Quotes about Success

"Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goals of becoming a successful executive."

Scott Raymond Adams (born June 8, 1957) is the American creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation.


"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough."

Hoshang N. Akhtar (-)


"If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average."

M.H. Alderson (-)


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

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe (November 16, 1904 – May 11, 1996) usually referred to as Nnamdi Azikiwe, or, informally and popularly, as "Zik", was one of the leading figures of modern Nigerian nationalism and the first President of Nigeria, holding the position throughout the Nigerian First Republic.


"Always remember that striving and struggle precede success even in the dictionary."

Sarah Ban Breatnach (-)


"If it was an overnight success, it was one long, hard sleepness night."

Richard Michael Barrett (born June 22, 1964) better known as Dicky Barrett, is the frontman of skacore band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and the announcer for Jimmy Kimmel Live. Barrett is known for his distinctive loud, gravelly voice.


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

Henry Ward Beecher (June 24, 1813 – March 8, 1887) was a prominent, Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th century. An 1875 adultery trial in which he was accused of having an affair with a married woman was one of the most notorious American trials of the 19th century.


"The key to successful leaderschip today is influence, not authority."

Kenneth Hartley Blanchard (born May 6, 1939) is an American author and management expert. His book The One Minute Manager (co-authored with Spencer Johnson) has sold over 13 million copies and has been translated into 37 languages


"Nature gave men two -ends--one to sit on, and one to think with. Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one used most."

Bloch (-)


"Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They are willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to persevere in the face of many difficult odds.
There is a very positive relationship between people's ability to accomplish any tasks and the time they're willing to spend on it."

Joyce Brothers (born September 20, 1927) is an American psychologist and advice columnist, publishing a daily syndicated newspaper column since 1960.