Quotes about Success

"It takes 20 years to make an overnight success."

Eddie Cantor (January 31, 1892 – October 10, 1964) was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter.


"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."

Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (November 24, 1888 – November 1,1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills.


"Succes is not final, failure is not fatal, it is:
a. the courage to continue that counts;
b. success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm;
c. succes is never final."

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII). He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as prime minister twice (1940-1945 and 1951-1955). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer, and an artist. To date, he is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature.


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

Robert Collier (April 19, 1885 – 1950) was an author of self help, and New Thought metaphysical books in the 20th century.


"The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; succes only comes later."

Confucius (September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher.


"If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I ever had made progress."

John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929).


"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."

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.


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

Anthony "Tony" Drew Dorsett (born April 7, 1954 in Rochester, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos.


"No one ever excused his way to success."

David "Dave" P. Del Dotto (-) is a former real estate investor who sold a course he called the "Cash Flow System" through infomercials on late night television in the 1980s and early 1990s.


"Hard work doesn't quarantee success, but it improves its changes."

B.J. Gupta (-)