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MORE Success Quotes for All Situations, Good or Bad

More Success Quotes

We recently posted an article about success quotes. So here is our follow-up with a really original title; MORE Success Quotes.

More Success Quotes for All Situations, Good or Bad

When we are in a bind or at a fork in a road, we turn to some success quotes from those who have “been there.” Whether it’s world leaders, business leaders or those who have overcome great hardship, their success helps us inspire us to do better.

Winston Churchill

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

Bessie Anderson Stanley

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children, Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task, who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it, who’s left the world better than he found it, whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul, who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had, whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.”

― Bessie Anderson Stanley, More Heart Throbs Volume Two in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People And by them contributed as a Supplement to the original $10,000 Prize Book HEART THROBS

WC Fields

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.”

― W.C. Fields

Albert Einstein

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

“If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut”

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

Ayn Rand

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”


Thomas Jefferson

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

“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.”

Harriet Tubman

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

– Harriet Tubman

Dr. Seuss

“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”

― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Milan Kundera

“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”

― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

Colin Powell

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

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

Abraham Lincoln   

“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”

Steve Maraboli

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”

“Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”

“How would your life be different if you stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day ou look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.”

Steve Maraboli Part 2

“Dare to Be When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully, When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light, when there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it, when something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway, when life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back, when there seems to be no hope, dare to find some when you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going, when times are tough, dare to be tougher, when love hurts you, dare to love again, when someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way, when a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand, when you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile, when you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too; when the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best;

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!”

Mark Twain

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.”

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

“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.”

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Calvin Coolidge

“Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

Leonardo Da Vinci

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

Vince Lombardi

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

“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.”


“No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages.

Pablo Part 1

  • Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
  • Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”
  • Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
  • Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.
  • Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
  • Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
  • John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
  • Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
  • Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
  • Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24
  • Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record
  • Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
  • Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France
  • Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
  • Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
  • J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter
  • Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
  • Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
  • Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest
  • Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream.”
  • Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics
  • The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight

Pablo Part 2

  • Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.
  • Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.
  • Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, and 49 years old when he wrote “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”
  • Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
  • Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
  • John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
  • Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.
  • Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote “The Hunger Games”
  • Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.
  • Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.
  • Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.
  • Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote “The Cat in the Hat”.
  • Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived
  • Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
  • J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
  • Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US
  • Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
  • Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President”

Author: James Beattie