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What is success in life? Why is it that only a handful of people achieve success in life and many others fail? Is there any secret to be successful in life?

In fact there are a few key secrets to achieving success in life. They are: your desire, goal setting, making decision, taking action, hard work, enthusiasm, perseverance, resilience and constant learning.

best quotes about success by famous people

There are all important secrets of success. And to keep you  achieving your desired dream of success, you also need constant motivation and inspirations. One helpful way to keep you going, when the going is tough is with the help of powerful quotations on success and hard work.

Below I have gathered some of the best quotes on success in life by famous people to guide you while you inch your way to success.

“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Emily P. Bissell

“The great end of life is not knowledge but action.” – Thomas Henry Huxley

“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.” – Peter A. Cohen

“What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Four steps to achievement: plan purposefully, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.” – William A. Ward

“Man is what he believes.” – Anton Chekhov

“The thing always happens that you really believe in and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” – Tobias Wolff

“Success of life depends upon keeping one’s mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes.” – Alice Foote MacDougall

“Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.” – Basil King

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good that we oft may win by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare

“There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.” – Vince Lombardi

“Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” – Reed Markham

“If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.” – Jim Rohn

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Anthony Robbins

“To move the world we must first move ourselves.” – Socrates

“Your success and happiness lie in you.” – Helen Keller

“Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.” – Washington Irving

“Perseverance is a great element of success.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.” – Sister Mary Lauretta

“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

“To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.” – Bunker Hunt

“What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.” – Samuel Johnson

“Enthusiasm is the steam that drives the engine.” – Napoleon Hill

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“One man with courage is a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” – George Patton

“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.” – Booker T. Washington

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

“Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” – Denis Waitley

“A strong successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions.” – Orisen Marden

“The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin

“Hope is not a dream, but a way of making dreams become reality.” – L.J. Cardina Suenens

“One sound idea is all that you need to achieve success.” – Napoleon Hill

“In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“The successful man is one who had the chance and took it.” – Roger Babson

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspired the power and energy to get it done.” – Ralph Lauren

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!” – Jim Rohn

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” – Tony Hsieh

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – Randy Pausch

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

“If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.” – Gurbaksh Chahal

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

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