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Success quotes and quotations

'Tis not in mortals to command success, But we'll do more, Sempronius,-- We'll deserve it.
Joseph Addison

Yet the success of plans and the advantage to be derived from them do not at all times agree, seeing the gods claim to themselves the right to decide as to the final result.
Marcellinus Ammianus

Be commonplace and creeping, any you attain all things.
Pierre Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

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

Success is when reality exceeds expectations.
John D. Gerhart

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

That low man seeks a little thing to do, Sees it and does it; This high man, with a great thing to pursue, Dies ere he knows it. That low man goes on adding one to one, His hundreds soon hit: His high man, aiming at a million, Misses an unit.
Robert Browning

If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.
William Somerset Maugham

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

The lesser you hear that people say about you, the more you succeed.
Kazi Shams

The closer one gets to the top, the more one finds there is no "top.".
Nancy Barcus

Better have failed in the high aim, as I, Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As, God be thanked! I do not.
Robert Browning

We are the doubles of those whose way Was festal with fruits and flowers; Body and brain we were sound as they, But the prizes were not ours.
Richard Eugene Burton

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
Lord Byron

These poor mistaken people think they shine, and they do indeed, but it is as putrefaction shines,--in the dark.
Philip Dormer Stanhope

Now, by St. Paul, the work goes bravely on.
Colley Cibber

The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli

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

Born for success, he seemed With grace to win, with heart to hold, With shining gifts that took all eyes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Th' aspirer, once attain'd unto the top, Cuts off those means by which himself got up.
Samuel Daniel

Three men, together riding, Can win new worlds at their will; Resolute, ne'er dividing, Lead, and be victors still. Three can laugh and doom a king, Three can make the planets sing.
Mary Carolyn Davies

They never fail who die In a great cause.
Lord Byron

Success is counted sweetest By those who ne'er succeed.
Emily Dickinson

Nothing succeeds like success.
Alexandre Dumas pere

Hast thou not learn'd what thou art often told, A truth still sacred, and believed of old, That no success attends on spears and swords Unblest, and that the battle is the Lord's?
William Cowper

One never rises so high as when one does not know where one is going.
Oliver Cromwell

The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you.
M. W. Little

The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along.
Thomas R. Dewar

Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage.
Charles Luckman

It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service.
Alexandre Dumas pere

One thing is forever good; That one thing is Success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is the child of audacity.
Benjamin Disraeli

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

Success is the one unpardonable sin against our fellows.
Ambrose Bierce

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

The man who has done his level best... is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
B. C. Forbes

Formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil.
J. Paul Getty

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

Be nice to people on your way up because you might meet 'em on your way down.
Alexandre Dumas pere

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.
Arnold H. Glasow

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Dale Carnegie

Success is determined by those whom prove the impossible, possible.
James W. Pence

Behind every successful man lurks a truly amazed ex-mother-in-law.
John Chrusciel