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101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.
But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.
Let these smart thoughts inspire you and motivate you to power through whatever is blocking your path to success.
1. Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. -Sir Winston Churchill
2. There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. -Logan Pearsall Smith
3. You have brains in your head
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself any direction you choose
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go. -Dr. Seuss
4. The obstacle is the path. -Zen saying
5. Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. -Vaibhav Shah
6. Success? I don't know what that word means. I'm happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody's eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That's a good day for me. -Denzel Washington
7. Opportunities don't happen. You create them. -Chris Grosser
8. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered. -G. K. Chesterton
9. It is the part of a wise man to keep himself to-day for to-morrow, and not to venture all his eggs in one basket. -Miguel de Cervantes
10. To please everybody is impossible; were I to undertake it, I should probably please nobody. -George Washington
11. Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. -Albert Einstein
12. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. -Charles Darwin
13. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. -Eleanor Roosevelt
14. The best revenge is massive success. -Frank Sinatra
15. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. -David Brinkley
16. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt
17. If you're going through hell, keep going. -Winston Churchill
18. What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. -Oscar Wilde
19. The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. -Bruce Feirstein
20. Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. - John D. Rockefeller
21. Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
22. If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. -Albert Einstein
23. There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. -Ray Goforth
24. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.-Arthur Ashe
25. It is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself. -Hyman George Rickover
26. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better. -John Updike
27. Eighty percent of success is just showing up. -Woody Allen
28. Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so. -Philip Dormer Stanhope
29. In the field of observation, chance favors the prepared mind. -Louis Pasteur
30. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt
31. One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. -A. A. Milne
32. The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it. -Thucydides
33. Fortune favors the brave. -Terence
34. One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. -Will Durant
35. It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
36. The speed of a runaway horse counts for nothing. -Jean Cocteau
37. No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day. -L. Ron Hubbard
38. Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. -John R. Wooden
39. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. - Thomas Alva Edison
40. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. -Antoine de Saint-Exupry
41. It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god. -Seneca
42. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. -George S. Patton
43. A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. -Robert Frost
44. The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. -Ellen Parr
45. With self-discipline most anything is possible. -Theodore Roosevelt
46. It is not enough to be busy.... The question is: what are we busy about? -Henry David Thoreau
47. The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. -Ben Stein
48. All good things which exist are the fruits of originality. -John Stuart Mill
49. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. - Cecil B. DeMille
50. The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. - Paul Valry
51. No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start. -Larry McMurtry
52. Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. - Satchel Paige
53. You'll always miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. -Wayne Gretzky
54. There is hardly anything in the world that some man can't make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey. -John Ruskin
55. The dreadful burden of having nothing to do. -Nicolas Boileau
56. Some people believe that holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go-and then do it. -Ann Landers
57. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. -Confucius
58. I learned much from my teachers, more from my books, and most from my mistakes. -Anonymous
59. A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. - Sir Francis Bacon
60. If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. -Abraham Maslow
61. Measure twice, cut once. -Craftsman's aphorism
62. Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. -George S. Patton
63. Formula for success: Underpromise and overdeliver. -Thomas Peters
64. What is harder than rock, or softer than water? Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Persevere. -Ovid
65. Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater. -William Hazlitt
66. If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. -Sir Isaac Newton
67. The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur. -Vince Lombardi
68. In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves ... self-discipline with all of them came first. -Harry S. Truman
69. The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. -Anonymous
70. When in doubt, win the trick. -Edmond Hoyle
71. I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. -Woodrow Wilson
72. They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. -Andy Warhol
73. It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. -Arnold Joseph Toynbee
74. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. -Ayn Rand
75. Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go. -James Baldwin
76. There is no disinfectant like success. -Daniel J. Boorstin
77. Nothing succeeds like success. -Alexander Dumas
78. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all. -William Shakespeare
79. The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven't made up their minds. -Charles "Casey" Stengel
80. A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can. -Michel de Montaigne
81. Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth. -Will Rogers
82. One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" was his response. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter." -Lewis Carroll
84. Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. -E. M. Forster
85. If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent. -Sir Isaac Newton
86. Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. -Gloria Steinem
87. Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. -Auguste Rodin
88. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
89. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. -Samuel Smiles
90. One thing life taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else. -Eleanor Roosevelt
91. To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning to your life. -Robert Browning
92. You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities. -Barbara Bush
93. During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think. -Bernard Mannes Baruch
94. When clouds form in the skies we know that rain will follow but we must not wait for it. Nothing will be achieved by attempting to interfere with the future before the time is ripe. Patience is needed. -I Ching
95. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great. - Mark Twain
96. A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later. - George Smith Patton, Jr.
97. Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the next important thing is to know when to forego an advantage. - Benjamin Disraeli
98. The manner in which a man chooses to gamble indicates his character or his lack of it. -William Saroyan
99. If you wish in this world to advance
Your merits you're bound to enhance;
You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet.
Or trust me, you haven't a chance. - Sir William S. Gilbert
100. You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometime you might find you get what you need. -Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
101. Clear your mind of can't. - Solon
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