77 Powerful Motivational Quotes For Success

Did you know that our thoughts and words have the power to shape our actions and outcomes? Success isn’t just about hard work; it’s also about mindset. In a world where challenges constantly knock on our doors, a dose of motivation can be the spark that ignites the fire of success.

Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder, pursuing a personal goal, or simply seeking daily inspiration, the right words can be powerful catalysts.

Below, you’ll find 77 motivational quotes that have fueled the journeys of many successful individuals. Let these pearls of wisdom guide, inspire, and empower you on your path to success.

77 Powerful Motivational Quotes For Success

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

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

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving.” – Conrad Hilton

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” – Vince Lombardi

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

“I failed my way to success.” – Thomas Edison

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others to do.” – Unknown

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

“Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka

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

“The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.” – John D. Rockefeller Jr.

“You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember – the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar

“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” – General George Patton

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

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

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

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville

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

“Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

“I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” – W.P. Kinsella

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.” – Unknown

“Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.” – Marva Collins

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

“Success is not in what you have, but who you are.” – Bo Bennett

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” – Mark Twain

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

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

“Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera

“Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler

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

“The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows.” – Aristotle Onassis

“I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.” – Plato

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser

“The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.” – Unknown

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

“The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.” – Shah Rukh Khan

“Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler

“Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama

“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” – Orison Swett Marden

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” – Reba McEntire

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

“Success is not a destination, it’s a journey.” – Zig Ziglar

“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” – Charles Kingsleigh

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” – Colin Powell

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” – Warren Buffett

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein

“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph.” – Wynn Davis

“Success is not how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.” – Steve Prefontaine