100 Top-Notch Quotes About Success

"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.


"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.


"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.


"The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary."

Vidal Sassoon (born January 17, 1928) is a British-born Israeli hairdresser and businessman.


"He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody."

Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923 – December 12, 1999) was an American satirical novelist, short story writer and playwright. He wrote the influential novel Catch-22 about American servicemen during World War.


"Nothing fails like success."

Richard Pascale (born 1938) American business consultant.