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Inspirational Quotes And Quotations On The Idea of Success

If you’re pursuing an online degree or any other type of education, you’re probably seeking a new level of success in your life. Hopefully this list of inspirational quotes and quotations will give you a sense of how some famous people have achieved success, and how they have reflected on it. Enjoy some famous quotes to help you on the path ahead:

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”
- Henry Ford

“One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.”
- Wayne Gretzky

“There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.”
- Christopher Lasch


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“Don't focus on what you can't do on the golf course. Go out there and choose to magnify the things you can do. It's a mind-set that changes everything.”
- Don Vickery, who lost both legs in an accident, after becoming the first double-amputee certified as a PGA (Professional Golfer's Association) pro in 2009 (quoted in The New York Times)

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
- Woody Allen

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
- Winston Churchill

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”
- Bill Cosby

“Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.”
- Vanessa Redgrave

“You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.”
- Warren Buffett

“It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.”
- Anna Quindlen

“Men are born to succeed, not fail.”
- Helen Hayes

“Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.”
- Louis L’Amour

“Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.”
- Jonathan Kozol

“I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
- Bertolt Brecht

“It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.”
- Havelock Ellis

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
- Theodore Roosevelt

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”
- Frank Lloyd Wright

“Only a mediocre person is always at his best.”
- Somerset Maugham

FAMOUS QUOTES FROM THE WEALTHY: “Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.”
- David Rockefeller

“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.”
- Demosthenes

“My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.”
- Elaine Maxwell

“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.”
- Henry Ford

“To fly, we have to have resistance.”
- Maya Lin

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.”
- Pearl S. Buck

“The definition of success: fall down seven times, stand up eight times.”
- Japanese Proverb

BOB DYLAN’S INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”
- Bob Dylan

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.”
- Cecil B. DeMille

“The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”
- Bruce Feirstein

“Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.”
- Bernadette Devlin

“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

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.”
- Abraham Lincoln

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.”
- Norman R. Augustine

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.”
- J.C. Penney

KENNEDY QUOTATION: “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
- Robert F. Kennedy

“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
- Thomas Edison

“The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success.”
- Vince Lombardi

VAN GOGH’S FAMOUS QUOTE: "If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
- Vincent Van Gogh

“I have begun several times many things, and I have often succeeded at last.”
- Benjamin Disraeli

“I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.”
- Andrew Carnegie

“The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You've got to keep working that talent.”
- Irving Berlin


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