The Best Success Quotes

As someone who is continuously working on improving my life, I’ve developed a real appreciation for quotes. I’ve found some quotes over the years may teach more in a sentence than reading an entire book.

You can learn from some of the most influential and successful people in history just by reading and absorbing their quotes.

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Inspirational quotes that impacted my life:

“When you complain, nobody wants to help you.” – Stephen Hawking

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Will Durant (summing up Aristotle’s philosophy)

 “I’m not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.” – Unknown

“Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.” – Unknown

 “Without passion, you don’t have energy. Without energy, you have nothing.” – Warren Buffett

 “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

 “Success leaves clues.” – Tony Robbins

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” – Tony Robbins

 “Success is doing what you want, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.” – Tony Robbins

 “Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough, so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson

 “I don’t think of work as work and play as play. It’s all living.” – Richard Branson

 “if somebody offers you an amazing opportunity, but you are not sure you can do it,  say yes – then learn how to do it later!” – Richard Branson

“What we fear doing is usually what we most need to do.” – Tim Ferriss

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“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

 “Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.” – Albert Einstein

 “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that is is stupid.” Albert Einstein

 “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferriss

“If you don’t have time, the truth is, you don’t have priorities. Think harder; don’t work harder.” – Tim Ferriss

 “I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self-control.” – Tim Ferriss

 “The world s changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Tim Ferriss

“All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.” – Scott Alexander

 “People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work and enjoy working.” – Elon Musk

 “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wished it for my sake.” – Aristotle

 “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.” – Aristotle

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle

 “There is only one what to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

 “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

 “Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress no matter how slow.” – Plato

 “Don’t let anyone rent a space in your head unless they’re a good tenant.” – Plato

 “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato

 “A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.” – Seneca

 “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” – Seneca

 “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca

 “True happiness is… to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon the future.” – Seneca

 “We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” – Seneca

 “Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.” – Seneca

 “If you wish to be loved, love.” – Seneca

 “A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intentions of the giver or doer.” – Seneca

 “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

 “The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right.” – Confucius

 “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” – Confucius

 “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time, we fall.” – Confucius

 “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Confucius

 “It is better to light one small candle of gratitude than to curse the darkness.” – Confucius

 “The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterward speaks according to his action.” – Confucius

 “Ask yourself constantly, “What is the right thing to do?”” – Confucius

 “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.” – Confucius

 “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Confucius

 “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.” – Confucius

 “To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Confucius

 “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.” – Confucius

 “If they spit at you behind your back, it means you’re ahead of them.” – Confucius

 “We should love, not fall in love because everything that falls gets broken, – Confucius

 “If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educated children.” – Confucius

 “To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.” – Confucius

 “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” – Confucius

 “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

 “Your Time is limited. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

 “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why else even be here?” – Steve Jobs

 “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s clear that the most precious resource we all have is Time.” – Steve Jobs

 “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?” – Steve Jobs

 “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

 “Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drown out your inner voice.” – Steve Jobs

 “If you look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs

 “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practices every day.” – Jim Rohn

 “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

 “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

 “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

 “Service to others leads to greatness.” – Jim Rohn

 “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

 “Work on yourself more than you do your job.” – Jim Rohn

 “If you want to have more, you have to become more. For things to change, you have to change. For things to get better, you have to get better. For things to improve, you have to improve. If you grow, everything grows for you.” – Jim Rohn

 “Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hand, but not you.” – Jim Rohn

“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Bill Gates

 “If you are born poor, it is not your mistake. But if you die poor, it’s your mistake.” – Bill Gates

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

 “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn

 “Every day, stand guard at the door of your mind.” – Jim Rohn

 “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor but without folly.” – Jim Rohn

 “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all you want.” – Jim Rohn

 “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

 “Successful people have libraries. The rest have big-screen TVs.” – Jim Rohn

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.” – Warren Buffett

 “Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” – Unknown

 “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.” – Socrates

 “The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.” – Marcus Aurelius

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

“There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.” – Tony Robbins

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Ben Franklin

 “Happiness is found in the absence of expectation and a continuous focus on appreciation.” – Tony Robbins

 “A real decision is measured by the face that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” – Tony Robbins


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