can do it is if you look at somebody who is. ~ Donald Trump

Sweat Plus Sacrifice Equals Success. ~ Charles O. Finley

The truth is, everybody I’ve ever met who’s successful is a workaholic. ~ Ice-T

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. ~ Vince Lombardi

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

Consider what God can do, and you will never despair of success. ~ Thomas Wilson

Success makes life easier. It doesn’t make living easier. ~ Bruce Springsteen

Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success. ~ Vanessa Redgrave

If at first you don’t succeed, do it like your mother told you. ~ Author unknown

Neither failure nor success has the power to change your inner state of Being. ~ Eckhart Tolle

The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows. ~ Aristotle Onassis

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early. ~ Anthony Trollope

The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do. ~ Leontyne Price

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Success produces success, just as money produces money. ~ Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort

To know how to wait is the great secret of success. ~ Joseph Marie De Maistre

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

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it…. Success is shy — it won’t come out while you’re watching. ~ Tennessee Williams

If at first you do succeed — try to hide your astonishment. ~ Author unknown

Success is less about hours of input and more the quality of output. ~ Jon Packer

We do not wish success yet we obtain it. Always we find what we are not looking for. These words are too true not to become a proverb some day. ~ Honore de Balzac

A minute’s success pays the failure of years. ~ Robert Browning

Nothing succeeds so well as success. ~ Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. ~ Albert Einstein

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In success be moderate. ~ Benjamin Franklin

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~ David Brinkley

He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody. ~ Joseph Heller

What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins. ~ Gene Fowler

God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires us to try. ~ Mother Teresa

The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation. ~ Mark Twain

Success makes success, as money makes money. ~ Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort

There is no secret to success except hard work and getting something indefinable which we call “the breaks.” ~ Countee Cullen

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~ Satchel Paige

Success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square. ~ Michelle Obama

Success didn’t spoil me, I’ve always been insufferable. ~ Fran Lebowitz

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. ~ Author Unknown

Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles. ~ Walter Cronkite

Nothing succeeds success.~ Ursula K. Le Guin

Success never needs an excuse. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton

The success of today may be the disaster of tomorrow and of other days to be. The failure of today may be an everlasting success. ~ John Daniel Barry

Success produces confidence, confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins that reputation which accuracy had raised. ~ Samuel Johnson

The secret of success is this: There is no secret of success. ~ Elbert Hubbard

The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. ~ Irving Berlin

Success means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us. ~ David Sarnoff

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

Life lives only in success. ~ Bayard Taylor

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failure. ~ Samuel Smiles

Success is the child of Audacity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Successfully to accomplish any task it is necessary not only that you should give it the best there is in you, but that you should obtain for it the best there is in those under your guidance. ~ George Washington Goethals

Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to. ~ Author Unknown

The success of most things depends upon knowing how long it will take to succeed. ~ Charles de Montesquieu

What will matter is not your success but your significance…. ~ Michael Josephson

If you love your work, if you enjoy it, you’re already a success. ~ Jack Canfield

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

The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn’t been asleep. ~ Wilson Mizner

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

The greatest success is confidence, or perfect understanding between sincere people. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best. ~ Miguel de Unamuno

Any time you see someone more successful than you are … they are doing something you aren’t. ~ Malcolm X

The greatest happiness of life was to stand at the difficult border between success and failure. ~ Eiji Yoshikawa

The successful man is one who had the chance and took it. ~ Robert Babson

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time. ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Success is a great deodorant. ~ Elizabeth Taylor

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake. ~ Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

You can only be successful if you let your mind go beyond the boundaries that other people have set for themselves. ~ Brian Herbert

You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. ~ Napoleon Hill

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. ~ Albert Camus

Some aspects of success seem rather silly as death approaches. ~ Donald A. Miller

Nothing succeeds like success. ~ Alexandre Dumas pere

Success is not something you achieve, conquer, climb, or complete. Success is a process; it’s a way of life. ~ Anthony Robbins

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. ~ George Smith Patton

Nothing is impossible to the man that can will. Is that necessary? That shall be. This is the only law of success. ~ Marquis de Mirabeau

To succeed in life one needs two things — influence and a lucky star. ~ Leonid Andreyev

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed. ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The people who succeed the most are the people who have failed the most, because they are people who have tried the most. ~ Author Unknown

Success has made failures of many men. ~ Cindy Adams

Your success and happiness lie in you. . . . Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. ~ Helen Adams Keller

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

If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. ~ Author unknown

Success often costs more than it is worth. ~ Edward Wigglesworth

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 Smith

Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it. ~ Author Unknown

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. ~ Earl Wilson

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it. ~ Elbert Hubbard

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

Success is a hidden jewel, and is found but by a few. ~ Edward Counsel

Great success is a great temptation. ~ Theodore Parker

There are none so low but that they have their triumphs. Small successes suffice for small souls. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

Success is a fruit of slow growth. ~ Henry Fielding

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

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. ~ William Feather

Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best.~ Napoleon Hill

The mind is hopeful; success is in God’s hands. ~ Plautus

What people call success is only preparation for the next failure. ~ August Strindberg

Men’s best successes come after their disappointments. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Take the time to understand what’s behind your success. It’s the best way to ensure it will continue. ~ Stuart R. Levine

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 demands singleness of purpose. ~ Vince Lombardi

Success is never assured, but having some challenges is almost always assured. Preparation to deal with those situations can reduce the hurdles and increase the prospects for success. ~ Mark Kaplan

He will succeed; for he believes all he says. ~ Marquis de Mirabeau

The motive of success is not enough. ~ Alfred North Whitehead

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success comes only later. ~ Confucius

Eighty percent of success is showing up. ~ Woody Allen

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. ~ Sophocles

If you don’t tell people about your success, they probably won’t know about it. ~ Donald Trump

Failure is success in progress. ~ Author Unknown

If we can once believe that success is possible, success becomes possible. ~ Frank Chapman Sharp

In all things success depends on previous preparation, and without such previous preparation there is sure to be failure. ~ Confucius

Many a man can make a success of everything but himself. ~ Edgar Guest

All great success is preceded by failure. ~ Brian Tracy

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ~ Maya Angelou

The man who has the largest capacity for work and thought is the man who is bound to succeed. ~ Henry Ford

Desperation is the surest road to success. ~ Harry Solomon

There is no point at which you can say, “Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.” ~ Carrie Fisher

Human success is a quotation from overhead. ~ Charles H. Parkhurst

Men are born to succeed, not to fail. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Many give way when success is assured, and rapidly fall back into failure. ~ James Allen

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

To freely bloom — that is my definition of success. ~ Gerry Spence

If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style. ~ Quentin Crisp

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding, and that which is lost by not trying. ~ Francis Bacon

A successful career has been full of blunders. ~ Charles Buxton

The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success. ~ Author Unknown

Those who have succeeded at anything and don’t mention luck are kidding themselves. ~ Larry King

Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal. ~ Mike Ditka

Success is 99 percent failure. ~ Soichiro Honda

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