Quotes about Success

"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.


"Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value."

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".


"The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you."

M.W. Little (-)


"The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep."

Wilson Mizner (May 19, 1876, - April 3, 1933) was an American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur.


"There is only one success....to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it."

Christopher Morley (5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957) was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet.


"Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that is comes early."

Anthony Trollope (24 April 1815 – 6 December 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era.


"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 D. Burns (-) is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the author of the best-selling book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. He has also played a role in the development of cognitive behavioral therapy, a drug-free treatment for depression and anxiety.


"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist.