Success means that you get up one more time than you fall down


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We fall forward to succeed.

Mary Kay Ash 

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend.

Joseph Addison 

Life is worth being lived, but not worth being discussed all the time.

Isabelle Adfani

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.

Amos Bronson Alcott

If at first you don't succeed; you are running about average.

M. H. Alderson 

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?

James Allen 

A powerful combination to ensure success is having the vision of an eagle and the heart of a lion.

Robert G. Allen

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

Woody Allen 

It's simply a matter of doing what you do best and not worrying about what the other fellow is going to do.

John R. Amos 

Success is the person who year after year reaches the highest limits in his field.

Sparky Anderson 

You are wholly complete and your success in life will be in direct proportion to your ability to accept this truth about you.

Dr. Robert Anthony 

The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society.


You don't ask a juggler which ball is highest in priority. Success is to do it all.

John Armstrong

You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.

Les Brown 

 If at first you don't succeed, try to hide your astonishment.

Harry F. Banks

The most important thing about getting somewhere is starting right where we are.

Bruce Barton 

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.

Bernard M. Baruch 

In putting off what one has to do, one runs the risk of never being able to do it.

Charles Baudelaire 

Character is more important than intelligence for success.

Gilberte Beaux

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.

Henry Ward Beecher 

To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.

Henry Ward Beecher 

Great things are completed by talented people who believe they will accomplish them. 

Warren G. Bennis 

The toughest thing about being a success is that you've got to keep on being a success.

Irving Berlin 

If you have something to do that is worthwhile doing, don't talk about it... do it.

George W. Biount

A young person, to achieve, must first get out of his mind any notion either of the ease or rapidity of success. Nothing ever just happens in this world.

Edward William Bok 

If you start to take Vienna, take Vienna.

Napoleon Bonaparte 

To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.

Christy Borgeld

No one ever won a chess game by betting on each move. Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward.

Amar Gopal Bose 

My definition of success is self control.

Kenneth Branagh 

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

Dr. Joyce Brothers 

A minute of success pays for years of failure.

Robert Browning 

When a man's busy, leisure strikes him as a wonderful pleasure; and at leisure once is he? Straightway he wants to be busy.

Robert Browning

We grow weary of those things (and perhaps soonest) which we most desire.

Samuel Butler 

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Benjamin Disraeli 

Why always, "not yet"? Do flowers in spring say, "not yet"?

Norman Douglas

It is not irritating to be where one is. It is only irritating to think one would like to be somewhere else.

John Cage 

The secret of living is to find people who will pay you money to do what you would pay to do if you had the money.

Sarah Caldwell 

Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus -- its simply learning how to focus.

Jack Canfield 

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.

Chester F. Carlson

The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.

Andrew Carnegie

It's not the cut of a man's coat, nor the manner of his dress. It's service that measures success.

George Washington Carver 

Success makes success, like money makes money.

Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort 

The sure way to miss success is to miss the opportunity.

Victor Charles

If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.

Maurice Chevalier

Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill 

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.

Winston Churchill 

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out...

Robert Collier 

The secret of success in life is known only to those who have not succeeded.

John Churton Collins

Success doesn't come to you you go to it.

Marva Collins

No matter what you do, do it to your utmost. I always attribute my success to always requiring myself to do my level best, if only in driving a tack in straight.

Russel H. Conwell 

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby 

Optimism, unaccompanied by personal effort, is merely a state of mind, and not fruitful.

Edward L. Curtis

The only things you regret are the things you didn't do.

Michael Curtiz

He is a poor disciple who does not excel his master.

Leonardo Da Vinci 

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.

David Brinkley

Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.

Sammy Davis Jr. 

To succeed means that you may have to step out of line and march to the sound of your own drummer.

Keith Degreen 

Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.

Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.

Benjamin Disraeli

I do not like to repeat successes. I like to go on to other things.

Walt Disney 

If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much.

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett 

When a man has done his best, has given his all, and in the process supplied the needs of his family and his society, that man has made a habit of succeeding.

Mack R. Douglas

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.

John Foster Dulles 

A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan 

There is no way to success in art but to take off your coat, grind paint, and work like a digger on the railroad, all day and every day.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived -- this is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.


Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.

Sam Ewing

In helping others to succeed we insure our own success.

William Feather

Success in business hinges mostly on the ability to get the important things done.

William Feather  

It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.

Harvey S. Firestone 

Success is the sum of details.

Harvey S. Firestone 

There is no point at which you can say, "Well I am successful now, I might as well relax".

Carrie Fisher 

The real winners are not those at the top but those who have come the farthest over the toughest roads. Your victory may never make the headlines. But you will know about it, and that's what counts.

Ernest A. Fitzgerald 

Whenever I hear it can't be done, I know I am close to success.

Michael Flatley

He who is ambitious to succeed must learn how he can best serve, how he can fit himself to earn high rewards, how, in short he can make himself useful beyond the ordinary.

B.C. Forbes

The men who have done big things are those who were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success.

B.C. Forbes

If you've had a good time playing the game, you're a winner even if you lose.

Malcolm S. Forbes

Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.

Malcolm S. Forbes 

To me, success is not something to be measured in power or fortune or fame. I believe a life of service to others is a successful life.

Gerald R. Ford 

Success is a matter of adjusting one's efforts to obstacles and one's abilities to a service needed by others. Most people think of it in terms of getting; success, however, begins in terms of giving.

Henry Ford 

Applause waits on success.

Benjamin Franklin 

You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.

Benjamin Franklin

Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty.

Dr. Martha Friedman

He that would have fruit must climb the tree.

Thomas Fuller

Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.

Greer Garson 

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

Bill Gates 

Success is just a matter of attitude.

Darcy E. Gibbons

In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm; in the real world, all rests on perseverance.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time.

Joe Girard

When you are making a success of something, it's not work. It's a way of life. You enjoy yourself because you are making your contribution to the world.

Andrew Granatelli

Successful people are successful because they form the habits of doing those things that failures don't like to do.

Albert Gray

Success lies in doing not what others consider to be great but what you consider to be right.

John Gray

I've been polite and I've always shown up. Somebody asked me if I had any advice for young people entering the business. I said: "Yeah, show up."

Tom T. Hall

Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success.

John Hays Hammond

Some people are successful as long as someone else stands back of them and encourages them, and some are successful in spite of Hell! Take your choice.

Napoleon Hill 

Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.

Napoleon Hill 

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.

Napoleon Hill

Keys to success: Research your plan for success, expect success, and just do it.

John S. Hinds

Success is the prize for those who stand true to their ideas.

John S. Hinds

Many people dream of success. To me success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection.

Soichiro Honda 

Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them...

Edgar Watson Howe

He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.

Elbert Hubbard 

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.

Elbert Hubbard

There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?

Kin Hubbard  

How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.

Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt 

Act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done by hesitation.

Thomas H. Huxley 

I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.

Reggie Jackson 

There is nothing to be gained by waiting for a better situation. You see where you are and you do what you can with that.

Jacob K. Javits

 It is common to overlook what is near by keeping the eye fixed on something remote.

Samuel Johnson 

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.

Stewart B. Johnson

Your capacity to say No determines your capacity to say Yes to greater things.

Stanley Jones 

Not the senses I have but what I do with them is my kingdom.

Helen Keller

Success never comes to look for you while you wait around. You've got to get up and work at making your dreams come true.

Poh Yu Khing