101 Inspirational Quotes About Life & Success

by • March 11, 2013 • Quotes, SuccessComments (1)5572

Everybody needs a bit of inspiration from time to time, so why not get it from some of the most successful people in history? This is a list of 101 inspirational quotes on life and success from politicians, business people, entrepreneurs, athletes, and even a couple from my personal favorite, Will Smith that didn’t make it into Will Smiths Lessons In Success.

The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect. – Adam Osborne

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got! – Alan Scott

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein
Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. – Albert Einstein

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. – Andre Gide

Make it happen now, not tomorrow. Tomorrow is a loser’s excuse. – Andrew Fashion

The road to success is always under construction. – Arnold Palmer

Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games. – Babe Ruth

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

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby

Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company. – Booker T. Washington

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are asking, What’s in it for me? – Brian Tracy

If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions. – Catherine Cook

Leaders don’t force people to follow, they invite them on a journey. – Charles S. Lauer

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

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same. – Colin R. Davis

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. – Dale Carnegie
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. – Dale Carnegie

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. – David Ogilvy

As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. – Donald Trump

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves. – E. Joseph Cossman

The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, ‘Go!’ – a leader says, ‘Let’s go!’. – E. M. Kelly

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

Start today, not tomorrow. If anything, you should have started yesterday. – Emil Motycka
The biggest failure you can have in life is not trying at all. – Emil Motycka

Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. – George Van Valkenburg

It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. – Grace Hopper

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford
Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford

Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be. – Jack Welch
I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success. – Jack Welch

It is always the start that requires the greatest effort. – James Cash Penney

Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it. – Jim Rohn
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. – Jim Rohn
Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn
Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. – Jim Rohn
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. – Jim Rohn
The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. – Jim Rohn
The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire in the first place. – Jim Rohn
You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills. – Jim Rohn

Every single person I know who is successful at what they do is successful because they love doing it. – Joe Penna
If you think that you are going to love something, give it a try. You’re going to kick yourself in the butt for the rest of your life if you don’t. – Joe Penna

In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm. In the real world all rests on perseverance. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What is not started will never get finished. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – John C. Maxwell
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. – John C. Maxwell

Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life. – John F. Kennedy

You won’t get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it. – John Lennon

When you cease to dream you cease to live. – Malcolm Forbes

If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough. – Mario Andretti

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. – Mark Twain
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

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

A goal is a dream with a deadline. – Napoleon Hill
All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea. – Napoleon Hill
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. – Napoleon Hill
Anything the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. – Napoleon Hill
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. – Napoleon Hill

The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. – Peter F. Drucker

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. – Ralph Nader

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be. – Robert Collier

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work. – Robert Orben

Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners. – Robert T. Kiyosaki
Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t. – Robert Kiyosaki

There are two rules for success. 1) Never tell everything you know. – Roger H. Lincoln

Have the end in mind and every day make sure your working towards it. – Ryan Allis
Not a single person whose name is worth remembering lived a life of ease. – Ryan P. Allis

The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom. – Silvio Berlusconi

You should always stay hungry. Stay hungry, so you can eat. – Syed Balkhi

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly, I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it. – Theodore Roosevelt

Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. – Thomas Carlyle

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison

Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up. – Thomas J. Watson
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops. – Thomas J. Watson

Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless. – Tim Blixseth

Vision without action is daydreaming and action without vision is a nightmare. – Unknown
Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory. – Unknown
If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough. – Unknown
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching. – Unknown
Its better to own the racecourse then the race horse. – Unknown
If you’re not living life on the edge, you’re taking up too much space. – Unknown

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon

Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be. – W. Clement Stone

Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. – Will Smith
Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like. – Will Smith

Do not wait to strike until the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. – William B. Sprague

The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it. – William James

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

Every choice you make has an end result. – Zig Ziglar
If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal. – Zig Ziglar
One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they want. – Zig Ziglar
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. – Zig Ziglar
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have – Zig Ziglar
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. – Zig Ziglar

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One Response to 101 Inspirational Quotes About Life & Success

  1. Nancy A says:

    Its really soul-touching,it inspire one to look up and fly high.

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