100 Success Quotes by Famous People – part 1

100 success quotes – delivered in 3 parts. Wise quotes about success from a variety of famous people who shared these nuggets of gold with us. Reading these quotes all at once allows you to see “the big picture” of success, but 100 Success Quotes by Famous Peopleas seen through many different eyes.

Here are the first 20 famous success quotes:

1. Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do – Pele

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

3.  Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda

4.  Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success. Shiv Khera


5.  Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

6.  A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success. Joyce Brothers

7.  Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. Bobby Unser

8. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller

9. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. Benjamin Franklin

10. Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. Dwayne Johnson

11. The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Vince Lombardi

12.  Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. Arthur Ashe

13. Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek. Mario Andretti

14. Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. Napoleon Hill

15. Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen. Wayne Huizenga

16. Survival was my only hope, success my only revenge. Patricia Cornwell

17.  However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Stephen Hawking

18. Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. Pablo Picasso

19.  Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. Bill Bradley

20.  The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. John C. Maxwell

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