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Success Quotes

How do we measure success?

What makes a person successful?

Here are some quotes that attempts to define what success really means…

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

Success:  To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have succeeded!  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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 will come naturally.  ~David Frost

Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment.  As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment.  ~Ross Perot

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

Smarts and action are on the same side of the equation where the sum is success.  ~Garrett Hazel

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

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

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

How do you achieve success? Well, for one thing, you don’t define it before you achieve it.  ~Robert Brault

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

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

Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now.  ~Jonatan Mårtensson

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.  ~Dale Carnegie

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

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.  ~Author Unknown

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

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

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

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

The road to success is wherever people need another road.  ~Robert Brault

If at first you do succeed – try to hide your astonishment.  ~Author Unknown

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

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

Eighty percent of success is showing up.  ~Woody Allen

As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it’s leaning against the right building.  ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best.  ~Miguel de Unamuno, Essays and Soliloquies, 1925

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.  ~Lily Tomlin

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

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

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

Try to discover
The road to success
And you’ll seek but never find,
But blaze your own path
And the road to success
Will trail right behind.
~Robert Brault

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

I dread success.  To have succeeded is to have finished one’s business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in courtship.  I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.  ~George Bernard Shaw, 28 August 1896

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

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

That man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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