Quotes about Success

"It is impossible to be succesful at anything doing it parttime. If you spend 100% of your time to make $100, you cann't say "I'll spend 90% of my time and expect to make $90". The money is made on the last 10% effort. It's like climbing Mount Everest; the succes of the expedition lies in the last 10%; the last bit of extra you give."

Arne Naess (1919-2009) is considered one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century.


"No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist."

Jean Paul Getty (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976) was an American industrialist who lived his last 24 years in the United Kingdom. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American. At his death, he was worth more than $2 billion.


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

David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997.


"If your succes is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world, but it doesn't feel good in your heart, it is not success at all."

Anna Marie Quindlen (born July 8, 1953) is an American author, journalist, and opinion columnist whose New York Times column, Public and Private, won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992.


"A man is success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in bewteen does what he wants to do."

Bob Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman (May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has been a major figure in music for six decades.Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler, and an apparently reluctant figurehead of social unrest.


"To be successful you need leisure. You need time hanging heavily on your hands."

George Soros, as Schwartz György) (born August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-American currency speculator, stock investor, businessman, philanthropist, and liberal political activist. He became known as "the Man Who Broke the Bank of England" after he made a reported $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis.


"To follow without halt: there lies the secret of success."

Anna Pavlovna (12 February 1881 [O.S. 31 January]–23 January 1931) was a Russian ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century.


"The secret of success is consistency of purpose."

Benjamin Disraeli (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was the country's first and thus far only Prime Minister who was born Jewish.


"Success is a process of mind and way of being, an outgoing affirmation of life."

Alex Noble (-)


"It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way."

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics.